Not only are organizations planning a same-sex “kiss in” at several of the company’s stores, now Rahm Emanuel has joined the mayor of Boston in having a full-blown, hanky-stomping, snot-flying liberal snit over Chick-fil-A opening a restaurant in Chicago.
“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values,” Emanuel said Wednesday. (ht: The Chicago Sun-Times)
I really had begun to think this whole thing couldn’t get more irrational, but I was clearly mistaken. “Boss” Rahm Emmanuel now wants to prevent a legitimate business from locating in his city because one of the owners happens to believe in the Biblical view of marriage.
This raises a larger question in my mind, however:
Will Rahm seek to evict the Catholic and Evangelical churches because their priests and pastors not only believe it, but preach that from their pulpits? Has Rahm Emanuel been elected to an office high enough to give him the ability to censor the speech of people he disagrees with?
For my Chicago readers, make sure you wipe your browsing history and cache after visiting this blog; after all, you wouldn’t want to be declared persona non grata by Der Führer, would you?
- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Backs Alderman’s Plan to Block Anti-Gay Chick-Fil-A from Opening Restaurant (towleroad.com)
- Rahm Emanuel Pledges To Ban Chick-Fil-A From Chicago (breitbart.com)
- Chicago Wants to Ban Chick-fil-A (radio.foxnews.com)
- Anti-Equality Chain Chick-Fil-A Faces More Backlash: Restaurant May Be Blocked From Opening By Chicago Alderman (brandtstandard.com)
- Rahm Emanuel Needs to Back Off on Chick-fil-A (motherjones.com)
- #ChicagoValues: Responding to Rahm Emanuel and other Chick-fil-A tolerance tyrants (twitchy.com)
- TODD STARNES: Chicago Chick-fil-A owner under fire for gay marriage stand tells Rahm, ‘eat more chicken’ – Supporters rally as cities ban Chick-fil-A- Hollywood unleashes vulgar rants about Chick-fil-A (radio.foxnews.com)
- Chicago mayor and alderman decide Chick-Fil-A “doesn’t reflect Chicago values” (illinoisreview.typepad.com)