Chick-fil-A’s company culture was influenced by its founder Truett Cathy’s Southern Baptist beliefs. That’s why all Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed for business on Sunday as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas. The company has recently come under fire for supporting groups that are against gay marriage. Surprisingly, on the Sunday morning of the Orlando massacre in a gay nightclub, Chick-fil-A opened its doors to prepare and provide free sandwiches to first-responders, police and volunteers. Why? Because Cathy’s Southern Baptist beliefs include community support.
Chick-fil-A has responded to the Black Lives Matter movement. Following the murder of five white police officers at a Black Lives Matter march in Dallas, Chick-fil-A is showing its support for the men and women in blue. In a show of support for the men and women who risk their lives for the safety and service of others, Chick-fil-employees are wearing “Back the Blue” shirts.
It’s not racist and it’s not intended to incite violence. It’s just their way of showing appreciation for those who choose to protect our communities.
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It’s not too often a large company like Chick-fil-A gets involved in a controversial topic, but they have thrown themselves right smack in the middle of the Black Lives Matter movement with a statement that has millions of people talking across the country.
Blue Lives Matter is a movement that counters BLM by encouraging citizens to support police officers that put their lives on the line every single day for citizens across the country. Police officers are here to protect citizens and will do so regardless of color, as long as you cooperate and obey the law.
To show support for law enforcement, Chick-fil-A has unveiled their “Back The Blue” t-shirts.