Gangster Government 1, Freedom 0

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Via Michelle Malkin, Government sponsored extortion.

Chick-fil-A stopped funding traditional-marriage groups in an effort to open a new Chicago restaurant, but the company initially kept quiet about the decision, prompting gay rights groups to speculate that the company feared a backlash from conservative customers.

The Christian-rooted fast food restaurant agreed to stop funding groups such as Focus on the Family that oppose same-sex marriage in a meeting with the Chicago politician who had been blocking the company’s move there. Chick-fil-A wrote a letter to Alderman Joe Moreno affirming this, according to his spokesman, Matt Bailey, but the company initially wouldn’t allow his office to release the letter to the public. Three weeks later they relented.

“Prior to today, Chick-fil-A had a poor record when it came to acknowledging equal rights for all of our citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation,” he said. “But today, we have a new path: For the first time, Chick-fil-A has changed their practices and promised the workplace protections that all of our citizens deserve. Instead of being a company that openly promotes discrimination, Chick-fil-A has vowed to move forward.”

Neither party is a good guy here.
Chick-fil-A was happy to cash in on their values when it appealed to their customers but threw it all overboard to break into a new market and money. Craven but par for the corporate course.
The gangsters masquerading as tolerance loving public officials however are a real threat to America. If government can threaten the health and well being of a company because of its owners personal and religious beliefs, we’ve reached a very, very ugly point in America.
Of course this being Chicago, home of none other than Barack Obama, it’s to be expected and it will be applauded not condemned.
I’d almost like to see a town in a red state pull this kind of garbage in reverse but conservatives have too much respect for freedom to retaliate in kind against a company that supports a liberal cause. It’s a sad day when respect for the Constitution prohibits you from standing up for it.

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Posted on September 20, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is Chick-fil-A handicapping the election. I’ll bet you will see more corporations suddenly “becoming socially aware” and dropping connections to conservative groups and/or donating to leftists as we get closer to vote-for-the-socialist day.

  2. digitalbrownshirt

    It might not be true. I never bought into the Chick-fil-a phenomenon. Businesses are in business to make money. Any feel-good side project is ultimately about increasing their brand value even if they don’t plan it out that way.

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