The Craziness Gets Worse

by Dick Hall-Sizemore

Now I understand why so many people are opposed to DEI.  It is “an inherently un-Christian practice.”

At least that is what some conservatives outraged at Chick-fil-A are saying as they call for a boycott of the company.  As one asserted, “you cannot hold to that position [DEI] and glorify God.”

What seems to have set off the storm of criticism is this statement on the company’s website;

One of our core values at Chick-fil-A, Inc. is that we are better together. When we combine our unique backgrounds and experiences with a culture of belonging, we can discover new ways to strengthen the quality of care we deliver: to customers, to the communities we serve and to the world. We understand that getting Better at Together means we learn better, care better, grow better and serve better.

Chick-fil-A, Inc.’s commitment to being Better at Together means embedding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in everything we do.

The website goes on to explain that it would achieve this goal by: “ensuring equal access, valuing differences, and creating a culture of belonging.”

The company’s critics were also outraged that Chick-fil-A had hired a Vice-President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Never mind that the company policy has been in place for many years and the vice-president had been in that position since at least 2020.

Keep in mind that this is a company that declares that its corporate purpose is “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.” As part of fulfilling this purpose, the company’s stores are closed on Sundays to give their employees the opportunity to go to church.

This country is going crazy.