Hate Trumps Love: Red Hen Restaurant Has Sign in Window With MLK Quote About Love Turning Enemies Into Friends
The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia that kicked out Sarah Sanders Friday night because she is President Trump’s White House press secretary has a large sign in one of its windows proclaiming that love can make friends of enemies.
Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
— Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) June 23, 2018
The exact quote by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. displayed by the virtue signaling Red Hen reads, “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend”
The Washington Post noted the sign in an oblique photo that rendered the sign illegible but included the quote in the caption.
Clear images of the sign were posted to Twitter by “[email protected]”.
Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson is a #HYPOCRITE! She claims to Love her Enemy, even posted it for all to see, but gave Sarah the boot out of her restaurant?! #Liberals are all about equality as long as it supports their narrative! #Restaurants4Sarah pic.twitter.com/eYiqCcj6dX
— Donna (@DGP603) June 24, 2018
Red Hen owner Stephanie Wilkinson told the Post about the “love” she and her staff did not use to make an “enemy” a “friend” of Sanders.
“Several Red Hen employees are gay, she said. They knew Sanders had defended Trump’s desire to bar transgender people from the military. This month, they had all watched her evade questions and defend a Trump policy that caused migrant children to be separated from their parents.
“Tell me what you want me to do. I can ask her to leave,” Wilkinson told her staff, she said. “They said ‘yes.’ ”
…“I was babbling a little, but I got my point across in a polite and direct fashion,” Wilkinson said. “I explained that the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation.
“I said, ‘I’d like to ask you to leave.’ ”