I don't like what the Chick fil a guy said, but to bar them from building a restaurant because of it is idiotic. I hope they add up how many jobs and how much economic impact that refusing that store is going to cost the city and run that by the people in the city and all of the people that want to block construction. I'd vote to recall our mayor or our city council if they did something like that.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I'm a little torn on this one. On the one hand I do agree that a business owner's opinions should not prevent him from getting a license. On the other hand, Chick-Fil-A does more then just express an opinion. The chain donates a lot of money to a host of politically active organisations that lobby to keep gays from obtaining the right to civil marriage. In light of this, I'm not too much against local governments taking a stand, especially in places like Boston where gay marriage is legal. It's not legal in Illinois, though, so that's a little dicier, but still...
Last edited by Arcana XV; 07-25-12 at 04:31 PM.
"Yes, but are you a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist?".- Northern Irish joke
Just another example of "if you agree with my liberal stance, I won't punish you"
I wonder what the ACLU would have to say about a mayor who blocked the construction of a private business where the owner claimed he was an atheist?
Come on guys, we all know the left is chalked full of double standards. I've come to expect this kind of reaction and thuggery from the left. They are liars, cheats, and hide behind the shield of "tolerance". Anyone with a contrasting opinion to theirs is labeled "intollerant". This is about freedom of speech and expression. It says to any other business owner, "if you do not agree with our social values, you will be punished by not being allowed to do business here".
Any person who agrees with this kind of reaction is a straight up tyrant. And they are supposed to be the party of "tolerance". We've known for a long time that liberals are more intollerant than any other group in our society. They do not tolerate opposing view points. They do not tolerate religious expression. They do not tolerate those who oppose abortion. They do not tolerate those who honor traditional marriage. They do not tolerate a lot of things. They attack them, ridicule them, punish them, and label them.
Oh, and you accidentally "liked" my last post. Just lettin' you know.
Same view here as I had during the Mosque debate. While I can understand (though don't agree) with peoples desire not to see Chick-Fil-A in their city, utlimately elected officials should not be ordering city employees to discriminate based on religious or political beliefs held by someone whose a part of that business. If individuals want to boycott them (and miss out on the tasty chicken goodness) then that's perfectly fine...but mayors should not be utilizing their power to stop a business from acting in a legal manner based singularly on their political/religious beliefs
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
What IS shocking, is how people of a free society actually agree with this kind of crap. You say you value freedom? Really? You think it supports the philosophy of freedom to oppose a private business from coming into your community simply because the owner of that company has an opposing opinion about gay marriage????
This is precisely how the left operates. This is precisely how they "impose" their social values onto society. They say, unless you want to be financially punished, you will keep your opposing opinions to yourself. Party of tolerance? Supporters of freedom?
Give me a break.....to the lefties, freedom means "freedom to silence or punish anyone who doesn't agree with me". To them, it was noble that a mayor of a large city sent the message that any opinion on gay marriage contradicting the opinion that gay marriage is fine, will not be tolerated. "you wanna build in my city? Then you better keep your opinions on gay marriage to yourself".
Yes, that's how the left operates......and it's shocking so many people agree with their tactics.