CHICAGO - "Chick-Fil-A doesn't reflect Chicago values," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday in support of Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, who is blocking the chain opening a new store in Chicago. Does that mean Chicago's welcome mat is no longer out for taxpayers that abide by Judeo-Christian values?
The Conservative Brand blog writes:
Chicago Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno has joined hands with the official head of the Chicago political outfit, Mayor Emanuel, to block a small business planned for Logan Square – that would be a new Chick-fil-A restaurant that would employ workers, offer a popular chicken menu to the neighborhood, and add tax revenues to city coffers. But the owner, Dan Cathy, has gone on record for having personal religious views that favor marriage between a man and a woman. Even liberal Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn wrote today that a private businessman’s personal beliefs are Constitutionally protected. Wasn’t this why the Pilgrims came over on the Mayflower?
Rahm Emanuel supports Ald. Moreno’s City Council block on the property because, he decreed, ”Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago’s values.” That’s kind of a scary idea – there may be other city businesses that don’t follow the Emanuel philosophy to the letter.
A website supporting Chick Fil A has been set up at www.Isupportchickfila.com