Guys, I hate to do this to you, but I feel like it's my duty to inform you that Chick-Fil-A has crossed a MAJOR red line.
And no, it's not just their cauliflower sandwich, though now that was clearly a sign that the company had strayed.
No, Chick-Fil-A has gone full woke Marxist, although I doubt any of the boomers in charge know it, endorsing wokeness with a department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Here's a closeup of their website:
Ian is correct. DEI is wokeness. Wokeness is Marxist.
You can slap some Bible verses in your DEI statement, you can couch it in the friendliest language possible, as Chick-Fil-A does in their statement, but that doesn't change the nature of DEI, or, as Gad Saad presciently dubbed it, "DIE."
Because everything it touches dies.
Now, the DEI program at CFA does some nice things. It's based on caring and community service.
So, if those are good things, why rag on CFA?
Simply speaking, it's because running a company based on DEI means seeing everything through the lens of woke race politics as well as gender and sexuality politics as well.
There's no such thing as DEI without wokeness.
It's a way for Chick-Fil-A to try to appease the woke mob that has been its enemies for years since the founders, the Cathys, vocally supported traditional marriage.
They want to prove that they aren't "bigots" and one way to do that is to allow the wokeness into the organization to shape their company.
This DEI department has been part of Chick-Fil-A since at least 2020, a year when A LOT of companies found out that they had to have DEI departments in order to be aNti-RaCisT.
Eric McReynolds is now the Vice President of CFA in charge of DEI, but in 2020 he was put into the position of executive director of DEI.
(Meaning the influence of the woke DEI wing of Chick-Fil-A is moving up the food chain.)
Wokeness is capturing all the formerly Christian institutions, including the Christian chicken joint.
Because if you aren't explicitly Christian, then leftism will take you over and transform you into its image.
Can Chick-Fil-A right the ship?