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{Philadelphia Councilman] Kenny tells Chick-Fil-A to take a hike
Philly.com Daily News ^ | July 26 2012 | Unattributed

Posted on 07/27/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT by scottjewell

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s recent comments about gay marriage has caused quite a stir across the country and has City Councilman Jim Kenney fired-up.

Last week during a radio show Cathy said, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,'" Cathy said. "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about."

Cathy later said that he is supportive of the "biblical definition of the family unit."

In a letter to Cathy, Kenney wrote: "It is with profound disillusionment and a sense of deep sadness that I write this letter in response to your recent comments. Last week you expressed support for denying gay Americans the prized right of marriage that heterosexual couples in this country so freely take for granted."

"As an American you are legally entitled to your opinion, regardless of how insensitive and intolerant it may be, but as a fellow American and an elected member of Philadelphia City Council; I am entitled to express my opinion as well. So please – take a hike and take your intolerance with you. There is no place for this type of hate in our great City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection."

And when City Council returns in September, Kenney said he will introduce a resolution condemning Cathy and the company. Check out the rest of Kenney’s letter here.


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KEYWORDS: bluezones; chickfila; homosexualagenda; philadelphia; samesexmarriage
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It just doesn't end: Boston and San Francisco Mayors, Chicago council, now Philadelphia. Insane.
1 posted on 07/27/2012 1:48:10 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

These guys sure run from boogeyman to boogeyman in an attempt to distract people from their own miserable failings...


2 posted on 07/27/2012 1:50:24 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Yep. that’s about the size of it.


3 posted on 07/27/2012 1:51:28 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Chick Fil A is clearly the biggest problem in Philly.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 1:53:10 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Right, as if they have time to worry about this silly feud.


5 posted on 07/27/2012 1:55:19 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

most people don’t even agree with this homo agenda let lne most in their cities and yet these idiots act as if there is the majority for it.

For crying out loud were talking about two of the same sex who like to get off sexually and because of hwo they have their sex they think they should be married playing fmaily’s and getting children and yet the media which supports them ignores how it;s unantural, unhealthy the diseases and sickenss which comes from it and clearly how they act even over a chicken store shows how mentally screwed up they are.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 1:58:26 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

they’re typical moronic liberals. all these idiots haven’t learned from Mumble’s getting backlashed?
Even the ACLU is basically saying ‘try banning Chick Fil A and we’ll sue’
Why are more of these fools talking nonsense?


7 posted on 07/27/2012 1:58:53 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: manc

white libs support the homo agenda especially elitists who have money = campaign contributions. You’re right though, the average working American is against gay marriage.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 2:01:09 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: scottjewell
 
 
Another upset poofter rant for attention. Super lefty nanny-stater - his Facebook page has more insight as to who and what he is really about than his bio at the city website. He's also into the zany plastic shopping bag ban idea.
 
http://philadelphiacitycouncil.net/council-members/councilman-james-f-kenney/
 
http://www.facebook.com/JimFKenney
9 posted on 07/27/2012 2:01:48 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Personally I don’t think I would mind if homos boycotted any restaurant I owned. Everywhere they go they think they need make a statement by groping each other and making out in front of families and children.

Parents don’t want their children exposed to that crap. Let’s face it we would leave a restaurant even if it were heteros doing the same thing. The thing is most heteros are not offended when you point out that young kids are present, but homos will go through the roof if you happen to explain it would be better if they took activities to a motel room.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 2:01:49 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: scottjewell

Might I suggest Chick-fil-a abandon plans to build in these cities and come to my home area in the busy northern metro area of the metro area namely the 6th district of Minnesota, we gave the house Michele Bachman, we understand the founders point of view. Many of us agree with him..

I *hate* dealing with the libs when I am just trying to get lunch at the only store in my area. Right in the heart of the UofM..


11 posted on 07/27/2012 2:02:08 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
The Philadelphia city council, by itself, was responsible for 324 homicides inside the city.

They have no shame.

12 posted on 07/27/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
Rahm Emanual was personally responsible for 404 murders in Chicago last year. Again, he has no shame ~ nor common sense.

I say take away his guns!

13 posted on 07/27/2012 2:07:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: scottjewell

“a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”

I’m sorry, but if you consider it a difficult assignment to know “what marriage is about” then you are an idiot.

I’m “glad” Philadelphia chimed in, it was here that I learned how democrat politicians waste the citizens time and money on liberal nonsense, and cause everything to be more expensive.

I go to a busy Chik Fil A in Center City, Philadelphia. They employ nothing but black women (an occasional black man) in a city with horrible poverty and unemployment, also a city which chases businesses out with high taxes.

And this moron would drive out a chicken sandwich company that employs citizens because the owner of the company doesn’t support gay marriage. Sure that makes sense. /s


14 posted on 07/27/2012 2:12:08 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: scottjewell; All

Let’s all give jackass no. 2 (boylover Menino is no. 1) a call at 215.686.3450 or 215.686.3451 and lend him some well deserved “support”


15 posted on 07/27/2012 2:13:18 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the Idiots)
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To: Williams

You’re brave to still live in Philly.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 2:14:43 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: muawiyah

Better to have 324 dead bodies than to profess Christian belief.

How warped can these people get.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 2:14:49 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: scottjewell
” So please –take a hike and take your intolerance with you.”

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CFA should take this advice. In fact, other businesses should do the same, whether they agree with CFA’s position or not. Bye, bye jobs. So long tax revenue.

This matter has less to do with religious beliefs and more to do with self-righteous individuals dictating what is acceptable speech or not. Bit by bit, our freedoms are being taken away from us. It's long past time we take a stand before all those freedoms are gone.

18 posted on 07/27/2012 2:16:36 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: scottjewell

Ate at CFA today. It was 3:30 pm, not usually a busy time but the place was packed. A very clean and happy place!


19 posted on 07/27/2012 2:18:44 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: scottjewell

So essentially, the mayor is saying that while we’re all entitled to our opinions, I’m more entitled to mine, so get out of town. That about it?

There is no legal basis for blocking a business from opening anywhere in this country provided it meets zoning codes and isn’t a public nuisance. Not liking the beliefs of the company president doesn’t count. Is there any limit to the stupidity of people democrats will elect? I hope Chick-Fil-A sues every one of these cities for all they can get. I know, it’s the poor taxpayer who gets stuck with paying these settlements but, hey, they elected these morons and stupid needs to carry a price.

If there was one of these places in my town, I’d be there going tonight for dinner.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 2:20:06 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: snarkytart
this is nuts, boycotting a place because the owner views marriage as one man between one woman which is what most Americans view as/

I find their sex sick, perverted and disgusting but to say they should be married and have children and then have two daddies etc is simply mind boggling.

Either most of those who support this haven;t really thought through what these people are asking because of how they get off sexually or like you said they have money involved or they can't get past their emotions and are too dumb or naive to understand what is at stake here.

Then to have a mayor say no to a chicken place is down right Orweillan

21 posted on 07/27/2012 2:21:49 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: scottjewell
our great City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection

I'm surprised he didn't finish that sentence: . . . as evidenced by the high rate of AIDS here.

22 posted on 07/27/2012 2:22:16 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: snarkytart
this is nuts, this is NAZI tactics, bouycots, intimidation etc, how the NAZi's of Germany back then would be proud boycotting a place because the owner views marriage as one man between one woman which is what most Americans view as/

I find their sex sick, perverted and disgusting but to say they should be married and have children and then have two daddies etc is simply mind boggling.

Either most of those who support this haven;t really thought through what these people are asking because of how they get off sexually or like you said they have money involved or they can't get past their emotions and are too dumb or naive to understand what is at stake here.

Then to have a mayor say no to a chicken place is down right Orweillan

23 posted on 07/27/2012 2:22:58 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: madprof98

LMAO.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 2:23:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
My daughter and I went to Chick-Fil-A today for lunch. It was so packed we could not get in the parking lot. I will try again tomorrow and then Monday, etc.... They are my new go to place to eat.
25 posted on 07/27/2012 2:23:45 PM PDT by phugg
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To: scottjewell

Works the same way for us. I don’t take any of my business to queer friendly progressive hell hole cities. If I can’t take my assault weapons with the large magazines to Chicago, NYC, Boston, LA, etc. to protect myself from the city sponsored organized crime, I sure as hell won’t go there and spend any money.


26 posted on 07/27/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: phugg

Good for you! Glad to hear the restaurant was doing so well.


27 posted on 07/27/2012 2:26:28 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Was planning on going to chick-fil-a once a week. Now its up to twice a week. This is beyond absurd, but then again the left is nothing but absurd so this shouldnt surprise me.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by joltman1974
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To: fatnotlazy
so shall most mayors in the south and the midwest and AK say no to north east and Chicago business as they don't like guns,normal marriage, Christians etc.

Yea lets do that good bye Boston market etc the place is crap anyway.
Shall muslims not be bale to build a mosque or go tot he Olympics or have a business in these cities, cities of which most support normal marriage I might add.

How about some boycotts outside a mosque, what's with 8 to 10 people outside a chick-fil-a protesting and they get on international TV on FOX etc but thousands attend a tea party in a small town and silence , nothing, just paid off people to stand there the media states.

No matter how the Media tries and makes it look homosexuality is not sick and that they are the majority the fact remains that even after all these years most don't go with their agenda and right now more and more people I know who enevr cared are now saying piss off to them and that they're sick and no way

29 posted on 07/27/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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All of this is a huge boon for Chick Fil A. How many millions of people are aware of them now then were before? I count myself as 1 of them and even though I have to travel 25 miles each way I am going there on Aug 1. I'm going to spend $100.00 include gas and tolls to buy as much of their product as I can. I will eat some, refrigerate some and give the rest away just so I can show my support.
30 posted on 07/27/2012 2:29:16 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: scottjewell
Philadelphia Councilman Kenny wrote "...take a hike and take your intolerance with you. There is no place for this type of hate in our great City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection."

It's become open now - liberals are openly proclaiming hate in the name of love, intolerance in the name of tolerance, and the outright destruction of anyone who disagrees with their definitions. The veils are dropping, the beast is slavering.

"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?... Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?... The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking-not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."
- George Orwell, 1984

31 posted on 07/27/2012 3:20:56 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: scottjewell

Jim Kenney obviously prefers corn dogs.


32 posted on 07/27/2012 3:32:44 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are useless and useful idiots.)
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To: beenaround

Never been to a Chick-fil-A before, but we’re having supper there next Wednesday. That will be our #1 fast food choice from now on.


33 posted on 07/27/2012 3:34:07 PM PDT by Walrus (ICH BIN EIN ARIZONAN!)
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To: Talisker

“It’s become open now - liberals are openly proclaiming hate in the name of love, intolerance in the name of tolerance, and the outright destruction of anyone who disagrees with their definitions. The veils are dropping, the beast is slavering.”

Bravo, this is the size of it now.


34 posted on 07/27/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Gabrial

I visited ours in Akron, Ohio, and the line at the drive thru went out to the street! It was my first time there and my chicken delux sandwich was very tastey.


35 posted on 07/27/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash the first Tues after the first Monday in Nov)
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To: scottjewell

It’s time for Christians to arm themselves with The Word and stand together. In reality, how long does anyone think it’s going to be before The Word of God is forbidden and churches are refused existence because they offend these and other practitioners of perversion? I assure you, not long. The forbidding to buy and sell without “The Mark” and without bowing to the pratices of Baal is upon us.

If there aren’t enough Christian enterprises and businesses that serve Christians then Christians need to join hands and create them. I’m not talking about denying services to unbelievers.
They should be the subject of our prayers always. But the flagrant and sickening displays of perversion that are escalating as attacks on Christian beliefs are against our rights as Americans at this time. Who knows how long that will be so.

Christian businesses and enterprizes need to stand and be counted so that we, as Christians, can make our decisions. The aim of the LGBT movement isn’t equal rights for them; it’s actually to take away the rights of Christians. Obama and Rahm might be their leaders and defenders but they haven’t left much doubt as to whom they serve.


36 posted on 07/27/2012 3:48:57 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: scottjewell

INTOLERANCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!


37 posted on 07/27/2012 3:53:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

“If there aren’t enough Christian enterprises and businesses that serve Christians then Christians need to join hands and create them.”

That’s the right idea. Really should have been done 15 years ago to ward off this onslaught, but better late than never.


38 posted on 07/27/2012 3:54:11 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yep, that’s their mantra.

Intolerance flying under the banner of “Tolerance - or else.”


39 posted on 07/27/2012 3:57:24 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

So I guess all the people in Phillie who believe in traditional marriage need to take a hike too?


40 posted on 07/27/2012 3:58:39 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: scottjewell

The new Sandusky Tenderloin Restaurants are coming to Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia.


41 posted on 07/27/2012 4:01:24 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: scottjewell

There are 33 Chik Fil A location according to their website in the Philly area...

They should send out pink slips with Philadelphia city Councilman at Large Kenny phone number on it since we plan to close all restaurants because he wants “Chik Fil A to take a hike”

You don’t want us, we will make sure your Constituent understand your position...that you really don’t need our jobs...or tax revenue we generate...

See how fast he backpedals...


42 posted on 07/27/2012 4:08:23 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Popman

Ha, telling 33 restaurants to “take a hike” is not smart. Guess Kenny is not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.


43 posted on 07/27/2012 4:11:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Guess Kenny is not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.

He must be a moron...why inject yourself into controversy that basically will make somebody mad...no matter what you say...

44 posted on 07/27/2012 4:32:49 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Williams

This is a bit off subject, but what happened with the Cradle of Liberty Boy Scout Council? Were they able to keep their building?


45 posted on 07/27/2012 4:47:42 PM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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To: scottjewell
Mr. Kenney better read his Bible. Here's a FR thread about Truett Cathy. Lots of pix.

Meet S. Truett Cathy, The 91-Year-Old Billionaire Behind Chick-Fil-A

46 posted on 07/27/2012 5:04:16 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: formosa
Personally I don’t think I would mind if homos boycotted any restaurant I owned.

Me either formosa, me either. I've never eaten at one but I have vowed to start. On Wednesday, August 1st, I pledge to drive out of town to the nearest C-f-A and have lunch.

Furthermore, Amazon just lost all my business.


47 posted on 07/27/2012 6:24:00 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Popman

He must have been having a politically correct noble moment. . . ;)


48 posted on 07/27/2012 6:31:22 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: muawiyah

It sounds to me like this city council critter is the one who is intolerable and insensitive to other people’s opinions. So, maybe he should take a hike!


49 posted on 07/27/2012 11:48:10 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: scottjewell

But how can you argue with a guy whose city gets over 100% voter turnout in some precincts?


50 posted on 07/27/2012 11:51:04 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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