Openly gay mayor of South Bend Pete Buttigieg, who is eyeing a run for President, appeared on The Breakfast Club podcast on Tuesday. During a conversation with the hosts, Chick-fil-A came up.
Despite their politics and stance on traditional marriage, Buttigieg remarked that he might become some sort of bridge between the chain and the LGBTQ community.
“I do not approve of their politics, but I kind of approve of their chicken. So maybe if nothing else I can build that bridge. Maybe I will become in a position to broker that peace deal.”
"I do not approve of their politics, but I do kind of approve of their chicken." – @PeteButtigieg
The openly gay 2020 Dem candidate is torn over @ChickfilA's owner's statements on homosexuality, but says, if he becomes President, that maybe he can "broker that peace deal." pic.twitter.com/tLawq7HjSy
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 26, 2019
Since 2012, Chick-fil-A has been scrutinized for their Christian values.
Most recently, the establishment was removed from a deal with the San Antonio, Texas airport over donations the corporation makes to religious non-profit groups and what councilman Roberto Treviño called a “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”