The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company’s president spoke out publicly against gay marriage.
Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn’t want a business in the city “that discriminates against a population.”
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is “guilty as charged” in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family.
The fast-food chicken sandwich chain later said that it strives to “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect — regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has more than 1,600 stores nationwide but just two in Massachusetts, both located in suburban malls. source
At this point in America one would think that the jobs associated with Chick-fil-A would be more important that a single mans personal view. Apparently this Mayor Thomas Menino decides that free speech he does not agree with should be punished. This is what happens when people believe they have to coddle certain groups. I wonder how many other decisions this man makes based on free speech he does not like? What a Patriot….NOT!