Skip to comments.Boston mayor’s letter to Chick-fil-A: Stay out of Boston!
Posted on 07/25/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT by South40
On the heels of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's controversial public comments against same-sex marriage, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino fired off a letter to Cathy, urging him to abandon plans to expand the fast food chain to his city.
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Sounds like he WANTS a civil war.
Time for Mumbles to be replaced.
The response from the conservative should be solicit Chik-Fil-A and boycott Boston.
Is Boston in such a healthy state that it can turn away businesses and jobs?
I certainly won’t have any problem staying out of Boston.
Is that even legal? How is it up to city hall which private businesses are able to establish themselves in a particular location? Who made him king?
I am going to eat at Chick Fil A every chance I get from hereon and go to a city with an administration that is more in line with my beliefs. Boston is not it. Vetvetdoug.
Misuse of public office for sure. What a twit!
Yeah I was wondering that myself. Seems that the most they could legally do is zone him out but if he finds a location already zoned for restaurants the city will be out of luck.
Left wing tyrants. If the people of Boston don’t want a CFA there they just don’t have to go there.
If no one goes, it leaves due to lack of business.
Left wing tyrants need to be stopped. They HATE America, the Constitution and freedom.
Rot in hell the lot of them.
This whole Chick-fil-A episode is the perfect example of how the left has taken control of the country.
In every poll I have seen, Americans oppose homosexual marriage, even California voted against it. Despite that, just about every powerful organization, the media, academia, etc. acts like they speak for everyone when they support it.
They attack the majority with impunity. They keep getting elected somehow. They have figured out how to game the system, sort of like the old corrupt trusts were able to control segments of the economy.
My first thoughts also. Many cities are hurting for cash. The best method of raising additional revenues is to have new businesses come into your city. This jackass just cost his city untold amounts in tax revenues all in a lame defense of probably less than .5% of his city's population. Not a wise move.
I’d think that a fitting response by Chick-Fil-A would be to open new locations in every one of the towns just outside of Boston’s city limits. (The closer to the city limits, the better.)
I was wondering that too. Common sense would say no one can stop you from doing business based on your religious/political beliefs, but getting a license to do business is a privilege, not necessarily a right. Wonder if any lawyers could weigh in on this.
The only Chick-fil-A I can find in Michigan is over by Detroit of all places.
How do ya like that, Detroit is friendlier to business than Boston.
There’s no outcry to close the place down. It’s just Menino pandering to the gay vote. Gays do vote and donate money and politicians like “Mumbles” do what they can to win their votes. I don’t even know if they actually care about the restaurant, but Menino does it anyway.
Any Mosques in town?
How did they get a permit, given the Mayor’s new standard for thought?
Today's Boss Tweed.
Keep your eye on grandstanding bloviating politicians - they're usually hiding something really big.
Exactly. Look at this article calling the CEO’s comments about supporting traditional marriage “Controversial”, oh yea in what universe is saying you believe in traditional marriage so damn controversial. These people who run Hollywood and the media are gay heavy, they are sick and just want justification to engage in behavior that is mentally ill. We are not just supposed to tolerate and not discriminate against them but we have to celebrate them and their so-called lifestyle.
I noticed he didn’t copy the Bureau of Tourism. Either celebrate our perverted ways or stay out! So every company that stays approves of perversion.
Sodom and Gomorrah aka Boston. That didn’t end well.
Even the oh-so-liberal Boston Globe doesn’t agree with Menino. A most interesting editorial.
And here I thought Bloomberg invented this pose.
Divorcing certain states and reforming this Union is quickly becoming the only path left.
Sounds like a lefty who’ll “man the barricades” and call a press conference for his part in the protests and boycotts, etc... Last time I checked, homosexuals made up about 1.5 to 3.5% of the overall population. Why do they have so much sway?
I agree. But, aside from some historic sites, there isn't anything there worth a dang anyway. I've been boycotting Boston for years and didn't know it.
Maybe 1½% at most of the population consists of these sodomites. So this Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is going to let 1½% mandate what the other 98½% of his residents can have access to. What a total and complete jackass!
And all this chain of food suppliers is guilty of is freedom of speech. Pathetic!
Screw Boston. If I want to celebrate our Country’s Founding and The Revolution I’ll spend a week in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.....Which I like to do frequently.
I gather that Hizzonner the Mayor’s lip service to the so-called Freedom Trail does not extend to corporations running their business as they see fit. Kremlin on Massachusetts Bay!
what strange times in which we live.
The term “Banned in Boston” had to do with their closing or not allowing anything of less than moral qualities.
Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays, out of respect for the Christian sabboth, IIRC
Yet now such an establishment is banned in Boston??
Except, of course, for discrimination against people who don't think like the Mayor does.
I would say that the mayor of Boston eats crap sandwiches, but I heard he doesn’t like bread.
I just sent an e-mail to the Mayor’s office, telling him that I’m not coming back to Boston unless there’s a Chick-Fil-A store waiting for me when I get there.
The basic liberal rule of thimb these days is: Gay is OK. Straight Ain't
August 1st is Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/under-god/post/chick-fil-a-appreciation-day-announced-by-mike-huckabee/2012/07/23/gJQAx6Xs4W_blog.html
I’m going to go to Chick-Fil-A for the first time - just because this letter demonstrates intolerance towards a BUSINESS.
Eat it, Menino & allies.
Is it true, do Massachusetts lobsters cause throat cancer?
I’m guessing a Rec-tum-fil restaurant will be OK in Boston
Liberal tolerance on display, coexist! Can you believe a news article that describes opposition to same sex marriage as controversial just a few years ago? What’s next, opposition to polygamy, bestiality, pedophilia is now considered to be controversial?
Methinks I’ll start something new for myself. From now on and indefinitely, I hereby designate “Tuesdays as Lunch at Chick-Fil-A Day.”
If I lived in Boston (God forbid) I’d get it to go and eat it at City Hall!
Of all of things Boston should be 'full of pride' about... same sex marriage support?
WTF has happened to my country...
"We now join these two men in rectal matrimony"
Intolerance will not be tolerated!
That can’t be a real letter from the real mayor of Boston.
And if it is, then Chick Fil A and every other American corporation and real American citizens need to declare war on the communist homosexuals that are working overtime trying to destroy the USA.
Unfortunately, the GOP POTUS candidate agrees with “Tom Menino” and is as usual, laying low, staying silent, and ready to come out on both sides of the issue.
Menino better be prepared to throw out Interstate Batteries,the Catholic church, The Salvation Army and any group that’s minding it’s own business and didn’t start this thing.
While your at it Mr Mayor throw out the muzzies also.
There isn’t one in Boston. But there is being proposed to be one, opposite City Hall of all impudent places. It would sure brown that mayor off to see crowds chowing down on God-fearing-fried chicken opposite that sacred spot, every day at noon.
Hey Chick-Fil-A. Don’t let that two bit politician stop you. Demand a referendum.
Don't recall the details, but I believe there is a mosque going up on land purchased from the city (i.e., Menino) at a fraction of its market value.
Menino did in fact keep Walmart out of Boston (surely no one here wants those jobs or those low prices!). And during the Occupy frenzy, Occupy Boston was told they didn't need a permit or to post a bond or to obey any laws regarding demonstrations that apply to everyone else. I believe he also provided "free" electricity and wi-fi.
Massachusetts didn't get to vote. Opponents gathered enough signatures to get it on the ballot, but the Legislature (with the support of the gov) used underhanded (and illegal) chicanery to keep it off the ballot. In spite of numerous Boston Globe polls claiming MA was all for it! (You know how much you can trust a Boston Globe poll, don't you?)
History has already rendered judgment. Societies which promote homosexuality die. Societies in which traditional, faithful, fruitful marriage flourishes endure ... until they get lazy and stupid and promote homosexuality.
Next up ... Mexico? Good folks, but they have a crappy country ... India? China ... easier to recover from Communism than from Sodomism ...?
Um, isn’t discrimination wrong? Illegal? Or is it ok as long as it is against Christians? I mean, the man THINKS things that the Mayor of Boston doesn’t agree with. He doesn’t not serve homos, he doesn’t put worms in their meals. He just happens to agree with the majority of the WORLD that it is perverted. And..??
The state rate is 6%. Boston is something like 5.7%.