San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is jumping on the Chick-fil-A bashing bandwagon due to the fast food chain’s anti-gay ways. He joins a growing chorus of Democratic officials from across the country calling out the company in recent days after its CEO said legalizing same-sex marriage would bring God’s wrath.
On his Twitter feed late this afternoon, Lee criticized the company, which has long been targeted by pro-gay rights activists due to its funneling profits to anti-gay groups.
His first post read, “Very disappointed #ChickFilA doesn’t share San Francisco’s values & strong commitment to equality for everyone.”
That was followed up with, “Closest #ChickFilA to San Francisco is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.”
The nearest location of the chain appears to be northeast of San Francisco across the bay in Fairfield’s Westfield Solano Shopping Center.
On Friday House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) joined in the fray, tweeting that “for the record, I prefer Kentucky Fried Chicken.”
Since the latest controversy broke last week, both Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel have come out against the chain’s plans to open in their cities. And Philadelphia Councilman Jim Kenney also has gone public with his opposition of seeing a Chick-fil-A open in his city.
This afternoon employees of the Human Rights Campaign protested one of the company’s food trucks parked near its D.C. headquarters.
Meanwhile supporters of the chain, famous for its chicken sandwiches, are planning an eat-in at the company’s locations next Wednesday, August 1.