Chick-fil-A is embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, leading to criticism and calls for boycotts.
Liz argues that CEO Dan Cathy’s actions, such as making a public apology for racism that aligns with Critical Race Theory, indicate a shift towards woke ideology that has been gradually happening over the past few years. She warns that the company’s commitment to DEI goes against Christian values, despite Chick-fil-A’s stated purpose of glorifying God.
Conservatives are grappling with boycotting companies that support woke ideology while not boycotting all companies. Liz suggests targeted boycotts of corporations embracing DEI, which she believes clashes with Christianity. She argues that these boycotts have been effective in the past and that conservatives should continue to spearhead them.
Liz also brings up a potential boycott of the LA Dodgers for inviting a group called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who blaspheme Catholicism, and calls for players to denounce this decision.
This transcript was generated automatically and may contain typos, mistakes, and/or incomplete information.
Welcome back to The Liz Wheeler Show. Chick-Fil-A has now gone, woke, the last brand on earth that you might expect to go woke. Chick-Fil-A, they’re not even open on Sundays. They’re so Christian. They print Bible verses on the bottom of the cups that c, that the beverages that you buy from them come in. Chick-Fil-A is embracing DEI, and you will be shocked to know who in the conservative movement is actually defending the DEI at Chick-Fil-A in the name of Christianity. This is so far off. This is so egregious. This my friends, and we’re going to name names here. I’m not gonna be vague. I’m gonna tell you who this is in the conservative movement. I’m gonna tell you why. Maybe they’re nice people, I don’t know, but they’re completely wrong on this. In fact, it’s this destructive attitude. This naive attitude, this blind attitude that has led the Republican Party to where we are today, has led our country bigger even than the Republican Party to where we are today.
It’s led our institutions to the place where they are today, which is fully captured by neo-Marxist ideology. It’s Republicans fault. It’s not Republicans who are spearheading this. It’s Republicans who are looking for any excuse, not to acknowledge what’s sitting right in front of our face. That even a brand like Chick-Fil-A, what’s supposed to be the most Christian brand in the nation, woke leftists, don’t even eat at Chick-Fil-A because the, the previous owner or the founder of Chick-Fil-A supported traditional marriage, they think it’s a bigoted, a bigoted restaurant. You can’t even eat Chick-Fil-A chicken because they don’t embrace the LGBTQIA agenda. Well, now, now maybe they do. Now maybe they do. And I gotta tell you, we’re gonna talk a little bit about boycotts today because an MLB pitcher, a Christian pitcher, a Catholic pitcher, has come out and told fans that, yeah, we should be boycotting the Dodgers.
Since the Dodgers are inviting an anti-Christian bigoted hate group, they’re honoring this group, the so-called Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This is a, comes at the same time as we have another update on the target boycott A the Vice President of Brand Management at Target has been exposed as an LGBTQIA activist. Now you might be sitting there thinking, yeah, no kidding, Liz, real, real interesting breaking news headline there. Like we didn’t already know. No, no, no, no. This individual is actually on the board, not just, not just associated with, but actually works for an organization that gives queer books to thousands upon thousands of schools, elementary schools across the country, and advocates for teachers and school administrators who hide from parents when their children are undergoing a quote unquote transgender transition in school. So this story just gets deeper and deeper.
And so it leads us to this question. Well, we are now right on the cusp of Pride month, right? All of this stuff leading up to Pride Month has been bad enough, but in a couple of days, every single corporation in this country, every single retail center in this country, every single store in this country is going to be displaying, they’re going to be virtue signaling for pride. We’re gonna see trans flags everywhere. We’re gonna see the rainbow adorning things that it doesn’t look good on, because all of these companies have to have the public know that they are part of the queer theory agenda. And so the question for conservatives is going to be, how can we boycott everything? How can we literally stop shopping everywhere? How can we refuse to be consumers when we actually have to be consumers? And again, these same conservatives that are trying to justify Chick-Fil-a’s wokeness, they’re trying to explain away, explain how you can be Christian and embrace DEI.
At the same time, you cannot, these same conservatives are telling us that we shouldn’t be boycotting. And again, they are so, so wrong. In fact, perhaps they’re just shallow thinking in a very shallow way here. They’re not strategic. Maybe they’re not very smart in their analysis of what’s going on in our country and how we should react if we want to win, because there is a way to boycott so that it makes a difference without having to boycott every single company in this country. And that is what we’re going to talk about today. So let’s get to it.
Okay. Chick-Fil-A is going woke. You can try to deny this. You can, this can make you sad. Maybe you feel grief about this because Chick-Fil-A, it’s Chick-Fil-A, for goodness sake, they have Bible verses on their chicken. This is a, this is a company that doesn’t open on Sundays because they wanna honor the Lord. They have been openly conservative. They’ve supported traditional marriage between one man and one woman. When the entire culture of our country has rejected the objective truth of marriage and reality. It’s Chick-Fil-A. How can we lose Chick-Fil-A? If you feel disappointed about this? Well, so do millions upon millions upon millions of people in our country. So much so that there’s a cohort of conservatives who are actually trying to deny that this is happening. They’re trying to justify it. They’re trying to explain it away and not to be the bearer of bad news.
But you can’t explain this away. You can cover your eyes, you can be naive, you can put on blinders. But the reality of what we’re facing at Chick-Fil-A is Chick-Fil-A is going woke. This is their commitment to DEI. Oh, those dreaded three letters, DEI, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Not how you and I understand those words, right? The left, specifically Marxists on the Left. What is their favorite tactic? Their favorite tactic is co-opting language. Their favorite tactic is taking words with positive connotations and redefining those words to suit their political agenda without really mentioning that they redefined these words. So they can just apply these newly defined words that people have positive connotations about to their hideous political agenda. That is DEI, diversity. It’s not diversity of thought and diversity of experience. Diversity just means tokenism. It, it means racial quotas.
Equity equity is not inclusion. Equity is socialism. It’s equal outcome, not equal opportunity. It’s redistribution of wealth inclusion. It’s not tolerance of other people’s viewpoints. It’s not religious liberty. It’s the opposite. It means you will be made, you’ll be forced to adhere to a radical leftist ideology so that their viewpoint is included in your belief system. It’s religious persecution. This stuff is evil. DEI is is one of the most dangerous things that we are facing. It is, it is the encapsulation of communism Marxism, and it exists in our country. So Chick-Fil-A, I regret to inform you, has embraced DEI You can see on their website right here, they say, read our commitment about our commitment to DEI. They say, better at together. We are better together. One of our core values at Chick-Fil-A, this is what’s written on their website, means when we combine our unique backgrounds and experiences with a culture of belonging, we can strengthen the quality of care we deliver.
Chick-Fil-A incorporated commitment to being better at together means embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. You’ll notice that it’s not just diversity, equity, and inclusion. They also use the word belonging. Belonging is an additional element of DEI. It’s actually makes DEI even worse because the idea of belonging, again, the Marxists on the Left have redefined the word belonging. Doesn’t just mean that that something you have, you have ownership of, or you, you belong, you fit in, you are welcomed. That is not what it means. Belonging according to the Left means that you have a right to feel a certain way. You have a right to feel unthreatened. And again, unthreatened, they don’t mean an actual physical threat. They mean you have a right to be unchallenged. You have a right to be validated. You have a right to force everybody to capitulate to your ideology, or else you might feel unsafe.
You might not feel that you belong. It’s terrible, it’s poisonous. And Chick-fil-a’s embraced this. Now, some people are pointing out that, you know, this has been around for a couple of years. This is not a new thing at Chick-Fil-A, this DEI. And that’s true. That’s, that’s factually accurate. In fact, the DEI department at Chick-Fil-A came to fruition in 2020 during the pandemic, during Covid 19, during the time when corporations were wondering, are we actually going to be able to survive? Because government bureaucrats and politicians are shutting down our businesses. This is a time when Klaus Schwab and his crew from the World Economic Forum tried to impose their great resets of capitalism on corporations around the world. And the way that they did this is they forced ESG metrics, this social credit scoring system on companies. And if companies didn’t adhere or meet certain standards of leftist ideology like DEI, then they were downgraded on the ESG scoring system.
And if they’re downgraded on the ESG scoring system, then they lose access to capital. They are squeezed and suffocated out of the market. Apparently, chick-fil-A is not immune to this, which maybe you can blame Chick-Fil-A for not kicking and screaming about this so that it was brought to our attention. Maybe we should actually take a step even further back and say, well, this is actually an example of how this group at the World Economic Forum, I mean, I don’t even wanna call ’em a group. I wanna call ’em like a mob, a mafia cartel has, has grabbed the throats of US companies and forced them to adhere to a radical leftist agenda. Otherwise, essentially they’re being choked out. They’re being choked to death in the marketplace. So we can talk about both things here, but the fact of the matter is, yes, the DEI department has been part of Chick-Fil-A since 2020.
the man who was in charge of the DEI department is a man by the name of Eric McReynolds. And he was, he was the executive director of DEI for the last, I guess, three years now. He is now the Vice President of Chick-Fil-A in charge of DEI. So that’s a promotion. He has been promoted, and now at a higher level in the company, DEI is being well, to use their words embedded in everything they do. Again, this is not, this is not new. If we go back just a couple of years during the Black Lives Matter riots, when critical race theory and this horrible, poisonous false, a historical immoral un-Christian unbiblical idea that white people are inherently racist because of the color of our skin. And that white people now in America who never owned slaves, never participated in institutional racial discrimination, somehow owe black people who live now who were never slaves and never faced institutional racial discrimination in our country.
That somehow the white people now owe the black people now some kind of apology or reparation based on historical wrongs that happened to black people generations ago by white people generations ago. This is a terrible poisonous idea that Black Lives Matter was propagating that’s inherent to critical race theory. And the CEO of Chick-Fil-A, Dan Kathy bought into this. There is a very cringey video. You will get secondhand embarrassment from this. It’s so difficult to watch. You’re just gonna sit here and say, oh my goodness, what am I seeing right now? he’s groveling this CEO of Chick-Fil-A is groveling at the feet of a rapper trying to humiliate himself as a reparation for racism that he never practiced personally himself. Again, you’re gonna, I’m warning you, you’re gonna get the cringes from this, but take a look.
I invite folks to, just to, to put some words to action here. And if we need to find somebody that needs to have their shoe shine, we need to just go right on over and shine their shoes. And whether they got tennis shoes on or not, maybe they got sandals on. It really doesn’t matter. But there, there’s a time in which we need to have, you know, some, some personal action here. And maybe we need to give ’em a hug too, brother and some, and some and some stocking. Chick-fil-a. But I bought about 1500 of these, and I gave all our Chick-Fil-A operators and staff a number of years ago. And so any expressions of a contrite heart, of a sense of humility, a sense of shame, a sense of embarrassment be began with unapologetic heart.
Oh, we have a sense of humiliation, a sense of shame, and a sense of embarrassment for you, for the CEO of Chick-Fil-A for parading around and doing this. Oh, what is his problem? This is awful. We’re gonna talk about, and by the way, I’m not just showing you this so that you cringe. I’m not showing you this because I had to watch it. And so now you have to watch it too. So the CEO of Chick-Fil-A, obviously total embarrassment to himself, ridiculous person. The point of this is that, yes, what you’re hearing, that Chick-Fil-A is going woke is actually happening. That’s the reality of the situation. That’s simply the facts of the matter. And it’s not new. It’s not something that just happened yesterday. It’s not something that that happened today. It’s something that has been slowly creeping into Chick-Fil-A over the course of the past couple years.
Maybe we should have noticed this. Maybe we should have. It’s like Target, right? Target last year had a pride collection. Target had chess binders last year. It didn’t cause people to boycott last year, but they crossed a line this year with their, with their pride merchandise designed by a satanist targeting babies. And people decided that’s enough. We drew the red line, the red line in the sand, and said, listen, you’re gonna target our kids. You’re gonna groom our children into transgender ideologies, and we are done. So maybe that’s the same with Chick-Fil-A. Maybe this has been a slow building up, you know, and this is the straw that broke the camel’s back. But this is the question. It brings us to the point where a lot of people are like, well, do we boycott Chick-Fil-A? Now? Is this something that we’re gonna have to every time that there’s a company that embraces DEI, which is racism, discrimination, socialism, Marxism, every time, you know, Cole’s also is selling onesies, pride onesies for babies.
Are we gonna have to boycott Cole’s too? Do we boycott everything? Do we boycott the ML B Major League baseball? Because what the Dodgers are doing, we boycott Bud Light. Who do we not boycott during Pride Month? And Eric Erickson, who I know, he’s a nice guy. I like him. We agree on many things, we disagree on some strategy especially regarding how to fight the culture war. He has a take on this that I wanna read you. Let me bring this tweet up. Let me bring this up on the screen right now. He says, y’all really gonna boycott Chick-Fil-A When you start boycotting every business as quote unquote woke, the average American will think you’re full of crap. Yep. The company has a DEI page. It also has this. And he posted a picture that said, corporate Purpose of Chick-Fil-A to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us, and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-Fil-A.
So first of all, let’s comment on that corporate purpose. Ostensibly, that’s a wonderful corporate purpose. If they actually were glorifying God by being faithful stewards of what’s entrusted to them, and if they were having a positive influence on everyone they came in contact with, that would be wonderful. But unfortunately, DEI is the antithesis of glorifying God. D ei is the antithesis of being a faithful steward to what’s entrusted to them and being a positive influence on everyone. In fact, DEI, as I mentioned before, is racial discrimination. It’s socialism, redistribution of wealth. It’s it’s religious persecution. It is un-Christian. It is exactly the opposite of that. So just because they have this on their website doesn’t mean that their policies and practices are fulfilling this. It means that we as consumers should strongly encourage them to fulfill this purpose. But just because they state this purpose doesn’t mean that they’re fulfilling it.
Just like there are tons of there are tons of Christians, for example, like Joe Biden. He says he is Christian. He says he is Catholic. But is he, is he really, is he really living according to how Christ would, would have him live? Is he really furthering the Kingdom of God? Nancy Pelosi’s another one. She says she’s Catholic. She dares to receive the Eucharist. Do we really think that she has embraced what God has for her? She really trying to serve him and serve others? I don’t think so. So just because someone claims to be a Christian doesn’t mean that they are acting in a Christian way. I’m not trying to preach a homily here. I’m just stating the obvious that just because someone says that they want to glorify God, if they’re trying to do that by doing the opposite, embracing Marxism, Marxism is just a form of communism.
Communi communism is literally an ideology of Satan. Then they’re not glorifying God. So they don’t get an excuse for having a DEI department just because they also state that they wanna glorify God. All they get from me is a stamp that says, wow, you’re a huge hypocrite. A huge hypocrite, because you ought to know better. You ought to reject this. So that’s the first thing. The second thing, and let’s go on here, and he has a whole thread here. This is about the boycotting not Chick-Fil-A itself. Eric Erickson says, you’ve convinced yourselves, conservatives, quote unquote, did that with Bud Light, target, et cetera. Actually, it was Americans the right persuaded. You exercise no discernment in your targets, you lose credibility asking moms to give up Target. And Chick-Fil-A is a bridge too far. So, like I said, I know Eric personally, I think he’s a nice guy.
I like him. We share very similar viewpoints on many, many topics. China, for example, we are quite like-minded on China. I like him, but he’s totally wrong on this. This is an incorrect take, an incorrect take. So let’s deconstruct what he said here in his tweet. You’ve convinced yourselves that conservatives did this with Bud Light. Actually, it was Americans, the right persuaded. Well, who persuaded Americans that aren’t the right conservatives did. So, yeah, conservatives did this con that that’s actually what conservatives are supposed to do. It’s not just our actions. We are supposed to convince other people. We are supposed to be advocates. We are supposed to conserve these values. So if our words and our actions and our viewpoints, our campaigns and our boycott inspired other people who aren’t traditionally on the right to join us, which made it such a national movement, then yeah, conservatives did that because it wasn’t the people to, it wasn’t the centrist, it wasn’t the independence that started it.
We started it. It was our idea. We recognized it. We condemned what Bud Light was doing by by hiring Dylan Mulvaney as an advertiser putting Dylan Mulvey’s face on a Bud Light can, when Dylan Mulvaney is a man masquerading as a woman. We, conservatives were the ones that brought Dylan Mulvaney to the attention of the public. We are the ones that highlighted Dylan Mulvaney as being an atrocity to reality. Dylan Mulvaney, who yes, made in the, in the image and likeness of God, who has rejected who he was made to be in the image of likeness of God. We conservatives brought that to everyone’s attention, and we conservatives started this boycott. So yeah, we did it. We did it. And I’m not taking credit, I’m not trying to pat myself on the back here. I’m just saying, yes, conservatives did something effectively.
We are doing something effectively, and we should recognize that we shouldn’t pretend that this just happened. Sort of like sort of by, by, by what force did this happen, right? Coincidence doesn’t have sentience. This is not something that just, oh, conservative sat back and it just happened. Like, no, we started this is something, a campaign that we built, and it’s a good campaign and an effective campaign. That’s the first thing. The second thing is Eric Erickson says, you exercise no discernment in your targets, then you lose credibility. That’s not exactly true. What is true is that they’re, that people can feel overwhelmed. They can feel even with Target. Actually, Target’s a perfect example of this because there are a lot of moms who shop at Target. Moms are the maybe the primary consumer at Target who said, well, if I don’t shop at Target, if I decide not to give another penny to an organization that’s trying to groom my children, then where am I gonna shop?
Where am I gonna find affordable clothes and affordable home goods and affordable toys? Target is, I mean, everyone loves Target. Who doesn’t love Target? I love Target. I did, at least before, before they started targeting children, I used to, I was always one of those consumers that I’d walk into Target for one thing. I intended to spend like 10 or $20 and I’d come away with like $315 worth of stuff. And I’m like, I don’t know. I don’t know where it came from. It was just there. It called out to me. I didn’t know I needed it until I saw it and I needed it, not anymore. So all of these, all of these moms though, all of these people are saying, well, where am I supposed to shop? What am I supposed to do if I boycott? There is a reality that we can acknowledge where people are overwhelmed, where they say, well, every corporation in the country is going to boycott or not boycott.
Every corporation in the country is going to virtue signal for Pride month. They’re going to put out their trans progress flags, and they’re gonna bedazzle everything with with rainbow colors. And, you know, they’re gonna put out all these statements about the LGBTQIA community and their support of it. And against conservatives and probably against DeSantis and probably against, against laws that protect parents, right? To know when their child is being trans in school, or opposition to laws that protect children from bodily mutilation surgery in the name of gender identity. It can be too much if you think about boycotting everything. Now, here’s what I would say. I would say there’s a couple things here. This is not a willy-nilly strategy. No conservative thought leader is sitting here, myself included, saying you should boycott everything. Everyone, every company that has any kind of political viewpoint that is slightly divergent from your own, you should, they’re dead to you.
No one is saying that. No one is saying that. So this is in a sense, a false argument to say that we’re asking people to boycott everything. Second of all, it’s a little condescending, say, asking moms to give up Target and Chick-Fil-A is a bridge too far. It’s a little condescending. Women have a little bit, give us a little bit more credit than that women and moms aren’t so tied to our shopping habits and where we like to eat that we couldn’t exercise self-control or exercise discernment in where we want to give our dollars based on whether those companies are violating or supporting our values. The second part of this, and this, I wanna, I wanna shift over to David French. The former conservative who now works for the New York Times quote tweeted Eric Erickson, and I’m gonna bring this one up too on the screen.
And this is what he said. He said, Eric is so right about this. Besides, it’s simply wrong to set up diversity, equity, and inclusion as inherently opposed to Christianity. There are good and bad ways to pursue those values, but those values in their best form are worth pursuing. Now, I almost laughed when I read this because this is just an objectively ignorant view on the culture war, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The way that David French is defining them is not the way the Marxists that have captured our institutions are defining them. And the Marxists that captured our institution are hoping that conservatives are as dumb as David French is being about this, assuming that they’re, that they’re good values, that they’re, they’re words with positive connotations that could not be hijacked, could not be weaponized, could not be redefined to serve the purposes of the radical left.
No, no. Diversity, equity and inclusion is an inherently evil ideology that the Left is created. It’s neo-Marxist. It is, it is, it is ordered towards socialism and Marxism and communism. That’s the only outcome of diversity, equity, inclusion as defined by the Left. And making no mistake, chick-fil-A is not redefining the redefinition of the, of the original definition of these words. They’re not pushing back on what the radical left has done to these words. They’re embracing it. That’s why they use the word belonging. That’s why they said DEI, they’re pursuing an ESG score. So this is just an ignorant viewpoint. And yes, DEI is inherently opposed to Christianity. Then every Christian listening should understand that clearly. The Eric Erickson, like I said, nice guy, totally wrong on this. David French. I actually used to a decade ago, like what David French wrote on free speech and, you know, fighting, fighting for, for free speech on college campuses specifically.
But he has just gone off the deep end on his political views. They’re just nuts. He’s rejecting everything that conservatism is because he doesn’t like Trump, because he doesn’t like having to fight the culture war. This is totally wrong. So now we get to the point of talking about the structure, the strategy of boycotting. What do we do when we run into a corporation that is being woke in during pride month when we don’t wanna boycott everybody? What do conservatives have planned for this? And I say this, do not fear that we have a strategy laid out. This is not, this is not a haphazard coincidence. What’s happening to Bud Light? What’s happening to Target and what’s going to happen to the LA Dodgers is not something that requires us to boycott everything. We’re not calling conservatives aren’t calling for a willy-nilly boycott of every company that virtue signals for pride month.
No, this is how it works. This is an effective way to use our power to harness our power as consumers in the marketplace, to remove from existence companies like Bud Light and Target that are so destructive to the fabric of our nation that we shouldn’t spend a penny with them. This is how it works. You pick targets that have been especially egregious targets like Bud Light. What Bud Light did is, as we all agree, unforgivable, they embraced a transgender ideology and they tried to impose that push, that force that into the faces of a consumer, their consumers who are largely working class right wing beer drinkers. This is so egregious. It’s essentially like a reeducation camp. They are, they’re denying everything that they’ve claimed to be. They’ve claimed to be an American brand. They’ve claimed to be red, white, and blue. They’ve claimed to stand with, you know, fly over states.
And this is what they’re, what they’re propagating. Queer theory would lead to the destruction of all of these people, these Christian people, these working people, these patriotic people. And they need to be taught a lesson. Then listen, bud Light did not apologize for what they did, and they’re not going to, but what we are doing by squeezing Bud Light the way that we are squeezing, and what is the, what are these numbers? I have these numbers here. Data from bump Williams Consulting and Nielsen IQ show that sales by volume at Bud Light are down 29.5%. And this is from out kick reported by out kick for the week ending in May 20th compared to last year, sales are down 25.7% for revenue compared to the same time window. This is a significant movement that we are driving because Bud Light might be too cowardly because they’re worried about their c e i, their corporate equity index score, which plays into their ESG score.
They might be too worried about that and bullying from the radical left to actually disavow Dylan Mulvaney. But what we are doing is we are setting the stage so that any company that engages in active propagandizing or activism aiming queer theory theory at our children is gonna have to say, well, wait a second, wait a second. If we do this, are we just going to increase our ESG score? Or are we going to be actually ruined? Like, are we going to be, are we going to have the right point at us and say, bud, like them if we behave like that? And Target has answered that question, target has, what are we seeing with Target? Well, they’ve lost 10 billion in market value because they target our children. We are going to bud light them. So what we are doing is we are honing in on specific egregious targets, and we are engaging our full energy against those specific targets.
And when I say engaging our full energy, I mean, we aren’t, we aren’t using scattershot here. We are engaging our full energy at those specific targets to destroy those specific businesses and their LGBTQ propagandist activism destroying them in the marketplace. And what’s that going to do? It’s going to discourage other companies. In fact, it’s not just gonna discourage executives at other country, at other companies who’ve propagated woke advertising are quaking in fear. Like right now, you have no idea what it’s like behind the scenes. The, the CEOs, the marketing teams, the advertising teams, they’re shaking in their boots afraid that they’re going to be next. Think about what happened to Miller Light. That ad that we talked about, about two weeks on the, two weeks ago on the show, Miller Light had that feminist, like women brew beer, that really stupid ad.
And we were like, listen, you’re lucky that we didn’t notice that a couple months ago because right now we’re busy with Bud Light. But Miller Light’s statement, when we spoke out about that and we said, Miller Light, you’re walking on thin ice, thin ice demonizing men and propagating this silly woke radical feminist narrative. Miller Light was like, guys, guys, it was just a joke. It was just a joke. You didn’t understand the humor. Here, come on, come on guys. They were so afraid they were panicked. Why? Because they didn’t want what we’ve done to Bud Light to happen to them. So we’re writing a playbook here. We’re being very prudent about who we boycott. We’re being extremely committed to these boycotts, seeing them to fruition. Because what these companies are hoping for, what they’re praying for is that consumers forget that consumers lose interest, that our passion dissipates.
That they take a tiny little dip in the market while people are angry and then they recover. That we go back to Target next spring for our bathing suits that we at 4th of July, that we just have to crack open a cold Bud Light. They’re hoping that we forget and we’re not gonna forget, we’re not gonna stop. We’re not gonna cave. We’re not gonna bend a knee. We’re going to identify our target and we’re going to squeeze it, which is exactly what we’re doing. So should we boycott Chick-Fil-A? I don’t know yet. I don’t know, based just on this, listen, I’m not opposed to individuals on an individual basis saying, you know what? I don’t wanna shop at Kohl’s. If they’re gonna sell onesies for infants. I’m not gonna, I’m not gonna go to Chick-Fil-A today. If they’re gonna propagate tei, that’s fine. That’s, that’s individual boycotting.
And I’m always in favor of that. If you wanna do that, if you wanna, if you wanna spend your time shopping somewhere else at, at stores or eating at restaurants that actually do share your values, that’s great. That’s something that’s admirable. I I even encourage it. But that’s different than the nationwide targeted corporate boycott that we are inflicting on Bud Light, that we’re inflicting on target. We have not gotten to that point with Chick-Fil-A. Yet. Doesn’t mean that we won’t, it doesn’t mean we should dismiss what they’re doing. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t shame them and expose them and try to hold their feet to the fire. It doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t talk about them. It doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t warn them. It doesn’t mean that they should feel safe. It doesn’t mean that they should feel secure. It doesn’t mean they should breathe the sigh of relief.
It means they should be afraid. It means that they should, they should seriously consider changing the way that they’re acting. Because if they do keep going down this road, yeah, we will. We will boycott them, we will get them. But doesn’t mean that we are going to have this willy nilly boycott everything in the month of June. No, it doesn’t. And those who like Eric Erickson or like David French, who are acting as though that’s what we are advocating for, don’t understand what we’re doing, they don’t understand. And maybe the reason they don’t understand what we’re doing is because they don’t acknowledge the reality of the political enemy that we’re facing. If David French says diversity, equity and inclusion are a good thing, name to me one example when equity is a good thing. One example, cuz equity is just equal outcome. When has that ever, ever, ever been a moral thing?
And even if you don’t wanna play that game, even if you don’t want to trip him up in his own words, the definition of DEI as defined by the radical left, the Marxist on the Left is wrong. It’s evil. It’s incompatible with Christianity. And we all know that target or not target that Chick-Fil-A has embraced the Marxist, the evil definition of DEI and Eric Erickson when he says, listen, if we don’t, if we’re not if we don’t exercise discernment, people aren’t gonna take us seriously. Well, let me tell you, these corporations are taking us pretty seriously when we’ve destroyed 25 to 30% of their market value when 10 billion when targets lost 10 billion in less than two weeks. Believe me, these people are taking us seriously. And yes, conservatives are responsible for starting and spearheading and being committed to these campaigns.
Let’s talk about the Dodgers for a second. What’s happening at the LA Dodgers is extremely interesting. And when I say extremely interesting, I say, I think our next, our next boycott is the LA Dodgers. It’s a little bit different than a corporate boycott of Bud Light or of Target because not everyone goes, goes to the Dodger games, right? You have to be in the area to do that or at least going to a baseball game. And that’s not an every consumer type of activity like Bud Light was or like Target is. But when the Dodgers invite this group of transgender strippers that blaspheme the Catholic Church and Christianity dressing up like some grotesque, perverted version of nuns, you didn’t hear very much from the players on the team that were Christian. And we said, we said last week, like, listen, consumers have a lot of power, but the only people that have more power than the consumers in the case of professional sports are the players.
And we called for the players on the Dodgers team to speak up. There haven’t been, there’s been a couple, there’s been one player who said, listen, we’re gonna host two weeks after this. We’re gonna host a Faith and Family Day at Dodger Stadium. And we were like, Nope, that’s actually worse because you’re then pandering to Christians who two weeks beforehand you were ridiculing and invite and honoring a group that spec their entire goal is to hate Christians. So that doesn’t count. I’m sorry, that’s just not enough. But we have Trevor Williams of the Washington Nationals who is doing the right thing. He’s actually demonstrating exactly what MLB players should be doing. He’s blasting the LA Dodgers for violating their own non-discrimination policy by their invitation to honor the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. So this is what he said on Twitter, and you can see this on the screen, he said, as a devout Catholic, I’m deeply troubled by the Dodgers decision to re-invite and honor the group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at their Pride Night.
This year, a Major League baseball game is a place where people from all walks of life should feel welcomed. Something I greatly respect and support. This is the purpose of different themed nights hosted by the organization, including Pride Night, to invite and honor a group that makes a blatant and deeply offensive mockery of my religion. And the religion of over 4 million people in Los Angeles County alone undermines the values of respect and inclusivity that should be upheld by any organization. Creating an environment in which one group feels celebrated and honored at the expense of another is counterproductive and wrong. It is a clear violation of the Dodger’s discrimination policy, which explicitly states that any conduct or attire at the ballpark that is deemed to be indecent or prejudice against any particular group or religion is not tolerated. It seems that the Dodgers have made an exception in this case doubling down that this group, which grossly disrespects and openly mocks many of the traditions and beliefs that Catholics hold most dear should be celebrated.
I believe it is essential for the Dodgers to reconsider their association with this group and strive to create an inclusive environment that does not demean or disrespect the religious beliefs of any fan or employee. I also encourage my fellow Catholics to reconsider their support of an organization that allows this type of mockery of its fans to occur. I know I am not alone in my frustration, hurts and disappointment about this situation. As Catholics, we look to Jesus Christ in the way he was treated. And we realize that any suffering in this world unites us to him in the next. And that my friends, is how a professional athlete should respond when they’re associated. Even, even though he’s not on the LA Dodgers team, he’s on, he’s on the the Washington Nationals team. This is how professional athletes should respond. They should encourage their own fans to boycott.
And that’s what Christians should do. Christians of all denominations should refuse to patronize the LA Dodgers as long as the LA Dodgers is willing to honor a group that hates us, that’s bigoted towards us. They’re honoring this group exactly as Trevor Williams said, at the expense of another. There is no characteristic or quality or belief that our society would tolerate honoring one group at the expense of another, except, except when it’s anti-Christian bigotry. So first we had Bud Light, now we have Target ongoing, we’re committed to these boycotts, and the La Dodgers should be next. The LA Dodgers. It’s actually good that it’s not a corporation exactly like Bud Light and exactly like Target. This is a, this is different. Every type of corporation and organization and entity should fear what will happen to them in the marketplace if they thumb their nose at the very consumers that they rely on for their existence.
Our strategy is sound. This is the first time in a long time that I have heard from so many of you that you feel hope, that you feel like you are part of our part of fighting the culture war, that you feel a part of our self-governance because you don’t know if you feel confident in our votes. You don’t know if our elected representatives listen to us, if they represent us. But you do know that by deciding, deciding where to spend money and where not to spend money, by deciding what sports to watch and what stadiums to boycott, that those corporations understand that this culture, they do not have a monopoly on this culture. This culture belongs to us and their activism, their LGBTQ activism isn’t affront to a culture that is rooted in natural law. And what is natural law, my friends natural law is the law of God knowable by human reason that existed every single one of us.
Whether or not we want to admit it, this is a sound strategy and one that I’m proud to be a part of. One more thing that I wanted to show you before we go here. This is a study about young men, young boys actually, that suffer from gender dysphoria. And I wanna bring this up on the screen. This is a study, this is the abstract of the study, okay? And it’s about, it’s about the mothers of these young boys and the mental health issues that these mothers suffer from. So let me read you this abstract. It says, this pilot’s study compared mothers of boys with gender identity disorder, with mothers of normal boys to determine whether differences in, you know, there’s the psychology and child rearing attitudes and practices could be identified. Results of the diagnostic interview for borderlines and the Beck Depression inventory revealed that mothers of boys with gender identity disorder had more symptoms of depression and more often met the criteria of borderline personality disorder than the controls.
53% of the mothers of boys with gender identity disorder compared with only 6% of controls met the diagnosis for borderline personality disorder on the diagnostic interview for borderlines or had symptoms of depression on the Beck Depression Inventory. Whoa, 53% of mothers who have young sons with gender identity disorders have borderline personality disorder or depression compared to only 6% of mothers in the control group. So this is not only significant. You might have noticed a sentence at the beginning of this study, which will tip you off to what I’m about to tell you when it says this pilot study compared mothers of boys with gender identity disorder, with mothers of normal boys. And you might think, well, that’s correct. Yes, they’re normal boys, but how on earth did a study with, with a phrase like that, get published in our medical modern medical field? And the answer to this is this study is from 1991.
It is from March of 1991. It is not a recent study, which makes it all the more important because we have realized the medical community has realized for a long time that the mental health disorder of the mother, the psychosis of the mother, the borderline personality disorder of the mother, informs her child’s gender identity disorder. So the Left claims, they’re not grooming this study as if we needed additional proof, proves that grooming happens and that grooming is effective. That when a mother imposes her mental health issues on her child, this is what happens. Over 50% of mothers with sons with gender identity disorders have borderline personality disorder. That ain’t no coincidence, not at all. But the Left doesn’t want you to know about this, even though this study has been published since 1991, a long time. Make sure you drop me your email at lizwheeler.com. Get signed up for my email subscription. It’s been going great so far. Signups are coming in like fire because we’re sending you all this stuff into your inbox so that you know, first thing what I’m reading, what I’m researching, the notes from the show, everything that you need to be welle equipped to fight back against this culture war go to liz wheeler.com, drop me your email. Thank you for watching. Thank you for listening. I’m Liz Wheeler. This is The Liz Wheeler Show.