The fried chicken sandwiches of Chick-fil-A have become the unofficial cuisine of the culture wars. The fast food chain's contributions to homophobia at home and abroad prompted Democratic elected officials in some states to push back against new contracts with the company.
Subsequently, conservatives have embraced Chick-fil-A, buying it en masse to own the libs.
Years later, Chick-fil-A remains the most divisive fast food chain in the country. The University of Notre Dame's recent consideration of a Chick-fil-A on campus caused students to mobilize against the chain, emphasizing that a variety of restaurants would better serve the University's students.
An op-ed published the school paper called "Keep Chick-fil-A Away" cited the chain's donations to anti-LGBTQ causes and its participation in animal agriculture before concluding:
"Chick-fil-A is not the answer; there are better alternatives that would both enhance the array of on-campus dining options and support the well-being of an increasingly diverse student body."
Now, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has weighed in.
In a Twitter thread, Graham vowed to "go to war" for the principles of Chick-fil-A.
Graham hailed Chick-fil-A's "great values" which have prompted its owner to bankroll opposition to the Equality Act through an organization that promotes the dangerous and debunked conversion therapy practice.
It's unclear why Graham, of South Carolina, is concerned enough with developments at a university in Indiana to assure his constituents that he supports homophobic chicken.
The Senator was widely mocked for vowing to go to war over Chick-fil-A.
They thought Graham's priorities were wildly misplaced.
Chick-fil-A significantly increased its individual donations to the Republican party ahead of the 2020 election.