Skip to comments.McGurn: The Chick-fil-A War Is Back On
Posted on 09/25/2012 7:34:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Sometimes there comes along an idea so wrongheaded that even Michael Bloomberg and the American Civil Liberties Union can't support it.
So it was this summer, when the Democratic mayors of Boston and Chicago declared Chick-fil-A unwelcome in their cities because the mayors disagree with CEO Dan Cathy's support for "biblical marriage." New York Mayor Bloomberg called the threats "inappropriate." A spokesman for the Illinois ACLU suggested that they were unconstitutional to boot.
Now the controversy is back, after a Chicago alderman announced that Chick-fil-A had agreed to stop supporting "antigay organizations." After two days of confusion, Mr. Cathy this weekend said Chick-fil-A had "made no such concessions." No matter who is telling the truth, this much we know: The targeting of Chick-fil-A is but one front in an ugly campaign where the goal isn't so much to prevail in a political argument as to buffalo opposing voices into silence.
We saw this in California recently, when individuals who had contributed to Proposition 8a ballot initiative backing traditional marriagefound gay-rights activists pressuring their employers. We saw it in the campaign to get corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, a pro-market organization of state legislators that found itself branded racist for supporting state voter-ID and stand-your-ground laws. We saw it even earlier, in 2005, when the Schwab financial services firm came under fire for supporting the libertarian Cato Institute and Social Security privatizationnot to mention similar efforts to get corporations to withdraw from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In one sense, these examples are all different. In the Proposition 8 case, activists targeted individuals; the Chick-fil-A matter, by contrast, involves a private company threatened by government officials, while the attacks on Schwab and ALEC zero in on the donations of large, publicly traded companies.
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Reminds me, next time I go to Tucson I will make a point of returning to a particular Chick-fil-a and saying something nice to the person who takes my order.
Great now i have a visual of rage boy looking fabulous in a magenta evening gown holding a scimitar.
“Great now i have a visual of rage boy looking fabulous in a magenta evening gown holding a scimitar.”
The company doesn’t discriminate, a separate foundation run by its COO donates money to certain groups.
Yep, in either case, someone feels hurt because someone, somewhere on the Earth doesn’t agree with what you both think and do. Well, if there was anything to offer assurance, normal people have someone out there who hates their guts, but honestly don’t have all the time in the world to worry about it.
The guys facebook page. Its open (for now). Hes quite proud of his fascism.