Liberals love nothing more than attacking Chick-fil-A, a restaurant chain that has been very public about their Christian values. They were at it once again this week when they dug up the case of a former employee suing the chain for infringing on his Muslim beliefs.
Aziz Latif was a manager at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in the early 2000s when he was fired for refusing to participate in a group prayer with his fellow employees.
“Aziz Latif, a former Chick-fil-A restaurant manager in Houston, sued the company in 2002 after Latif, a Muslim, says he was fired a day after he didn’t participate in a group prayer to Jesus Christ at a company training program in 2000,” Forbes reported. “The suit was settled on undisclosed terms.”
Forbes reported that it is unlikely that this went down the way Latif says it did. First of all, it is very difficult to get fired from Chick-fil-A given the very Christian, giving nature of the company. This means that Latif likely made a very belligerent show of himself when he refused to participate in the prayer.
Secondly, employees at the Chick-fil-A restaurants are briefed extensively about the Christian nature of the company, so Latif likely knew what he was getting himself into and could have gotten a job at another fast food restaurant if he was not comfortable with this.
It’s sad that liberals have rallied around this story, when it looks like Chick-fil-A did nothing wrong. We applaud them for continuing to stand by their strong Christian values in a nation where this is unfortunately often seen as a negative.