Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC) has issued a dire warning to the residents of New York City: don’t you dare give your business to that hateful, bigoted fast-food chain Chick-fil-A!
Chick-fil-A opened its Manhattan location last year and has unsurprisingly been met with a lot of excitement by locals. A fourth location is set to open in Queens soon. According to a source, here’s what de Blasio said:
“Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT,” he said in a statement.
“This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love. It is outrageous that Chick-fil-A is quietly spreading its message of hate by funding these types of organizations.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio also spoke out against the chain’s newest restaurant at an unrelated press conference Tuesday — noting they have every right to open, but New Yorkers shouldn’t eat there.
“What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,” he said.
“I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them. But they do have a legal right.”
Here’s a picture of that supposed hate-filled, wretched place de Blasio speaks of:
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DeBlasio isn’t the only mayor of a major city to make such a proclamation. He echoed the same sentiments from the late Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who warned Boston residents to stay far away from the popular fast-food chain.
Does the smell of meaty morsels irritate Comrade DeBlasio? Do the long lines of hungry patrons eagerly waiting to purchase Waffle Fries drenched in special Chick-fil-A sauce bother him? Chick-fil-A’s existence is a beautiful testament to free enterprise and small business. It certainly beats the long lines of dispirited people waiting for food rations as they did in de Blasio’s beloved former Soviet Union. Here’s more about his 1983 trip there from the New York Post:
De Blasio’s trip also occurred five years before he went to Nicaragua in support of the Marxist Sandinista regime there to distribute food and medicine during its civil war. At the time, the US government opposed the Sandinistas, which had received weapons from the Soviets and supplies from Cuba.
The trips show de Blasio’s fascination as a young man with the workings of leftist and communist countries. He also honeymooned in Cuba.
While de Blasio has discussed and defended his work in Nicaragua, he has said nary a word about going behind the Iron Curtain.
A popular fast food chain with an ethical, principled business model bothers de Blasio, yet he tolerates transgender bathrooms, desired to ban horse-driven carriages from Central Park, and is vehemently opposed to charter schools? But alas, Chick-fil-A is the problem.
As we enter this dystopian society, remember all is not lost. Snack on Chick-fil-A with pride and continue to put your principles into action.