Chick-Fil-A Offers Free Delivery, Internet Says 'No Thanks, Bigots'

by Valerie Williams
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People aren’t exactly feeling Chick-fil-A’s offer for delivery and free chicken

Due to their long (like, really long) history of supporting causes that hurt the LGBTQ community and their unapologetic opposition to gay marriage, a lot of folks aren’t huge fans of fast food giant Chick-fil-A. The company just announced they’d be delivering nationwide and also, giving away a few hundred thousand free chicken sandwiches, and still, the news was met with much resistance by those who aren’t so into their hateful beliefs.

Bless their hearts.

Chick-fil-A will roll out delivery all over the country through a partnership with meal delivery app DoorDash. It will extend to more than 1,100 Chick-fil-A locations and will include a giveaway of up to 200,000 free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches.

“So many of our guests’ busy lives and family commitments have them strapped for time. Delivery is one way we can help them get a quick yet high quality meal,” said Jon Bridges, Chick-fil-A senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “If they’re unable to come to us, we’ll come to them.”

Cool, cool. Except a large portion of the country is not at all feeling this — or the restaurant in general.

As in, bye boy.

No one’s here for the bigot chicken, guys.

Hate chicken. Absolutely no thank you.

Like, there’s plenty of other chicken options that don’t involve betraying friends and family who are part of the LGBTQ community.

This, pretty much.

Basically, people prefer their chicken *without* supporting a company that actively works to limit the rights of an entire population of fellow human beings.

During an interview in 2012, Chick-fil-A president and COO Dan 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 want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that,” Cathy said. “We intend to stay the course. 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.”

Yup. Chick-fil-A’s leadership is totally entitled to their (wrong) views on gay marriage and LGBTQ folks in general, but the rest of us are entitled to refuse their hate-infused poultry and take our business elsewhere.