It’s already an anomaly in the business world because of a “closed on Sunday” policy, but the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain finds itself in the middle of a controversy over same-sex marriage that it didn’t create. Instead, news reports spun an interview with CEO Dan Cathy as revealing that he’s opposed to same-sex marriage when he was simply extolling the virtues of the biblical principles of traditional family upon which his company bases its policies and supports in the community at large.
When asked about supporting traditional values, Cathy said he was “guilty as charged” — but he made no mention of same-sex marriage in his remarks.This misrepresenting of Cathy’s words has now led two of America’s big-city mayors, Boston’s Thomas Menino and Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel, to condemn the company with unconstitutional threats. While Menino vowed to make it “very difficult” for the chain to open a restaurant within Boston’s city limits, Emanuel was more blunt: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.” He then turned around and welcomed to the city Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who thinks white people should become Scientologists to prevent them from being “devil Christians” and “Satan Jews.” At least he doesn’t make chicken sandwiches.
Radio host and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is leading a nationwide effort to support Chick-fil-A by patronizing the chain Wednesday, Aug. 1. It may require a little travel from Boston or Chicago, but we’ll see just how popular biblical values remain in a country that still regularly asks for God’s blessing.
Liberals v Companies That Operate With Christian Family Values
We hereby declare our support for the executives, franchise owners and more than 61,000 employees of Chick-fil-A for their Christian business practices, as well as their stated support for biblical values, which is to say traditional American family values.
The restaurant chain is under assault for remarks made by CEO Dan Cathy, who said, “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business … and we give God thanks for that.”
The mayors of some of America’s largest cities, including Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, have made known their objection to Christian businesses, and they made clear their intent to make it difficult for Chick-fil-A to operate in their cities.
Typical of those objections was this proclamation by Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.” (Apparently, Chicago values include becoming the murder capital of the nation, while hosting Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the Christian-hating race baiter who, ironically, opposes same-sex marriage.)
In response, we, the undersigned, declare our support for any business that operates with Christian values. Accordingly we also declare a boycott against tourism or business conventions in any city that declares its opposition to such Christian owned and operated businesses.
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Pro Deo et Constitutione — Libertas aut Mors
Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis
Publisher, The Patriot Post