Tony Perkins: Boycotting Starbucks: Good; Boycotting Chick-Fil-A: Bad
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was all for the boycott of pro-gay Starbucks, and claimed, with glee, it cost them billions of dollars. He was behind a boycott of Girl Scout cookies, McDonald’s and Walmart. But when the left boycotted Chick-fil-A, it was an infringement of free speech.
On Saturday, Mike Huckabee and Tony Perkins chatted about Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s decision to play down his opposition to marriage equality, with Perkins suggesting that he is a “coward.”
The two also stepped up their attack on gay rights and liberal activists who backed a boycott of the restaurant chain and said that they would never target businesses over their views on gay rights.
Huckabee said that “nobody” is targeting left-leaning CEOs like Howard Schultz of Starbucks, and Perkins charged that such boycotts wrongly “silence” political speech and undermine freedom and liberty.