Skip to comments.Boston Mayor to Outlaw Chick-Fil-A
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 doesnt belong in Boston. You cant have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. Were an open city, were a city thats 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.
One on the left coast and one on the beast coast.
They're still only about 2% of the population.
Welcome to the Communist — I mean the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Outlaw a private business? Based on what statute?
Banned in Boston.
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.
Now HERE is a business opportunity. Rent out statues of Joe Paterno.
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.
Outlaw a private business? Based on what statute?
Wear it like a badge of honor, Mr. Cathy.
But Mayor, discrimination takes all forms.....then you mean that at a Muslim resturant I can demand to be fed pork?
No tourism. No overnight stays. Nothing. We'll see who goes under the quickest.
When I was a kid, America was a free country. Of course, we didn’t have Nazis being elected as mayor in those days.
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.
Where’s a collapsing tank of molasses when you need one?
This cannot end well. All sane people know this
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Hello Sodom and Gomorrah.
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