U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham doesn’t often talk about principles, but on Wednesday the South Carolina Republican declared his willingness to go to war for them. Or rather, for Chick-fil-A‘s “principles.”
“I want everyone in South Carolina and across America to know I have Chick fil-A’s back,” Graham tweeted. “I hope we don’t have to, but I will go to war for the principles Chick fil-A stands for. Great food. Great service. Great values. God bless Chick fil-A!”
What prompted his fast food prayer?
“Notre Dame students and faculty outraged by proposed campus Chick-fil-A, claim fast food option isn’t inclusive enough,” a Fox News report Graham linked to says.
It’s disappointing to hear some ND students and faculty want to ban Chick-fil-A from doing business on campus because they disagree with the values held by the Chick-fil-A founders.
What a dangerous precedent to set.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) July 14, 2021
Graham is getting torched for declaring his allegiance to a fast food restaurant.
Despite its claims, many believe Chick-fil-A profits still fund anti-LGBTQ efforts and organizations, either directly or indirectly. And despite numerous articles whitewashing the words of Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy, it wasn’t just a casual opposition to same-sex marriage that offended the LGBTQ community, it was his vehement Bible-based assault.
“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say ‘we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”
He also called support for same-sex marriage, “twisted up kind of stuff.”
But back to Senator Graham, or rather, back to those who are mocking him.
Take a look:
I’ve seen ghastly sights. We have no baths. And the trenches reek of urine. I watched my lieutenant’s arm blown off by a shell launched by Chick-fil-A’s enemies. He was a good, strong commander, but I fear the gangrene has set in.
I pray I’ll see you again. https://t.co/0jWYVNKH7J
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) July 14, 2021
We get it dude you’re obsessed with Chick-fil-a. But people are dying of Covid. Maybe focus on telling folks to get vaccinated, instead of advertising for a fast food chain who is a donor of yours. pic.twitter.com/6udRtZIeIN
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 14, 2021
One of @ChickfilA‘s “great values” is lying about originally inventing the fried chicken sandwich; it was, like many other foods associated with the South, an idea appropriated without attribution from Black people.
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) July 14, 2021
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) July 14, 2021
It’s a fast food restaurant you garden troll. We have real issues and you’re going to bat for a franchise in a state you don’t live in. Go get some chapstick and put your lips back on Trump’s orange ass.
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) July 14, 2021
Imagine representing the state ranked 34th in health care and 44th in education and declaring your willingness to “go to war” for a bigoted fast food chain. https://t.co/UlexJz8vzQ
— Brandon Wolf (@bjoewolf) July 14, 2021
In which we learn that Lindsey’s hill to die on is a fast food restaurant.
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) July 14, 2021
Lindsey defends Chick-fil-A more than he defends the Capitol Police.
— CR (@robbinsresort) July 14, 2021
Lindsey Graham is ready to stand up for a fried chicken corporation but won’t stand up for our democracy by investigating a physical attack on our Capitol.
Corporations are who the GOP protect while the Democrats fight to protect America. https://t.co/rikfQUrL5o
— Russell Foster for Texas (@RussellFosterTX) July 14, 2021
Too bad you won’t go to war for voting rights or do defend the Capitol Police Officers, but I guess at this point shilling for fast food chicken is about all we can expect from you.
— Brandi Morgan (@Brandimorgantg) July 14, 2021
If by “values” you mean prejudice and hatred disguised as religion.https://t.co/cnK8Lu2x9b
— Peter Corless 🌎☮ 💛🍦💉💉 (@PeterCorless) July 14, 2021
Regardless of your thoughts on Chick Fil A, this tweet (whether with or without of context) is absolutely bizarre https://t.co/Pe0FcLB5tq
— The Sabermetric Skeptic 🦁 (@SABRSkeptic) July 14, 2021
Oh thank GOD, because as an SC resident, my biggest concern right now is DEFINITELY about whether or not Lindsey Graham “has Chik-Fil-A’s back”. PHEW.
Fuck the underpaid teachers, underpaid cops, and underpaid hospitality workers. Lindsey’s priorities are on point, friends. https://t.co/PwFKBkF6Ep
— Stefanie Williams (@StefWilliams25) July 14, 2021
What he is saying is “The Chick fil-A people give us a shit load of money so that we will spread hate in the name of Christianity” https://t.co/GqFS4q5WAd
— Lauren Down South (@LaurenDownSouth) July 14, 2021
Fuck this! We have a US Senator here that cares more about a fast-food chicken joint than investigating an insurrection. https://t.co/iwsn6xptjE
— Bob Levine (@idguy) July 14, 2021
Excuse me Lindsey- why exactly is this something that a US Senator should focus on? You really are a useless piece of shit. https://t.co/7bihWtr5AO
— Howard Shimmel (@HowardShimmel) July 14, 2021
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