Skip to comments.California Board Blocks Chick-fil-A Opening
Posted on 08/09/2012 8:42:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The gay marriage controversy may now be standing in the way of a new Chik-fil-A opening in California.
This week, five members of Santa Barbara's architectural board abstained from approving a landscaping plan for a restaurant. The move essentially halts the project from moving forward.
City Councilman Frank Hotchkiss condemned the board and requested its members resign.
"For a group thats supposed to working on architectural benefits for the city to just stop what they're doing because of their political views is outrageous," he said.
Board member Gary Mosel disagreed with Hotchkiss.
"I feel he's jumping the gun, and not knowing the situation and asking for our resignation is not a fair assessment," he said.
Mosel admitted he abstained from the vote because he's a member of two gay and lesbian groups. But he said each board member has their own reasons for not voting.
Well, I’m glad that there is no such barrier to the opening of the San Jose and Walnut Creek stores.
They need to sue the city. It will be solved in a ny minute
If we have patience, through abortion and Obama care, these guys will all fade away over time,
Victorious Faggot Nazis.
These guys are all against the 1%
Well, they only represent the 2%
The 98% of homeowners in that town - who will have better/more stable property taxes because this business wants to build there - should get a bit uppity...
The hate from liberals is unbelievable.
Someone here posted a graphic.
Had the swastika and words saying homo nazis we’re back and fabulous. Paraphrasing here.
They should rename Cancer.
I’m sorry, it looks like you have Terminal Liberal.
it is most certainly time to get these jerks out of office LONG OVERDUE.
Except it takes about 3 years to get through our Court system here.
Government discrimination based on religious convictions? Sounds like a federal civil rights lawsuit if there ever was one.
Having been through stuff like this with developers trying to tear down Historic Houses to build condo developments,I can tell you that if City Councils or Planning Boards are determined one way or another on a case like this, they can damn well do anything they want, anywhere in the process, to either approve or disapprove a developer/entrepreneur’s plans.
These things can and do take 2-5 years to reach a conclusion in municipalities. The ONLY way to guarantee this place will be built, and built because it SHOULD be built, is for an engaged civic activist group to get involved, work every day for it, and against those who want to stop it, question and expose their political motives, make an argument on a practical level for why it will be good for the area, etc.,etc. Make noise, get publicity, flood your town’s monthly meeting with a few hundred people, and not give up.
That is the only way you’ll win. Otherwise the opposition will play with nonsense like “the landscaping plan doesn’t coincide with our Master Plan or our Building Codes”.
And when they lose that argument they will move on to some other “reason”. Luckily, their time is running out, and their boy will not be in office after November.
Funny how religious persecution is just peachy when it comes from a protected “victim” group on the left.
You would think they would be the first ones to support the rights of others.
“Houston, I think we’ve had a First Amendment violation here.”
Facist. CFA should sue all of them under their constitutional rights. Rahm et al included.
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