Skip to comments.It Was Wrong of me to Eat at Chick-fil-A Due to 'Their Background,' Twitter CEO Says
Posted on 06/12/2018 10:16:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The CEO of Twitter says he was wrong to enjoy a Chick-fil-A meal, telling commenters on social media that he had forgotten about "their background," referring to the Christian beliefs of the company's owners.
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of the social media giant tweeted a screenshot from his phone showing that he had bought something at Chick-fil-A using a mobile application. Following a backlash, he claimed to have made a mistake on Sunday.
Erica Baker, senior engineering manager at Patreon, was perturbed at Dorsey, telling him to either delete his Chick-fil-A tweet "or follow up with how much free advertising you're going to give to [gay rights group] GLAAD."
CNN's Soledad O'Brien also tweeted at Dorsey, commenting disapprovingly that Chick-fil-A was "an interesting company to boost during Pride month."
Dorsey replied to her: "You're right. Completely forgot about their background."
Casey Mattox, senior fellow at the Charles Koch Institute, was incredulous at Dorsey's response to O'Brien, tweeting: "Come on. This is silly. And divisive. But mostly just really silly."
Likewise, Elizabeth Johnson, also known as The Activist Mommy, a Christian mom vlogger who has over 600,000 followers on Facebook was annoyed.
"Oh puh-lease!?? What background? A background of running their company with incredible integrity & excellence? The owner of stinking Twitter just got bullied by the LGBT brigade into apologizing for where he ate. America is toast. ?????? Lift up your voices truth tellers!" Johnston tweeted Monday.
The background Dorsey said he forgot about is that the popular chicken sandwich shop has in the past donated to groups opposed to same-sex marriage. In July of 2012 Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathey gave an interview to Baptist Press in which he spoke of how America was "inviting God's judgment" by embracing gay marriage and that his company believes in the traditional family and definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.
The interview set off a controversy with some liberals calling for boycotts of the fast food chain. Boston's then-mayor Tom Menino said at the time that his city would block Chick-fil-A from doing business in the northeastern city.
At the suggestion of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, fans of the fast food chain showed up in huge numbers on August 1 amid the controversy, giving the restaurant record sales.
The chicken sandwich company continues to raise the ire of many on the cultural left. Earlier this year the New Yorker published an essay by Dan Piepenbring titled "Chick-fil-A's Creepy Infiltration of New York City" in which he mocked the company's "politics, its décor, and its commercial-evangelical messaging" that "are inflected with this suburban piety" and do not belong in New York.
Chick-fil-A first opened in 1946 in Hapeville, Georgia, the original diner was called The Dwarf Grill. Since opening they have become known as the place where the "original chicken sandwich" was created. In 2006 the restaurant surpassed $2 billion in system-wide sales, according to its website.
Headquartered in Atlanta, the company now has over 2,200 locations nationwide. In 2016, Chick-fil-A was ranked by Fortune as America's favorite fast food restaurant.
Too bad you didn’t get a chicken bone stuck in your throat.
Wrong Jack Dorky, its wrong for you to be in this country. GTFO.
You will follow the Party Line, or Else!
EAT MOR CHIKIN
I think he should make himself throw up on video, then post it to Twitter.
Guess who made the list?
The chain will continue to thrive with or without obnoxious virtue signalers.
From the article:
The chicken chain had a standout year, growing sales 18.1% and moving into new markets including New York City.
One major indicator of Chick-fil-A's success is its incredibly high estimated sales per unit, which reached $3.5 million this year. That is more than any other limited-service or chicken concept on the market, and it is roughly three times as much as an individual location of its rival KFC. Analysts say exceptional customer service sets the chain apart from the competition.
He made a mistake on Sunday? Isn’t Chick-Fil-A closed on Sundays?
I’ll continue to add to their profit!
Here’s where I get confused.
The battle over homosexual marriage is over.
The liberals and gay activists won. They are presumably happy and their lives should be complete now.
But there is the continuing battle against Chick Fil A.
What’s up with these activists? Their side won. What’s going on here? It appears that there is a movement to punish any who were not on their side in the homosexual marriage movement.
Even though they won, they have a desire to be vindictive.
So are they saying anyone who has ever opposed homosexual marriage needs to be driven out of business?
He’s probably worried that Soledad will out him as part of her pedophile ring if he doesn’t flog himself in puiblic...
Don’t eat there then you leftist jerks! More for us! Choke down your nasty McDonalds while we have the best fast food in existence!
Mao Tse Dong said that in the Marxist Revolution, EVERYTHING must be politics.
Seems we are achieving that in the USA. Even a chicken sandwich now carries relevant political messaging.
Completely forgot so much he tweeted a copy of his receipt at the time. He thinks were dumb.
their favorite eatery is the homosexual supporting gay lifestyle promoting burger king
Maybe Dorsey shouldnt eat ever again...since God made all the food.
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