Chicken-sandwich chain Chick-fil-A—a God-fearing corporation led by people unafraid to speak out against gay marriage—opened its first store in New York City in October. Just months later, on Christmas Eve of all days, the city slammed the restaurant with six health code violations, leading managers to close the place down for almost a week. Coincidence? Or godless liberal conspiracy?

Monica Showalter, writing for Investor’s Business Daily, went with the latter, in a post titled, “CITY OF HATE: In Rat-Infested New York, Only Chick-fil-A Gets Shut Down For Health Code Violations.” Has Showalter ever been New York? It doesn’t seem like it:

Last year, 77 out of 154, or about half, of New York’s restaurants were rat-infested—and that’s on the ritzy Upper East Side, where a meal can run into hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

...So it’s more than a little passing strange that the city targeted the city’s only Chick-fil-A for health code violations just months after it opened its doors.

Wouldn’t it be more passing strange for Chick-fil-A to have opened in a vermin-plagued, garbage-strewn city and to have remained unpolluted? But New York City’s health department is likely crawling with anti-Christian hippies, and also rats. Showalter sees what’s happening here:

Now [Chick-fil-A] has been temporarily shuttered soon after opening? Nice restaurant you got here, be a shame if anything happened to it, as they say in those parts.

Yes, color us skeptical if we think something else is going on.

What was going on, anyway? The socialist administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio makes it possible for you read the violations, which include “facility not vermin proof” and “food not cooled by an approved method whereby the internal product temperature is reduced from 140º F to 70º F or less within 2 hours, and from 70º F to 41º F or less within 4 additional hours.” Also “filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facilitys food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewage-associated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies.”

Chick-fil-A reopened today after addressing some of the “violations”—we’ll see how long the wicked city, or its filth flies, allow this to go on.

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