Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Chick-fil-A’s taste for liberty
Posted on 08/20/2012 6:05:10 PM PDT by jazusamo
First Amendment needs no amendment
Chick-fil-A triggered a nationwide debate over the meaning of marriage, but another fundamental issue raised during the argument is whether the left believes in free speech. The rapid rise of efforts to retaliate against the restaurant chain for a personal expression of the companys CEO indicates a vein of hostility toward those who happen to have a differing opinion on an important public-policy issue. Given that some liberals are already campaigning for a constitutional amendment to curtail speech, defense of free expression is more crucial than ever.
Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-As chief, made a simple statement affirming a traditional view of marriage. For this, activist homosexual organizations called for a boycott of the companys 1,600 restaurants. Radicals characterized Mr. Cathys support for the concept of marriage as a union between one man and one woman as a verbal assault on their values. The real issue at hand is not freedom of speech, but Chick-fil-As secretive funding of documented anti-gay hate groups, fumed Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride. There is no justification for such a business operating on our nations campuses. Characterizing opposing views as hate speech is a cheap method of tarring a rival while avoiding making a real argument.
As students return to campus for the fall semester, the group is calling on colleges nationwide to ban the popular fast-food chain from their food courts. This has prompted Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious-rights organization, to remind school administrators that retaliation against the food chain for exercising constitutionally protected speech would be unlawful...
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“Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious-rights organization, to remind school administrators that retaliation against the food chain for exercising constitutionally protected speech would be unlawful.”
And being that it would be against the law for colleges to not renew their contracts with Chick-Fil-A, the college administrators that do decide to remove Chick-Fil-A from their campus should be prosecuted.
re: efforts to retaliate against the restaurant chain
Two types of retaliation: Bpycott just like the Grape/Lettuce boycott of the 60s-70s and like families leaving Kmart and JCPenney when they go anti-family.
Or government regulatory action, tax favoritism, etc.
Agreed...Any public college that sends them packing for the protected speech of the CEO should be nailed, don’t know the laws as far as private colleges go.
Amen to that.
We're at war with them... the whiff of fascism is strong...
"I KNOW BUT ONE CODE OF MORALITY FOR MEN WHETHER ACTING SINGLY OR COLLECTIVELY"
If we had evolved as homosexual. ... Well, guess what, we never would have evolved.
Correctomundo reg45. The only way the homosexual can procreate is via deception, the abomination of nature, and the appropriation of reproductive resources from others.
Sans that, their fitness level is — ZERO.
When the Homo Brouhaha happened, I went to several K Marts throughout Texas, and found you could fire cannon through the stores and not hit anyone.. Shortly after, they closed all of the Texas stores down, never to return.. DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS.. :)
Guess what’s for dinner?
The "People's Rights Amendment"? And this isn't satire? Well, I suppose it was inevitable that the same legalistic tactics that have been used over the years to chip away at the Second Amendment finally would be turned against the First. Anyone who thinks Congress's idea of "reasonable" and that of anyone sane are remotely alike is smoking crack.
One notes that this, as everything like it ever proposed, is aimed specifically at one type of collective - corporations, LLCs, etc - but not a far more pervasive and partisan collective, that of the labor unions. FR's policies on violence postings restrain me from being overly specific about what I'd like to see happen to McGovern and his neofascist supporters, but the materials list includes tar, feathers, and a wooden rail which they could ride to somewhere friendlier to their politics - North Korea, perhaps.