Any attempt to interfere with that freedom is downright treason to Starnes, such as the recent removal of Chick Fil-A sandwiches from the vending machines of a South Carolina high school. For Starnes, this is an egregious offense linked directly to the evil machinations of our First Lady who has "declared war" on America's (and Jesus') favorite chicken! Starnes allegation is, as usual, just another southern fried lie and baseless personal attack. But he loves Jesus (and Chick fil-A) and Jesus loves fat kids, so it's all good...
Starnes' recent article, spreading like a plague in Christian and right wing websites, starts off with the inflammatory "First Lady Michelle Obama Declaring War on Chick Fil-A." Starnes quips that Chick fil-A has "run afoul" (hardeharhar) of the Smart Snacks in School Program which is a component of "Mrs. Obama's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010." A little fact checking shows that the law, passed with 17 GOP votes, was part of Ms. Obama'a campaign against childhood obesity. He reports that a South Carolina high school's vending machines will no longer be carrying Chick fil-A sandwiches because they exceed the 200 calorie snack limit established by this evil socialist piece of legislation. (The sandwich is 440 calories with a whopping 1390 mg of salt)
Starnes provides more information on this crisis which is causing real "red blooded" American kids to rebel against these onerous nutritional standards. In keeping with his very Christian sense of tolerance (just kidding) he ends with some nice Christian snark aimed at the First Lady: "School leaders are bracing for the outrage when returning students learn that there won't be any more bake sales. No more cupcakes. No more Cheese Doodles. Just bottled water and fat-free kale chips—all thanks to Mrs. Obama's meddling. Remember that the next time you see Mrs. Obama scarfing down a burrito and chili cheese fries—while telling the rest of us to eat our Brussels sprouts."
Uh, perhaps if Starnes had availed himself to better nutritional standards, he might not have had a massive heart operation. But thanks to Michelle Obama and some right thinking members of congress, schools are giving kids what they need to maintain good health. I guess Starnes thinks it's just fine that South Carolina has the third highest rate of childhood obesity in the country. But Starnes should take solace in the fact that kids are not being forced to eat healthy, as they can still brown bag their lunches which could include a healthy heaping serving of Chick fil-A and other nutritious stuff as defined by Todd Starnes. Sweet Mercy?
This post was originally published at www.newshounds.us and was written by Priscilla.