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Chick-fil-A owners can build if they promise not to support groups with a political agenda
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Posted on 07/27/2012 7:16:40 AM PDT by chessplayer

I can’t find a transcript but it sure sounds from the article like he’s trying to get them to forfeit their right to support anti-SSM groups in return for a permit. In other words, they can keep their freedom of speech, sort of, as long as they cede their freedom of association. That’s “Chicago values,” I guess.

"Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno says the door isn’t entirely closed on a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in his 1st ward.

Moreno told WBEZ that the owners seeking to build the restaurant have said they won’t support any groups with a political agenda, including those with an anti-gay marriage stance.

Moreno says if he gets an explicit guarantee from the franchise owner he will consider granting zoning rights to a new Chick-fil-A in Logan Square.

“If they’re serious about that, and they’re willing to put that in writing and they’re willing to adopt that. I think those are the grounds where we can move forward,” Moreno said.


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I think this is an attempt to wiggle their way out. They realize just how stupid it looks to ban CFA because it's owner believes in traditional marriage at the same time they give the red carpet treatment to anti-gay Farrakhan.
1 posted on 07/27/2012 7:16:46 AM PDT by chessplayer
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Chick-fil-A owners can build if they promise not to lay claim their First Amendment rights.


2 posted on 07/27/2012 7:19:53 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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So will all companies be required to sign such a document to build in the 1st ward, or only Christian ones?

Talk about a 1st Ammendment high fast ball over the plate - any decent hitter can knock this one out of the park.

3 posted on 07/27/2012 7:22:12 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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"Moreno told WBEZ that the owners seeking to build the restaurant have said they won’t support any groups with a political agenda, including those with an anti-gay marriage stance unless it supports THEIR views.

Fixed it.

4 posted on 07/27/2012 7:25:14 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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awkward, and maybe illegal.
5 posted on 07/27/2012 7:25:32 AM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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But this is okay? Hypocrisy knows no bounds with the leftist bastards. There are no rules, and if there are rules, they are to be ignored. Just like the Consitution.

Amazon’s Founder Pledges $2.5 Million in Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie, have agreed to donate $2.5 million to help pass a same-sex marriage referendum in Washington State, instantly becoming among the largest financial backers of gay marriage rights in the country.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 7:25:41 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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You’re so right. But no one on Fox has made the connection. And, judging from Rahm’s spokesman this morning, the mere approval to build may not mean city-cooperation thereafter. It is, after all, Chicago. Forms, plans, approval stamps, building inspectors can get, well, lost.

Another question here though: Will the City of Chicago be paying for any part of Farrakhan’s army?


7 posted on 07/27/2012 7:26:25 AM PDT by Mach9
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So if Amazon.com wanted to build a warehouse in this area, because they are supporting gay “marriage” activists, they cant build there?


8 posted on 07/27/2012 7:26:33 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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A big WTF!

How about telling unions that they can organize if they are apolitical?

It’s none of their business in either case.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 7:26:33 AM PDT by cicero2k
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I hear Aug 1st is Chick fil A day. I sure hope they have a lot of food. We are going today to show our support.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 7:26:33 AM PDT by Plumres
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Only if the Chicago area Targets and JC Penney’s (and any and all others) forgo donating to homo activist groups. (and put it in writing!)


11 posted on 07/27/2012 7:26:56 AM PDT by jeffc (Welcome to the United Socialist States of America)
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Apparently, Al Capone’s mob never really went away. They simply went into politics. Legal injunctions have replaced the Tommy gun as the weapon of choice.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 7:27:03 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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I order a lot of stuff via Amazon. Is there a good alternative?


13 posted on 07/27/2012 7:27:40 AM PDT by jennings2004 ("Just give Granny a pill...." Obama's healthcare = Death panel)
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They shouldn’t put anything in writing or say anything or make any promises that other prospective businesses aren’t asked to do. Just say we’ll see you in court.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 7:30:02 AM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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I’m not waiting until Weds.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 7:31:19 AM PDT by duffee (Romney 2012, NEWT 2016)
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I’m beginning to think this may be the “Jump the Shark” moment for the LGBTQ movement.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 7:35:48 AM PDT by rwa265 ("This is My Beloved Son, Listen to Him.")
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Isn't the Soviet Union Utopian?

Pray for America

17 posted on 07/27/2012 7:37:16 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a Communist, what's that make you?)
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Chick-fil-A owners should tell these thugs to forget it and then put a big add in the paper letting people know why they did not open a store there..

I don't want to see a christian business let the thugs of Chicago tell them what to do..They don't need the money..

18 posted on 07/27/2012 7:38:36 AM PDT by PLD
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” don’t want to see a christian business let the thugs of Chicago tell them what to do..They don’t need the money.”

Couldn’t agree more.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 7:41:05 AM PDT by Mach9
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You can try Ebay or, better yet, google what you’re looking for and buy it from a small business.

I bought a new kindle this week which is made by Amazon. I had to bargain with myself - bought it from Best Buy so Amazon only received wholesale price.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 7:43:02 AM PDT by imemyself
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