Chick-Fil-A CEO Shines Lecrae’s Shoes, Says White People Need To Repent of Their Racism

(The Sun) The CEO of Chick-Fil-A shined a black rapper’s shoes on Sunday and said white people should feel ashamed for “our silence.”

Speaking on a panel discussion at the Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, with Christian rapper Lecrae and Louie Giglio, the church’s founder, Dan Cathy said of racial injustice: “Most of us, white people, we’re out-of-sight, out-of-mind oblivious to it.”

 Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is seen here shining Christian rapper Lecrae's shoes on Sunday
Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is seen here shining Christian rapper Lecrae’s shoes on SundayCredit: Passion City Church

Cathy, the son of Chick-Fil-A founder S Truett Cathy, added: “We cannot let this moment pass.”

“Our silence is so huge at this time. We cannot be silent. Somebody has to fight and God has so blessed our city, but it’s shameful how we let things get so out of whack.”

The CEO said roughly a dozen Chick-Fil-A restaurants had been vandalized in the last week as protests broke out across the US in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks.

Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, died after former cop Derek Chauvin kneeled on the back of his neck for close to nine minutes in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25.

 Cathy said most white people are 'out-of-sight, out-of-mind oblivious' to racial injustice
Cathy said most white people are ‘out-of-sight, out-of-mind oblivious’ to racial injusticeCredit: Passion City Church

Brooks, also an unarmed black man, was fatally shot at a Wendy’s in Atlanta last Friday after police were called to the restaurants about a car blocking the drive-thru lane.

Cathy said of the subsequent vandalism that his “plea would be for the white people, rather than point fingers at that kind of criminal effort, would be to see the level of frustration and exasperation and almost the sense of hopelessness that exists on some of those activists within the African American community.”

The CEO said that after starting relevant conversations with Chick-Fil-A employees, including at the corporate office, there were “conscious and unconscious biases” — which he said made black employees feel like they weren’t “treated with honor, dignity, and respect.”

“We as Caucasians, until we’re willing to just pick up the baton and fight for our black, African American brothers and sisters, which they are as one human race, we’re shameful.”

 Cathy is seen giving Lecrae a hug at the panel at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday
Cathy is seen giving Lecrae a hug at the panel at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia, on SundayCredit: Passion City Church

He continued: “We’re just adding to it.”

As he spoke about taking action for the black community, he shined Lecrae’s shoes during the panel discussion.

“Any expressions of a contrite heart, of a sense of humility, a sense of shame, a sense of embarrassment … an apologetic heart, I think that’s what our world needs to hear today.”

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Editors Note. This written by Nicole Darrah and Published at The Sun. Title changed by Pulpit and Pen



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