Church’s Fried Chicken Will Make You Sterile?

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Just when you thought you’d heard all the craziest conspiracy theories, along comes one that even Alex Jones might balk at, courtesy of NewsOne:

Conspiracy theories and urban legends are nothing new, and while they exist throughout all cultures, in the Black community, many of them have become legendary…

Food conspiracy theories are pretty interesting. The famous Church’s Fried Chicken chain has one associated it, and it originated in the mid-’80s. At the time, it was believed that the company was owned by White supremacist gang the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), who have always had a vendetta against African Americans. Since it is no secret that the KKK hates Black people, it was allegedly thought that these haters tainted their chicken recipe with an ingredient that would render all Black men sterile.

Yes, you read that right. The Church’s Fried Chicken chain was started by a San Antonio, Texas, entrepreneur named George Church in 1952…

[continues at NewsOne]


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13 Comments on "Church’s Fried Chicken Will Make You Sterile?"

  1. it’s probably not gonna directly cause sterility
    but given enough of that transfat soaked, bio-hazard chicken
    you might as well be sterile

  2. Willyblues | Jun 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm |

    really wish you would stop jerking readers around by forcing us to go to yet another link~

    • They can’t re-post the entire story for reasons of copyright law and basic decency.

      Besides, we all just skim what’s posted, jump to conclusions that are comfortable to our preconceptions and start typing.

    • Calypso_1 | Jun 3, 2012 at 11:35 am |

      it used to be folks were too lazy to get up and change the channel w/o a remote…now it is an effort to click on a hyperlink? 

      • Do you remember having to serve as the “channel changer” as a kid?

        Volume control, channel selection, using the servo control that caused the antenna on top of the house to spin around to catch specific signals and then having to “fine tune” the UHF channels in – all while receiving instruction and criticism from all the adults and most of the other kids in the room?

        Ahhh… good times.

        • Calypso_1 | Jun 3, 2012 at 11:46 am |

          did you get any lectures about ionospheric effects on radio propagation?

          • Not on those occasions. Radio wave propagation theory was covered during the “Help Papaw with his new sideband talker” sessions.

            Occasionally he could talk to England or Europe and once he talked to someone in Australia. Not sure how he managed that. Must have been some sort of ducting or sporadic E, who knows… I do recall that he had to change something when his new amplifier caused nearly everyone in the county to hear him on their telephones.

            But no, the TV tuning sessions were just advice and critique of tuning operations proficiency (or lack thereof) at our house.

  3. I thought everyone already knew that Church’s Chicken and Popeye’s Chicken were penetrating the “black” communities as part of a Vatican plot.

    Here’s what I heard:

    In order to make inroads for the Catholic Church into a predominantly Baptist group some sort of long term plan was developed. Of course, the Roman Catholic Church is ancient and operates on a time scale hardly conceivable by most people. They are very patient.

    The acquisition of the Church’s brand name by Popeye’s was done in furtherance of this goal. Eventually all the Church’s locations may be converted to Popeye’s, putting the Popeye’s name in many more places in predominantly Black communities.

    Apparently the Popeye’s name itself is a very subtle attempt to influence people into accepting the authority of the Catholic Church.


    It’s very clever.

    “Popeyes” is just one space away from being “Pope Yes”.

    • Calypso_1 | Jun 3, 2012 at 11:31 am |

      Do you have any intel on the Kentucky Colonel?

      • Unfortunately I’ve been sworn to secrecy on that matter.

        You see, I have family members who are also Kentucky Colonels and perhaps I aspire to be one myself, some day.

  4. Rex Vestri | Jun 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm |

  5. tooCents | Jun 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm |

    Y’all it is yet another attempt by the Man to keep the Brothers down.

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