No Good Deed shall go Unpunished

In the aftermath of the shootings in Orlando several Chik-fil-A franchises in the city provided food on a Sunday, when they are normally closed, to the citizens waiting in line to give blood. This seemingly compassionate act has drawn the wrath of the liberal press and produced the following sensational headline:

The dark truth behind America’s most beloved fast-food chain

According to Alex Orlov of Mic Network Inc that dark truth in the past is

…Chick-fil-A has a not-so-harmonious relationship with LGBTQ communities. Current president and CEO Dan Cathy made a series of comments condemning same-sex marriage on a national talk show in 2012, when he was the company’s COO.

It surprising that having religious beliefs and principles and expressing them publicly constitutes a “dark truth”. Upon further investigation I learned that

Mic was founded in 2011 by Chris Altchek and Jake Horowitz under the shared belief that millennials are inquisitive, have a healthy skepticism for conventional wisdom, and crave substantive news to spark interesting conversations. This sensibility informs everything we do.

Apparently that substantive news and sensibility stuff doesn’t apply to their headline writers.

 

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Benevolus
Benevolus

I will agree with you but add this for perspective: There should be nothing wrong with making Millennials aware that there is more to Chik-Fil-A than this generous and thoughtful action. Us more ripened humans may have a larger context to view C-F-A but unless it popped up on Pinterest (or whatever is hip this week) then M’s might not have that perspective.

Unfortunate that they felt they had to go with a provocative headline, and maybe they could have waited another couple of weeks before publishing this. Life in the 21st century I guess.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Dark truth ? Not so long ago marriage was between a man and a woman for Democrats like the Clintons and Obama until……

Benevolus
Benevolus

That’s why we are Democrats- we are adaptable! Always trying to get better. You could call it… progressive!

LoyaltyIsMyHonor
LoyaltyIsMyHonor

There is now a “Q” tacked on to that already ridiculously long acronym which is in dire need of buying a vowel. What does the Q stand for? Questionable?

Will Durant
Will Durant

Nah, it actually stands for what you think it does. Queer how words change but I can’t recall another one transition from the non-PC list back to being PC. Next thing you know gay might transition back to just meaning one is happy.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Apparenlty this writer doesn’t think millennials are capable of remembering things that happened 3 or 4 years ago. Or maybe this writer doesn’t remember things that happened 3 or 4 years ago.

I took the pleasure of rewriting her article:

Chick-fil-A is delicious. Their CEO’s views on the LGBTQ community are boorish. The company did a nice thing in Orlando. It doesn’t erase what they’ve said in the past, but hey, let’s pat them on the back for this one time.

augusta52
augusta52

By the “liberal press”, undoubtedly you must be referring to the likes of the New York Times and Boston Globe, which have no limits as to how far left they will go. Usually if their boards are for something, then I am against, and vice versa. So when they pontificate, I usually take it with a grain of salt…

NoParty4Me
NoParty4Me

I agree with Andrew’s re-write and positive spin.

The links quoted about Chic-fil-a barely touch the real controversy they created by supporting organizations that actively lobbied for intolerance and discrimination against “teh Gayz” on top of the objecting to gay marriage. The real problem was lying about it, denying they were supporting these views, and claiming the organizations were not promoting intolerance and discrimination. But that is too much detail for a soundbite-sized swipe.