Evening Edition - November 19

November 19, 2019

I am both saddened and disgusted to report that Chick-fil-A has caved to self-centered LGBTQ activists and will reportedly no longer give charitable donations to the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/gov-huckabee-blasts-chick-fil-selling-leftists-will-hate-anyway/

For the record, the money went to the Salvation Army’s camps for kids and the Angel Tree program that provides a nice Christmas for poor families…to the FCA’s program that gives underprivileged inner city youth access to sports such as golf, tennis and archery…and to the Paul Anderson Youth Home to help troubled young males transform their lives through education, substance abuse treatment and Christian-based mentoring.  Boy, that sure sounds homophobic, doesn’t it?  And by the way: the claim that the Salvation Army discriminates against the LGBTQ community is a scurrilous lie:

https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/the-lgbtq-community-and-the-salvation-army/

Sorry if all you poor children have to go without Christmas or sports programs, but some deep-pockets LGBTQ activists who’ve appointed themselves as our moral superiors falsely redefined traditional religious beliefs as “bigotry and hatred,” and declared their own interests more important than yours.  

Chick-fil-A issued a cover-your-buns response…

https://www.christianpost.com/news/chick-fil-a-denies-capitulating-to-lgbt-activists-christian-groups-wont-be-excluded-from-donations.html

…but it still amounts to a gutless betrayal of the people who stood beside them in order to capitulate to a tiny but loud group that unfairly attacked them.  Frankly, I don’t understand the business logic behind it.  Despite the harping from the left, Chick-fil-A had grown to be the most popular fast food chain in the country. They hardly needed to cave in. And do they seriously believe they'll increase sales by alienating their core customer base to suck up to people who hate them (and who are NEVER satisfied; they're still attacking Chick-fil-A for not going far enough):

https://twitter.com/chadfelixg/status/1196595824945483778 

I’m not one of those people who believes in boycotting businesses and hurting the employees because I disagree with the political views of upper management.  I have never called for boycotting Amazon, Apple or Starbucks, even though the politics of their leaders are diametrically opposed to mine.  And I would never call for boycotting Chick-fil-A over this.  But I suspect that many customers who felt a personal connection and loyalty to the brand no longer will.  That’s a dumb business decision in the long run.

I’ll have more to say about this next weekend on my TBN TV show.  In the meantime, if you’d like to let the intolerant self-appointed guardians of “tolerance” know what you think about their tactics, you can make direct donations to the organizations that Chick-fil-A will no longer sponsor.  Here are the links, feel free to share.  Just the cost of a chicken sandwich would be greatly appreciated.

Salvation Army: https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/

Fellowship of Christian Athletes: https://www.fca.org/

Paul Anderson Youth Home: https://www.payh.org/

 

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While we’re on the subject, here’s yet another example of children suffering because LGBTQ activists can’t stop singing their favorite song: “Me, me, me, me, meeeee!” 

https://triblive.com/local/regional/catholics-halt-adoption-foster-care-programs-in-greensburg-pittsburgh-over-state-rule/

And before we leave this, a related question: What was going through the heads of the people in charge of Sprite when they okayed this commercial campaign?  Do they seriously believe this will sell soda? This is on the same level as endorsing genital mutilation.

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/creepy-new-sprite-commercial-sells-transgenderism-and-breast-binding-not-soda/

 

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You probably heard some of the breathless (in some cases, hopeful) reports of President Trump having chest pains and going to see a doctor at Walter Reed Military Medical Center over the weekend.  Well, sorry to get you all excited, anti-Trumpers, but his doctor says it’s just more fake news.

https://fox8.com/2019/11/19/trumps-doctor-releases-memo-on-presidents-health-after-surprise-weekend-hospital-visit/

Trump’s doctor said it was nothing but a routine, planned checkup that was kept off the record due to scheduling uncertainties, and he didn’t have chest pains or any other issues.

We’re now awaiting Adam Schiff’s subpoena for all his health records to see if the doctor is LYING about that.  I’m sure Trump would be happy to send him a stool sample.   

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It appears that even though “bribery” won the latest focus group for the “grounds for impeachment du jour,” it wasn’t panning out evidence-wise.  So House Democrats are now investigating whether Trump lied in his written testimony to Robert Mueller in the two-year investigation that found nothing.  Because I’m sure he wrote those answers himself and they weren’t written by his attorneys or anything like that.  Just like he made out his own tax forms. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house-investigating-if-trump-lied-to-mueller-in-written-testimony

This would be a good place to share a comment from Disqus user “TheMOSTvettedPrezinHistory,” who has compiled all the charges so far that the Dems have flung against Trump, only to see them fizzle and have them immediately move on to the next one.  (If your browser doesn’t go straight to it, then scroll down and it should appear as the first comment.  Trust me, by this date, the list is far too long to reproduce here.)

http://disq.us/p/25lqf74

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President Trump isn’t the only person who’s no fan of the New York Times.  Sunday, the Times ran an article accusing Federal Express of not making good “on its promised investment surge” and of not paying any taxes in fiscal 2018.

That sparked a furious response from FedEx CEO Frederick W. Smith.   He called the story “distorted and incorrect,” claiming that FedEx invested $6 billion in the US economy in that year.  He also noted that the Times itself, using similar legal tax write-offs, made $111 million in 2017 and paid no taxes.

But here’s where things really get interesting: Smith didn’t just complain about the Times’ coverage of FedEx.  He challenged Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger and the paper’s business section editor to a public debate on corporate investments and federal tax policy with him and FedEx’s corporate VP of taxes.

https://www.westernjournal.com/furious-ceo-challenges-new-york-times-publisher-debate-outrageous-distortion-truth/

So far, there’s been no response from Sulzberger.  If I had to guess, I’d say there is absolutely, positively no way that Sulzberger will be at that debate, overnight or in a million years. 

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  • rodney burke

    11/21/2019 02:35 PM

    Salzberger threw their stupidity back in tehir face. Of course there will neer be a debate. the NYT will have their &^%$ handed back to them. All too many facts would come out and the NYT doesn't want ANY facts exposed.

    DT's health should be the envy of all hateocrats. Shows how deserate the media is and it is now annoying. Word of the week? Accusation of the week? Dems can't win because they are doing the same thing and looking for a different results. Vindman and Sol whatever, the ambassador who doesn't know much. The whole day blew up in their face as usual. I am sure the Senate is watching with interest and when it comes to them if it does, they will kill it dead. LGBQ go find another planet, we don't want you in our business. Chck filet should tell them where to go and how soon to get there.. The Kuiper belt would be good.

  • Anita Mule

    11/20/2019 09:53 PM

    I am very disappointed in Chick-fil-A. I don't see a reason for this when people were rallying around them. The only reason I didn't patronize them is that there is none near me. I like your idea of contributing to these charities. I can't do much, but if enough people feel as I do, it might make some impact, and a statement. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Vernon Hinz

    11/20/2019 04:43 PM

    it is disgusting what is happening to the morals of this country, all being pushed by the liberal left, the Democrats. They have infiltrated everything , even some of the churches. That is the reason we left one we had been going to for 18 years. The one we belong to now believes in the bible and gods law

    democcrats

  • James Hasskarl

    11/20/2019 04:18 PM

    It is time that we, the people get something for our money. TV already had soap operas for folks who needed something to to with their time. However, we the working people in America do not get paid if we do not produce something to help improve our employers condition. In the past 3 years the House has ripped us off to the tune of many millions of dollars and only named a few Post Offices. If Nancy and Congress do not get that trade agreement signed we need to put them in jail for willfully neglecting to do the job they took an oath to do. We the People need our money back from them for lying that they have been bettering our position.

  • Dot whitley

    11/20/2019 12:23 PM

    When the founder of Chick-fil-A died I told my family that it would be a miracle if the family followed in Dads footsteps, and carried on the Christian example that he had taught them. I'm totally disgusted with how they cared so little about their dads Christian . In honoring the wonderful loyalty of their Dad toward God. I hope they fall fast, and either repent,or never make a come back.

    Dot Whitley

  • Bernadette Kathleen Dillon

    11/20/2019 12:13 PM

    Next chick fila will be open on Sundays

  • Floyd A Unger

    11/20/2019 11:35 AM

    Again...excellent. I’ve been concerned for years about the NYT. I’m beyond saddened by the Chick-fil-A move. I wonder. Have they forgotten about Sodum and or Rome?

  • Robert Cochran

    11/20/2019 10:43 AM

    I have to ask if the LGBT organizations that widely protest against respectable groups who contribute to organizations that are not affiliated with the LGBT community themselves contribute to non-LGBT organizations? If the LGBTQ organizations don't contribute to organizations outside the LGBTQ community, are they not guilty of the same complaint they register? Sorry Mike, my writing doesn't match your quality.

  • Donna Catlin

    11/20/2019 10:03 AM

    Mr. Huckabee,
    I enjoy reading your newsletter - especially your sense of humor, which is needed badly these days! I tend to agree with many of your assessments.

    That being said, there are some points I vehemently disagree with, like you views on oil consumption, the sense that your tone is becoming almost as vindictive as those you criticize, and now this scathing condemnation of a business that is still operating with more integrity and values than almost all others. Just like those you criticize daily, you are throwing the baby out with the bath water by calling on people to dismiss Chik-fil-a for making a business decision that isn’t to your liking. They still follow the Christian code of conduct you espouse, unlike any others I know of in that league of fast food chains or other businesses. If you are “suggesting” your followers shun them for this, you’ve hurt a still-Christian business. Are we then supposed to turn to other restaurants to see if they measure up? This is a very complicated issue in our culture these days, and I am certain the decision did not come lightly to what I know to be a fine organization. We are not sitting in that board room, and while I would encourage people to donate to those places that have lost the foundation’s money, I would not encourage anyone to spend their fast-food money elsewhere. Your harsh article is unbecoming, and has added to the mounting straws that would result in my turning away from you and the wisdom I have so admired since reading your book in 2008. Very disappointing.

  • Leo Draegert

    11/20/2019 09:19 AM

    There is big money in lies about almost everything! Read an article where the Democrat founder was barging about it, but he has made his money and is going to get out of the business! If we the people believe all the stool samples coming down the pike i guess we deserve what we get. satan sure has the paddle in the pot.

  • Amelia Little

    11/20/2019 03:31 AM

    I don't watch commercials on tv--in fact, some are so annoying (the songs or the caterwailing they must think is music) that I immediately change the channel for a few minutes. So, I miss most of what is being advertised, including the one you wrote about.

    I cringe everytime I hear the word "boycott." I don't care if it is a liberal, ultra-fanatic (like LBGTetc) group, or a conservative group. I still go to stores that provide the products I like--and I continue to use the laundry soap, toothpaste, cereal, etc that I like. I never went to Target much, but still do so on occasion regardless of their bathroom policy--I just don't use the bathroom there!!! (Could that be considered a boycott? lol) I've never eaten at a Chick-Fil-A because I think the closest is 250+ miles, but I also don't eat KFC or Popeye's because chicken isn't my choice for a quick sandwich/meal. My philosophy is--if you don't like the product, price, etc--don't go there, but don't tell other people THEY can't. (Free country and all that.) If I don't like a tv show--there are hundreds of channels to change to. No one forces me to buy a ticket for a movie I don't like, neither can they prevent me from going to one I really want to see.

    It seems that Amb Smith's family are going to sue hilary clinton--and her spokesperson said there have been 9 investigations and hilary was exonerated, so stop already. He should perhaps advise the democrat party to stop already with investigations into President Trump--so far--nothing, nada, zilch. And, they weren't worried about all the investigations into Justice Kavanagh---there are still snippets here and there about investigating him to remove him from the Supreme Court. But, not surprising, considering the left's double standard.

  • David Prentler

    11/20/2019 01:33 AM

    Mike.
    I agree with you to not support a boycott of any business.
    I do support and wish that all of us would look inside and vote with your pocketbook.
    I have for years supported Chik Fil A by going out of my way to eat at their restaurants.
    This will no longer occur.
    Bad business decision!

  • Beverly Britt

    11/20/2019 12:50 AM

    Like you, I am really disappointed in Chick Filet...this is one food chain that I have been so proud of for standing up for their Biblical beliefs. Now to see them cave to the LGBTQ community is very disheartening. I believe if Truett Cathey was still alive, this would never have happened. Just wish Dan Cathey would step in and change this. I believe the Lord has really blessed Chick Filet over the years and as disappointed as I am, I am sure it has hurt our Heavenly Father. Thank you Mike for standing up for what is right.

  • Charles Parker

    11/20/2019 12:44 AM

    I am disappointed that contributions to the Salvation Army will be dropped.
    Can we fight to get it reversed or just boycott? This is an act of corporate greed. They just want to expand in large cities where they are not now allowed .

  • Bruce Vanderhoef

    11/19/2019 11:58 PM

    Mike, I just have to sigh sadly when I read stories about Chick-fil-A capitulating and watch the disgusting Sprite ad literally saying out loud, oh my God! I wonder why we Christians seem to be loosing the culture battle and then have to remind myself that men's (and women's) hearts will turn to evil in the latter days. This is a reminder to pray for these lost souls that seem to revel in sin and turn their backs on God' offer of salvation. He can turn their hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. Sadly, many of them will have eternity to regret their decision.

  • Robert F. Dimlich

    11/19/2019 11:32 PM

    It is a sad commentary. Many start at the top, but eventually slide down the slippery slope as Chick-Fli-A is doing , and so many churches. To takes courages, conviction, and love of the Lord to stay on top.

  • Carol Cook

    11/19/2019 11:19 PM

    Mike, I love you, so that's why I so disappointed in your attack on Chick-fil-A. You need to follow up & see exactly who they are donating their money to this coming year. My Sunday School teacher is a CFA employee & one of the most wonderful Christian men I've ever known. Your comments are like a slap to my face. Come to my town & I'll introduce you to several CFA employees who are not straight nor are they condemned or punished in any way. You need to speak with one of the Cathy men and get the full story before you judge. This local company contributes more funds freely to those in need than any other company than I know. There are no strings attached to their giving either. Please get the facts, Mike. Don't go on TV Saturday and not know the truth. I'll be watching as I always do on Saturday night. You are such a good man, and I would not want to see you mixed up in this nasty condemnation. It's another attack on a Christian founded company and it's shameful because it is based on lies. The left will do their best to get rid of them, just as they are trying to do to our President. Don't fall into their trap, Mike. Please get the real facts.

  • Norman Scott

    11/19/2019 11:10 PM

    Was there a story today that Trumps food taster was in the hospital in very serious condition. Some said it might have been an attempt on the presidents life. Is there any truth to this?

  • Bradley David Harte

    11/19/2019 10:09 PM

    Go Mike Go!

  • Gretchen Grant

    11/19/2019 09:48 PM

    So disappointed in Chick-fil-A. Salvation Army is such a wonderful organization. It's at the top of our list not just at Christmas, but through out the year. Fellowship of C. A. and Paul Anderson organizations are so important to helping our youth. People must stop giving in to one of the smallest minorities (LGBTQAXYZ) in existence. Again, so so very disappointed in Chick-fil-A.

  • Rebecca Nicholson

    11/19/2019 09:39 PM

    Just sitting here on Tuesday night listening to Saun Hannity on Fox News. The impeaching “circus”... Schiff, Pelosi, and others on the committee are stating that they are “protecting” the American people from the big bad wolf. My thought is....why don’t they take the money that this “circus” is costing the American people and put that money into a wall that WOULD actually protect the American people?!?!?

  • Dr.Bob Brunner (Robert)

    11/19/2019 08:24 PM

    Dear Mike,
    I just finished reading your commentary of this evening, and I fully agree about Chick-fil-A!! It did not have to succumb to the LGBTQ group of activists! Why, as you said, wisely, that Chick-fil-A has had the money, the backing of most Americans of the middle class community, and the stamina that it needs to stand up to the LGBTQ for long periods of time and do it many times over! So, what would I have advised......yes, sir'ree, Dr.Bob. we can stand up to any one of these organizations time and time again and "stare them down!" over and over again!.....yes, time and time again! But no....they "pulled the plug" and allowed the LGBTQ activists to win the day!! Too bad! They may never survive this failure to emotionally and physically stand up to this organization of people who never have accepted the sexuality that God gave to them!! Acceptance, acceptance, and more acceptance!...…..that's what is needed that so many folks DO NOT HAVE, AND IT ALLOWS THEM TO FAIL OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!
    My very best to Brother Mike, Dr. Bob


  • Mary Richin

    11/19/2019 08:21 PM

    That Chick-Fil-A dismissed the Salvation Army as well as two other Christian groups is --because they believed a lie at what must have been -such a congenial- meeting-- is pitiful. What bowing. Last week when I gladly went in to buy a meal at that chicken place, was -I realize now - my last visit. Today was my this-year's, first Christmas donation to the Salvation Army who bless so many.

  • Judith Edmunds

    11/19/2019 08:13 PM

    So sad to hear the news about Chick- Fil -A . I will not be going there anytime soon and I was a regular customer driving 25 min. to their restaurant. I will, however, make a donation to one of those organizations you listed....Love your articles, your sense of humor and your TBN TV show. Blessings, Judy

  • JC Holland

    11/19/2019 07:36 PM

    You may not believe in boycotts, but I and thousands of others believe it is the ONLY way to get the attention of these businesses.
    I'll never eat there again.