Skip to comments.True marriage supporters ‘not welcome’ in New York: councilman
Posted on 04/17/2014 2:03:07 PM PDT by Morgana
NEW YORK, April 17, 2014, (LifeSiteNews.com) A New York City councilman has effectively told traditional marriage supporters they are not welcome in the Big Apple.
In response to Chick-fil-As proposed plans to expand their business and set up restaurants in several locations, including New York City, Councilman Daniel Dromm told the Huffington Post that the fast-food chain would not be welcome in the most populous city in the country. Councilman Daniel Dromm
We dont need bigots coming to New York City, Dromm told HuffPost. They are not welcome here unless they can embrace all of New Yorks diverse community, including the LGBT community.
Chick-fil-A made national headlines in 2012 when CEO Dan Cathy voiced his belief in traditional marriage. His remarks sparked scathing reactions from pro-homosexual politicians and the homosexual lobby.
Despite the onslaught of pro-homosexuality antagonism, the fast-food chain received an even larger outpouring of support after the incident, including a nation-wide Chick-fil-A Day, during which the restaurant made record-breaking sales.
Cathy has recently said he wishes to expand the company and consequently not be so vocal about his personal opinions.
This pledge of silence, however, does not placate Councilman Dromms desire to keep traditional marriage supporters out of New York City.
We dont need bigoted people even keeping their opinions to themselves, Dromm said. They need to wake up and see reality.
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, has called Dromms remarks outrageous and intolerant.
What Dromm has effectively said here is that anyone who believes in marriage as the union of a man and a woman is unwelcome in New York City," Brown stated. Christians and others are now, it seems, going to be considered guilty of 'thought-crimes' and threatened with all manner of reprisals simply for holding their beliefs."
Brown issued an appeal to marriage supporters to take action by voicing their resentment and offense at Dromms statement.
An individual's own privately-held beliefs, said Brown, if they conflict with Mr. Drumm's radical new orthodoxy, even if those beliefs are never publicly expressed, make that person guilty of a thought-crime and label him or her a bigot that doesn't belong in the Big Apple!
Brown cited the recent media kerfuffle concerning former Mozilla CEO Brandon Eichs past monetary support of Proposition 8 in California as another example of the readiness of pro-homosexual lobbies and politicians to jump down the throat and smother all supporters of traditional marriage.
[Dromms] remarks, Brown stated, coming amidst a climate of such unseemly attacks on pro-marriage people as we saw with the Mozilla controversy last week, simply reinforce a growing manifestation of hostility and intimidation in the public square toward folks with traditional values.
While the media was all-too-ready to make Eichs controversial stance known across the world, they have been silent about Dromms incendiary remarks. Brown said that Dromms remarks should have stirred public outcry and a flurry of media attention: but instead we hear deafening silence from the media, which is tantamount to a tacit approval.
Brown is calling on the New York City Council to condemn Dromms remarks and issue a formal apology for them.
"Mr. Dromm has alienated and insulted millions of New Yorkers and made them feel like they don't belong in their own home city. The Council should correct this and extend an apology immediately and undo the hurt and wrong that's been done."
Ah yes, the “tolerance” of the left toward those who old different beliefs.
No problem. I have no desire to be there.
So I guess the Pope better never come to NYC as well.
I anticipate the mass expulsion of all Catholics, Orthodox Jews, fundamentalist Christians and Muslims from the city immediately.
We MUST accept them but they do not have to accept us, typical nazi tactics of the progressive hypocrites to the left.
those who embrace the perverse abomination of homosexuality will have an eternity of unspeakable suffering and torment apart from God to regret it. sad.
“Go ahead bite the Big Apple, don’t mind the maggots”
> Ah yes, the tolerance of the left toward those who old different beliefs.
Hey if you don’t allow pedophile homosexuals near your children you’re being an intolerant homophobic bigot don’t you? I would embrace it and say “hell yes as long as it keeps your dingaling away from my children!”
Well that’s nice. I’m glad that the government has plenty of ways to punish citizens that don’t agree with them. Maybe Chick-Fil-a can get audited by the IRS, harassed by the EPA and OSHA or shot by the BLM. That will convince me we don’t live in a police state
It’s getting more like Sodom and Gomorrah by the day.
Anyone claiming to be a conservative or a religious person can either cut their losses now and move or have their things/jobs taken from them and forceably removed before long. If people want to gamble otherwise, then they will get what they asked for.
No one is nailed to the ground in these liberal hell holes. No material possession is worth your dignity. You come into the world with nothing and you leave with nothing. In between you can live on your feet or your knees.
OK, so take your money elsewhere. I cannot fathom why anyone continues to live in these leftist shitholes. There’s a reason people are fleeing places like NJ and NY.
Not the city of my birth. Mayor Wagner, where are you???!
No, how soon you forget! Mayor Bloomberg has said he’s going to blow past the Lord Almighty when he gets through the pearly gates! Basically, ACT-UP, is going to intimidate God, Jesus and the Apostles...
Wall off the northeast and dump all the liberals in there...
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