NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his city council members are urging New Yorkers to boycott Chick-fil-A, claiming they are spreading a “message of hate.”
Fox News sent me to the Chick-fil-A on sixth avenue to find out what customers thought about the call to stop eating their chicken.
Most Chick-fil-A enthusiasts didn’t know about the boycott, but one in particular was there to defy the mayor.
“I like their food and I believe in people’s freedom, and de Blasio said we shouldn’t, so I take that as I should,” said one proud dissenter. “Mayor de Blasio should spend some more time thinking about police and showing them respect than getting involved in businesses.”
New Yorkers ignored the mayor’s call for a boycott, and seem to be flocking there in larger numbers as CFA’s second location in NYC continues to have a line out the door.
CFA’s corporate purpose is “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us” with a “positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”
Judging from New Yorkers’ responses, CFA is doing something right.
One customer summed it up well.
“I’m going in there for a sandwich and that’s what matters to me,” he said.
And they just might be responding to the cows’ messages on billboards across this nation — “eat more chikin.”
Todd Starnes wrote about the attempted boycott in his column at FoxNews.com.