Skip to comments.Powerful NYC pol says she blasted Chick-fil-A as a citizen - but she used official letterhead
Posted on 08/01/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT by neverdem
A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court.
"I write as the Speaker of the NYC Council, and on behalf of my family. NYC is a place where we celebrate diversity. We do not believe in denigrating others. We revel in the diversity of all our citizens and their families, the letter begins.
"Let me be clear ‐‐ I do not want establishments in my city that hold such discriminatory views," Quinn, an open lesbian who recently married her longtime partner, also wrote in the letter. "We are a city that believes our diversity is our greatest strength and we will fight anything and anyone that runs counter to that."
'If we allow something like this, then the next letter might be concerning someones view on abortion.'
- NYC Council member Peter Vallone
As such I urge you to sever your relationship with the Chick‐fil‐A establishment that exists on your campus, the speaker added.
The letter has drawn the ire from others on the council.
She can write to someone as a council member, but if she states that she is writing as the Speaker it can only be on behalf of the entire council. She has to have the majority vote of the council, and I dont recall voting on this...,
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How does this nasty, intolerant woman feel about the mosque at Ground Zero?
The cat does my reaction to her photo purr-fectly!!
What has been seen cannot be unseen.
Ooh. Can I steal that? :)
I moved out of NYC years ago and never looked back
Bloomberg is the biggest POS that ever ran fun city(Well Lindsay might have been worse in his own socialist way).
Dad was NYPD and use to shoot lots of rounds over on Rodman’s Neck. He retired in 68 though I still have a couple of dozen .38 special live rounds. I fired a few recently out of my own s&w revolver. Still good after 44 years
She looks angry and bitter.
Rosie on a good day
Hey Quinn, you mindless ahole. You don’t like chicken? Then eat more beaver.
I like it. See also:
"Liberalism - all that is not mandatory is forbidden."
Even that ugly dwarf Mayor Bloomberg was smart enough to steer clear of this.
I don’t care as much about what she said as what the response from NYU is.
You owe me three bucks.
>> “We revel in the diversity...”
But demands the closure of an operation that is tangentially associated with an opposing view.
What an intolerant fraud.
You owe me three bucks.
Cool. I'm going for a Smacky's pulled pork sammich tomorrow for lunch. Home made cole slaw and a real kosher dill. I'll save half for you. I think we're square.
Being a native Atlantan, I thought Chick-Fil-A was all over the place. (there are even tons of pale imitators around here)
Since I was obviously wrong, let me clue all y'all who have been deprived.
YES....Chick-Fil-A is the BEST chicken sandwich you have ever eaten.
Man, Frank Sutton has really gotten weird!
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Welcome to a lawsuit, you just put your city on the hook for millions of dollars... Priceless...