South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed his support for Chick-Fil-A in a series of tweets this week after a group of students and faculty wrote a letter asking the University of Notre Dame to stop the school from opening a location on its campus.
Nearly 180 University of Notre Dame students and faculty signed an open letter to call on the school’s Campus Dining division to stop the newly proposed campus location.
“The letter writers, Tilly Keeven-Glascock and Joey Jegier, accused Chick-fil-A of donating millions to ‘queerphobic groups,’ which they said include the nonprofit Fellowship of Christian Athletes. And they objected to owner Dan Cathy’s personal donations to organizations like the National Christian Charitable Foundation, which they alleged ‘funds hate groups,’” according to Fox News.
In one tweet, Graham said, “I want everyone in South Carolina and across America to know I have Chick fil-A’s back. I hope we don’t have to, but I will go to war for the principles Chick fil-A stands for. Great food. Great service. Great values. God bless Chick fil-A!”
I want everyone in South Carolina and across America to know I have Chick fil-A’s back.
I hope we don’t have to, but I will go to war for the principles Chick fil-A stands for.
God bless Chick fil-A!
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 14, 2021
In another tweet, the senator said, “It’s disappointing to hear some ND students and faculty want to ban Chick-fil-A from doing business on campus because they disagree with the values held by the Chick-fil-A founders. What a dangerous precedent to set.”
His support may have helped. Notre Dame later announced it plans to move forward with the new campus location of Chick-Fil-A.
The latest Chick-Fil-A culture battle represents one of the more ridiculous attacks of cancel culture. Choose a popular company that at one time in the past did something that offended the LGBTQ community by helping other people and attempt to end their business.
The pattern can be found repeatedly in online petitions and “progressive” outlets. There is no attempt to negotiate. These social justice warriors are better described as social justice terrorists hell bent on ending the livelihoods of anyone who disagrees with them.
The humorous part of this plot is that those leading the petition claim they are the inclusive ones who accept everyone no matter who they are. Evidence points to the opposite.
When there’s a disaster in town, which restaurant is most likely to show up with donated food? Chick-Fil-A tends to come to mind. When it comes to top customer service, who comes to mind? Chick-Fil-A again.
But some activists have to make chicken political. It’s too bad. Even if you’re vegan or don’t want to harm the planet with another Styrofoam cup, Chick-Fil-A tends to be good business for the community.
Now maybe Notre Dame students can enjoy some of benefits of Graham’s favorite. He recommends a #1 with Coke Zero, saying you can’t go wrong with that.
Amazing how controversial a meal can be these days. Maybe some waffle fries and sweet tea is the way to unite Americans in a time when people stand in dire need of some way to come together.