The chicken sandwich war is heating up, so to speak, but not in a way that is beneficial to traditional American values and mores when it comes to the all-important issue of gender.
In the past, rival restaurant chains dueled over making a better burger because burgers were standard fare on their menus. Sometimes ‘fries’ wars would breakout too; remember the years when McDonald’s fries were even considered a food group?
The competition was aimed at getting people into their respective restaurant outlets, but a new war over the chicken sandwich has taken a different twist.
USA Today reports:
The chicken sandwich war took a political turn this weekend.
After renewed calls were made over social media to boycott Chick-fil-A, Burger King took it as an opportunity to show its solidarity with the LGBTQ community.
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy was identified last week by The Daily Beast as a donor to the National Christian Charitable Foundation, which has a history of funding opposition to The Equality Act.
Burger King, which recently launched the Ch’King sandwich, tweeted Thursday it will donate 40 cents for every chicken sandwich sold in June (Pride month) up to $250,000, or 625,000 sandwiches, to The Human Rights Campaign.
“This is a community we love dearly and have proudly supported over the years, so we couldn’t miss an opportunity to take action and help shine a light on the important conversation happening,” a Burger King spokesperson said in an email statement to the paper.
First and foremost, “The Equality Act” is misnamed, as most legislation is. It’s not about conveying ‘equality’ on anyone; Americans are already, universally, guaranteed equal treatment under the law, per the Constitution, and by statute. What this bill does is convey extra rights onto people who live the LGBTQ and transgender lifestyle — rights like being given preferential treatment (think jobs, school admissions, etc.) that are explicitly prohibited by the Constitution.
Secondly, why is only the left-wing position always the ‘correct’ one? And why doesn’t Burger King “love” the Christian community?
Faith — a belief in a higher power and the dictates particular religions instill in followers — is specifically protected under the very first amendment to the Constitution. But in recent decades, leftists who are out to change everything about our country’s founding have adopted the narrative that believing certain things as a matter of faith — such as, there are only two genders (which is a scientific fact as well) and marriage should only be between a man and a woman — is akin to hating homosexuals.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Christianity (and Islam, for that matter) isn’t a matter of ‘this or that;’ many Christians, anyway, are not in favor of homosexual marriage but love people no matter who they are or what lifestyle they choose to live.
But an American restaurant chain, Burger King, wants to turn a fundamental tenet of American life and turn into into a political issue, and then at the same time, suggest that anyone who disagrees is a bigoted cretin.
It’s pathetic and absurd.