Why Doesn’t Chick-fil-A Cave? The Family Owners Made a Covenant to ‘Be Faithful to Christ’

Chick-fil-A really is a marvel.

Unlike so many other companies (would that be, all other companies?), they haven’t caved to any pressure from the far and belligerent Left.

Why not?

Could it be because it’s dumb to say what others tell you to say, rather than what you believe you should?


But according to Business Insider, the company’s commitment to certain ideals has to do with keeping a promise.

In founder Truett Cathy’s memoir, Eat Mor Chickin: Inspire More People, he recalled a covenant he and his family made:

“We will be faithful to Christ’s lordship in our lives. As committed Christians we will live a life of selfless devotion to His calling in our lives. We will prayerfully seek His leadership in all major decisions that impact our family and others. Our family roles as spouses to our lifelong mates, parents to our children, and loving aunts and uncles will be our priority.”

The family vowed to uphold its Christian values as it found success and a place of cultural influence — achieved in part by philanthropic work, always being closed on Sunday, and never taking the company public.

In 2013, Truett’s son, Dan, took the helm as CEO. Since then, he’s seen the chicken chain become a veritable empire: It’s now the third largest chain in the U.S., with the first-most important single pickle in the history of sandwiches.

What a difference a dill makes. MmmmMMMM!

But my, how some hate the fast food favorite.

Chick-fil-A caught flack for its matrimonial disposition — here’s what Dan said on The Ken Coleman Show amid debate over gay marriage:

“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.’ 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.”

Last year, as noted by The Daily Wire, both The New Yorker and HuffPostd railed against the Chick.

HP’s headline: “If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can’t Keep Eating Chick-fil-A.”

TNY lamented the restaurant’s “creepy infiltration” of The Big Apple:

And yet, it continues thrive.

Wanna know more about the makers of your favorite cherry-topped milkshake? I have two things for you to check out:

  • WinShape camps for girls, aimed to impact “young people through a summer camp experience that allows them to sharpen character, grow in relationships and deepen Christian faith.”
  • The Chick-fil-A-distributed family film The Pistol, about the life of basketball great Pistol Pete Maravich.

If you’ve experienced either, share your views in the Comments section.


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