Understanding the New Yorker’s Cool hatred of Chick-Fil-a

From Nicole Russell at the Federalist:

It’s true, the late S. Truett Cathy was an outspoken Christian who integrated Christian ethos into the company’s vision and mission. Orthodox Christianity has since its beginning and through today opposed homosexual behavior, so there’s no surprise here. Because of its owners’ also Christian views about Christ’s love for sinners, the company has shown love and grace—through fried chicken sandwiches, of course—to communities in need over and over again, including communities grieving over gay loved ones. Apparently showing love to imperfect people is too confusing a stance for New Yorker writers to handle.

Following the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, local folks gathered in line to donate blood. Employees of a nearby Chick-fil-A opened the restaurant, although it’s normally closed on Sundays to give employees time with their families, and gave donors food while they were waiting. Stories like this abound, yet there’s no mention of this kind of repeated generosity from the company. More.

Reality check: But that, of course, is just the trouble. Left to themselves, ordinary people do decent things. Things balance. The progressive needs a world he can police and force everyone to do what he wants. Vote for it, get more of it.

See also: But why does Matthew Lau assume that Ontario wants success?

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