Journalist starts fire by arguing that conservatives are the ones who ‘made Chick-fil-A an issue’

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 01: A general view of atmosphere at the PETA and the LGBT community's 'Chick-fil-A Is Anti-Gay!' at Chick-fil-A on August 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
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A so-called “journalist” with the Houston Chronicle argued Tuesday on social media that it’s conservatives, not anti-Christian liberal bigots, who’ve turned Chick-fil-A into a political issue.

“Journalist” Erica Grieder’s bizarre and factually incorrect arguments were posited shortly after the Texas House finally passed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill, a piece of legislation designed to protect private businesses from being punished by local officials for their religious or moral beliefs.

After news of the bill’s passage began spreading on social media, a random Twitter user from San Francisco posted a comment about how he or she has never been pestered about his or her religious beliefs or “sins” while eating at the uber-popular restaurant chain.

Grieder responded to this post by writing, “Seriously, though: @ChickfilA really isn’t political, it seems that way of course but that’s bc Republicans keep white-knighting them #txlege.”


This prompted annoyance from Christian conservatives. Why? Because as they dutifully pointed out to the “journalist,” liberal Democrats have been actively campaigning against Chick-fil-A nonstop ever since CEO Dan Cathy revealed in 2012 that he supports traditional marriage.

Just two months ago local officials in San Antonio banned the restaurant chain from the San Antonio International Airport over its allegedly “anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

This “anti-LGBTQ behavior” included donating $1.8 million in 2017 to three charitable Christian ministries that abide by the Christian beliefs outlined in the Bible. That Christian organizations would abide by Christian beliefs is unfathomable to the left for reasons that remain unclear.

Look at some of the clapback Grieder received below, and take note of how she tried to rebut it:

It’s as if she lives in an alternate reality — one teeming with alternative facts. The facts show that it’s Democrats who’ve made Chick-fil-A an issue literally “everywhere.”

Last month the New Yorker ran a lengthy piece complaining about the chain’s “creepy infiltration” of New York City. To be clear, there are only four of the restaurant in the city …

Was it a conservative who made the left-wing magazine complain about the restaurant showing up in NYC? Nope. Was it a conservative who made NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio call for a Chick-fil-A boycott in 2016? Nope. Was it a conservative who made officials in New York scrap plans to construct a a Chick-fil-A at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport? Nope.

Was it a conservative who vandalized a Maryland-based Chick-fil-A with anti-Christian spray paint last year? Nope. Was it a conservative who harassed a cashier at a a Chick-fil-A in Tucson, Arizona, way back in 2012? Nope.

As noted by Grieder’s critics, all conservatives have done is, one, eat Chick-fil-A’s delicious food, and two, push back against the left’s repeated, relentless attempts to destroy the restaurant chain over its owner’s proud Christian beliefs.


Yet the “Houston Chronicle” journalist chose to double, triple and quadruple down.

First she argued that the Texas House’s legislation is proof that Republicans made Chick-fil-A an issue (WRONG). Then she tried to cite a Bible verse (FAIL). Then she blamed Dan Cathy for her side’s anti-Christian zealotry (WRONG). It just continued on and on and on.

She even claimed that she herself is a Christian.

Look, and be prepared to facepalm repeatedly:

Just like Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, Grieder appears to be a self-identified Christian who, despite purporting to be a woman of faith, seemingly doesn’t mind throwing her alleged religious beliefs (and the truth) under the bus if it means scoring points against Republicans. Sad.



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