Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Boston Mayor to Outlaw Chick-Fil-A
Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2012 | Kevin Glass

Posted on 07/22/2012 7:51:42 PM PDT by Kaslin

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wants to restrict a single private business, Chick-Fil-A, from opening any franchises in Boston. His reported remarks were,

“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.”

Chick-Fil-A has come under fire from progressive groups for donating millions of dollars to pro-family organizations over the past few years. This, according to Mayor Menino, counts as discrimination.

Meanwhile, the National Organization for Marriage is promoting "Eat at Chick-Fil-A Day" for Wednesday of this week.

Please join me this Wednesday in supporting this courageous company, while at the same time sending a powerful message of support to every individual and every company with the courage to stand for marriage.

Chick-Fil-A, for their part, put out a statement that read:

The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.

Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.

And for this, Mayor Menino would ban the restaurant from Boston. Right now, there are only two Chick-Fil-A restaurants in Massachusetts: in Burlington, Mass. and Peabody, Mass. Northeastern University was considering a franchise for their student food court, but the students of Northeastern will have to go elsewhere for their chicken sandwich cravings for the foreseeable future.

What's more, these types of boycotts are incredibly silly. It's impossible to keep track of what company or CEO is donating money to or supporting a cause that you don't support. As was put succinctly by Jonathan Merritt at The Atlantic:

So should the 45 percent of Americans who oppose gay marriage opt for Chips Ahoy! instead of Oreos? Should they begin shopping at Belk instead of JC Penny? If they did, it wouldn't make any more sense than the endless failed calls for liberal consumers to boycott Urban Outfitters, because its owner is a conservative and Rick Santorum donor, or to not order from Domino's Pizza, because it was founded by a Catholic conservative who helped fund anti-abortion causes.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; chickfila; homosexualagenda; kevinglass; mumblesmenino
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-111 next last

1 posted on 07/22/2012 7:51:45 PM PDT by Kaslin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Great ... TWO sanfran sickos.

One on the left coast and one on the beast coast.

They're still only about 2% of the population.

2 posted on 07/22/2012 7:53:57 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Welcome to the Communist — I mean the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


3 posted on 07/22/2012 7:54:13 PM PDT by Stepan12
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Outlaw a private business? Based on what statute?


4 posted on 07/22/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by Signalman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Assault chickens?


5 posted on 07/22/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Mumbles Menino


6 posted on 07/22/2012 7:55:14 PM PDT by funfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Banned in Boston.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 7:55:33 PM PDT by scrabblehack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Left wing facists. These people are control freaks and pretend to be so open and “liberal” but are the worst.
Why not allow a business into your city to provide jobs and create tax revenue? If people don’t like Chick Fil A’s stance against gay marriage then they can choose not to eat there. Its not like they don’t hire gay people or refuse to serve them. Geesh talk about an over reaction.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 7:57:14 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin; Marcella; Gamecock; fatnotlazy; Colofornian; Norm Lenhart

Now HERE is a business opportunity. Rent out statues of Joe Paterno.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 7:58:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Who wants to run a business in Beantown anyway with Mumbles as the mayor? Same goes for mayor Nanny Bloomerberg down the road in NYC taxing large sodas and sliced bagels.


10 posted on 07/22/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Signalman

Outlaw a private business? Based on what statute?

/
/
Good question.


11 posted on 07/22/2012 8:00:08 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: scrabblehack

Wear it like a badge of honor, Mr. Cathy.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 8:00:12 PM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (I like me and my gun.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

But Mayor, discrimination takes all forms.....then you mean that at a Muslim resturant I can demand to be fed pork?


13 posted on 07/22/2012 8:00:53 PM PDT by Puckster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Cool. We'll ban Boston.

No tourism. No overnight stays. Nothing. We'll see who goes under the quickest.

14 posted on 07/22/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

When I was a kid, America was a free country. Of course, we didn’t have Nazis being elected as mayor in those days.


15 posted on 07/22/2012 8:01:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.”

zatso?

16 posted on 07/22/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If Bill Ayers had a son, he'd look like James Holmes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

By what freekin’ right does that Marxist wanna be think he can personally restrict a lawful business from operating in his city? Who does he thing he is...Mayor Daley? Next he’ll be plowing up the runways at Logan in the middle of the night.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 8:02:56 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Where’s a collapsing tank of molasses when you need one?


18 posted on 07/22/2012 8:03:58 PM PDT by SpaceBar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
Butt boys are no longer just tolerated on the fringes because they are friends and family who we know and love but do not approve of their behavior and lifestyle...they are now the privileged ones...they are on the forefront of society's foray into the perverse.

This cannot end well. All sane people know this

When society collapses...our civilization collapses...our world collapses.

Hello Sodom and Gomorrah.

Hello eternal death!

19 posted on 07/22/2012 8:04:09 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Signalman
Outlaw a private business? Based on what statute?

The Obama Doctrine: You Didn't Build That?

20 posted on 07/22/2012 8:04:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If Bill Ayers had a son, he'd look like James Holmes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Salvavida

I refuse to go there, I’ll drive around it.

Same with NYC or any other RAT infested hell-hole.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 8:04:47 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston."

But celebrating sexual immorality and perversion—under cloak of "inclusion"— does?

"To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled." Titus 1:15

Anyway, their loss. Chik-fil-A rocks.

22 posted on 07/22/2012 8:06:28 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

The Chick Filet Board of Directors should just phase out - quite quickly all stores in Boston... reopen in the Boston Suburbs - and tell the Boston Mayor - GO SUCK AN EGG...


23 posted on 07/22/2012 8:10:11 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: avenir

sounds like CHICK-FIL-A is being discriminated against.....
where’s the tolerance ?


24 posted on 07/22/2012 8:10:23 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: snarkytart
Left wing facists. These people are control freaks and pretend to be so open and “liberal” but are the worst.

Leftists are like..."Yea I'm opened minded. I'll accept everyone it's all about love. But don't you dare disagree with me or I'll destroy you with every ounce of my energy."
25 posted on 07/22/2012 8:11:58 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Vision

26 posted on 07/22/2012 8:13:58 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

This is discrimination and it is darn time that we stand up for OUR rights. PERIOD. WE WILL NOT COMPLY!


27 posted on 07/22/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Signalman

Might I expand your question: Mr. Mayor, what other businesses have you outlawed. Names please. If none, why not? Why chick-fil-A?


28 posted on 07/22/2012 8:19:39 PM PDT by healy61
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Surprisingly, this doesn’t change my opinion of Boston even a little.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 8:23:09 PM PDT by Cyman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: scrabblehack

30 posted on 07/22/2012 8:25:31 PM PDT by Aquamarine
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

What are some Boston based businesses that sell products or services outside of Boston, that we could start to boycott in retaliation to the discrimination shown by Boston’s mayor? If they want a civil war, two can play at that game.


31 posted on 07/22/2012 8:27:22 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

What a pathetic jerk mumbles is.

And the pie-eyed losers that elected him, too.

Will he exhibit the same zeal for “tolerance” when pedophilia, polyamory, incest, and bestiality are normalized?

In fact, bestiality already is normalized, since “gerbiling” is a homosexual practice.

These people are SICK.

Meanwhile, GOOD FOR CHICK-FIL-A!

If there were one near me, I’d patronize it.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 8:27:32 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Discrimination is disallowing Chic-Fil-A because of their beliefs.

Must be a democrat. Up is down. Freedom is slavery. Discrimination is following your beliefs.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 8:27:32 PM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Massachusetts should be purged from the Union.


34 posted on 07/22/2012 8:28:44 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
A mayor of any city has the power to "ban" a business????

First a President, bans this or that, do governors, and mayors now?

I must have left America but didn't realize it.

Elected "officials" have elevated themselves to Kings and Queens, Tsars Tsarinas, absolute rulers, since when?

35 posted on 07/22/2012 8:30:54 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.

Unless you are a narrow minded, normal heterosexual who doesn't support and promote homosexualism and who doesn't understand why sodomists are so Gay and so Proud!

In that case, "Inclusion" does not apply.


36 posted on 07/22/2012 8:30:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes, the American people can’t control themselves — they seem to nominate and elect the worst possible choices, and in many states, not just MA, but especially there.


37 posted on 07/22/2012 8:31:54 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Based on his record, throw him a kickback on the land deal and it will be approved. In that regard, he is an east coast version of Harry Reid. Fraud and hack.


38 posted on 07/22/2012 8:32:41 PM PDT by Corporate Law
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bert

Can you believe our candidate is from that cess pool state. What happened to free speech? I hope the Boston is now flooded with decadent fagots doing it everywhere in public!! See Mayor? Love it mayor??


39 posted on 07/22/2012 8:33:03 PM PDT by marygonzo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Signalman
Outlaw a private business? Based on what statute?

It don't matter they will make one up !

40 posted on 07/22/2012 8:39:10 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook
"And in conclusion I would like to restate my strong opposition to
the Mayor's support for, and promotion of, open homosexualism."


41 posted on 07/22/2012 8:40:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: ATOMIC_PUNK

So Boston has announced it is anti-family, what a shame.


42 posted on 07/22/2012 8:42:09 PM PDT by paguch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: School of Rational Thought

A salted chicken ?


43 posted on 07/22/2012 8:42:53 PM PDT by Squantos
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
I don't eat meat or fowl, but I can support them by getting a 6-pack of these. Yummy, on the way.
44 posted on 07/22/2012 8:44:59 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Signalman

Liberals don’t need any statute law to outlaw a private buisness. Because they are liberal, they can do whatever the h*** they want. Unless challenged, they will do what they want and get away with it. Doesn’t matter if there is any law in place on this issue. To liberals, being on the right side of history and all that claptrap is good enough to keep a private business out of a city.


45 posted on 07/22/2012 8:46:00 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Iron Munro

LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, I’ll bet that gerbil don’t like Mumbles favoritism for the ‘mos.

I wonder what the queers will do now that incandescent bulbs are getting harder to come by. I’ll venture a lot of them have a stash of them.

I’d hate to imagine what would happen if one of those Chinese-made CFL bulbs popped in the fudge chute, with all that nasty mercury and all.


46 posted on 07/22/2012 8:49:25 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: SpaceBar

Holy cow, I forgot about that molasses disaster. Good idea!

Much support to Mr. Cathy. Will certainly go a chik-fil-a if I am near one.


47 posted on 07/22/2012 8:50:10 PM PDT by lovesdogs
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

Boston is the loser, not Mr.Cathy.


48 posted on 07/22/2012 8:50:39 PM PDT by sport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin
You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.”

Except for Catholics and other Christians, who will be forced to renounce their religious beliefs or forced out of the city.

49 posted on 07/22/2012 8:53:22 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kaslin

there needs to be a list of businesses that support the liberal agenda. businesses that are homo friendly and promote/ endorse the destruction of marriage by pushing homo marriage

give me the list... and they WILL NOT receive another dime from me or my family

additionally, I would suggest such companies be held liable if any children are molested by same sex adults on their grounds (ie: schools)


50 posted on 07/22/2012 8:54:03 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-111 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson