So the owner of Chick-fil-A expresses an opinion…

It is now completely inappropriate to express an opinion. Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-fil-A, happens to be opposed to gay marriage just like most of population of the United States. His company has not been charged with discrimination against employees or customers or anything of the sort. They serve everyone with good customer service and a smile. But since he runs a “Christian” business, he’s a target of idiots like Mayor Tom Menino.

Muslim Americans have a really big problem with gay marriage. As a matter of fact, Islamic circles agree homosexuality is worthy of a severe penalty including harsh beatings and death upon repeated acts. Is the good mayor going to send a letter to the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and ask them to pack up? Maybe he’ll pick up the phone and call Cardinal Sean at the Archdiocese of Boston and let him know he is no longer wanted in within the city limits?

Will the alderman in Chicago reach out to Muslims, Catholics and Christians and tell them they are not welcome in his ward?

No, Menino and the Chicago alderman – who cares what his name is – goes for the easy target. A Christian business owner – a good guy – who happened to express an opinion.

Cathy did not put out a statement against gay marriage on company letterhead, rather he answered a question someone asked, and now goofballs who work for the Human Rights Campaign claim Chick-fil-A has finally “come clean” on the subject. Are the delusional? Fly through a busy airport for a layover in the south and try to order a Chargrilled Chicken Club Sandwich and some Waffle Potato Fries® on a Sunday … the phrase “day of rest” hits you like a one-ton black and white spotted cow. It’s depressing for sure, but I don’t get mad about it … I respect it and move on. I will go back … I like the food and the service.

AP at Hot Air reminds the good mayor that trying to block Chick-fil-A would be completely unconstitutional, and Eugene Volokh reminds that Chicago alderman the same thing.

There used to be something called freedom of expression in the United States. Menino and the other clowns don’t respect that, and in return, you should not respect them.

As a reminder, when same sex marriage referendums have come up to a vote by the people, they have lost in every state that I know of. Even in California, the vote was 52 percent to 48 percent. In Maine, it was voted down in 2009. In some instances, the vote was 2 to 1 against. OK, I might be wrong on that (lost in every state) and “opinions” might be changing, but I tell you … even if only 35 percent of the population was not in favor of gay marriage, would politicians block them from expanding their business, creating jobs and earning a living?

I wonder, would the Chicago alderman and Menino ask the President of the United States to stay away from their cities? President Obama’s opinion – until very recently – was marriage was between a man and a woman. The hypocrisy is too thick I tell you.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. gillie28 on July 26, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Once again, Christians are targeted for persecution.? Freedom of speech is a myth.? One can express atheistic, anti-Bible, pro-sin opinions and mock and attack people of faith, and that is fine.? There is a spirit world, and the “negative” side is doing a fine job at “challenging” those of us who adhere to Godly truths.? Modern-day martyrs are those who are attacked by society for not backing down from those principles.?
    Psalm 93:16 – Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity??

    Rom 3:3,4 – For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar.

  2. Benjamin Less on July 26, 2012 at 6:50 am

    It’s an exhausting exercise to follow these “fads” of new-wave beliefs.? It shows just how out of touch Mayor Tom Menino actually is when a politician walks blindly on issues forgetting reality.? The only positive outcome of Menino’s comments towards Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-fil-A, will be a left wing media and larger Hollywood crowd waving endless support on something they too are completely out of touch with -the facts […it’s still an unpopular position in the USA. ]
    You just can’t ram opinions down the public’s throat in this manor or demonize the ones who support a popular belief, even as mayor.

  3. Dimsdale on July 26, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Political “correctness” is the antithesis of free speech. ?”Mumbles” Menino should respect the opinion of others, even if he disagrees with it, because it is the right, and Constitutional thing to do.

    Too bad the liberals don’t let the Constitution get in the way of a “good” talking point.?

  4. JBS on July 26, 2012 at 10:11 am

    This sounds very much like campaign rhetoric — Democrat talking points.?
    While it would be illegal to out-right bar Chick-fil-A from the city, isn’t also illegal to threaten people and businesses?Isn’t it stupid to go on record doing that?? Where is the ACLU? If the Cathy was ethnic enough, the lib lawyers would be all over this. I can only guess that they aren’t black, or whatever, enough for the lefty-lawyers to start up the civil rights calliope? Or, perhaps, not Liberal enough? Not Democrats? After all, Cathy isn’t espousing Democrat/Progressive values by saying he opposes same-sex marriage.
    It’ campaign season! The Left can’t afford to have their policy-disaster candidate be exposed to too much voter attention. They float their message that, he cares!, but want everyone to focus on some other phony “crisis.” Today, it’s an appalling lack of “gay pride.” (Oh, My!) Is that like “Chicago values?”
    There is a clear disconnect between reality and the aims of the Democrats. What is really going on here? Manufactured controversy, that’s what. Expect more to come. The Left cares little who gets run over by…

  5. RoBrDona on July 26, 2012 at 11:54 am

    The real shame is what is being done to our children, who are now essentially lemmings following each other around in circles. When you are taught that speaking out is racist or a hate crime, you are effectively muzzled. There is no freedom of speech in America any more.

  6. cherwin on July 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    It is so wrong that all people are not allowed to express their opinions or feelings about anything they want without being persecuted. We have the right to believe what we believe just as they have the right to believe what they believe.
    The liberals have?pushed Political Correctness to the point that it?has pushed any?of us who don’t agree with their agenda, into a closet. Will we get to “come out” someday??

  7. dairyair on July 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    When the PC police denigrate a company like Chick-Fil-A, or Walmart, it just makes me want to support them more. I’ll be watching for a chance to try Chiick-Fil-A.

    • ricbee on July 26, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Me too!

    • JBS on July 27, 2012 at 9:50 am

      Are there any Chick-fil-A franchises in N.W. CT?

    • dairyair on July 27, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      None in CT at all…yet.

  8. Acaraho on July 27, 2012 at 8:27 am

    I’m exercising my freedom of expression: I refuse to listen to anymore of Jim Vicevich’s incoherent rants.

    • PatRiot on July 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      Yeah freedom,?but hang in there.? He is ?making the most of what time he has left.? Would that we all had the focus and zeal he does.

    • Lynn on July 28, 2012 at 7:37 am

      You have the right of freedom of speech and to write whatever you want. However, ?there are always consequences for your speech. I find your comments infantile and mean spirited. ?So don’t listen anymore, Big Deal. No one is forcing you to listen.

    • Steve M on July 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      And yet you took the time to visit this site, supposedly read this post, register on the site and then post a comment… See ya later.

    • Dimsdale on July 31, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Jim’s coherence is not dependent on your comprehension.

  9. Dimsdale on July 27, 2012 at 8:29 am

    The heterophobes have no tolerance!

  10. Tim-in-Alabama on July 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

    The last time homosexuals were this obnoxious they were wearing swastikas on their sleeves and goose stepping through Europe.

  11. PatRiot on July 27, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    It still baffles me that a so called liberals have no tolerance for diversity of opinion. Basically he is telling Chick-fill-a to go to “charm school”. Even when he has refused to go or failed out. And I am willing to bet he attends church on Sunday – He has a Pelosi complex – Faith comes after political gain. – “I’m Catholic but don’t believe that life begins at conception”.


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