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.
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.