The hypocrisy and hate of the Left knows no bounds. Adam Smith decided to take his hate out on an unsuspecting worker at the Chik-Fil-A Drive through and, brilliantly, decided to film the exchange. Smith removed the video from his channel when the backlash started to hit, but not before a number of people had downloaded it.
Video, like screenshots, are forever.
The employee in the video was courteous and polite despite the verbal assault Smith laid on her. She should be applauded. She also affirmed what Dan Cathy has stated several times:
“In recent weeks, we have been accused of being anti-gay,” Cathy said in a written statement. “We have no agenda against anyone. While my family and I believe in the Biblical definition of marriage, we love and respect anyone who disagrees.”
That respect is not mutual as Mr. Smith demonstrated. Freedom of Religion and Speech for me, but not for thee. Fabulous idea to go out and take out your hypocrisy in a tirade on a random Chik-Fil-A employee who was just trying to do their job. I must have missed the big anti-gay protests Chik-Fil-A held. Maybe I didn’t get the memo that they practice wanton hiring and service discrimination based on who you sleep with.
Newsflash to Mr. Smith: Don’t like the views of the CEO? Don’t eat there.
Don’t think for a second it’s o.k. to pull up to a drive through and rant at a local employee of whom you know nothing about personally. It’s also not o.k. to threaten to block a business from opening based on their values or religious views. Do you want waffle fries with your double standard sandwich? Hypocrite, heal thyself.
There’s more though. On Friday, LGBT groups are organizing a protest — “Kiss more Chikin“. Yep. They plan to go to Chik-Fil-A and get busy kissing. Classy. Kiss-ins aside, here is the list of the “hate groups” that Mr. Smith rants about taken right from the Chik-Fil-A Website:
Fifteen years after the chain signed on as the first-ever title sponsor of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl – and five years after the debut of the newly renamed Chick-fil-A Bowl® – the classic college football match-up and longest-running rivalry between Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) teams continues to set records. The 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl drew a 15th-consecutive sellout crowd to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome to witness the December 31 clash between the ACC’s Virginia Cavaliers and the SEC’s Auburn Tigers. The game continues to lead all bowls in charitable donations to a variety of charities, including WinShape Homes®, and provided a record $6.7 million total payout to participating universities. Furthering its partnership with college sports, Chick-fil-A is a proud corporate partner of the Big 12.
Charities / Scholarships
WinShape Foundation was founded more than 20 years ago by Truett and Jeannette Cathy. Under the WinShape Foundation umbrella, there are several programs, including WinShape Homes®, which currently operates 11 foster care homes in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. The WinShape College Program℠ at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, is a co-op program offering joint four-year scholarship funding to incoming freshmen of up to $32,000. WinShape Camps℠ offers boys and girls summer programs at the college, which will be attended by more than 15,000 campers in 2012.
Additionally, WinShape also operates the WinShape Retreat℠, which offers a sequestered setting for marriage support and counseling and other gatherings on the Mountain Campus of Berry College. Held at WinShape Retreat, WinShape Marriage℠ aims to help married couples by offering intervention for couples in crisis, preparation for engaged couples and enrichment for those interested in growing their marriage.
WinShape Wilderness℠ is dedicated to using adventure to equip people to experience real change, not just in a team setting, but also through personal transformation. WinShape Wilderness is an outdoor adventure program that facilitates experiential learning for all audiences in ropes course settings as well as canoeing, rock climbing and backpacking venues.
Finally, WinShape International℠ was founded in January 2005 with a mission to mobilize leaders to transform young people and communities around the world.
Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship Program: Chick-fil-A separately offers $1,000 college scholarships to certain qualified franchised Operator Restaurant employees, a Chick-fil-A tradition that has awarded over $30 million in scholarships.
The Huffington Post did a hit piece on the chain last year, touting headline that stated Chik-Fil-A gave $2 million to “anti-gay” groups. The title alone shows the bias of the writer and the narrative they wished to create. Just because someone favors traditional marriage, as CEO Cathy does, does not make them automatically “anti-gay”.
In the Huffington article they list these as the alleged “anti-gay” or as Adam Smith called them, “hate groups”.:
IRS 990 forms show that WinShape, the restaurant chain’s charitable foundation which was founded by Chick-Fil-A’s chairman S. Truett Cathy in 1994, gave to the following groups in 2009:
- Marriage & Family Legacy Fund: $994,199
- Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000
- National Christian Foundation: $240,000
- Focus On The Family: $12,500
- Eagle Forum: $5,000
- Exodus International: $1,000
- Family Research Council: $1,000
The article goes on to site a group called Equality Matters, who have written custom bios for each of the above in the previously mentioned “anti-gay” narrative theme. If you think the Equality Matters site looks vaguely familiar, you’d be right. It’s the LGBT arm of Media Matters. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, everyone knows Media Matters is George Soros’ pet media pitbull. Equality Matters is run by Richard Socarides – a Democrat strategist and former Clinton adviser.
Equality Matters ‘investigative’ piece on Chik-Fil-A is quite impressive and certain to make the Left drool, until you go to the actual sites. (I encourage everyone reading this to go look at the above groups on their own.) Taking the time to look up the groups listed above, it’s pretty clear they’re focused on enhancing and maintaining traditional marriage – shocker! What this boils down to is that to Equality Matters and the Left, anyone who disagrees with homosexual lifestyles or gay marriage is therefore Anti-gay. Cue the protests, negative labeling and videos of misinformed, hypocritically intolerant people like Adam Smith.
In so viciously and hypocritically going after Chik-Fil-A for the views of its CEO, the Left has created a Joan of Arc moment in America. The show of support for the company isn’t just indicative of those who support traditional marriage or religious values, there was a bigger issue here: Freedom of expression.
People came out in droves to reject the narrative. I think the following images speaks volumes to the failure of the Liberal agenda and repercussions come November: