2019/11/21

The Prodigal Chicken Returns

Chick-Fil-A

Leading fast food chain Chick-Fil-A dismayed its largely Christian customer base earlier this week by announcing that they would no longer make charitable donations to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This announcement evoked much gloating from the Death Cult, since both charities adhere to correct Christian doctrine on sodomy.

Chick-Fil-A's decision was stupid for a number of reasons, not the least of which being that giving the Death Cult an inch only encourages them to demand a mile.
"In addition to refraining from financially supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations, Chick-fil-A still lacks policies to ensure safe workplaces for LGBTQ employees and should unequivocally speak out against the anti-LGBTQ reputation that their brand represents," said Drew Anderson, GLAAD's director of campaigns and rapid response.
More importantly, caving to the Cult undermines the reason why Chick-Fil-A has thrived while other major brands like McDonald's have hit a rough spot.

McDonalds' enjoyed explosive growth in the second half of the 20th century because of their child-centric marketing. Little Timmy would see a McDonald's commercial on Saturday morning and pester his dad to buy him some nuggies, fries, and a cheap plastic toy. Dad would grab a Big Mac while he was there. It was a classic loss lead-upsell strategy, and it worked.

What happened to McDonald's? Demographic decline. After the Baby Boom, each generation has had successively fewer children. They tried roping adults in directly with the Dollar Menu, but instead of buying a $1 burger and adding higher-margin sides, customers just bought three $1 burgers.

By contrast, Chick-Fil-A appealed to the only people who are still having kids--Christians. This is a demographic that's already fed up with being villified and ignored. Spurning its core customers' beliefs while taking them for granted is a recipe for disaster.

Luckily for them, Chick-Fil-A seems to have reached the same conclusion.
... after widespread outrage from conservatives who called the end of the donations “tragic” and a betrayal of loyal (presumably anti-LGBTQ) customers, Chick-fil-A has clarified that it still might donate to anti-LGBTQ groups in future.
“Our goal is to donate to the most effective organizations in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger,” Chick-fil-A President and COO Tim Tassopoulos said in a statement. “No organization will be excluded from future consideration – faith based or non-faith based.”
Of course, the Death Cultists reporting on this story couldn't resist sniping at Chick-Fil-A's loyal customers for upholding the laws of nature and nature's God. But one group accounting for 60% of the population is passing on its tradition to the next generations, while the other represents 1-2% of the populace and defines itself by participation in sterile and high-risk sexual perversions.

It doesn't take an accountant to see which group should be catered to, strictly from a business perspective. Chick-Fil-A's renunciation of Satan's empty promises should encourage Christians. We are still a majority, and we still have power to consecrate the world to God, if only we heed Christ's command not to fear the world's wrath.

Anyway, no good deed should go unrewarded. I advise showing solidarity with those who share your values by partaking of the Lord's Chicken tonight.

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18 comments:

  1. Brian,

    It also goes to show how the execs still have commonsense and prudence. Unlike woke corporations which deliberately extinguish it and endanger their commeercial viability.

    xavier

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  2. I don't believe they've come to their senses.

    -"Chick-fil-A has clarified that it still might donate to anti-LGBTQ groups in future."

    -"Our goal is to donate to the most effective organizations in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger,” Chick-fil-A President and COO Tim Tassopoulos said in a statement. “No organization will be excluded from future consideration – faith based or non-faith based."

    'Might' followed by word salad. I don't buy it.

    Weasel words won't fix the mess that weasel words made.

    I would have believed something more forceful, and not to get to SJW about it, something approaching an apology. Something like, 'We realized that our capitulation to worldly concerns and forces was a betrayal of the loyalty our customers gave us in the past. We're sorry. We are rescinding our prior statement regarding charities. Please buy more chicken."

    I'm sorry Brian. I don't buy it. This has SJW cunning("The Rednecks will buy this because they're stupid and want their chicken sandwiches") written all over it.

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    1. No apology necessary. If Clown World has taught us anything, it's that you can't bee too cynical.

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  3. Unfortunately, not quite. http://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/11/chick-fil-convergence-confirmed.html?m=1

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    1. I hadn’t even read Vox Day’s post about yet. I was just reacting to the weasel words. Now I’m doubling doubting.

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    2. Better to just come out and renounce their customer base than to play games.

      The Cathy family seems to have forgotten Christ's warning against being lukewarm.

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  4. The SDL has pointed to one of the Death Cult heading the Chick-fil-A Foundation as part of the problem.

    Likely not the only one either. Check out the donations recipients the Foundation chooses ... there are still weeds to pull in this garden. Christian donors should crank the steam lever to 11 to get answers on why their monies are going to such organizations.

    As usual, direct donations to demonstrated worthy causes or organizations are the best way to distribute your monies targeted for charitable giving rather than foundations.

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  5. I hear a weasel scrabbling about, with a whispered order to its attorney: "the name is Mustelid, Maybe". Kerp up the pressure.

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    1. Constant pressure is, after all, how you stop bleeding.

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  6. I'm non-religious but even I ate at CFA when they stood up to the bullies the past couple of times. Now that they've caved, I'll not darken their doors again.

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    1. They don't seem to get that dishonourable and weak behaviour is revolting to all civilized peoples. Really, Christianity is more tolerant of displays of weakness than most other successful civilizations.

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  7. Are they that desperate to get a couple of stores in godless Chicago that they would risk hundreds of stores in the Bible Belt?

    It's informative that this is happening with S. Truett Cathy's kids in charge. Nothing guarantees the next generation's fealty to the mission, not even blood. The Old Testament taught me that.

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    1. Have you considered that there was a faithful line from Adam to Christ? Were there those who strayed form the family mission? Yes, but this does not out weigh the ultimate faithfulness, delivered through a natural family line.

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    2. Let's not forget King Solomon's God-fearing grandson Asa, who destroyed his mother's shrine to Priapus and stripped her of her queenly rank. A good role model for all Zoomers battling against elders who worship their own crotches!

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