Chick-Fil-A remains a reminder that there truly is no way to please liberals. Even after liberal backlash to for the company’s donations to pro-traditional marriage groups backfired — garnering even more support for the chain — the company still ceased political donations shortly thereafter.
Apparently in the church of liberalism, sins can never be forgiven.
As the Daily Wire reported:
The decision to bring Chick-Fil-A to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) was recently reversed after complaints from students that the fast-food chain’s CEO supports traditional marriage and thus allowing his restaurant chain on campus would be offensive to homosexuals.
A survey sent out by the UNK student government in January resulted in a majority student vote to bring Chick-Fil-A to the campus student union. A number of students opposed the decision, however, complaining that Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has made comments in the past supporting the traditional definition of marriage.In response to the students’ complaints, the UNK student president Evan Calhoun announced via email that his student government would not be bringing Chick-Fil-A to campus because the chain’s “discriminatory policies” and “corporate values” did not align with UNK’s values. The student’s next choices are IHOP, Panda Express and A&W. Apparently the student body needs to be punished for Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s personal beliefs.
Imagine if we applied this sort of logic to all stores and refused to shop anywhere the CEO had a single political position we disagreed with. We’d all starve.
In the meantime, I’ll remind my progressive friends that the CEO of Whole Foods is a conservative.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]