MEDIA BIGOTRY: The New Yorker hates on Chick-fil-A over 'pervasive Christian traditionalism'

Of all the infuriating things about America right now, there is one problem that towers over the rest. I’m talking, of course, about Chick-fil-A.

First of all, the late founder of this restaurant chain had the audacity to believe in the American dream. Imagine the audacity of Truett Cathy and his company to exploit America’s free market system by making a good product, that people actually want to buy.

Then to slowly grow their business over several decades, from a single family-run restaurant to the third-largest fast-food chain in America (behind McDonald’s and Starbucks), providing hundreds of thousands of jobs along the way. How dare they.

Even worse --- that Chick-fil-A would remain closed on Sundays, as if this was still the Eisenhower era where it was common to believe in God or something. By closing on Sundays, Chick-fil-A is clearly proselytizing. I’m sure they’ll soon be checking your Jesus card before you’re allowed to place an order. No shirt, no shoes, no Savior --- no service.

What backward hicks.

Now those hicks have crossed the line. They’ve dared to open four locations in Manhattan, with plans for a dozen more. And to hear this tragedy described by Dan Piepenbring in the New Yorker over the weekend, you would’ve thought Nazi recruitment centers had opened instead. His article is titled “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City.”

Why does he think it feels like a “creepy infiltration”? Because of Chick-fil-A’s “pervasive Christian traditionalism.” He says Chick-fil-A’s headquarters in Atlanta is “adorned with Bible verses and a statue of Jesus washing a disciple’s feet.” Wait, a statue of Jesus --- a Jew! --- demonstrating lowly service? Oh, the humanity.

This progressive has a problem with Chick-fil-A because of its founder’s religion.

He says, “proselytism thrums below the surface” at Chick-fi-A restaurants. And to think this poor man had to step inside one of these Jesus-indoctrination-chicken-centers for this story assignment. That’s just cruel.

This progressive has a problem with Chick-fil-A because of its founder’s religion. That doesn’t sound very tolerant. But he also has a problem with them because they’re so darn good at what they do. He writes, “There’s something especially distasteful about Chick-fil-A, which has sought to portray itself as better than other fast food: cleaner, gentler, and more ethical...”

He’s clearly freaked out that someone would dare to integrate aspects of their faith and values in how they run their company. But, typical of modern journalists, he never pauses to consider that perhaps those ingredients are precisely the reasons why Chick-fil-A lines are wrapped around the block... even in New York City.

Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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