NEW YORK CITY (Christian Examiner) — Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of the New York City Council are calling for a city-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A – urging citizens to refrain from eating plump juicy chicken breasts tucked between hot buttered buns.
"I'm certainly not going to patronize them and I wouldn't urge any other New Yorker to patronize them," the mayor told DNAInfo.com.
Councilman Daniel Dromm was even more blunt – accusing the Southern restaurant chain of spreading a "message of hate."
Chick-fil-A opened its first New York City restaurant in 2015 – followed by a second location in April. The mayor's remarks came after it was announced a third restaurant would be opening in Queens – which happens to be the district represented by Councilman Dromm.
So why does the mayor and the city council have a problem with Chick-fil-A – the unofficial chicken of Jesus?
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