Outrageous Don't Go to Chick-Fil-A, Mayor De Blasio Tells New Yorkers
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials are urging New Yorkers not to eat at Chick fil-A.
The popular chicken restaurant is planning to open up a new location in Queens, its fourth to open in New York City.
But the liberal mayor argued that the owners of Chick fil-A support groups that promote "hate" against gays.
"Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT," he said in a statement, according to the website DNAInfo.
"This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love. It is outrageous that Chick-fil-A is quietly spreading its message of hate by funding these types of organizations."
He went on to call for a boycott by New Yorkers.
"I’m certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them. But they do have a legal right," he said.
Chick-fil-A responded by pointing out that it has 80,000 employees of all different backgrounds and beliefs and prefers to focus on its food and service.
"The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender," a spokesperson said.
So what happened when Steve Doocy asked some diners at a Manhattan Chick-fil-A about Mayor de Blasio's remarks?
One man, told of the boycott calls by Steve, said he's on Chick-fil-A's side.
"That's what I'm gonna tell Trump. Keep God first and our kids will be fine," said Jeff.
Watch the reactions below.
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