The left won’t be happy until Chick-fil-A’s CEO is tarred and feathered.
Via Human Events:
We’ve already heard the Really Deep Thoughts of Boston mayor Thomas Menino, who wants to ban Chick-fil-A restaurants because of CEO Dan Cathy’s politically incorrect stance on traditional marriage. Now another doctrinaire politician is polishing up his jackboots, seeking to punish Cathy (and his prospective employees and customers) for exercising his free speech rights.
This time it’s Chicago alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno, who if anything is even more grimly amusing than Menino when he makes Orwellian efforts to disguise proto-fascist ideological conformity as “tolerance.” He shopped an op-ed to the Chicago Tribune in which he fulminates that because of Dan Cathy’s “ignorance,” Moreno will “now be denying Chick-fil-A’s permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward.”
If you’re a Chicagoan who thinks free speech should be answered with more free speech, rather than government oppression, “Joe” Moreno wants you to know you don’t live in that kind of city – not on his watch. “If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don’t want you in the 1st Ward,” he grumbled. Well, unless you discriminate against practicing Christians, that is.
Update: Thug-infested Chicago has values? — Who knew?
(Fox News) — Officials in at least three cities have vowed to block efforts to open Chick-fil-A restaurants after the company’s president told reporters that he supported the traditional definition of marriage – and warned that redefining marriage might bring God’s judgment on the nation.
“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement to the Chicago Tribune. “They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents.”
Emanuel was vowing his support for Alderman Proco Moreno’s announcement that he would block construction of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in his district.
“If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don’t want you in the First Ward,” he told the newspaper.