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British protesters pressure landlord to close Chick-fil-A

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/21/19, 09:15 am

The first Chick-fil-A to open in Britain might have to close its doors in six months. The restaurant opened on Oct. 10 in Reading, England, but the shopping center where it rents space said it would not renew the lease when it expires in April 2020.

What does England have against chicken sandwiches? Just like in the United States, LGBT activists in Britain accuse the fast-food chain of being anti-gay because it makes donations to groups such as the Fellowship for Christian Athletes, which supports a Biblical definition of marriage. “Our giving has always focused on youth and education,” Chick-fil-A told the BBC. “We have never donated with the purpose of supporting a social or political agenda.”

Dig deeper: Read Steve West’s report in Liberties about a Texas law that protects Chick-fil-A from local attacks like the one in England.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • RC
    Posted: Mon, 10/21/2019 10:21 am

    The claim that Chick-fil-A is hateful and bigoted is oxymoronic coming from the LGBT crowd who exhibit hateful and bigoted behavior at those who do not agree with them.  I am confident that the landlord is pulling the lease based on the threats and hate shot at them by the LGBT radicals.  

    Bigoted = “having or revealing an obstinate belief in the superiority of one's own opinions and a prejudiced intolerance of the opinions of others.”

    The LGBT radicals are intolerant of anyone who does not agree with them, thus they are bigoted!  

  • Clint Williams
    Posted: Mon, 10/21/2019 03:54 pm

    So true. Far-left activists are redefining words to suit their agenda, and seem blithely unaware of the contradictions posed by their own behavior. Words like "bigotry," "hatred," and "inclusion" become weapons directed outward rather than concepts that might trigger self-examination.

    Straying into a cinematic pop-culture reference, I imagine Ynigo Montoya saying to the protesters, "You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means."

  • JerryM
    Posted: Mon, 10/21/2019 04:56 pm

    Well said.  I pray for these people that they will recognise the truth of what they are doing.

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    Uff Da
    Posted: Mon, 10/21/2019 03:23 pm

    It's not good enough anymore that you don't shop or eat at a store that you don't agree with.  A boycott isn't even good enough.

    The mere existence of an entity that supports ideas that you don't, cannot be allowed to exist.

    Some day, people will rise up and say enough of this nonsense and bullying.


  • OldMike
    Posted: Tue, 10/22/2019 12:13 am

    Isaiah 54:17 says all we need to know about this kind of thing:  “No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
    And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
    You shall condemn.
    This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
    And their righteousness is from Me,”
    Says the Lord.”

    Praise the Lord!