By: Robert Knight – washingtontimes.com – April 22, 2018
Chick-fil-A. I could eat there seven times a day
Where the people laugh and children play
Oh I’m in love with Chick-fil-A
Suddenly, I want waffle fries in front of me .
— Comedian Tim Hawkins, singing to the tune of the Beatles’ “Yesterday”
Many Manhattanites apparently feel the same way as Mr. Hawkins. The handful of Chick-fil-A stores in the Big Apple attract long lines. One of them reportedly sells a chicken sandwich every six seconds.
This outpouring of fowl fan-dom comes even though the president of the Atlanta-based fast-food chain committed the ultimate sin six years ago in the eyes of the New York intelligentsia.
He said he thought marriage was the union of a man and a woman. You know, the way God created it. And the way Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton described it right up to 2012, after which they embraced the Roman emperor Nero’s version.
We know the ruling elites in New York are unsettled by Chick-fil-A’s enormous success because The New Yorker magazine, their flagship of cool, has done a hit job. Keep in mind that this is not your father’s New Yorker, which was chockful of compelling reading and cartoons you’d put on your refrigerator.
You may already have heard of the article by Dan Piepenbring that ran on April 13: “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City.” Its urban arrogance and contempt for Christianity ticked off not a few people. Which was obviously intentional.
To juice readership, The New Yorker tweeted: “Chick-fil-A’s arrival in New York City feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism.” Somehow, I doubt he will do a similar piece fretting about the “infiltration” of hundreds of Muslim immigrants who run food carts and newly opened stores in New York featuring halal food.
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