I’m having lunch at Chick Fil-A tomorrow. Join me!

By Tom Quiner

How often does a company stand by their religious convictions?

Not often.

Chick Fil-A does. Here’s their mission statement:

“To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”

They even honor the sabbath by closing on Sunday, at a cost of millions in profits to them.

When asked about his views on marriage in an interview in The Baptist Press, Chick-Fil-A CEO, Dan Cathy, responded like the majority of Americans, that a marriage is between a man and a woman.

And for that, liberals loathe them.

The mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino; said his company isn’t welcome there:

“[t]here is no place for discrimination on Boston’s Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it.”

As reported in Quiner’s Diner yesterday, Chicago mayor, Rahm Emmanuel, pretty much said the same, indicating that Chick-Fil-A doesn’t represent “Chicago values.”

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee tweeted that Chick-Fil-A should stay away from his town, too.

What’s interesting about all of this is that Cathy didn’t say he’s against gay marriage. He was never asked about it. Rather, he simply said:

 “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.”

CNN took his quote and twisted it around into a hit piece.

Liberals are a vicious bunch, aren’t they? If you disagree with their secular humanist religion, they will try to destroy to you.

Let’s be clear, the Left and their acolytes, which include most of the Democratic party and mayors listed about, are intolerant. They wield political correctness as a club to beat the faithful into submission.

It won’t work anymore.

Mike Huckabee has called for a Chick-Fil-A appreciation day tomorrow. He asks us to support a company that promotes Christian family values.

I’m in.

I plan on heading out to Jordan Creek Mall in West Des Moines tomorrow between noon and 1 to chow down and support them.

Join me.

Do you know what’s really amazing about political correctness? It lacks rationality.

Chicago’s unemployment rate is the third highest in the country. And yet their liberal mayor is willing to suppress job creation for the sake of his radical theology.

It gets more irrational. After all, Emmanuel’s former boss, Barack Obama, held the same view as Mr. Cathy, until Obama changed his positions a couple of months ago.

It gets even more irrational. Mayor Emmanuel warmly welcomed the anti Semitic and anti gay marriage Louis Farrakhan recently. Go figure. I guess it is orthodox Christianity that is so evil in the eyes of Emmanuel, Obama, and the rest of their crowd. Anti semitism is okay

So find the Chick-Fil-A nearest you at their handy website.

Let’s show the haters on the Left that we’ve had our fill of their intolerance. Let’s tell them they can take their political correctness and shove it.

We’ve had a bellyful of their religion.


  1. Bob on July 31, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    I hear there are long lines at all the Chick-fil-A locations, but if there were one within reasonable driving distance of me, I’d be there tomorrow. (Does Chick-fil-A take EBT?)

    • quinersdiner on August 1, 2012 at 5:45 am

      I suspect they do!

  2. Susan Lucci on August 1, 2012 at 4:27 am

    I think you are scum.

    • quinersdiner on August 1, 2012 at 5:46 am

      Thanks for your kind words. Spoken like a liberal.

    • Lisa Bourne on August 1, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Now there’s some acceptance, tolerance and diversity …

  3. Lisa Bourne on August 1, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I think it is very telling for Rahm to have said that Chick-Fil-A doesn’t represent Chicago values, given his version of them. That’s quite a compliment! It is telling as well, because neither he nor his boss Obama represent America’s values. Chick-Fil-A’s food is awesome. Their policies, their example of living them out, and their stance upholding the family, and certainly their courage to do so, are even more awesome. Go eat there Wed, Aug 1 and many times beyond.

  4. Bob Vance on August 1, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I am an atheist. I think gays should be allowed to marry. I also think Mr. Cathy should be allowed to express his opinions.

    If gays really wanted to make a statement, they should have a “Take Your Straight Friend to lunch day at Chik Fil-A”.

    • quinersdiner on August 1, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Gays are already allowed to marry in all 50 states, only it is with someone of the opposite gender. By the same token, heterosexuals are prevented by law from marrying someone of the same gender. There is no discrimination. Marriage was defined based on its function to society to protect women and the children produced from these unions. Secular society did not define marriage based on feelings.

      • Bob Vance on August 1, 2012 at 10:20 am

        First off, I don’t think government should have anything to do with marriage. Unfortunately, it does.

        You may not like it, but it is just a matter of time before gay marriage will be allowed in all fifty states. The more gays are accepted in our society, the more people will be open to gay marriage.

        People see that all the gloom and doom that Bob VanderPlatt and his group predicted did not happen. No longer do you here a call for “Let the people vote” because they no longer are sure they have the votes. BVP and his group said it was just about marriage but I found it interesting that the immediate push was to ban not just gay marriage but any gay union.

  5. […] She evidently took issue with my post last night inviting the world to dine at Chick-Fil-A today. […]

  6. Bob Vance on August 1, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Children born left handed have often been forced to act as if right handed. Studies have shown this is bad for the child – essentially child abuse. It goes against their nature.

    I have no doubt gays are born gay. To force them to go against their nature for the sake of your belief system is cruelty – plain and simple. Not once did Jesus speak out against homosexuals.

    The Laws of Moses were to separate themselves from those they fled from – the Egyptians. They were never designed for the gentiles.

    • J on August 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      “I have no doubt gays are born gay.” I do. Despite what the press likes to report, studies about this issue aren’t remotely in agreement. To my knowledge, no gay gene has ever been successfully identified. (If you can reference a credible study contradicting that statement, feel free to do so.) And it’s pretty obvious that cultural factors can coax some people into developing homosexual tendencies.

      It’s likely that some people are born gay and others are pushed into it, but claims that all homosexuals are born that way are dishonest.

      I won’t bother debating the rest because we have no common ground. As an atheist your only moral system is that which you define for yourself, so obviously you’re going to be “right” about whatever you say. Kind of preempts meaningful debate.

      • Bob Vance on August 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm

        Are you saying I cannot have morals? Through-out history, religion has refelcted the morals of the day. Just read the Old Testament. Slavery? Genocide? Sexism?

  7. Bob Vance on August 1, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Of the 30-some countries involved in Operation Dessert Storm, only two banned homosexuals from the military: the US and Iraq.