(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Conservative pundits, social media personalities, and millions of right-minded Americans are outraged by Chick-fil-A’s resurfaced “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) statement.
Chick-fil-A, the biggest fast food chain specializing in chicken sandwiches, used to be “aligned” with conservatives, and used to support Christian values, including opposition to gay marriage, notes a report by The Daily Caller.
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However, social media posts by conservatives are now focused on a DEI statement on Chick-fil-A’s website and its DEI programs.
They also point out that the fast food restaurant chain has employed a Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Eric McReynolds – since 2021.
The statement declares Chick-fil-A’s resolve to “eliminate barriers so all can thrive” while “foster(ing) a culture of belonging” and guaranteeing equal opportunities.
“Chick-fil-A, Inc.’s commitment to being Better at Together means embedding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in everything we do,” the website reads.
It also makes it clear that the fast food company has a Diversity Recruitment Program as well as partnerships partners with organizations such as the National Black MBA Association and the Association of Latino Professionals of America.
According to the statement, Chick-fil-A further offers its employees “Community Groups” such as the Black Employee Resource Group, the Young Professionals Group, and the Green Team.
The company’s statement on “diversity, equity, and inclusion” was slammed by conservatives, including Ian Miles Cheong, a political commentator who concluded that Chick-fil-A had “gone woke.”
“[P]eople are finally realizing how fully our culture has been overtaken,” another conservative political analyst, Savannah Hernandez, commented on Twitter.
“Even our beloved Chick-fil-A has fallen to the DEI cult (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion); the same agenda that is turning our beloved military woke,” wrote Republican Texas Congressional candidate Caroline Kane.
In 2019, Chick-fil-A disgruntled conservatives after ending its donations to two Christian groups because they opposed gay marriage.
The two nonprofits, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Salvation Army, were attacked by LGBT activists for rejecting “marriage equality.”
Chick-fil-A’s stance signaled its departure from its prior adherence to Biblical values.
“We are very much supportive of the family: the biblical definition of the family unit,” Dan Cathy, the company’s chief operating officer, had stated in 2012.
Chick-fil-A came under fire Tuesday after the company’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement resurfaced. The popular chain has had a VP of DEI in place since 2021.https://t.co/VZPVEOrAR5 via @dailycaller @CoreyWriting
— Reagan Reese (@reaganreese_) May 30, 2023