Skip to comments.Alderman to Chick-fil-A: No deal
Posted on 07/25/2012 4:55:30 AM PDT by scottjewell
Moreno tries to block restaurant that opposes gay marriage from opening in his Northwest Side ward
A Chicago alderman wants to kill Chick-fil-A's plans to build a restaurant in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward because the fast-food chain's top executive vocally opposes gay marriage.
Ald.Proco "Joe" Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A's effort to build its second Chicago store, which would be in the Logan Square neighborhood, following company President Dan Cathy's remarks last week that he was "guilty as charged" for supporting the biblical definition of marriage as between a man and woman.
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Businessman banned for religious beliefs
Next, no Catholics, Black church leaders or moslems need apply to start new businesses until they embrace homosexual marriage
Since when does a city councilman have the power to stop a private business from setting up shop? Is this now part of their job description?
And we have a peon alderman who thinks he can be a dictator and determine which businesses should or should not have the freedom to operate their business.
The civil rights era just keeps on giving.
You also have a right to equal protection of the laws and to due process.
Seems to me “ Chick-Fil-A - Banned in Boston, Banned in Chicago. Come see what’s too good for them to allow there.” would be a great advertising slogan.
A Chicago alderman wants to kill Chick-fil-A’s plans to build a restaurant in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward because the fast-food chain’s top executive vocally opposes gay marriage
Charge the Alderman with a hate crime..... Sue him and the city.
You can bet your bottom dollar that if this was reversed and some Alderman was trying to stop a business that openly supports perverts, there would be hell raising in the media over that.
Members of my family eat at Chick-Fil-A a number times a week.
Chick-Fil-A is a sponsor on a number of the schools in the local area “Power Cards”. Cards cost $10 and schools sell them at the start of the school year as a fund raiser.
Chick-Fil-A’s deal is a free chicken sandwich when ordering a # 1 Meal. Texas Road House’s is a free Cactus Blossom with two entree’s.
Biggest sellers of the power cards are the private religious schools.
I don’t remember the name of the group but it is pro traditional marrriage has called for today to be support tradional marriage by eating at Chick fil a tonight.
Hubby is picking up dinner on his way home.
Why would any self-respecting business want to set up shop in the cauldron of corruption known as Chicago, anyway? This is a blessing!
People who live in a sewer will eat any kind of crap.
ChickFilet should abandon the effort and move on.
So you can build a Bombmakers College (i.e., a “mosque”) on every other streetcorner, but you can’t open a fast food franchise because the owner believes in God?
File this one under “civil rights violation” and “restraint of trade” and Chick-Fil-A will make more money on the lawsuit than they will on the restaurant.
Let me just say I am no big fan of Mike Huckabee. I won’t bash him, I just don’t find him to be a very strong advocate for most of conservatism...but I fully, 100% supporft him and his effort to help Chick-Fil-A stand against the haters.
Pro-marriage and pro-Bible and pro-Western Civilization and CHRISTIAN does *not* mean hatred for sinful people who happen to be homosexual. And *celebrating* sodomy and then condemning people who happen to OPPOSE *celebrating* sodomy is infringing upon their belief system.
I say all that to say this: I am again going to eat at Chick-Fil-A today for lunch or maybe dinner to boost Huckabee’s project.
Ignorance? Yes, totally. Making people believe that a lifestyle choice (their words just 7 or so years ago) equal that of innateness as if being gay is just like being black or Asian or white is sickening and frightful. It basically means that if I create a good enough emotional argument I can justify ANYTHING.
Emotional? Yes, combined with ignorance of just what a right is and what family is we are witnessing people become part of the willful destruction of the basic foundations of a healthy society. Expect this to get worse. Expect all manner of people to demand equality for their own happiness in the strangest and weirdest of ways...from pedophiles to those who wish to marry a tree.
I enjoyed the line about not reflecting Chicago’s values.
And what are the values we are talking about?
Well we know one - blind support of same sex marriage.
But, what about the other values displayed in Chicago? Like the annual murder rate that could lead to over 500 murders this year alone? How about the long history of political corruption?
“So now we have the Chick-Fil-A civil war.”
Well said! CWII is off to an earlier start than predicted.
Consider the odds: Chick Fil-A patrons versus the angry two percenters. But when you order your `Chikin’ sandwich and take your seat, be on the lookout for Alinsky-style invasions as the Lavender Community has threatened militant kiss-ins at Chick Fil-A restaurants.
When that happens I will take my seat and throw it at them as hard as I possibly can.
Well PRAISE GOD FOR THAT!!!
I will make it a habit to eat at Chick Fil A. I will also make it a point never to set foot in Chicago.
Chick-Fil-A values are MY VALUES. Chicago doesn't deserve a Chick-Fil-A.
Politically correct zones?
Hey, isn’t today ‘eat at chick fil a day?
I was in the Chic--fil-a store in Brandon, Florida last week and I did not see the first" No Queers Allowed" sign. "Good Morning", "How Are You","May I help you", and "Do you need help in carrying it to the table?" was all the questions I was asked. There were people from all walks of life in the place.
I know he won't , but he should tell those who do not want him to go to hell. There are plenty of places and people that would appreciate one of his stores in their areas.
I am reminded of a line from Bruce Hornsby's self rightous song, "The way it is":
They say hey little boy (Chick-fil-A) you can't go
Where the others go
'Cause you don't look (think) like they do
I said hey old man, how can you stand
To think that way
Did you really think about it
Before you made the rules
The Catholics, yes, but the others will be embraced with open arms.
Note to corrupt Chicago pol - repeat after me:
“It is a federal crime for anyone acting under ‘color of law’ willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution.”
Yes, it is!
Right, who would ever have thought it would come to this? Your business banned because you think marriage is between a man and a woman! It is almost like science fiction.
What you said! Why they even want to go into that shithole that brings the rest of the state down is beyond me.
You may live longer by doing that.
Right. Getting really scary here. Zoning that says if you think in traditional ways, you’re blocked. Frightening. Think as we do, or we will smash you. Such tolerance. They are the worst bigots of all, the rainbow advocates.
And will make the hero clean up with pages out of the bible.
I know, it is so extreme you’d have to be blind now not to see the brutality of what’s actually occurring.
It’s their loss.
What caliber are the weapons being held on people to force them to purchase Chick-Fil-A meals?
I’m with you. Doesn’t matter where you stand on gay marriage, these clowns in public service are overstepping their bounds. Not only is this kind of thing not their call to make, we cannot have them discriminating, period. This time around you may agree with them or not, next time you may be on the other side of the issue. Either way, these fools ARE stepping on your fellow Americans rights.
These people are power-mad control freaks and must be opposed...
This is also a prime example of how Obama’s “You didn’t build that!” is so wrong. Here a company is trying grow its business, and the local government is erecting obstacles to its expansion.
Yes, they are power control freaks.
Look at what else they have planned:
“LGBT Youth to Protest Chick-Fil-A’s New Opening in Laguna Hills”
Dan Cathy should shake the dust from his sandals as he leaves Chicago, as a testament against them....
(Now THAT would be a YouTube moment!)
What happened to free speech and why is it assumed that if you are pro-traditional marriage you are anti-gay? And why are gays getting preferential treatment? If anyone is showing a lack of tolerance, it’s the pro-gay group which, unfortunately, includes the media. I’m getting too old - the America I knew is gone and I barely recognize this country any more. No wonder we have lost God’s blessing!
The zoning in the county of Arizona where I live is utterly arbitrary. You apply for a permit, and the rules depend on who is sitting in front of you on a given day & how they feel. They make no pretense of obeying the written rules. They will either tell you it is their “unwritten policy” and dare you to challenge them in court (where the lawyer fees would bankrupt you while they sit behind lawyers your tax money provides) or insist they need a new survey and “engineering drawings” that would cost thousands for your $500 piece of work.
And some of them sit around staring at aerial photos, trying to find someone doing something they didn’t get a permit for.
Isn’t it great to live in a free country?
Its a clear example of fascism. You will do business der Fuhrer’s way or not at all.
I have never eaten at Chick-fil-A but I will cure that fault before the end of the week. Might make it a weekly visit.