June 26, 2018

USA: Sarah Sanders Went Home After The Red Hen Owner Kicked Her Out. Her In-Laws Went To Restaurant Across The Street. The Red Hen Owner Went To Harass Them At Other Restaurant.

The Washington Examiner
written by Daniel Chaitin
Monday June 25, 2018

Members of White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' family were followed by the owner of the restaurant they were kicked out of over the weekend after they settled an alternative place to dine.

During an interview Monday on Fox News host Laura Ingraham's radio show, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the father of the press secretary, said Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va., tailed Sanders' in-laws across the street and along with a number of other people protested their presence at the restaurant to which they had migrated.

"Once Sarah and her family left -- and of course Sarah was asked to please vacate, Sarah and her husband just went home. They had sort of had enough. But the rest of her family went across the street to a different restaurant," Huckabee said on "The Laura Ingraham Show." "The owner of the Red Hen -- nobody's told this -- then followed them across the street, called people and organized a protest yelling and screaming at them from outside the other restaurant and creating this scene."

The initial incident happened when Wilkinson asked Sanders to leave because she works for President Trump.

Sanders tweeted about the incident Saturday, saying she “politely left.”

“Her actions say far more about her than me,” she said on Twitter. “I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”

Explaining her side of the story, Wilkinson told the Washington Post that she asked Sanders to leave because the Red Hen has “certain standards that I felt it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation.”

Trump on Monday called the Red Hen "filthy" and "dirty."

News of the Red Hen incident came after activists with the D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America crashed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's dinner Tuesday evening at a Mexican restaurant and appeared to chase her from the building.

Further stoaking uproar on the Right, Rep. Maxine Waters said Sunday that U.S. citizens should band together to force Trump administration officials out of retailers like department stores.
The Daily Signal
written by Monica Burke
Monday June 25, 2018

After a Lexington, Virginia, restaurant, the Red Hen, refused service to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday, commentators on the left immediately seized upon a false analogy.

They likened that incident to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, the case of the Christian baker in Colorado who refused to craft a custom cake for a same-sex wedding.

That attempt at an analogy reveals that the left still does not understand the Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Jack Phillips, the baker, serves all customers, but cannot serve all events. He declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple not because of their identity, because he could not communicate a message that violated his religious beliefs.

He even offered the couple any other item in his store.

Meanwhile, the Red Hen denied service to Sanders precisely because of who she is. They did not refuse to create a custom order that would have endorsed views they disagreed with. They denied her service, period.

The false analogy also reveals the hypocrisy of the left’s position. They accuse people like Phillips, who serves everyone regardless of who they are, of discrimination, but herald institutions like the Red Hen for denying service because of who someone is.

Robert P. George, a philosopher and Princeton University McCormick chair of jurisprudence, explained the problem with the analogy in tweets:
Yeah, she's leading you down the path of deceit. (emphasis mine)
The Leftist politicians, celebrities, activists, and media remind me of Wile E. Coyote. (emphasis mine)
UPDATE 6/27/18 at 5:08am: I added tweets below.
UPDATE 6/27/18 at 10:00pm: I added tweets below.

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