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San Antonio Bans Chick-Fil-A Over Charitable Donations


Written By | Tiffany Layne |

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Americans love Chick-Fil-A. And it’s not just the delicious nuggets or waffle fries. People love the values clearly displayed in every single restaurant.

In fact, for the fourth consecutive year, Chick-Fil-A ranked number one. And it just doesn’t sit well with gay people. Although I have a feeling they secretly eat Chick-Fil-A, too.

As Fox explains:

For the fourth year in a row, the fast-food chain topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for limited-service restaurant chains. The index is based on results from nearly 23,000 consumers.

Chick-fil-A scored an 86 on the ASCI’s 100-point scale, which is down one point from last year, Forbes reports. For comparison, McDonald’s scored a 69, Burger King a 76 and KFC a 78. Taco Bell scored a 75.

Meanwhile, in regard to pizza places, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s both scored 80 points, with Domino’s at 79 and Little Caesars at just 77.

In a statement to Fox News, Chick-fil-A said, “We are honored by the ranking and grateful to our customers for choosing Chick-fil-A, it’s truly our pleasure to serve them. Our commitment to serving great food with gracious hospitality started more than 50 years ago with our founder’s first restaurant. Today, the more than 145,000 individuals who represent the brand in 2,400 restaurants make honors like this possible by continuing his commitment to service.”

Chick-fil-A’s high ranking can be attributed to several factors, including the company’s famous customer service training. Business Insider reports that the restaurant was named America’s most polite chain in QSR Magazine’s annual report.

This isn’t the only piece of good news for Chick-fil-A. The chain is expected to become the third bestseller fast-food chain in America, Fox 5 reports. Further, it’s expected to jump past Taco Bell, Burger King and Wendy’s, based on a study conducted by Kalinowski Equity Research. Making this an even more impressive feat is the fact that Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays, while almost all of its competition is open seven days a week.

With Ratings like this, why would anyone ban the chicken chain?

Apparently, Chick-Fil-A gives too much to all the wrong people. At least according to one city in Texas.

The Lone Star State is typically a hot bed of conservatism. However, a few pockets of liberalism do exist. And San Antonio is among them. And according to San Antonio officials, Chick-Fil-A is way too Christian to be in the airport.

As Fox tell us:

In March, the San Antonio City Council voted to ban the popular chicken fast food restaurant from the airport, citing Chick-fil-A’s charitable giving to organizations like the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Councilman Roberto Trevino led the charge accusing Chick-fil-A of having a “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion,” Trevino said of the vote, News 4 San Antonio reported. “Everyone has a place here and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport.”

Let’s dissect this for a moment.

The Salvation Army serves people from all walk of life. From their own website, their mission is to help with adult rehabilitation, veterans service, assistance for the elderly, prison ministries, combating human trafficking, and advocating assistance for missing persons.

Further, Salvation Army helps children with Christmas programs, summer camps, hunger relief, and homelessness. The latter of which is a domestic problem often ignored. Additionally, Salvation Army provided disaster relief. They feed and clothe people after hurricanes, fires, and other disasters that leave families dislocated without any resources.

As for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, they seek to inspire student athletes and coaches around the world with the values of integrity, serving, teamwork, and excellence. Their non-denominational approach seeks to “make disciples through our methods of engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.”

So, why would it be terrible for a fast food chain to fund such activities?

According to San Antonio officials, it’s unfair to the LGBTQ community to inspire wholesome values. Things like honesty and integrity should be left on the side of the road to die.

Texas Fights Back

Like I said, Texas is a hotbed of conservatism. Thus, these actions “did not go gentle into that good night.” Instead,  Chick-Fil-A  decided to “rage against the dying of the light.”

Fox explains:

The religious liberty law firm that just won the Bladensburg Peace Cross case at the Supreme Court believes this decision by the local government is not only wrong but illegal.

“If San Antonio city officials are proud of their decision to ban Chick-fil-A from the city’s airport, why do they insist on hiding from the public its records about the decision?” Keisha Russell, First Liberty Institute counsel, said in a statement.  “The public deserves to know just how deeply the religious animosity runs within San Antonio’s city government.”

Banning Chick-fil-A for its supposed anti-LGBTQ stance has become a trend for liberal cities and college campuses, or at least attempts to do so, but reps for the company told Fox News “the 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” they continued. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”

The company said it welcomes a dialogue with the city council.

“It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” a rep for Chick-fil-A said. “The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our web site.”

And Texas Governor Greg Abbot couldn’t agree more.

Last month, his new bill, aptly title “Save Chick-Fil-A” passed into law. Now, it is illegal to take adverse action against a person or business based on their charitable contributions. Once again, we’re forced to legislate something that should be common sense. But thanks to leftists, we have to spell it out. It’s not ok to punish Chick-Fil-A for their philanthropy.

Sadly, I bet leftists would line up for chicken sandwiches all day long if Chick-Fil-A ditched their values and started putting voodoo dolls wearing rainbow t-shirts in their kids meals.

New Yorker Mag Attacks ‘Creepy’ Muslim Restaurant… Oh Wait, It’s Christian


Reported By Ben Marquis | April 15, 2018 at 12:19pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/new-yorker-mag-attacks-restaurant/

Democrats — the self-proclaimed party of tolerance and inclusivity — have hypocritically displayed an increasing amount of intolerance and exclusivity toward one particular subgroup of the American population: conservative Christians. That intolerance and desire to exclude Christians from modern American society is no more evident than in the left’s relentless attacks against Chick-fil-A, a prominent and growing Christian-owned restaurant chain.Image result for chick-fil-a

The New Yorker recently provided the worst yet example of the left’s anti-Christian bigotry with an article lamenting the success the franchise has seen in the liberal bastion of New York City.

The success of the chain — the piece admitted that a Chick-fil-A fried chicken sandwich is sold in the city every six seconds, and the chain is set to open a dozen more storefronts in the city — is largely dismissed and invalidated as “creepy” and an “infiltrationdue to the religious ideology of the restaurant’s founding family.

“And yet the brand’s arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism,” wrote Dan Piepenbring for The New Yorker. “Its headquarters, in Atlanta, are adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet. Its stores close on Sundays.” 

The piece proceeded to attack CEO Dan Cathy for his charitable donations to causes in support of traditional marriage, which were characterized as “anti-gay” and “anti-LGBT.” 

It also attacked the manner in which the new Fulton Street restaurant — the grand opening of which served as the basis for the attack piece — used the word “community,” as if non-Christian liberals are the only ones who can lay claim to fostering a positive “community.”

“This emphasis on community … suggests an ulterior motive,” wrote Piepenbring. “The restaurant’s corporate purpose still begins with the words ‘to glorify God,’ and that proselytism thrums below the surface of the Fulton Street restaurant, which has the ersatz homespun ambiance of a megachurch.”

The piece also took on the instantly recognizable Chick-fil-a Cows, a highly successful marketing gimmick by the restaurant whose role in the franchise’s success was characterized as being the “ultimate evangelists” in the “church” that is Chick-fil-A. Piepenbring seemed disgusted at the popularity of the cows and their misspelled catch phrase “Eat Mor Chikin,” which he viewed as a “morbid” advertising campaign in that “one farm animal begs us to kill another in its place.” 

On a less bigoted note, the piece also took issue with the fact Chick-fil-A has grown to become a large and powerful corporation which was now “crowding out” local diners and restaurants in the city and criticized its “deadening uniformity” while lamenting the “palliative” effect of their “homogeneous” comfort food.

“Today, the Cows’ ‘guerrilla insurgency’ is more of a carpet bombing. New Yorkers are under no obligation to repeat what they say. Enough, we can tell them. NO MOR,” concluded Piepenbring.See the source image

This piece — ostensibly about the grand opening of a new Chick-fil-A location in New York City — was little more than a blatantly bigoted attack against Christianity disguised as a restaurant review.

Imagine for a moment the owner of Chick-fil-A was Muslim and sold chicken sandwiches from a chain of halal carts around the city. Would The New Yorker still characterize its growing success as an “infiltration” of religious values that was “creepy” and needed to be opposed? Of course not, and the fact The New Yorker felt safe denigrating the Christian faith of Chick-fil-A’s owners when they wouldn’t dare do the same for another religion is simply the latest example of the left’s bigoted hatred against all things Christian, which apparently now includes tasty fried chicken sandwiches.

A REAL FEEL GOOD STORY: Young Boy Takes Matters Into His Own Hands After Coming Across Irma Evacuee


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URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournalism.com/young-boy-takes-matters-into-own-hands-after-coming-across-irma-evacuee/?

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Landon Routzong of Troy, Alabama, has a big heart for the age of 9, and he proved just how big over the weekend at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru. While he and his mother were waiting in line to pick up their lunch, Landon Routzong noticed the Florida license plate on the back of the car in front of theirs. So, he told his mom he wanted to pay for that car’s meal.

“I didn’t want them to waste their money on food because they’re trying to escape the hurricane,” Landon Routzong told ABC News. “I felt like I should help out.”

But in order to pay for the meal, he had to get to the drive-thru window before the Florida car did. As a result, his mother, Tara Parker Routzong, gave him her debit card and told him to run. The man in the Florida car agreed to let Landon Routzong pay for his meal.

Later, the man pulled over to meet the family, telling the mother and her son he was from Miami and was fleeing Hurricane Irma. He said was on his way to Birmingham to stay with relatives.

“Landon and I both had tears in our eyes from how appreciative he was,” Tara Parker Routzong wrote on Facebook in a Friday post detailing the encounter.

Routzong’s post has since been shared over 700 times has over 1,800 likes.

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Tara Parker Routzong told Inside Edition she and her husband always try to help out. She was proud to see her son do the same thing.

“A 9-year-old could be focused on so many other things, but whenever a situation presents itself, Landon is always thinking of how we can help,” she said.

Routzong said the encounter gave her hope that she is doing a good job as a mother.

“I often feel like I’m failing because I can’t do it all, all the time and then things like this happen and remind me that I don’t have to,” she said in her Facebook post. “My most important job is going just fine.”

Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm after it made landfall along the coast of Florida over the weekend. But the storm’s overall damage has been severe, with more still to come. Irma still had sustained winds of up to 70 mph as of Monday afternoon, while over 6.2 million Floridians have experienced power outages.

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