The recent attack on the food chain Chick-fil-A in retribution for the company’s president expressing support for traditional marriage should cause all Americans pause.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino vowed to block Chick-fil-A from opening a store in Boston after the restaurant chain’s top executive, Dan Cathy, spoke about his support for marriage between one man and one woman. Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel then attacked Cathy, stating “If you’re going to be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values.”
Apparently the American values of freedom of speech and freedom of religion are not to be found nor properly understood in the mayoral offices of Boston and Chicago. The attack upon a man of faith for simply expressing his deep belief in the sanctity of marriage by these public officials is not only outrageous it is offensively unacceptable and disturbingly un-American. In the history of our nation, too many Americans have died to protect the right to express our beliefs freely and without fear of retribution. Sadly, the dishonorable actions by the mayors of Boston and Chicago reveal them to be totalitarian thugs rather than public servants.
Thankfully, Cathy stood strong in his convictions and true to his faith. Chick-fil-A’s many loyal customers turned out in great number to support his right to express his views proudly and publicly.
The thought police and politically correct vanguard who insist that everyone kowtow to their radical redefinition of marriage didn’t intimidate Chick-fil-A with their thuggish threats. We commend Baptist businessman Dan Cathy for expressing his deep faith so publically and courageously. We hope Catholic business leaders might follow his lead.
No chickens are to be found cowering at Chick-fil-A as they remain firm in their faith and courageous in their convictions.