Chicago Blocks a Chick-Fil-A Branch Opening

Chicago alderman Joe Moreno has moved to block Chick-Fil-A from opening its second branch in his district this week, citing company president Dan Cathy's recent statements about his opposition to gay marriage. "Because of this man's ignorance, I will now be denying Chick-fil-A's permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward," said Moreno, using what Chicago calls an "aldermanic privilege" which has been rarely, if ever, contested. Moreno has used it before, to keep a Wal-Mart from opening up in his district, citing his concerns about its effect on local economy. Chicago is the second city to move against Chick-Fil-A following Cathy's statements, joining Boston mayor Thomas Menino who said that he would make it "very difficult" to open up a branch in his city ...

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Maldiving commented…

Chad, when a person is ignorant, it means that lacks knowledge. The helpful, appropriate remedy for ignorance is education--not name-calling and political punishment. This alderman is using his positional privilege, as a president might use an executive order, to satisfy an INTEREST GROUP, a lobby, that is not concentrated in his state as a majority. The ENTIRE LGBT community does not even comprise a majority of the country's population; so we know it's a power grab that does not reflect the wishes of the diversity of people he claims he's acting to protect.

No one ever said Chick-Fil-A is against homosexual people, and their track record substantiates that. This Alderman and the mayor has spoken presumptuously and need to calm down, because it is legally untenable and indicative of an erosion of what make America distinctive.

I would encourage you to dig deeper than all of the "rights" and "equality" language. There are rights (like being secure in one's person), and there are privileges (like driving) that the government decides to reward with certain tax payer-funded incentives and perks because of how it builds and benefits society at large--marriage is exactly that and the history demonstrates this.

It all comes down to whether this country should be run after this fashion, by force of political interests of a group that is nowhere near a majority population wise or in terms of the expressed will of the people, and by punishing people who say something a certain interest group takes personal offense to. If that is the template then the Gay activists should get in line behind African-American women and men because they are still being lambasted, lampooned, degraded, disrespected, caricatured, hostilely stereotyped, cooned, buffooned, randomly stopped, frisked, and shot with no respectable consequence.

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TakeItsCourse commented…

I agree. From what I'm hearing in my city, people are getting tired of the Gay activists and their political strong arming and aggressive vilification campaigns. They are making themselves look a whole lot less like the victims they've been claiming to be.

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Keepittogether commented…

Yeah, I need a job. If Chick-Fil-A were to hire me and that hurts my gay friends' feelings, I'm sorry. And as far as them being powerful, trust me I can attest to that because I live in California where their activism is very aggressive and they have much power.

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Codif13dby commented…

What exactly is your point?

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Maldiving commented…

John,

Do you believe that when God spoke He mumbled?

And do you believe in the power of simple reading comprehension?

And, have you ever heard of expository bible dictionaries, and history, and audience, and Greek, and Aramaic, and, really, simple English?

The following seven references substantiate the idea that God would not give us a script, whose very purpose is to REVEAL Himself to us, that is so impossibly compromised that we cannot understand it:

John 17:3, 17 & 7:38; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 3:16; Deuteronomy 30:11-14 (quoted by Romans 10:6-8); 1st Corinthian 2:1-13; 1 John 5:3

So hopefully you're not trying to say that the way people see things dictates what God meant when He spoke.

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