Skip to comments.Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city
Posted on 07/20/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT by Mind Freed
The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage.
Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn't want a business in the city "that discriminates against a population."
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family.
The fast-food chicken sandwich chain later said that it strives to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has more than 1,600 stores nationwide but just two in Massachusetts, both located in suburban malls.
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Chick is closed on Sundays, God bless them.
not sure that Chick really wants anything to do with Boston, matter of fact.
Someone should fax a copy of the First Amendment over to the mayor’s office. Pronto!
The first Amendment only applies when libs want it to.
As will I. Unfortunately, the only Chick-Fil-A in Washington State is up in Bellingham. Road trip!
Looks like a clear-cut legal action for religious discrimination to me.
I ate at one for the first time today. I’m not big on chicken sandwiches, but these were good. I took my 3 workers and bought their lunch as well. They all liked it.
We were talking about why I took them there and one of my workers is a lay preacher at his church, he’s going to encourage the congregation to eat at Chick-fil-A to support a Christian company.
“I will be eating at the next Chick-fil-A I see.”
Good idea! I love their chicken sandwich with some of their Polynesian Sauce on it. Great!
I wonder if Chick-fil-A is a publicly traded company? Hmmm. Got to check it out!
Oh no! Not being able to open a restaurant in Boston will surely hurt Chick-fil-A’s billion-dollar sales. What will they do now?
The Mayor wants a Man-fil-A.
I don’t normally eat fast food but I love CAF Waffle fries...
And we’ll kick out Boston Market, so there!
And maybe Liberal Locost should not move South, complain about the backward culture, (and don't think they make fun of other parts of the country, I know they do, I have heard it with my own ears) and remake it in their Statist image as decry the Taxes of Taxachuetts they left.
Make your own dang chicken Bostonians....
And while your at it, stay the heck out of New Hampshire, you ruined that too !!!!
Mumbles Menino must be getting on Baanee Fwanks payroll.
This should constitute slander.
I believe Chick-fil-A said yesterday that they have a non-discrimination policy on sexual orientation. They simply believe marriage should be between a man and a woman.
They don’t treat gay customers any differently, and certainly don’t discriminate against them.
For the Mayor to accuse them of “discrimination” for exercising free speech rights is disturbing.
Unless you agree with Manino, your biz ain’t welcome in Beantown!
They don’t need to go to Boston. There are 2 of them in my area and they are packed all the time. They could open up more here (outside of Houston) and they would do very well.
I checked out Chick-Fil-A Corporation. Not publicly traded. Too bad... I’d buy some shares!
We have ‘em all over Florida! Come on down, and while you’re at it, stop by Disney, they need the business! LOL
The funny thing is the owner never mentioned gay marriage. Check out his quote. The media is trying to cause his business to fail because of the closed on Sunday standard they adhere to.
Boston: refuge of queers and criminal illegals!
Lousy stinking mayor who couldn’t find his arse with both hands.
Chic-fil-A gets our business from now on out!
I hate what Boston has become!
I heard the sound bite. Nothing hateful about it, and nothing about gay marriage.
Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city? Good, they don’t deserve to have one. Yep,Democrats know how to keep unemployment high!
I am confident that Mr. Cathy will handle this the same way classic southerners handle any kind of Yankee crap. The worst thing you can do to a New England uppity elite is to ignore them and then laugh at them when they insist on being payed attention to.
Funny thing is John Sununu has this figured out when he goes one-on-one with Mrs. Alan Greenspan (aka Andrea Mitchell).
Another Christian restaurant chain, In-N-Out burger, lists bible passages (such as John 3:16) in out of the way locations on their cups and wrappers.
And I won’t go to Boston because the Mayor is an idiot who discriminates against businessmen.
Enjoyed my lunch at Chik-Fil-A this afternoon...
I’m not much of a chicken person, but I’ve been making Chick-fil-A visits just to support their “closed Sunday” policy. Now I’ll have to double up to support their anti gay marriage policy.
Do they have gift certificates? They would be a great way to support them without having to eat all that chicken....
Smart business plan...
I have never been to a Chick-fil-A but I plan on going now. What is the Polynesian Sauce? Is it sweet? hot?
There are none on Long Island :(
Hey, Mr. Mayor, try reading the First Amendment (and the equivalent provision in the Massachusetts State Constitution) so that you can understand why your vow makes you sound like a fascist.
You are in for a treat - the Polynesian is sweet - all of their sauces are great - try the “Chick-fil-A sauce” too. This is a wonderful company - Mr. Dan Cathy spoke at my daughter’s graduation..... Mr. Truett Cathy is a true Christian gentleman. They support all sorts of great causes - camps for children, scholarships for their employees, etc. Their employees are all well mannered, clean, and respectful. I feel better about eating there than any other fast food establishment around.
Boston deserves what it gets with a mayor like that...
I trust this whole fire-storm will result in *more* business as people hear of the values that the company stands for!!
“What is the Polynesian Sauce? Is it sweet? hot?”
It’s a “Sweet and Sour Sauce” like you would get a Chinese Restaurant. You have to ask for it when you make you order. It comes in a small couple-ounze tub. Just put a little on it or it can get messy. Hmmmm, Hmmm, Hmmm!
Plus, CFA Waffle Fries are to die for!
I’m sure if it was called GAY-fil-A. The socialist democrat frauds who bow to the gay mafia would be burning rubber to sign up as many franchises as they could.
Speech is not “discrimination”. This is an attack on the First amendment freedom of speech.
Sounds yummy and thank you much for the reply!
“Another Christian restaurant chain, In-N-Out burger, lists bible passages (such as John 3:16) in out of the way locations on their cups and wrappers.”
We have one here in NC that does that also, “Cook Out”. The employees at the drive up window often suggest that you “have a blessed day”. :-)
got that right, I;m sick of the locusts moving to places only to bring their ignorant uneducated ways and minds with them.
They demand in our area, their shopping malls, their designer stores, bycycle rails, and lanes which are causing all sorts of problems with drivers now, they vote the same way and can’t understand for the life of them why they left their crap hole of a state.