Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A gay fallout: Chicago ban, Facebook gaffe, Malkin blog
Posted on 07/25/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT by scottjewell
[A] Chicago official has pledged to block the fast-food chain from opening in his district amid a heated national debate over the place of the gay marriage debate in corporate America.
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The companys offense? President Dan Cathys comments . . . that he is guilty as charged of defining marriage [traditionally]. In other words, hes not in favor of gay marriage.
If you are discriminating . . . I don't want you in the 1st Ward," Moreno told the Tribune . . . Because of this mans ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-As permit to open a restaurant in the 1stWard.
He also added that Cathys comments were bigoted, homophobic.
Chicagos mayor, Rahm Emanuel, followed suit with his own statement: "Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty."
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Last week, Chick-fil-A issued a statement saying it would leave leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena." The company added that it has always aimed to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.
The reaction has been intense:
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald that he no longer wanted Chick-fil-A in his city.
Muppets creator Jim Henson Co. backed out of a partnership with the chain to make kids meals toys.
Protestors are planning to congregate outside locations tonight; participating same-sex couples will publicly embrace.
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Meanwhile, Gizmodo claims Chick-fil-A created a fake Facebook account to raise sympathy on social media. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
[above, the Mayor of the City of Boston's communication to Dan Cathy]
Obama for America dines on Chick-fil-A
I will be going to CFA on August 1st for CFA Appreciation Day. I’m sure a lot of other people will as well. I am so happy to be able to support a company like CFA. I loved them before but now I am even happier to spend my money there.
The bigotry in all this comes from the Heterophobes who want to force their views on people...not Chick Fil A
Looks like I am gonna be eating a lot more Chick Fil A
Support the First Ammendment - Patronize Chick-Fil-A
“Chicagos mayor, Rahm Emanuel, followed suit with his own statement: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. “
I would sincerely hope they are not.
“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values...”
I’ve had lunch at two different CFAs this week. Both were packed. I don’t think they are worried.
CFA should take that letter and sue the snot out of Boston for violation of constitutional rights. It is illegal for the government to target people for reprisal. Maybe if Boston lost a few billion they would get rid of the jackass.
The Democrats are just grandstanding for campaign donations from gay interest groups.
Well hey, what else are they gonna do? Talk about the economy and unemployment?
I’m not familiar with the entirety of the conflict, but a Facebook friend posted that the head of Chick-fil-a was advocating “killing” gay people.
Anyone know anything about that? Seemed hyperbolic.
That said ... this seems a scary precedent. Maybe it’s not a precedent ... but allowing only government approved businesses to have permits seems very totalitarian.
This is a Romney commercial in the making. Put Obama on the spot.
Call out the moonbats and force the networks to get involved.
Obama will either have to support business or the gay agenda. If he supports business, the gays walk. If he supports the gays, it confirms he is anti-business.
Keep talking liberal idiots, you’re helping Chick-Fil-A with each stupid statement and action.
No, on the contrary, the President of Chick-Fil-A said only that he supports traditional marriage, and that the business treats its customers with equal respect, barring none.
The gossip and rumor mill is obviously intent on fanning the flames. Hyperbole and then some!
Yes, I believe it is a very scary precedent. The letter from the Boston Mayor is chilling in my opinion. How would the pro-gay set like to receive such a letter? They would cry bloody murder.
a Facebook friend posted that the head of Chick-fil-a was advocating killing gay people. Anyone know anything about that? Seemed hyperbolic.
Yes he said that. He really said that. It's true. Why would you even question that he said that?
Yep...he’s ‘normal’...just like the rest of us.
Chick-fil-A does have a Facebook page. I went there and hit “like”.
Forget about Obama's depressed economy, no jobs, Fast & Furious, terrorists in the White House and the constitution he is trashing.
Look over here!
Someone at Chick-Fil-A doesn't like gay marriage.
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