Boycott Cracker Barrel

Cracker Barrel goes all out for ‘Pride’ month.

Historically known for its antique decor, Southern country-themed menu and affordable prices, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has traded its once family-friendly charm for the promotion and celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month.

On June 8, Cracker Barrel posted on its Facebook page, “We are excited to celebrate Pride Month with our employees and guests. Everyone is always welcome at our table (and our rocker). Happy Pride!” Included with the post was a photo of a rainbow-colored rocking chair in front of one of its stores.

The backlash by conservative families was quick and firm. The Texas Family Project called on supporters to boycott Cracker Barrel, stating “a once family friendly establishment has caved to the mob.”

Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (R) also joined in on the protest, tweeting: “BYE BYE CRACKER BARREL! I will NEVER eat there again!!”

Over the past few years, as Cracker Barrel has focused on promoting unpopular social ideals, some customers have remarked that the quality of its food and service has taken a back seat. Customer Matt H. posted on his Facebook page, “I will never be back to Cracker Barrel. Their food was starting to get bad. Not what it used to be. Sorry Cracker Barrel, you won’t be getting any more of my money.”

If you remember, it was Cracker Barrel who pulled the Duck Dynasty products from its shelves when patriarch Phil Robertson took a biblical stand on sexuality. However, the backlash was so strong, the restaurant chain reversed its decision and put the items back out.

Cracker Barrel needs to hear from you, especially if you are –– or were –– a regular customer.

TAKE ACTION 1. Sign our petition to Cracker Barrel, urging the company to stop pushing a social agenda that offends a huge segment of its customer base. 2. Call your local Cracker Barrel, (get the number here) ask for the manager and let him/her know you think the company is headed down the wrong track with its promotion of Pride Month. (Getting a live person at the corporate office is virtually impossible.) 3. Leave a comment on Cracker Barrel’s Facebook page here.           Sincerely,         Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association
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