It seems now the anti Chick-fil-A hysteria is reaching new heights. Chicago alderman Joe Moreno, angered by the president of Chick-fil-A’s comments on gay marriage, said he will block the company from building a restaurant in his ward.
So help me understand this. The all inclusive, diversity touting, politically correct, anti discrimination preaching Gay Mainstream Movement is now influencing public officials; to say basically if you don’t like a business owner’s personal opinion, you can discriminate against them and block them from opening a business? How is this not hypocrisy?
The bully and victimization tactics of the Gay Mainstream Movement (i.e. The Gay Mafia) are becoming relentless. Yet again they have found a new “evil” to go after and play victim to, since losing their fight with the Boy Scouts.
For those of you who don’t know; Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy doesn’t support gay marriage. He supports traditional biblical marriage. He also makes many donations to Christian and right wing groups who also don’t support gay marriage or gay values.
In recent months he has become more vocal about his values and beliefs. This is his opinion and freedom of speech which he has a right to.
Also what seems to be to be left out of a lot of articles and blog posts is that Chick-fil-A has company anti-discriminatory policies in place that do not allow discriminatory hiring practices (race, sexual orientation, etc.) for its employees or does not allow discriminatory acts towards its customers.
All of this may be recent news to some but I have known about his views for years. This is why I decided not to support Chick-fil-A and have not vistied a Chick-fil-A in well over 2 years. Yes, I like their lemonade and chicken strips, so what. This is a personal sacrifice I am willing to make. No need to play victim on my part.
Yet again the Gay Mainstream is sending a message loud and clear. You are not allowed to have any opposing views, thoughts, ideals, or opinions that differ from our collective message. If you do, we will go out of our way to destroy you at all costs.
Now this bully tactic is influencing our public officials and law makers into discriminatory practices all because a business owner has a different opinion. This is doing nothing but causing a division why there should not be one and reinforcing the perceived image that gays are trying to force their lifestyle on heterosexuals.
All that was needed was the Gay Mafia to sound their gay horns and send out a simple boycott message “Do not dine at Chick-fil-A because they do not support Marriage Equality” (should be the end of the story).
Chick-fil-A is not the only restaurant that cooks and sells batter deep or
breaded fried chicken. Don’t eat there and move on!
Not only that, you are still going to have people both gay and straight who will simply not care one way or the other and still eat where ever they feel like, including Chick-fil-A.
A business owner has freedom of speech and a right to their opinion, just as anyone else. To deny a business owner the right to open a business (like in Chicago and Boston) simply because you don’t agree with their personal opinion which has nothing to do with their business practices is un-American.
Alderman Joe Moreno said “There are consequences for freedom of speech (and) in this case the consequences are… you’re not going to have your first free-standing restaurant in Chicago. Holding up construction would be as simple as refusing to introduce an ordinance to subdivide the land where Chick-fil-A wants to build. I am not worried about being sued. There are well-documented traffic and congestion issues in the Logan Square neighborhood I could use to justify my decision.”
So you are willing to be deceitful in a court of law, if you were to get sued and use traffic congestion as the reason even though you have publically said you will not allow them to build because of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s opinion?
Joe you are disgrace by abusing your power of office and authority. Local and Federal governments should not hold a position to curb capitalism simply because a businessman’s opinion differs from a perceived national consensus. The Gay Mafia’s time, energy and finances can easily be utilized towards supporting, highlighting and championing business that supports their point of view.
Again, all that was needed was a simple boycott message. Why does the Gay Mainstream go out of its way to force everything and everybody to be accepting of the gay lifestyle? What is the fixation on getting people who don’t like you to support you?
Note to the Gay Mainstream…If you want people to accept you for the way you are and leave you alone to live in peace, you have to be willing to do the same for others….but then you couldn’t cry victim.
Not long after Chicago became the latest U.S. city to take a stand against the controversial chain, the owners of the city’s only current Chick-fil-A restaurant fired back with a statement aimed at separating the local chain from its owner’s consistent opposition to marriage equality.
“We are not a corporation—we are real people and taxpayers as each Chick-fil-A franchise is independently owned and operated,” Chick-fil-A Loyola Water Tower owner Lauren Silich said in the statement.
“We are Chicagoans who are dedicated to serving our community. We hold fundraisers for hospitals, school, fallen police and we donate to a wide variety of causes, including everything from churches to gay and lesbian organizations.”
So not only are these politicians hurting independently owned franchises who do not share the same views as Chick-fil-A’s president; they are preventing jobs from coming to the area and potentially hurting charitable donations to local gay and lesbian organizations.