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Alderman to Chick-fil-A: No deal
Chicago Tribune ^ | July 25 2012 | Hal Dardick

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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KEYWORDS: boston; chicjfila; homosexualagenda; liberalfascism; moreno
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So now we have the Chick-Fil-A civil war.
1 posted on 07/25/2012 4:55:37 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Businessman banned for religious beliefs

Next, no Catholics, Black church leaders or moslems need apply to start new businesses until they embrace homosexual marriage


2 posted on 07/25/2012 4:58:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: scottjewell

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?


3 posted on 07/25/2012 4:59:08 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: scottjewell

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.


4 posted on 07/25/2012 4:59:22 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: scottjewell
I need to get down to a Chick-Fil-A, decent people like this need our support. Any more freepers out there to join me?
5 posted on 07/25/2012 4:59:54 AM PDT by ontap
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To: scottjewell

The civil rights era just keeps on giving.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 5:01:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: scottjewell
"You have the right to say what you want to say, but zoning is not a right," he said, adding that he also had concerns about traffic in the area.

You also have a right to equal protection of the laws and to due process.


7 posted on 07/25/2012 5:03:25 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: scottjewell

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.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 5:06:36 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: scottjewell

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.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 5:07:30 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: ontap

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.


10 posted on 07/25/2012 5:09:05 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: ontap

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.


11 posted on 07/25/2012 5:09:27 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: scottjewell

Why would any self-respecting business want to set up shop in the cauldron of corruption known as Chicago, anyway? This is a blessing!


12 posted on 07/25/2012 5:09:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: madprof98
Since when does a city councilman have the power to stop a private business from setting up shop?

Zoning laws..??..

13 posted on 07/25/2012 5:11:41 AM PDT by IamConservative (Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin)
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To: scottjewell

People who live in a sewer will eat any kind of crap.

ChickFilet should abandon the effort and move on.


14 posted on 07/25/2012 5:13:48 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: scottjewell

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.


15 posted on 07/25/2012 5:14:14 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: scottjewell

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.


16 posted on 07/25/2012 5:16:21 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: scottjewell
Enter the REAL bullies. The activist homosexuals and their supporters. The whole fake “I'm offended” premise is pure horsecrap bully tactics. Their success with this tactic has people supporting them in ignorance and based on emotional reactions more than anything else.

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.

17 posted on 07/25/2012 5:20:44 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: scottjewell

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?


18 posted on 07/25/2012 5:23:29 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: scottjewell

“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.


19 posted on 07/25/2012 5:24:01 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: scottjewell
"Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values," the mayor said in a statement when asked about Moreno's decision.

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.

20 posted on 07/25/2012 5:26:39 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: IamConservative
Zoning laws..??..

Thought-free zones?

Politically correct zones?

21 posted on 07/25/2012 5:26:54 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: scottjewell

Hey, isn’t today ‘eat at chick fil a day?


22 posted on 07/25/2012 5:32:19 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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It is their loss, not Mr. Cathy's.

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.

23 posted on 07/25/2012 5:34:35 AM PDT by sport
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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.

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

24 posted on 07/25/2012 5:35:40 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: scottjewell

Satan is working overtime to create a secular world.

Even using “christian” organizations that churn out “leaders” who are hostile to the Bible.

It is rampant, all over the world, and yes, right here in America.

That’s why this idiot nation elected a poser who’s koran-friendly and hostile to the Bible.

And some Americans still can’t figure out what’s happening to our nation.


25 posted on 07/25/2012 5:36:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: silverleaf

The Catholics, yes, but the others will be embraced with open arms.


26 posted on 07/25/2012 5:36:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: scottjewell

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.”


27 posted on 07/25/2012 5:38:55 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: scottjewell
Chick-Fil-A shoudn't be making any deals. If you bend over in the face (so to speak) of attacks from "Organized Faggotry" © you know exactly what you'll get.
28 posted on 07/25/2012 5:39:33 AM PDT by PermaRag (If Trayvon had a father, he'd look just like Obama)
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To: cuban leaf

Yes, it is!


29 posted on 07/25/2012 5:39:43 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: cripplecreek

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.


30 posted on 07/25/2012 5:41:06 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: P-Marlowe
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.

What you said! Why they even want to go into that shithole that brings the rest of the state down is beyond me.

31 posted on 07/25/2012 5:41:35 AM PDT by Marathoner (Palin/West 2012. Yes, I'm dreaming but as Pete said to Rudy, "Dreams are what make life tolerable.")
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To: P-Marlowe
I will also make it a point never to set foot in Chicago

You may live longer by doing that.

32 posted on 07/25/2012 5:42:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: Never on my watch

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.


33 posted on 07/25/2012 5:42:46 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
If “0” gets reelected he will more than likely issue an executive order that all heterosexual males must bend over twice a day and let a homosexual male show him “where the wild goose goes”.

And will make the hero clean up with pages out of the bible.

34 posted on 07/25/2012 5:44:01 AM PDT by primatreat (I am really tired of "0"s slinging shit toward the middle class.)
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To: F15Eagle

I know, it is so extreme you’d have to be blind now not to see the brutality of what’s actually occurring.


35 posted on 07/25/2012 5:44:18 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

It’s their loss.


36 posted on 07/25/2012 5:49:49 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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Just wait until the great tribulation comes and these folks pledge their allegiance to the Antichrist. The world ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

I’m sorry to say.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+24:21-23&version=KJV

Matthew 24:21-23

King James Version (KJV)

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.


37 posted on 07/25/2012 5:51:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: silverleaf

What caliber are the weapons being held on people to force them to purchase Chick-Fil-A meals?


38 posted on 07/25/2012 5:52:04 AM PDT by relictele
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To: ontap

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.


39 posted on 07/25/2012 5:53:21 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: scottjewell

These people are power-mad control freaks and must be opposed...


40 posted on 07/25/2012 5:54:45 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: scottjewell

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.


41 posted on 07/25/2012 5:57:37 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: who knows what evil?

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”

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforkinit/2012/07/chik-fil-a_protest_laguna_hills.php


42 posted on 07/25/2012 6:00:48 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: stayathomemom

Excellent point.


43 posted on 07/25/2012 6:02:54 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: ICE-FLYER

Well said.


44 posted on 07/25/2012 6:03:43 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

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!)


45 posted on 07/25/2012 6:05:55 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: stayathomemom

Well said!


46 posted on 07/25/2012 6:06:12 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: scottjewell

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!


47 posted on 07/25/2012 6:09:02 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: nathanbedford

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?


48 posted on 07/25/2012 6:15:25 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberalism: "Ex faslo quodlibet" - from falseness, anything follows)
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To: scottjewell

Its a clear example of fascism. You will do business der Fuhrer’s way or not at all.


49 posted on 07/25/2012 6:17:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: scottjewell

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.


50 posted on 07/25/2012 6:18:51 AM PDT by DryProng
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