The Chicken and the Cross

The Chicken and the Cross

Sunday, September 15, 2024
| Mark 8:27-38

You can never please all of the people all of the time. Should you even try?

“Are we boycotting Chick-fil-A over this?”

That was a question tossed out to the online community by podcaster Joey Mannarino. He accused the chicken sandwich chain of pushing an offensive political agenda.

More than 110,000 people responded to his poll. Almost half of them clicked, “Yes, boycott.”

The response was nothing new. Chick-fil-A has been shunned repeatedly since 2012, first by progressives and now by conservatives. According to Fast Company magazine, “Chick-fil-A now has the unenviable distinction of being perhaps the only major U.S. brand to be simultaneously boycotted by the left and the right.”

The company has discovered the truth of Abraham Lincoln’s observation: “You can never please all of the people all of the time.” These words are true, despite the fact that historians have not been able to find a source for the quotation. Lincoln is also famous for saying, “Don’t believe everything you read on...

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