The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the site of the Democratic National Convention, has been selling Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches at its concession stands all week.
This was much to the ire of liberal attendees, who have tried to boycott the food for days because of the anti-gay marriage stance of its founder S. Truett Cathy.
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizWFB) July 25, 2016
Don't they have bigger issues than this? https://t.co/ORFP4F1nEG
— Ned Colley (@nedcolley) July 28, 2016
Daily Caller reporters at the convention spoke to one delegate, a member of the LGBT caucus, who said that “gay people and straight people and our allies” were “not happy about it.”
“That was just really disappointing,” Bernie Sanders delegate Joe Sacco told the Daily Caller. “I would hope that the DNC would be more sensitive in the future to the LGBT community.”
But a few days later, Independent Journal Review reported that some delegates are finally caving and eating the sandwiches…and not hating the experience!
“After trying a bite off someone else’s sandwich, [Marshall] Bennett says the temptation was just too strong to resist: ‘I caved not only because it’s cheap, but because I had a bite of somebody else’s and I missed it so much,’” IJ Review reported.
Sanders supporter Katie Sorensen told IJ Review that she knows Chick-Fil-A is a good company, even if she disagrees with the (now-dead) founder’s views.
“Despite the fact that I very much disagree with Chick-fil-A’s public position on things like LGBTQ rights, I do support the fact that they do treat their workers incredibly well, and that’s something that you don’t see a lot in the fast food industry.”
So you mean that the owners of a private business can oppose gay marriage but the company itself can still be respectable?
— Josie 4 Marco (@OkeechobeeLady) July 28, 2016
Twitter had a lot to say on the chicken controversy. This user felt liberal and conservative worlds colliding when she ate her Chick-Fil-A:
Just realized I ate my Chick-Fil-A sandwich in front of the DNC's all-gender bathroom.
— MadeleineMorgenstern (@MadeleineinDC) July 27, 2016
One person found delight in the very things that anger Democrats:
@DLoesch Libs protesting Chick fil a at DNC? Just makes me love Chick fil a more!
— Jan (@JanRs12) July 28, 2016
And finally, this tweet exposed the hypocrisy of liberals perfectly:
— Jae Newton (@truedat99) July 28, 2016