It seems there are some things even a private company shouldn’t be allowed to do.
Chick-fil-A is getting skewered by a group of New York lawmakers who are looking to block the company’s bid to open restaurants at state highway rest stops because of its owner’s anti-LGBTQ stance.
The Atlanta-based fast-food chain is among a handful of restaurants that were awarded contracts by the New York State Thruway Authority to be part of a $450 million plan to renovate 27 service areas.
But Chick-fil-A’s chief executive, Dan Cathy — whose father, S. Truett Cathy, founded the $8.4 billion company in 1946 — has publicly disparaged LGBTQ rights, which some legislators say should disqualify the privately owned company from opening eateries at state-run highway rest stops.
Assemblyman Harry Bronson, a Rochester-area Democrat, sent a letter to Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew Driscoll asking him to “re-examine the list of approved concessions” for the rest stops because of Chick-fil-A’s past support of anti-LGBTQ groups, according to the Auburn Citizen.
I was under the impression everyone named Bronson is at least reasonably based, but it turns out that’s not true at all
Bronson and two other legislators who signed the letter — Deborah Glick and Danny O’Donnell — are openly gay, according to the report.
Chick-fil-A’s foundation has given money to anti-LGBTQ organizations and supported opponents of same-sex marriage ballot initiatives, according to the report. Chick-fil-A’s restaurants are also closed on Sundays — missing out on more than $1 billion in revenue — so that its employees can go to church if they choose to.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also tried to ban Chick-fil-A from the city over Cathy’s stance. His efforts flopped and the Big Apple is now the home of the world’s largest Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A disputed that it currently has a political agenda, pointing to a 2019 announcement in which it pledged support to just three causes: education, homelessness and hunger.
“Chick-fil-A is excited about the partnership and the opportunity to further serve the residents of New York,” the company said in a statement. “We want to be clear that Chick-fil-A does not have a political or social agenda, and we welcome everyone in our restaurants.”
Assembly member Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) also said in a statement, “Bigotry and discrimination are not New York state values. New York state has long worked to advance LGBTQ+ rights, but inviting a restaurant that is committed to blocking equality to open on state property will undermine our continuing efforts toward true equality.”
They’re going to keep talking about “cancel culture.” But this term is really just dressing up what amounts to Bolshevik-style purges of enemies of the regime.
This is not the same society as early 20th century Russia. They are using a different kind of terror. But it is terror nonetheless. It is a gang type mindset, intent on ostracizing, sanctioning, and alienating everyone who would dare to disagree with any aspect of the regime.
This emerging virus/race/weather/feminist/anal based totalitarianism is purer than any previous historical notion, effectively turning the entire society into a Jonestown-tier cult.
The vaxx is literally “just drink the Kool-Aid.” Jonestown could be used as a framework to describe the entire collapse of Western civilization into this apocalyptic mass-suicide pact.
If you want to understand what “totalitarian” means, look at the current order, and see if you can find one thing you’re allowed to disagree about. Is there a single thing you can identify that you are allowed to disagree with?
The only thing I can think of is the moronic coronavirus “lab leak” hoax. But soon, you won’t be allowed to disagree with that – just like “masks do nothing” was replaced with “you will go to jail if you don’t wear a mask,” the bat origin of the fake virus is being replaced with a different hoax. You can just disagree for a minute during the transition. Soon you’ll be banned for saying the coronavirus came from bats, just like you used to be banned for saying it came from a chink experiment.
This is total domination of the mind. Every single belief you hold is regulated by the ruling elite, via the media.
The purpose of conservatism is to slowly rope people into the system.