Mayor of Boston fights for civil rights by attacking Chick-fil-A?

By | July 23, 2012

The Truth: Last weekend, Chick Fil A publicly announced the following message on their Facebook Page.

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. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.

Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.

Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.

This of course preceded an original statement released by Dan Cathy:

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage, I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”

Of course, this belief is automatically labeled by the left side of the political spectrum as ‘Hate Speech’ and therefore must be silenced.

Case in point, the mayor of Boston has recently announced to the Boston Herald that he will work to prevent Chick-Fil-A from opening a restaurant in his city, following Chick-Fil-A’s statement. He is quoted as followed: “You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population.

Mayor Menino has been backed my many Liberals across the nation who are vouching for a boycott of the famous restaurant chain. For example, many Liberals have taken to Twitter to express their frustration. 

My Opinion:

My opinion is simple, everyone is entitled to an opinion, and everyone should be allowed to share their opinion. If they are criticized because their opinion is illogical, then that’s their problem. I myself share the beliefs and common opinions with Mr. Cathy, and he has my 100% support on this issue.

The simple fact of the matter is this: If a company came out and said they were in support of Gay Marriage, what would happen? Something tells me the Boston Government would not intervene. That’s because it’s not their place. Even though the nation is divided almost equally on the issue of Gay Marriage, the local government still wrongly forced their view of the issue on a business that was suppose to be operating in a free enterprise environment.

Mr. Mayor, let me ask you this: has Chick-Fil-A turned people away because they were homosexual? No. Have they asked people if they are heterosexual, or homosexual before they allow them to place an order for a meal? No. Atleast, I’ve never been asked that question.

Believe me, I eat a lot of Chick Fil A.

The attacks launched by Mayor Menino are not patriotic, he may believe he is standing up for ‘Civil Rights’ but he is merely launching an attack on a business because of the morals and beliefs they support and encourage. That is simply wrong and unconstitutional. His actions are simple: boycott and harm those who he disagrees with in order to gain more support from his constituents.

Mayor Menino, if you are a man of morals, a man who stands up for Civil Rights, then I would encourage you to go after a different business: Planned Parenthood. Do they have beliefs? Sure. Are they entitled to their beliefs? Yes they are. What are their beliefs? Well, they are openly Pro-Choice, simply stating that they are Pro-Abortion. Would you boycott them if they wanted to open a new center? I’m not sure you wouldn’t, but want thing I do know for sure is that they do preform abortions, therefore, practicing their beliefs.

Being in a position of authority, especially in the American Government, it is flat our wrong to pick winners and losers.

Chick-Fil-A has beliefs but does not force them on others. If you want to be a Civil Rights activist, a true activist, then fight for the defenseless unborn. I advise you to contact and put pressure on the local Planned Parenthood center, they truly discriminate.  Chick-Fil-A believes in traditional marriage, but is not discriminating upon others. Want to fight for Civil Rights? Here, I’ll help you out! Their address is:  1055 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215. Oh and their phone number? (800) 258-4448

Stand up for real Civil Rights, Mayor Menino.

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3 thoughts on “Mayor of Boston fights for civil rights by attacking Chick-fil-A?

  1. anonymous

    Tanner, you argue that Chick Fil A does not force it views upon others and is therefore on solid ethical ground.

    couple of points:

    A) Chick Fil A donates millions of dollars to organizations who’s sole purpose for existence is to actively(!) seek to impose their values on all member of society.(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/01/chick-fil-a-donated-anti-gay-groups-2009_n_1069429.html)

    B) Planned Parenthood does not grab women off the streets and terminate their pregnancies against the mothers willl. It does not force it’s values upon anyone who chooses not to enter its doors.

  2. John

    I was going to stop going to Chick-Fil-A before I found out that the amount of money they gave to these groups was something like $3000. I will simply offset any Chick-Fil-A purchase with a donation to a group that fights to give equal rights to the gay community.

  3. Kyle Becker

    Give you credit, Tanner. You handled a really volatile and controversial topic in an even-handed and sensible way. I’m not for the government having any say in what constitutes marriage, but since that’s the world we live in, we have to look at what government has to say about it. In this case, you were right, and it is out of line to make someone’s speech into a “civil rights” issue. No one has the civil right not to be verbally offended.

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