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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I wonder how you liberals would feel if a mayor of a city denied a business an operation license
    because they supported SSM?
    When the shoe is on the other foot, the whole concept sounds ridiculous .
    You'll have to show me where I was FOR denying a business and operating license because someone was against SSM first. Care to show where I was for that?

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

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    I don't recall you having a problem with other conservatives focusing on Obama's Birth Certificate instead of the economy or debt. Why is that?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I wonder how you liberals would feel if a mayor of a city denied a business an operation license
    because they supported SSM?
    When the shoe is on the other foot, the whole concept sounds ridiculous .
    The longer I've had to think about this, the madder it makes me. This is really an underlying problem -- the fact that politicians use their power to punish and censor. There was a time in our culture (not long ago) that an alderman or mayor coming out and saying he was going to do everything in his power to stop a faith-based company from opening up shop in his neighborhood would have been tarred, feathered and run out of town.

    But today, if one comes out and says, "We are a faith-based company who believes in the Biblical defintion of marriage," it's okay-fine to use your political clout to bring them to their knees."

    We should be outraged.
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    Re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The longer I've had to think about this, the madder it makes me. This is really an underlying problem -- the fact that politicians use their power to punish and censor. There was a time in our culture (not long ago) that an alderman or mayor coming out and saying he was going to do everything in his power to stop a faith-based company from opening up shop in his neighborhood would have been tarred, feathered and run out of town.

    But today, if one comes out and says, "We are a faith-based company who believes in the Biblical defintion of marriage," it's okay-fine to use your political clout to bring them to their knees."

    We should be outraged.
    He's an opportunistic blowhard. He's just seizing an opportunity to get votes, and hopefully, this takes a lot of votes away from him.
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    Re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    I don't agree with a public official blocking the building of a Chik-file...it's to close to censorship.

    I would love to point out the hypocrisy of a lot of posters on here though. Wasn't too long ago they were howling about the "Ground Zero Mosque" and that was just straight up religious persecution.
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    Re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    You'll have to show me where I was FOR denying a business and operating license because someone was against SSM first. Care to show where I was for that?
    With Chick-fil-A fight, progressive mayors get their ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ moment - Guest Voices - The Washington Post
    "This week, mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco warned Chick-fil-A and its CEO Dan Cathy, who’s been an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, not to pursue new franchises in their cities. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said he shares his fellow mayors’ concerns and would consider trying to block the chain as well.

    “Closest #ChickFilA to San Francisco is 40 miles away,” tweeted San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee on July 26, “& I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.”"

    Do you think they mean to deny the chain entry into their cities by force of will?
    No they will deny them a permit!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The longer I've had to think about this, the madder it makes me. This is really an underlying problem -- the fact that politicians use their power to punish and censor. There was a time in our culture (not long ago) that an alderman or mayor coming out and saying he was going to do everything in his power to stop a faith-based company from opening up shop in his neighborhood would have been tarred, feathered and run out of town.

    But today, if one comes out and says, "We are a faith-based company who believes in the Biblical defintion of marriage," it's okay-fine to use your political clout to bring them to their knees."

    We should be outraged.
    Some of us are.
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    Re: Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” [W:698]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Rahm: “Chick-fil-A Values Are Not Chicago Values” | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes



    Once again, freedom of speech only matters if you agree with liberal indoctrination.

    Freedom of speech does not protect you from negative blowback when you make bigoted or homophobic remarks.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    With Chick-fil-A fight, progressive mayors get their ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ moment - Guest Voices - The Washington Post
    "This week, mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco warned Chick-fil-A and its CEO Dan Cathy, who’s been an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, not to pursue new franchises in their cities. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said he shares his fellow mayors’ concerns and would consider trying to block the chain as well.

    “Closest #ChickFilA to San Francisco is 40 miles away,” tweeted San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee on July 26, “& I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.”"

    Do you think they mean to deny the chain entry into their cities by force of will?
    No they will deny them a permit!

    What does this have ANYTHING to do with the comment I made?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    But today, if one comes out and says, "We are a faith-based company who believes in the Biblical defintion of marriage," it's okay-fine to use your political clout to bring them to their knees."

    We should be outraged.
    I am, while I don't have a problem with individuals boycotting I do have a problem with people in positions of government abusing their power in cases like this.

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