It’s actually BETTER for Chick-fil-A that this goon shot his mouth off.
1. It is now much more likely that CFA will get whatever licensing it needs, either directly or through a winning lawsuit. Any effort by the city, NOW, to deny/ delay based on non-political factors, like traffic, will be easily disprovable by the Mayor’s public comments (that it’s all about disagreement, with traffic as a pretext).
2. Lefties ALREADY weren’t going to go to CFA, but now conservatives will be energized to patronize it.
3. Maybe, just maybe, the professional left will learn not to use government to reward and punish based on political views.
City governments have been empowered by Bambi’s insane assertion of government power, and suddenly they don’t think they’re just sitting there issuing permits based on realistic, practical criteria: they’re now enforcing ideological requirements. This is happening even in my own small town.
Hang onto your hats, kids. This is only going to get worse.