October 23, 2018

Tell ‘Em Jack Sent Me

Lifenews.com is an on-line prolife organization. For people like me it is an invaluable source because it keeps me updated and informed as to the current machinations that the denizens of the culture of death are up to. In a recent edition, I read about Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s recent lunch at a Chick-fil-A.  

He made a big mistake when he tweeted a picture of the money he saved using a new cash app. Boost @Chickfil-A. It was a nice bit of fluff that seemed harmless, the kind of posting that shies away from the political animus that often appears on Twitter. I should know because I have an account with 776 followers to date and have engaged in a few heated debates over the years.

His positive tweet about the aforementioned Chick-fil-A unleashed a firestorm that Chairman Dorsey was not prepared for. LGBT activists went into a frenzy. After six years, the controversy over Chick-fil-A is still sizzling — and, as we learned over the weekend, according to Lifenews,  just eating there can ruffle plenty of feathers. 

The PC Police resorted to public shaming on social media, which is the modern equivalent of what the early colonists did when they put people in stocks in the public square. The Rainbow Lobby insisted that Dorsey was a traitor for visiting the chain at all — let alone in June. This is an interesting company to boost during Pride month, @jack, Soledad O’Brien tweeted. 

While his meal apparently did not give him indigestion, as Lifenews said , it certainly turned the stomach of the far-Left. His quick suppliant apologies were disheartening. You’re right, he said, completely forgot about their background.

The background of this incident became even more troublesome for Dorsey. In 2012, before LGBT activists made him skittish about social issues, the chicken restaurant’s CEO Dan Cathy had been very open about his Christian views and he has paid a steep price for that as the LGBT lobby has tried to drive him out of business. Never mind that the restaurant is currently ranked in the top 10 in America and is forecasted to be the third largest fast food chain by 2020.

As Lifenews notes, Cathy said: We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that… We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.

Dorsey’s prostrations before the LGBT Thought Police was offensive on a much higher level. Jack Dorsey, a St. Louis native, born in 1976, the same year as my youngest son, was raised a Catholic and attended Bishop DuBurg High School. His uncle is a Cincinnati priest to boot. As a Catholic at least one time in his life, he certainly had enough religious instruction that he was aware that to condemn a food chain because of its adherence to Christian principles can easily be construed as a denial of Jesus Himself.  

Like Peter, who also denied Christ in a public forum, Dorsey denied our Savior on the public forum of social media. Peter repented his sin and proceeded to lead the nascent Catholic Church as its first Pope and suffer a martyr’s death. Perhaps Dorsey will be able to find the courage of Richard the Lionhearted and stand up to these autocrats. Right now he looks more like Jack the Chickenhearted.

In the aftermath of this imbroglio I took my wife, Anna, to a Chick-fil-A. Admittedly I had never been there before. I ordered a very spicy chicken fillet sandwich with a Diet Coke. When the server came to clear our table, I told him that Jack Dorsey had sent me. He smiled and thanked me.

Granted fast food restaurants are probably not the healthiest choice—-though they do have salads, I suggest that everyone who reads this try a Chick-fil-A. And tell them that Jack sent you. I believe that this would be an act of Christian witness, albeit it a small one. But in today’s anti-Christian milieu we need more small voices speaking the truth or as the cows in their clever ad requests, Eat more chicken!

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William Borst

WILLIAM A. BORST has taught at virtually all levels of education from elementary school through university, published commentaries in many local and national publications, and hosted a weekly talk show on WGNU radio for 22 years. Having recently served as editor of the Mindszenty Report, Dr. Borst is the author of two prominent books: Liberalism: Fatal Consequences (1999) and The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy (2005). He holds a PhD in American History from St. Louis University.

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