Jesus wants to know if you would like to supersize those fries
A 25-year-old Muslim Houston resident is suing Chick-fil-A in a Houston federal court.
Aziz Latif alleges the Atlanta-based fast-food chain’s corporate purpose to glorify God discriminates against non-Christian employees.
He says he was fired from his job at a Houston Chick-fil-A restaurant a day after he refused to pray to Jesus Christ during a training session in November 2000.
Okay. Now they don’t have Chick-fil-A’s in my neck of the woods, (in fact I had never heard of them) so I went and looked up their corporate philosophy;
For Truett Cathy, it seemed like such a simple idea: make a sandwich using chicken. But oh how his little idea took off. From modest beginnings in a tiny Georgia eatery almost sixty years ago, Chick-fil-AÂ® has grown into one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in the nation. Yet, from the beginning, the first priority for Truett and Chick-fil-A has never been just to serve chicken. It’s to serve a higher calling.
Our official statement of corporate purpose says that we exist “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” That’s why we invest in scholarships, character-building programs for kids, foster homes and other community services. Come to think of it, it’s also not a bad motive for striving to serve a really, really good sandwich.
Um, okay. Chicken sandwiches for God.
I swear. The South is a whole other country to me.