For Immediate Release: May 31, 2023
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
From Baseball to Chicken Sandwiches, The Woke Terminology Creep Must Be Stopped
Washington, D.C.: “The creep of woke terminology into our institutions, both public and private, is a dangerous precedent that we must meet in culture with a resounding ‘no,'” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “Particularly slippery is the slope of adopting language of the left, even if companies don’t go as full-on radical as Target’s so-called ‘pride’ apparel for babies or Bud Light’s new transgender spokesman for their beer.
On one side of the nation, Georgia’s own Chick-fil-A announced a new corporate position—Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Across the continental U.S., the Los Angeles Dodgers MLB club has made news for agreeing to host PRIDE night in June by highlighting a specific anti-Catholic drag organization called the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”
Martin continued, “Major League Baseball faces a particularly poignant problem, as the so-called ‘Sisters’ drag group is well-known for their gross displays mocking Catholicism, a branch of Christianity that boasts more than 70 million U.S. members as well as well more than one-eighth of world’s population. This group doesn’t celebrate ‘private sexual choices.’ They put on open displays of anti-religious hatred. Several MLB players have spoken up against this partnership, but it’s tragic how many are silent or back down to pressure.
“Chick-fil-A’s new DEI hire is a more subtle worry. While the equal opportunity language on their corporate website isn’t particularly concerning, adopting the language of DEI and ESG (environmental, social, governmental) agendas is, and it’s really the slipperiest of slopes. Conditioning Americans to accept these phrases only makes them ripe to adopting the agenda later on.”
“We need bold leaders from sports, restaurants, corporate board rooms, and mass marketing firms to say ‘no way’ to cramming this profane, anti-American agenda down the throats of consumers. More importantly, consumers need to be aware of where their dollar goes, and make sure to direct their financial free speech accordingly.”