Chick-fil-A announced plans for its first restaurants outside the United States last week, having set its sights on Toronto.
And unhinged left-wing LGBT activists have set their sights on protesting this news.
“Toronto is a great city – with diverse and caring people, a vibrant restaurant culture and a deep talent pool,” said Tim Tassopoulos president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, according to Chick-fil-A’s press release. “These characteristics align perfectly with Chick-fil-A’s focus on community giving, delivering a premium restaurant experience and working with passionate people who can grow with our company.”
Chick-fil-A reveals plans to open first international restaurant https://t.co/eAVOmrTvjV pic.twitter.com/OQ0lA3pTYX
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 28, 2018
Of course, with Canada being home to more than its share of progressive social justice warriors, the selection of Toronto makes for an interesting choice — even if logistics do work.
Adding to the curious choice, Toronto was named the third most LGBT-friendly city in the world last year in a survey conducted by Nestpick, an aggregator website for furnished apartments.
But the company that came under fire from the left because of the Christian beliefs of it’s late founder, S. Truett Cathy, is not deterred, saying online it plans anywhere from 10 to 20 locations in Toronto.
It's true! Our first restaurant is scheduled to open in Toronto in the first half of 2019. We won’t stop there though…we aim to open 10 to 20 restaurants in Toronto over the next five years!
— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) July 25, 2018
Chick-fil-A never refused service to gay patrons, nor did it exhibit discrimination in the work place. The angst on the left is prompted by Cathy’s religious beliefs, which included the belief that — egad! — marriage is between a man and a woman.
Cathy passed away in 2014, but LGBT activists continue to unfairly malign Chick-fil-A, as seen in the reaction from “tolerant” liberals to the expansion news.
Including this gem: “Chick-Fil-A is opening a location in Toronto. Ima go throw the first brick.”
Here’s a quick sampling of other responses from social media users pushing a false political narrative and already calling for a boycott.
Going to let my dog poop on the doorstep of Chick-Fil-A every Sunday when it comes to Toronto
— March Sadness 🌲listen to @onbeliefpod (@karengeier) July 25, 2018
Just a friendly Canadian reminder that we are a progressive country and have morals and fight for equal rights for all. We don't want your bigoted and discriminatory business opening anywhere north of the border. #BoycottChickFilA
— Chris Lotts (@chrislotts1) July 26, 2018
That’s unfortunate. You’re not welcome here. I know your homophobic history and your bankrolling of political candidates who promote anti-LGBT discrimination. That bigotry has no place in Canada. I will be boycotting you and encouraging others to do the same. #BoycottChickFilA
— Wayne Leung (@wayleu) July 25, 2018
Chick-fil-A openly discriminates against the LGBT community. They have no business in a progressive and multicultural city like Toronto. They won’t be getting my business. #BoycottChickFilA https://t.co/1wzAlKttVR
— Picard?️??? (@Picard_M_Maker) July 25, 2018
Not that rational minded Cannucks are not pumped over the news that they’ll soon be consuming delicious chicken sandwiches.
This is amazing!
— Paul Franks (@WPaul) July 25, 2018
Canada is Capitalist, so all you protestors who want tolerance for yourselves and nobody else, are free to not do business there. I bet @ChickfilA is going to have an #amazing #recordsetting opening without your attendance. @slaterradio https://t.co/POt1MuFl8X
— Tired of Liberal Liars (@TiredofLibLies) July 29, 2018
What a magical day…woke up to find out Chick-fil-A is opening stores in Canada…is this the beginning of world peace??
Can Chick-fil-A solve our international diplomacy issues??? @ChickfilA
— Amy (@sethna_amy21) July 25, 2018
— Tawnee (@Tawnee83) July 25, 2018
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