In Boston the Mayor Menino is positioning himself as the arbitor of political correctness and thought. If one dares to believe differently or independently of proper leftist dogma, Menino has declared it proper and right to deny permits and and licences to do business within his city. Chick-Fil-A’s crime is that they have spoken out against gay marriage. While I can understand while some might find offence with some of company president Dan Cathy’s remarks, there has not been any charges that he or his company have been discriminatory. As reported in the Boston Herald
… the company released a statement yesterday saying it has a history of applying “biblically-based principles” to managing its business, such as closing on Sundays, and it insisted it does not discriminate.
“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender,” the statement read. “Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”
This isn’t about discriminating policy or practices, and is solely about a Chick-Fil-A and Cathys belief systems and things they have said. What is treally ironic and strange are some of Meninos statements.
“It doesn’t send the right message to the country,” Menino said. “We’re a leader when it comes to social justice and opportunities for all.”
I guess the social justice and opportunities for all are for those who don’t utilize their 1st amendment rights, and don’t offend the Mayors delicate sensibilities. I wonder if the Catholic Hospitals are in any danger of Menino’s retribution.
Its truly a shame that the historic Freedom Trail is where the right to freedom of speech is taking such a beating.
It looks like Chicago might be following in Boston’s footsteps.
A Chicago alderman wants to kill Chick-fil-A’s plans to build a restaurant in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward because the fast-food chain’s top executive vocally opposes gay marriage.