Christian news outlet declares Chick-fil-A is no longer ‘one of us’

The fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has become an unlikely target of conservative anger after it was discovered that the company hired an executive to oversee its diversity, equity and inclusion policies.

The company joins a growing list of organizations that have become targets for conservative influencers and media figures for so-called “woke” marketing. But the outrage against Chick-fil-A is notable since the company is historically known for its conservative leanings.

“Our founder, Truett Cathy, believed that ‘a great company is a caring company,’” Chick-fil-A notes on its DEI web page. “At Chick-fil-A, Inc., our commitment is to approach this work with intention and humility, always believing the best in one another and striving for common ground.”

In an op-ed for The Christian Post this Sunday, columnist Curtis Schube wrote that Christians should realize that the company is shifting “away from the values that we appreciated about the company.”

According to Schube, Chick-fil-A may say that it wants to promote equal opportunity, understanding and honoring unique experiences and perspectives, but those claims are “mere flowery language that provides cover for something more nefarious.”

“Progressivism is never inclusive of the Christian worldview,” he continued. “Progressivism seeks to cancel those who believe in the sanctity of marriage, those who believe that our sex/gender is God-given and cannot be changed, and those who believe that one should not be treated according to their skin color. These Christian ideals are pushed out of the spaces that progressives take over.”

In his op-ed, Schube concludes that for Chick-fil-A, “it is hard to understand this shift.”

“A good portion of their success has come from them being ‘one of us.’ Christians rightly admire and support people and companies who do not conform to the pattern of this world. Sadly, Chick-fil-A seems to be doing just that.”

Read the full op-ed over at The Christian Post.

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Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.