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Originally posted by OpinionatedB
reply to post by nenothtu
except was gay marriage banned there or made legal? I thought it was legal there? Or am I confused?
And I do not think anyone would want to deny you your rights.... they know about the lawn
I made it pink floyd... it was in the 70's rock category...edit on 26-7-2012 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
I am glad you are for the government censoring speach they do not agree with. When you lose your freedom of speach do not complain, you have just given the government your approval.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
It is illegal for the mayor to prohibit Chick-Fil-A from setting up shop in Boston because the owner expressed his opinion, so if push comes to shove, Chick-Fil-A will win.
Originally posted by yadda333
Originally posted by votan
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
And within his/her own memo/lette he/she/they is/are committing discrimination
kettle meet pot
Oppressors must be shown oppression to understand. They must see what it's like to not have equal rights, then maybe they will make a change.
Originally posted by faint1993
reply to post by benrl
I don't think the government is "stepping in". The mayor is just voicing his opinion. Using his right to free speech. Just like Chik Fil-A. He didn't say that they will not be allowed to obtain a permit. He was just saying that he disagreed with their stance and thinks that gays and gay supporters in Boston won't appreciate them being there.
Originally posted by Cabalis
I still wonder if the Mayor of Boston had used official letterhead to tell a business that does support gays :that they should strongly reconsider opening a store in Boston" if it would still be considered his right to free speech by the majority of this thread.
Originally posted by charles1952
YES!!!!! SANITY PREVAILS!!!!
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has stepped back from his threat to block Chick-Fil-A from opening a new store in the city.
His announcement comes a day after Antoine Dodson shared his definitive opinion about the controversy via YouTube.
According to the Boston Herald, Menino said, “I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.
The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”
The fast-food purveyor seeks loyal employees and operators who believe serving chicken is God's work. Careful screening of new hires keeps it out of trouble.
"We tell applicants, 'If you don't intend to be here for life, you needn't apply,'" says Cathy, who opened his first restaurant in 1946.
That's not the only company mandate. Chick-fil-A's corporate mission, as stated on a plaque at company headquarters (and by Cathy), is to "glorify God."
They screen prospective operators for their loyalty, wholesome values and willingness to buy into Chick-fil-A's in-your-face Christian credo, espoused often by Cathy, an evangelical Southern Baptist who says "the Lord has never spoken to me, but I feel Chick-fil-A has been His gift."
Loyalty to the company isn't the only thing that matters to Cathy, who wants married workers...
Thanks for catching that, I'm not surprised. I worried about it when I put it in. May I say that the supporters of gay marriage have a lot of money and influence, and that many Washington politicians support them?