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Emanuel goes after Chick-fil-A for boss’ anti-gay views
suntimes ^ | July 25, 2012 | FRAN SPIELMAN

Posted on 07/26/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT by upchuck

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“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values,” Emanuel said Wednesday.

“What the CEO has said as it relates to gay marriage and gay couples is not what I believe, but more importantly, it’s not what the people of Chicago believe. We just passed legislation as it relates to civil union and my goal and my hope … is that we now move on recognizing gay marriage. I do not believe that the CEO’s comments … reflects who we are as a city.”

Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) is using the same argument to block Chick-fil-A from opening its first free-standing restaurant in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

Chick-fil-A already has one Chicago store — at 30 E. Chicago near Loyola University’s downtown campus.

“Same sex marriage, same-sex couples — that’s the civil rights fight of our time. To have those discriminatory policies from the top down is just not something that we’re open to. …We want responsible businesses,” Moreno said.

“If he’s in the business of selling chicken in Chicago, he should be in the business of having equal rights for everyone. Period …. If it looks like a chicken, talks like a chicken, walks like a chicken, it’s a chicken. If you’re saying you don’t respect the values and rights of same-sex couples, that trickles down through the organization. … That’s paramount to the way the company behaves.”

Don Perry, vice president of corporate public relations for Chick-fil-A, and senior manager Jerry Johnston could not be reached for comment on the opposition from the mayor and Moreno.

Chick-fil-A has already obtained zoning approval to build a restaurant in the 2500 block of North Elston. But, the company still needs City Council approval to divide the land and purchase a lot near Home Depot.

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy was quoted last week as saying he was “guilty as charged” for supporting, what he called the “biblical definition” of marriage as between a man and a woman.

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that,” Cathy was quoted as saying.

Appearing on the Ken Coleman Show, Cathy was further quoted as saying, “I think we’re inviting God’s judgment when we shake our fist at him, you know, [saying], ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ And I pray on God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try and redefine what marriage is all about.”

Cathy’s comments have infuriated gay rights activists across the nation, prompting their political allies to take a stand against the company.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has said Chick-fil-A “doesn’t belong in Boston” because of Cathy’s discriminatory stance.

On Wednesday, the tag team of Emanuel and Moreno joined the chorus, citing Cathy’s anti-gay views. The only question is whether they have a legal leg to stand on.

“Absolutely not,” said former Ald. William Banks (36th), the longtime chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee who presided over a massive re-write of the city’s 1957 zoning ordinance.

“Any alderman can hold a development issue for virtually any purpose. But if he’s doing it for the wrong reasons — if he’s citing a gay rights issue — there’s nothing illegal about that.”

Moreno said he has an ace in his back pocket if he runs into legal trouble: traffic and congestion issues caused by the store that have been the subject of behind-the-scenes negotiations for the last nine months.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; homosexualagenda; rahm
Rahmbo: They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members.

Hey Rahm, I double dog dare you to find any Chik-Fil-A in the country that is not respectful.

In other words, your words mean sh!t.

1 posted on 07/26/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

The true Nazis are coming out of the closet.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 8:18:38 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: upchuck

What are Chicago values? Please define the terms, Rahm.

I don’t want to think about the values of the south side of Chicago. There, all slights, real and imagined, are settled with violence. Go down there and “diss” those gang bangers, and you will get shot. Are those the values we want to have?

Heck, most of the minority gang banger types are anti-gay, from what we hear. Is it okay if they oppose homosexual marriage, as they go about laying waste to big portions of our major cities?

So now, we see that big city mayors are setting a standard that we have to be liberal about a controversial social/political issue. Otherwise, your business is not welcome in their city. Good luck with that guys.

We can debate homosexual marriage until Kingdom Come, but, these guys are trying to say, there can be no debate. You just have to accept homosexual marriage, you just have to be liberal, and that’s it, end of discussion.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 8:19:06 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: upchuck

This raises an important question:

“Why does Rahm Emanuel hate chicken?”

I suspect it is because Chick-fil-A’s only kosher product is Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds. Which raises another question:

“Why does Rahm Emanuel hate Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds?”

America needs to know.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 8:20:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: upchuck

Gee Rahm, weren’t you the Chief-of-Staff of a certain President that was opposed to gay marriage a couple of years ago?

I hope Chick-Fil-A puts up stores all around the Chicago city limits and let the sales tax revenue go to those surrounding communities.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 8:20:27 AM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: upchuck
Rahm may have Jewish DNA

But he works for haSatan !


6 posted on 07/26/2012 8:23:10 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: upchuck

Big surprise that a homosexual like Emanuel would have his panties in a twist about this issue.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 8:26:33 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who takes contributions from Goldman Sachs)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

the devil you say?


8 posted on 07/26/2012 8:28:09 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: upchuck

This entire episode is just a distraction. They want you looking at anything and everything that has nothing to do with the failed policies of the past 4 years. Don’t let them do it.


9 posted on 07/26/2012 8:28:12 AM PDT by Spaghetti Man (NOBAMA)
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To: Spaghetti Man

Like, “we’ve totally scrod this country up but hey, we luuuuv fudgepackers!”


10 posted on 07/26/2012 8:29:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Rahm baby, it's not Chick-fil-A you should concern yourself with, it's those pesky little rascals that buy weapons on the black market and then go next door and buy all that crack and weed and then get stoned and play cowboys and Indians all night while you sleep in your cash stuffed mattress. Rahm, you and obamma have one thing in common, neither one of you have a clue about running a government
11 posted on 07/26/2012 8:29:20 AM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012
Rahm may have Jewish DNA

I doubt that. I suspect Rahm's DNA is Satanic. I have yet to meet any Jews that have anything good to say about Rahm. He seems to be universally disliked among "his kind."

12 posted on 07/26/2012 8:29:28 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: upchuck
Chick-Fil-A does not need Chicago. Stores will just get robbed and stormed by gangs, anyway.

My chicken biscuit this morning was very tasty, BTW.

13 posted on 07/26/2012 8:31:01 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: upchuck

If chik-fil-a was a publically traded company you could make the “stretch” and say it was a justifiable (barely) that their CEO holding a personal opinion is something to be punished (maybe).

But it is a privately held company and they can go pound sand for eternity.


14 posted on 07/26/2012 8:31:57 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: upchuck

Oh, blow it out yer stretched a**, Emanuel.


15 posted on 07/26/2012 8:32:38 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: upchuck
U-2012>Rahm may have Jewish DNA

I doubt that. I suspect Rahm's DNA is Satanic. I have yet to meet any Jews that have anything good to say about Rahm. He seems to be universally disliked among "his kind."

I did some research on Rahm,
his Rabbi has advanced degrees in the Qur'an.
shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach
16 posted on 07/26/2012 8:36:00 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Basically, in leftard vernacular, anyone who disagrees with them or gay marriage is guilty of “hate speech”.
17 posted on 07/26/2012 8:36:45 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

18 posted on 07/26/2012 8:39:27 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
the devil you say?

;-)>

19 posted on 07/26/2012 8:39:58 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: upchuck

Nation of Islam can open a restaurant in Chicago, but not Chick-fil-A?

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/07/nation-of-islam-can-open-a-restaurant-in-chicago-but-not-chick-fil-a/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


20 posted on 07/26/2012 8:41:36 AM PDT by Internet Walnut
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To: Scott from the Left Coast
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21 posted on 07/26/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: upchuck

Shutting down businesses because of their owner’s religious views can not be tolerated. These fascists must be stppped


22 posted on 07/26/2012 8:45:29 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: GraceG

The problem with this is that the stores are individually owned.

On hearing the news of Dan’s comment, if I was a store Owner, I would have done a Face Palm. Not because he is wrong - but because I know there would be blowback.

I love their morning Chicken Biscuit. I drive thru and tell them this purchase supports their President . However, I would be going anyway because I like the sandwich.

Some restaurants have a card you can punch. 6 morning meals equals a free sandwich.


23 posted on 07/26/2012 8:51:58 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: upchuck

When I go into a restaurant, which is next to never, I don’t announce my sexual preferences, or put my sexuality on display. What the owner’s sexual preferences and sexual politics are don’t matter to me, providing he doesn’t sit at my table, and tell me about them.

Furthermore, if Rahm and his pal Barry are going to harangue heterosexuals for not wanting the gay agenda as the new normal, they should be completely honest, and tell us which one of them is the stud muffin and which is the Sally. Do they use dead fish when playing sex games? We know Barry the twinkie can’t pitch, but he can bow and receive. Does Rahm let him play the man?


24 posted on 07/26/2012 8:55:28 AM PDT by pallis
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To: upchuck

Typical RAT hypocrisy!!! This same weasel and his boss will bend over anytime for “Calypso Louie Farakhan”. Who’s probably the biggest anti gay guy in Chi-town.


25 posted on 07/26/2012 8:58:36 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: upchuck

Take a look at the comments on this Sun-Times article. Every single one that has not been removed is on our side. The alderman is having the stuffing knocked out of him.

I assumed the dozens of comments that were removed by by gays who can’t help themselves from being potty-mouthed.

All the reasoned, intelligent comments are on the side of Chick-Fil-A.

And that’s not necessarily usually the case. In the Tribune and Sun-Times, when an issue of traditional sexuality or the Catholic Church comes up, the comments are often 90% Christian-bashing.

That this is a free speech, thought-police issue seems to have taken root, beginning with reactions to Menino in Boston.

A faint glimmer of hope in the darkness descending on us.


26 posted on 07/26/2012 9:10:53 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: TurboZamboni

I think you meant “hate-thought.” That’s what it’s come to.


27 posted on 07/26/2012 9:13:55 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: upchuck
Judas had Jewish DNA,
but worked for haSatan as well.

28 posted on 07/26/2012 9:22:00 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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29 posted on 07/26/2012 9:27:19 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Houghton M.

which is why Senate Rats and RINOs want to pass “disclose” act-so they can harass & intimidate those who donate to “wrong-thinking” people/groups.


30 posted on 07/26/2012 9:33:38 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: upchuck
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31 posted on 07/26/2012 9:40:02 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: All

32 posted on 07/26/2012 9:48:39 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: upchuck

I figured Rahm is a Communist. Now it appears that he is a queer also. Democrats are the dregs of the human race.


33 posted on 07/26/2012 10:07:42 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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