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In a Monday segment on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson asked, "Has any country ...  ever had a less impressive intellectual class than ours currently does?" observing that it seemed strange that in a country that has been majority Christian from its inception a Christian-owned business operating in the largest American city would be referred to as an "infiltration."

Conservative Mark Steyn called the New Yorker article "appallingly written" saying it would never have been published under previous editors Harold Ross or Tina Brown.

Piepenberg wrote that the restaurants' corporate purpose "still begins with the words 'to glorify God.'"

Steyn could not believe that line.

"It still begins with the words 'to glorify God' because God is so 2013!" he exclaimed, gaining a laugh from Carlson.

"So this guy is saying we can't tolerate Christian traditionalists serving us their homophobic chicken sandwiches," he quipped, noting that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton publicly espoused the same views as Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy a few years ago.

Carlson joked that the halal guys who sell food on the street corner are much more "medieval" about these issues than Chick-fil-A but the New Yorker has no problem with them.

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