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Mayor Blackmails Chick-Fil-A Over Its Affirmation Of Marriage
America's Conservative News ^ | 07/22/2012 | America's Conservative News

Posted on 07/22/2012 4:14:55 PM PDT by ElIguana

Is Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino trying to blackmail Chick-fil-A into accepting so-call "same-sex marriage" following Dan Cathy's, son of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, positive affirmation of marriage and his recent statement that government affirmation of so-called "gay marriage" is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation?”

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; chickfila; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 07/22/2012 4:15:04 PM PDT by ElIguana
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To: ElIguana

Chick Fil A doesn’t need Boston.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 4:20:10 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: ElIguana

Islam shares the beliefs.

Has the Mayor tried to stop any Muslim organizationals in Boston?


3 posted on 07/22/2012 4:21:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08. Right?)
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To: NoLibZone

No, Muslims will send in suicide bombers, Christians won’t.


4 posted on 07/22/2012 4:23:16 PM PDT by dila813
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To: ElIguana

Blackmail? He knows something about Chick-Fil-A they don’t want the public to know?


5 posted on 07/22/2012 4:30:13 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1279 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: ElIguana

Let them eat beans.


6 posted on 07/22/2012 4:32:21 PM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: ElIguana

Mumbles at his finest again?


7 posted on 07/22/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: ElIguana

Was this in a written statement, or was this something Mayor “Mumbles” Menino said? Because frankly, I can’t understand a word this language-butchering fool says. He shouldn’t even be Mayor of Boston, Georgia (population 1,315), let alone the mayor of one of America’s largest cities.

Come to think of it, I’d rather live in Boston, GA than Boston, MA!


8 posted on 07/22/2012 4:41:26 PM PDT by hawkeye101 (Ron Paul attacked every Republican in the 2012 race EXCEPT for Mitt Romney.)
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To: NoLibZone

http://www.investigativeproject.org/1079/meninos-mosque

Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task. Residents have all but embraced the principle of civic inaction with a perverse kind of local pride. In the end, who you know is probably more important than what you are trying to do. And there is no doubt that little is accomplished without the approval and support of the mayor, Thomas M. Menino.

So it is with the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) near the intersection of Tremont Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Better known as the Roxbury mosque, the ISBCC has been in the works for more than 20 years. A few weeks ago it finally opened its doors for prayer — five years late, millions over budget, and still far from complete.

While the story of the building of the Roxbury mosque may not be worthy of a Hollywood epic, it does contain the stuff of a good television drama: community intrigue, religious conflict, media controversy, foreign money, suspicions of extremist ties, and once-cocksure public officials who have since retreated into a zone of silence.

Mayor Menino, in a fit of multicultural ecumenicalism, approved the sale of city-owned land to the mosque for the bargain basement — and still controversial — price of $175,000, plus the promise of in-kind services, including upkeep of nearby parks. The predictable uproar that arose in the wake of not only selling land well below market rates, but also selling it to a religious institution in contravention of the supposed separation of church and state, was supposed to be muffled by making the complex available for community use. But oops — that never happened.

The promised community facilities for non-congregant use still have not been built. An entire second phase of the project, meant to contain most of those functions, will not happen at all in the foreseeable future. The failure of the mosque project to conform to its original plans represents a broken promise between the mosque developers and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA).

Originally intended to minister to an urban congregation of African-American Muslims, the mosque project was turned over by the city, with no fanfare and little notice, to the control of suburban-based Muslims of largely Saudi Arabian heritage: the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB), which more recently became the Muslim American Society of Boston (MAS-Boston). Perhaps the city believed, incorrectly, that one Muslim community could easily step in for another. In fact, the two groups are quite different.

If it was not, however, for the generosity of conservative Middle Eastern Muslims (often a euphemism for those who are hostile to or suspicious of Westerners and Americans), the mosque never would have been built. Most of the cost, estimated at $15.6 million by MAS-Boston, has come from Egyptian, Saudi, and other Arab donors.

Despite some early success in raising funds, the mosque still owes at least $200,000 to contractors for work already performed, and has no money to finish the job. A lien was placed against the property earlier this year by a contractor who has not been fully paid. It also owes $1 million in loans to various private and commercial leaders. And these incurred costs are just for the project’s still-incomplete first phase.

The mosque leaders have blamed their inability to raise needed funds on public controversy that has seen allegations of ties to extremists and anti-Semites.

That controversy first erupted behind closed doors in 2003, when a member of the Roxbury Community College Foundation board of trustees questioned the mosque project in letters to Menino and mayoral associates. A Roxbury resident backed by the Somerville-based pro-Israel David Project — which monitors Islamist extremism — filed what was to be an unsuccessful lawsuit to stop the project.

Extensive media coverage ensued in 2004, which in turn led to a libel suit filed by the mosque against the Boston Herald, WFXT, the David Project, and others. That suit was dropped last year without resolution.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+morally destitute sinner,+trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Let them eat Boston Chicken...

I took the kids to Chic Fil A as soon as I read about it.. Plan to go again as soon as I pass one on the road.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 4:52:32 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: NoLibZone
Islam shares the beliefs. Has the Mayor tried to stop any Muslim organizationals in Boston?

Sooner or later these fascist liberals are going to have to face that - and Christians should make it sooner, rather than later. Christian bashing is at an all-time high. The response should be to start invoking demands for clarification from the Left, from atheists and gays and whatever, every single time they make a stink, and pointedly ask if what they are attacking also includes an attack on the Muslims over the same issue.

11 posted on 07/22/2012 4:59:53 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ElIguana

If Chick Fil A cared about metro Boston they would already be there
They don’t need Boston....heck who does


12 posted on 07/22/2012 4:59:58 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: ElIguana

I would ignore the bastard.


13 posted on 07/22/2012 5:00:34 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: WomBom

I wish we had a “Like” button.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 5:01:31 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: ElIguana

It’s bullying in it’s purest form. He’s identifying Christian held companies and then bullying them into accepting his beliefs. Shameful. Think I’ll go to Chik-Fil-a tomorrow.


15 posted on 07/22/2012 5:11:07 PM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: ElIguana

It’s bullying in it’s purest form. He’s identifying Christian held companies and then bullying them into accepting his beliefs. Shameful. Think I’ll go to Chik-Fil-a tomorrow.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 5:11:16 PM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: ElIguana

It’s bullying in it’s purest form. He’s identifying Christian held companies and then bullying them into accepting his beliefs. Shameful. Think I’ll go to Chik-Fil-a tomorrow.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: ElIguana

Mayor Blackmails Chick-Fil-A Over Its Affirmation Of Marriage

I may be wrong but the word blackmail should probably be extortion or intimidate in this case. To blackmail is extract favor after threat of exposure. What is there to expose about Chick-Fil-A?


18 posted on 07/22/2012 5:18:59 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: nolongerademocrat

MEMO TO CHICK-FIL-A: Do not weaken. You are right. Stand your ground.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 5:24:23 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Beware. Romney is also a liberal.)
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To: NoLibZone

Islam shares the beliefs.
Has the Mayor tried to stop any Muslim organizationals in Boston?

Bet not and bet he won’t.
That would be ... just wrong as that IS their religion and you can’t say anything about someones religion (unless that someone is a Christian)


20 posted on 07/22/2012 5:32:21 PM PDT by sawmill trash (Gun control is like trying to solve drunk driving by making it harder for sober people to own cars.)
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To: WomBom

If you like spicy food, their spicy Chick Fil A sandwich is to die for. Get their blue cheese salad dressing on the side to dip it in to cool it down somewhat, because it IS spicy.

And don’t forget the peach milkshake. If you were at a Chick Fil A Dwarf House, you could try one of their fried peach pies or the fried sweet potato pies which are better than what my MIL makes. (even she agrees)

And who cares what those Bostonians think. Let them have Dunkin Donuts. We will keep Chick Fil A and Krispy Kreme.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

The people of Boston elected this clown, so this is obviously what they want.

Of course they should rename Freedom Trail.

Bostom isn’t about Freedom.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 5:51:57 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ElIguana
It appears to me that Mayor Thomas M. Menino is proudly going public with a RICO crime.

If a motley consortium of various states seek to secede from the USA due to pervasive political and civil corruption, does anyone doubt why we might succeed , this time?

23 posted on 07/22/2012 6:08:27 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: ElIguana

Chick-fil-A should make some sport with this.

I would suggest building several franchises just outside Boston city limits, only hiring employees who are not from Boston, and offering a discounted and expanded menu.

Then, once a year, send a letter to the media proclaiming how, because of the mayor, millions of dollars are flowing out of Boston, and millions more are not flowing in to Boston.

And that Chick-fil-A would be glad to make money for Boston, but the mayor won’t let us.


24 posted on 07/22/2012 6:22:40 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: All

“Banned in Boston” could work out to the benefit of this Atlanta based business.


25 posted on 07/22/2012 6:24:41 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: ElIguana

Thanks to all the news, I stopped in to one on Friday for lunch. Great sandwich and love their fries. So much for Wendy’s spicy chicken club...Hello Chick-Fil-A!


26 posted on 07/22/2012 6:30:50 PM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: ElIguana
Boston competing with P-town as the fag capital of New England or something???
27 posted on 07/22/2012 7:03:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ElIguana

Well I won’t be eating at Boston Market anytime soon ... Take that ...


28 posted on 07/22/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: 11th_VA

LOL... was the chain originally in Boston area by the way?


29 posted on 07/22/2012 8:19:46 PM PDT by ElIguana
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To: ElIguana

I am so proud of Chic Fil A and I will support them or any other business that stands for moral values and the family. LBGTs seem to have no shame in public and love to display their perverted life choices anywhere they have an audience. Don’t I have a right to take my granchildren out to eat or shopping without having them witness degenerates trying to show their worst? Heterosexuals that behave that way in public are disgusting too but usually learn to be ashamed to do so when they reach adulthood.

What kind of horrors have Liberals unleashed upon us as a Nation? And we can’t even object now without fear of prosecution for “hate speech.”


30 posted on 07/22/2012 8:27:47 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Its hard to beat free publicity.


31 posted on 07/22/2012 8:50:10 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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