As news hit of Chick-fil-A ending donations to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army, the reactions were swift and mostly brutal on Twitter.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted that the chicken restaurant chain’s decision was a betrayal to loyal customers.
Huckabee also mentioned his coordination of the National Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, a 2012 event organized to support the company’s then-president and now current CEO, Dan Cathy, who said he and his company supported the biblical definition of marriage.
In Aug 2012, I coordinated a national @ChickfilA Appreciation Day after they were being bullied by militant hate groups. Millions showed up. Today, @ChickfilA betrayed loyal customers for $$. I regret believing they would stay true to convictions of founder Truett Cathey. Sad.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 18, 2019
There were many customers and political pundits who shared Huckabee’s views:
#ChickfilA is a top three restaurant chain. How much more money does it really need? So to catch Subway and to get into more airports it slanders the brethren? Being one of the greatest American success stories wasn’t already enough? You cannot serve two masters.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) November 18, 2019
Wait, doesn’t @Wendys have a chicken sandwich?
Either way, so long Chick-fil-a. Been nice knowing, and supporting you. Done now.
— Scott Wallace (@63green) November 18, 2019
There is something especially galling about attacking charities. Christmas season has always been main fundraising season for Salvation Army. Honestly don’t know why they are viewed as anti-LGBT but I do know they do a lot of good.
— Dan Ditzler (@longgonedaddy) November 18, 2019
Others on Twitter said they don’t expect every business to match their personal political beliefs.
I’m still gonna eat at @ChickfilA.
I still drink Starbucks coffee.
I’m not gonna stop going to a business just because their political beliefs don’t align with mine.
— Autumn Johnson (@AutumnDPJohnson) November 18, 2019
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SOURCE: Nashville Tennessean