When people such as Emanuel and Moreno call Chick-Fil-A and its defenders intolerant, consider something. Chick-Fil-A is a family-owned business informed by biblical values, yet it serves homosexual customers. It doesn’t refuse to hire homosexual employees. And, despite its willingness to sacrifice prosperity for principle (all its restaurants are closed Sundays), it’ll still do business in cities that have rubber-stamped faux marriage. On the other hand, many liberals would deny traditionalists the right to do business simply because they disagree with the leftist agenda.
Increasingly in America, the Left is putting up a sign stating, “Christians need not apply.” The latest example is the targeting of fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A by politicians in Chicago and Boston.
In case you missed it, the beef with the chicken chain stems from comments its president, Dan Cathy, made about faux marriage on the Ken Coleman radio program. Said Cathy:
I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, "We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage." I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.
Not surprisingly, this led to the announcement of a boycott by people such as Deepak Chopra, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, and the Kardashians (I would say that I’m now boycotting them, but I imbibe their cultural effluent as much as they eat Chick-Fil-A). Of course, it’s citizens’ right to vote with their dollars anytime they wish, so there’s nothing particularly unusual about this. More troubling, however, was the position Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and Boston mayor Thomas Menino took in saying they would prevent the restaurant chain from opening outlets in their cities. And then there was the man who started the chicken roast, Chicago alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno, when he plainly stated, “Because of this man's [Cathy’s] ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-Fil-A's permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward.”
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