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The New Yorker Attacks Chick-Fil-A for Christian Beliefs

The restaurant chain has never hid its Christian beliefs, much to the chagrin of elitist liberals.

By NTK Staff | 04.14.2018 @2:30pm
The New Yorker Attacks Chick-Fil-A for Christian Beliefs

An article in The New Yorker on Friday attacked Chick-Fil-A, a fast food restaurant chain that adheres to Christian tradition, for its religious convictions and presence in New York City.

“Chick-Fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City,” an article by Dan Piepenbring, criticized the restaurants presence in Manhattan. Chick-fil-A’s “arrival here feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism,” he writes.

Citing the usual criticisms of the company (such as its owners strict adherence to traditional marriage), Piepenbring also sees insidious motives in the restaurant’s emphasis on community:

I noticed that word—community—scattered everywhere in the Fulton Street restaurant. A shelf of children’s books bears a plaque testifying to “our love for this local community.” The tables are made of reclaimed wood, which creates, according to a Chick-fil-A press release, “an inviting space to build community.” A blackboard with the header “Our Community” displays a chalk drawing of the city skyline.

“This emphasis on community, especially in the misguided nod to 9/11, suggests an ulterior motive,” he writes, complaining about a “subtle impression” of the World Trade Center. But community for this New Yorker piece translates into Christian indoctrination.

Piepenbring also attacks Chik-fil-A’s signature cow spokesmen in a bizarre series of clauses:

It’s worth asking why Americans fell in love with an ad in which one farm animal begs us to kill another in its place. Most restaurants take pains to distance themselves from the brutalities of the slaughterhouse; Chick-fil-A invites us to go along with the Cows’ Schadenfreude.

The author takes additional issue with the fact that Chick-fil-A is “cleaner, gentler, and more ethical” than its competitors.

Fortunately, New Yorkers themselves disagree with The New Yorker‘s evaluation, as Piepenbring admits. “New York has taken to Chick-fil-A,” he writes. “One of the Manhattan locations estimates that it sells a sandwich every six seconds, and the company has announced plans to open as many as a dozen more storefronts in the city.”

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