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Boston Mayor Promotes Tolerance & Diversity By Banning Chick-Fil-A Over Political Opinions
Boston Herald ^ | July 25, 2012 | Michael Graham

Posted on 07/25/2012 4:49:23 AM PDT by suspects

Dear Mayor Menino,

I have a friend who’d like to open a business in the city of Boston. He knows it’s more expensive than most other American cities. He also knows that the permitting process here is more onerous and that his tax burden will be higher here, too.

But he still insists that he wants to come here, spend money, pay taxes and put Bostonians to work. Only one problem:

He has stated — publicly, repeatedly and for the record — that he thinks the designated hitter rule in the American League is stupid. It’s also his opinion that nobody should wear white after Labor Day, vinyl is better than digital, and Michael Keaton was a better Batman than the new guy.

So here’s the question: Will you still let him open a business in Boston?

I know his opinions are unpopular. I know you don’t agree with many of them. But would it still be OK for him to lease private property and run a private business here in your city?


To some people, Mayor Menino, this will sound like a stupid question. But they don’t understand what a (ahem) “special place” you’ve made Boston.

In most cities in the civilized world, a business owner’s opinions about cultural, political or social issues would be irrelevant to his ability to do business. In Boulder, Buffalo or Bangor a guy who believes the legal definition of marriage should remain “one man/one woman” may lose a few dinner invitations. But he’s not going to lose his right to do business.

Ah, but this isn’t the civilized world. This is Boston.

It’s liberal, tolerant and diverse Boston — which is why you have threatened to ban Chick-fil-A from our fair city.

Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A, has publicly expressed...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: ban; boston; chickfila; liberals

1 posted on 07/25/2012 4:49:33 AM PDT by suspects
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To: suspects

Dan Cathy should shake the dust from his sandals as he leaves Boston, as a testament against them....

(Now THAT would be a YouTube moment!)

2 posted on 07/25/2012 7:19:30 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: suspects
A violation of First Amendment rights under color of law.

Besides a large monetary settlement from the city, somebody also needs to serve some jail time.

3 posted on 07/25/2012 7:24:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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