Todd Starnes Thinks Michelle Obama, Who Writes No Laws, Has Banned Chick-fil-A from Public Schools

Michelle Obama, who doesn’t write or vote on any laws, wants to prevent childhood obesity. And a federal law passed in 2010 requires that school snacks contain fewer than 200 calories.

If you were Fox News’ Todd Starnes, how would you use that information to make up a completely bogus story designed to freak out gullible Christians?

First Lady Michelle Obama Declares War on Chick-fil-A

That would do it.

Michelle Obama wants kids to be healthy. Congress passes a bill to make meals in school more nutritious. That means avoiding Chick-fil-A sandwiches and fatty snack foods that go above the calorie count.

Therefore, Michelle Obama hates Jesus. (And the Keebler Elves, I assume.)

The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than 200 calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues.

And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A sandwiches at school.

School leaders are bracing for the outrage when returning students learn that there won’t be any more bake sales. No more cupcakes. No more Cheese Doodles. Just bottled water and fat-free kale chips — all thanks to Mrs. Obama’s meddling.

This is what seething hatred looks like. The facts don’t support Starnes’ story — as usual — so he just makes up something inflammatory. (Which is too bad since his health would probably improve if he ate some of those kale chips instead of the alternatives.)

When a Christian “news” organization like Charisma promotes what he’s saying, it’s an admission that the truth doesn’t matter. They’re more than happy to embrace obvious bullshit.

I mean, I expect that description of Christianity from atheists, but not from Christians themselves.

By the way, students are still allowed to bring their own lunches to school. If parents want to feed them Chick-fil-A sandwiches or any other foods that’ll slowly clog their arteries, they’re welcome to.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.


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