The Rev. Franklin Graham criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his decision to boycott Christian fast food chain Chick-fil-A.
ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported that de Blasio said he would be boycotting Chick-fil-A because of what he called their “anti-LGBT” stance.
"I'm certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn't urge any other New Yorker to patronize them. But they do have a legal right," he said, according to FoxNews.com.
Graham is now pushing back against the mayor’s decision, according to The Blaze.
“Can you imagine a city where a popular, successful business is singled out and attacked by the mayor who calls for a boycott — all because the business owners let it be known that they operate by Christian principles and believe in God’s definition of marriage?” Graham asked in a Facebook post on Saturday. “You don’t have to imagine. That’s exactly what just happened to one of America’s most successful businesses.”
“Doesn’t this sound like bullying, intolerance, and discrimination? All because someone won’t roll over to the LGBT agenda,” Graham continued. ”I hope Chick-fil-A has record sales in their New York stores.”
Graham added that he has known the Cathy family, the owners and founders of Chick-fil-A, for years.
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is used to controversy. In 2012, he was under fire for saying that he supported “the biblical definition of the family unit.” As far as the recent controversy, Cathy says he is “guilty as charged” and will continue to stand for traditional marriage and family values.
Publication date: May 9, 2016
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.