Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy recently took part in a conversation on race with popular rapper Lecrae and pastor Louie Giglio. During the conversation, Cathy pulled out a shoe brush and told a story about a young man from Texas who, racked with guilt over racism in their community, got up and shined the shoes of an elderly black man in the congregation of his church.
“Tears began to flow in that service,” Cathy began. “It was an attitude of conviction. So, I invite folks to put some words to action, here. If we need to find somebody that needs their shoes shined, we need to go right on over and shine their shoes,” he said while walking over to Lecrae and then shining his shoes.
“There’s a time where we need some personal action,” he continued.
“That’s some stock in Chick-fil-A,” Lecrae retorted as Cathy finished up polishing the rapper’s shoes.
Cathy and Chick-fil-A received flak from a lot of their faithful fans when they cut ties with the Salvation Army and shifted their charitable contributions in what appeared to be a move to appease the LGBT activist movement.