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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    I'm still enjoying the fun of watching some people on facebook and others act so shocked and outraged not specifically at the group they gave money to, but that the lead guy came out against Gay Marriage.

    The head of a company who proudly closes its doors every sunday, despite significant likely revenue loss, because they feel it's that important to respect that day and to give their employees an opportunity to attend church without worrying about a job. A position they proudly display and explain in many stores, directly mentioning their deep christian beliefs. Deep Christian beliefs held by a family born and bred in the deep heart of evangelical southern baptist country.

    And people are somehow "surprised" that the owner doesn't like gay marriage and has a very stereotypical offensive evangelical christian view of it? REALLY?

    So is the problem that he thinks those things or that he actually SPOKE his feelings? Cause seriously...it'd take about 3 seconds of critical thinking to go "Wow, Chick-Fil-A is ran by a fundamentalist christian family". If the typical views of a fundamentalist christian person, when spoken, is enough to get you to not eat their food then why in the world were you eating it in the first place.

    For me personally...I don't agree with the guy. I think the opinions rather dumb. But you know what else I think? That Chick-Fil-A is tasty and by far the best fast food restaurant in the local area I live. When picking what food establishment I want to eat at, the political beliefs of the man at the top is about number #87 on the list of "Things that matter". Which chain has better sauces ranks significantly higher on the list than that. It's the same reason I don't forgo going to Citgo gas because it has ties to Venezuela. Great, I don't like Chavez. Know what I do like? Cheap gas that is close to my house on the side of the road I'm going so I can quickly grab gas in the morning if I'm low and running late to work.

    I don't blame people who want to boycott them, especially for the actual donation things. But I do question their potential self delusion or lack of any critical thought if the reason they're boycotting is due to the distaste for the top guys personal view.

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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What political affiliation are they denying them for? They could say this: Too many restaurants in X area. Sorry, denying you the application. Again, Chik-Fil-A is within its legal right to apply and the government is within its legal right to deny them the license. That you don't seem to understand that is the only massive failure here.
    oops was it not stated that chick fil a will be blocked for their stance????????

    oh wait it was now your denying your own statement.its the same as saying you denied a black man because he didnt meet requirements but 2 days before came out and said i wont hire that n***er.denying for political affiliation after blatantly being pushed is still valid,reguardless of the means used to block them.


    again fail,now your just running around law in a hope that no one will be smart enough to actually look it up.
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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    oops was it not stated that chick fil a will be blocked for their stance????????
    Sure. And the people reviewing the application can place on the rejection letters whatever reason it wants. Regardless of what the alderman says publicly and there wouldn't be a damn thing a Glenn Beck fan with Fascism Tourette's Syndrome could do about it.
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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I'm still enjoying the fun of watching some people on facebook and others act so shocked and outraged not specifically at the group they gave money to, but that the lead guy came out against Gay Marriage.

    The head of a company who proudly closes its doors every sunday, despite significant likely revenue loss, because they feel it's that important to respect that day and to give their employees an opportunity to attend church without worrying about a job. A position they proudly display and explain in many stores, directly mentioning their deep christian beliefs. Deep Christian beliefs held by a family born and bred in the deep heart of evangelical southern baptist country.

    And people are somehow "surprised" that the owner doesn't like gay marriage and has a very stereotypical offensive evangelical christian view of it? REALLY?

    So is the problem that he thinks those things or that he actually SPOKE his feelings? Cause seriously...it'd take about 3 seconds of critical thinking to go "Wow, Chick-Fil-A is ran by a fundamentalist christian family". If the typical views of a fundamentalist christian person, when spoken, is enough to get you to not eat their food then why in the world were you eating it in the first place.

    For me personally...I don't agree with the guy. I think the opinions rather dumb. But you know what else I think? That Chick-Fil-A is tasty and by far the best fast food restaurant in the local area I live. When picking what food establishment I want to eat at, the political beliefs of the man at the top is about number #87 on the list of "Things that matter". Which chain has better sauces ranks significantly higher on the list than that. It's the same reason I don't forgo going to Citgo gas because it has ties to Venezuela. Great, I don't like Chavez. Know what I do like? Cheap gas that is close to my house on the side of the road I'm going so I can quickly grab gas in the morning if I'm low and running late to work.

    I don't blame people who want to boycott them, especially for the actual donation things. But I do question their potential self delusion or lack of any critical thought if the reason they're boycotting is due to the distaste for the top guys personal view.
    You can be a fundamentalist Christian and not donate large sums of money to hate groups. Just sayin...
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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What political affiliation are they denying them for? They could say this: Too many restaurants in X area. Sorry, denying you the application. Again, Chik-Fil-A is within its legal right to apply and the government is within its legal right to deny them the license. That you don't seem to understand that is the only massive failure here.
    So basically you're fine with unethical behavior of a politician/the government wishing to ban a company/entity that is acting in full compliance with the law singularly because of their political/religious views, and thus finds some technicality or legal loophole or manufactures such a thing to go about doing it.

    Did you have similar feelings in regards to those clamoring for New York to take similar style action to prevent the Ground Zero Mosque from being built?

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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Sure. And the people reviewing the application can place on the rejection letters whatever reason it wants. Regardless of what the alderman says publicly and there wouldn't be a damn thing a Glenn Beck fan with Fascism Tourette's Syndrome could do about it.
    by your selective quoting its clear your denying facts because they dont agree with you.

    due process of law does not mean due process of law unless they disciminate in words and write it different in paper.
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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    You can be a fundamentalist Christian and not donate large sums of money to hate groups. Just sayin...
    Funny, I thought that was why I said numerous times in my post that it was regarding individuals who were expressing their outrage and surprise at the owners individual opinion...NOT at the donation of money to "hate groups"

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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So basically you're fine with unethical behavior of a politician/the government wishing to ban a company/entity that is acting in full compliance with the law singularly because of their political/religious views, and thus finds some technicality or legal loophole or manufactures such a thing to go about doing it.

    Did you have similar feelings in regards to those clamoring for New York to take similar style action to prevent the Ground Zero Mosque from being built?
    Oversimplification. This business donates lots and lots of money to hate groups. Let's start there.
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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Funny, I thought that was why I said numerous times in my post that it was regarding individuals who were expressing their outrage and surprise at the owners individual opinion...NOT at the donation of money to "hate groups"
    Oh. My bad.
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    re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Funny, I don't remember seeing an asterisk in the DoI! Maybe I need a closer look!

    That's the trouble language. Sometimes it means more than intended, different than intended. I'm not sure the founding fathers considered the ramifications of their words, but those words are guiding all the same.

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