That Jesus-chicken tastes like Christian-hate: Chick-fil-A’s first location in the U.K. is being forced to close after residents became aware of the fast food chain’s deplorable record supporting anti-gay Christian-hate groups.
Chick-fil-A opened its first location in the United Kingdom in early October.
A little more than a week later, the British shopping center leasing the location has already said it will not extend the restaurant’s six-month lease, BBC reported Friday.
A US fast-food chain will cease trading at its first UK outlet amid a row over donations to anti-LGBT groups.
Gay rights campaigners called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A, which opened its first branch at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading on 10 October.
A spokeswoman for the centre said “the right thing to do” was to not extend the restaurant’s lease beyond the “six-month pilot period”.
In a statement, the Oracle Shopping Center said:
We always look to introduce new concepts for our customers, however, we have decided on this occasion that the right thing to do is to only allow Chick-Fil-A to trade with us for the initial six month pilot period, and not to extend the lease any further.
The news set off a firestorm of criticism because previously the company had claimed they had stopped supporting anti-LGBT organizations. Yet despite repeated claims from the company that they were no longer anti-gay, they continued to actively support and fund anti-gay Christian hate groups.
Chick-fil-A, responding to reports the chicken franchise supports anti-gay Christian hate groups, claims that supporting anti-LGBT organizations is part of their “higher calling.”
Bottom line: Chick-fil-A’s first location in the U.K. is being forced to close because that Jesus-chicken tastes like Christian-hate.