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(Missouri) Representatives Welcome Chick-fil-A to Their Districts ^ | 8/4/12 | Elisabeth Meinecke

Posted on 08/04/2012 4:13:09 PM PDT by listenhillary

Regardless of whether you agree with gay marriage or traditional marriage, this move is hands-down a smart business one in a stuttering economy, plus it stands up for free speech, which really is a bipartsian issue: Missouri GOP Rep. Alan Nunlee has sent a letter to Chick-fil-A welcoming the franchises' "investment" in their districts.

Nunlee's statement on his website points out the intolerance of discouraging someone's business from your city if you don't agree with the owner's personal views: "Elected officials that are now threatening to block new Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities are acting in a manner that is un-American. Demanding ideological conformity in order to be allowed to run your business is a dangerous precedent. It is like something that would happen in Soviet Russia. Clearly, a lot of people who like to fashion themselves as open minded and tolerant are actually the most intolerant folks around if you don’t agree with them."

The letter is below:

"Dear Mr. Cathy:

We write today to show support for the manner in which you have defended your values and reputation in the face of unfair and malicious criticism.

Chick-fil-A represents an American success story. What began in 1946 as a small diner in Hapeville, Georgia, has grown into one of the most flourishing quick-service restaurants in the country. While the business has expanded, Chick-fil-a has remained faithful to the family values on which it was founded. Your company has displayed dedication to your employees by offering them college scholarships and ensuring they have the opportunity to worship on Sundays, commitment to communities through your philanthropic foundation, and an emphasis on customer service as evidenced by your numerous awards and continued growth in sales.

We are bewildered by those who would take offense at your values and would block the expansion of your business into their communities. We welcome Chick-fil-A’s investment in our districts. The example of quality, hard work, and charity demonstrated by Chick-fil-A is one that others who, when faced with opposing views, resort to hate would do well to emulate."

Fox News is reporting that Nunlee got 16 representatives to sign on to the letter.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events

1 posted on 08/04/2012 4:13:19 PM PDT by listenhillary
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To: listenhillary
Went to Joplin yesterday and the Chic fil A on Range Line Rd was packed. The restaurant at the mall was also packed and I did not see any LBGT protesters. Would have bought lunch there but it was sooooooooooo busy we headed for Red Lobster. Glad to see the Show Me State is business friendly and extending a invite to a good family with great values.
2 posted on 08/04/2012 4:22:08 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: listenhillary

Missouri; My birthstate [78 years ago last March). I’m thankful Missouri has taken a stand on a basic life principle of our God [like we have purposed to be One Nation Under God] since the founding of our nation.

We as a nation must seek to be as was Joshua: “....choose
you this day whom ye will serve,.....but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:14-15)

“Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD, Praise ye the LORD.” (Psalm 150:6)

3 posted on 08/04/2012 4:40:44 PM PDT by Letmarch75
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Those racists /sarc

4 posted on 08/04/2012 4:47:40 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: listenhillary

I thought Nunlee was the Desoto county, Mississippi rep. Is there another?

5 posted on 08/04/2012 4:51:43 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage
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His home is in Lee county, he reprents MISSISSIPPI’S first congressional district, I live in DeSoto county, the most populous in his 25 county district.

6 posted on 08/04/2012 6:36:38 PM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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To: listenhillary

Anyone else feel like we’re in Orwell’s 1984?

In the name of tolerance, the liberals are intolerant of someone who has the audacity to have the politically incorrect opinion that marriage should be a man and a woman.

In the name of celebrating diversity, the liberals are trying to stifle free speech and political opinion which do not conform to their rigid ideology. In the name of diversity, they want to squash diversity.

In this case, the issue of homosexual marriage is not an issue that is open for debate and discussion. Instead, there is to be no dissent allowed from the politically correct view. Any with politically incorrect views will be outed and punished. If they own businesses, those businesses will be targeted for destruction.

In the name of tolerance and diversity, we must destroy all who do not conform. There is no tolerance or diversity of opinion allowed on many issues, including homosexual marriage.

In the name of diversity, we must have uniformity of position and opinion.

Sounds like Orwell’s 1984 to me.

7 posted on 08/04/2012 7:48:10 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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If I had the money and business ability, I would try to open a Chick Fill A right on the border of Chicago. Somewhere such as on South Cicero, across the street from Ford City. Somewhere where many residents of Chicago would go to eat, but for which all the tax revenue and benefits would NOT go into Rahm Emmanuel’s coffers.

8 posted on 08/04/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: duffee; ebshumidors

One of them states that start with an M.

All NEWS / Blog sources say Missouri, but they are wrong. I emailed the author. Managing editor of Town Hall to boot.

9 posted on 08/05/2012 11:51:18 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

I thought I heard them refer to Missouri in the You Tube video, could it be BRANDON, Mississippi?

10 posted on 08/05/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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