President Donald Trump with the North Dakota State Bison football team (Photo: Twitter)

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Mar 11, 2019 by Alyssa Duvall

President Trump Serves Chick-fil-A To Visiting College Football Players, The Left Loses Their Minds

While there is a fair amount of things on which one may reasonably disagree with President Donald Trump, some elements of the left-leaning media are reaching for the low-hanging fruit: his choice of fast food served to White House visitors.

When the news hit that the North Dakota State Bison football team were served Chick-fil-A as they were being honored by the president last Monday, it was a perfect storm for those who continue to denounce both Trump and the beloved purveyor of chicken sandwiches as being anti-LGBT. 

Terry Gilchrist, an outspoken feminist and the editor of The Advocate, called out Trump for having the nerve to offer guests food from the “virulently anti-LGBTQ company Chick-fil-A.”

Bil Browning of LGBTQ Nation seems to have forgotten a few key details, such as Trump's recent launch of a global initiative to decriminalize homosexuality, when he described him as the president “who has attacked the LGBTQ community the most."

Browning also indicted Chick-fil-A for “opposing LGBTQ rights.”

The general feelings of malaise the left has toward the allegedly homophobic fast food giant originate with its CEO, Dan Cathy, who stated back in 2012 that he believes in the God-ordained institution of marriage as being between one man and one woman.

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” Cathy previously said. “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”

Progressives also take issue with Chick-fil-A's history of donating to faith-based and conservative nonprofits who do not affirm alternative lifestyles and forms of marriage. Such critics are alarmingly unaware of their similarity to conservatives and Christians who boycott for similar reasons, such, for example, as a business' practice of donating to Planned Parenthood.



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