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Dang, an entire city!
From the blog The Lookout: On the heels of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's controversial public comments against same-sex marriage, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino fired off a letter to Cathy, urging him to abandon plans to expand the fast food chain to his city. In recent days you said Chick-fil-A opposes same-sex marriage and said the generation that supports it has [...]
This post was edited by buttesnake 21 months ago
My heart goes out to all the people in Boston. May you one day get to taste the wonderful chicken that is Chickfila.
If you've never been acquainted with Mayor Mumbles before, he's not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Guy has a real knack or making himself look like a complete asshat in every exchange with the media.
Before the super bowl, he commended "Wes Wekler" and "Grabowski" for having great seasons.
Didn’t he call KG, KP, and Rondo, Hondo? .
my favorite was when he called KG and Rondo, "KJ and Hondo." hahah
Edit: beat me to it CWebb. PS. I like C-Webb, was a great player and I think he's a good guy.
This post was edited by chasfcd11 21 months ago
This is getting ridiculous. It's food. Not someone your voting for. God.
Dumbest $hit that I have ever heard. Chick-Fil-A is one of the best fast food restaurants out there. What the hell do people expect devout Mormons to feel? Chick-Fil-A and the religious beliefs of it's owner is nothing new. Hell people have been crying for decades for them to open their doors on Sundays and they refuse to do it. Do you know how much revenue the guy is passing up for sticking to his religious beliefs on that one?
Now people are shocked that a devout Morman is so hard against Gay marriage? Give me a break.
I sure hope this BILLION DOLLAR company can stand not breaking into the Boston area. Psssh.
it’s alright. I didn’t get it right any way’s.
There’s a number of UM fans who don’t like him because of the Fab 5/ Ed Martin scandal and the things associated with it, but I always liked him. He does a lot of great charity work in the city of Detroit, and has had a huge impact on the art culture in the city as well. He also played a role in Sacramento, keeping the King’s and, IIRC he also mentor’s a lot of young guy’s when they first come into the NBA. Despite his mistakes he’s a great example of a “Michigan Man”, I just wish more UM fans would see him that way.
people that speak up about their beliefs should be prepared for the backlash.
you take a stand, you are asking for people to respond. they can either agree, or disagree. If people disagree, and are incensed, they have the right to boycott.
public opinion and business go hand in hand. if they didn't want it, they could've buttoned their yap.
now, when their business hurts for it, and they lose money, they can either capitulate, or apologize, or stay the course.
up to them
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I agree but I have a feeling that Chick-Fil-A just doesn't give a damn based on them shutting down all their shops on Sundays since their conception. If they will shut down every store down on Sundays across the country then I really doubt that they give a damn about one city caring about how they feel when it comes to their religious beliefs. I would say that if you opened all their shops on Sundays instead of shutting them down that they could give a damn about Boston.
but the backlash has been growing.
businesses should stay out of political matters, as a matter of policy.
who cares if they like gay marriage or not? all they have done is open themselves to trouble, all for some silly opinion that does not do anyone any good
Yeah I agree with you honestly.
I don't know why the fvck the person that started the chicken business feels that they need to open themselves up to this. Mormons are devout fvckers though. One of my best friends in high school had devout Mormon's as parents. I felt bad for him. Dude never got Christmas presents and stuff like that as kids. Actually he was Jehova's Witness but I'm not sure the difference honestly.
I personally don't give a damn if gay people get married or not. Not sure what making it legal really changes anything. They are going to live the same life whether or not they are allowed to have to deal with the misery of marriage is up to them.
This post was edited by RATT 21 months ago
I'm jut proud that the mayor stood ip for what he believes in-- even if unpopular..................
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Besides all the health tax and legal benefits, sure same life. But easy solution for me, get goverent out if marriage completely. Let them set up partnership contracts, and let religious institutions decide who they want to "marry"
it is funny....
marriage predates the God notion, but i guess they coined the term?
Sounds to me that Boston prefers the the taste of penis instead of a delicious chicken sandwich. Pretty sure I heard Boston is the most racist place in the states, yet they are big supporters of gay marriage?
boston is the most racist place in the states?
that can't be right.
is it really the mayors place to decide this?
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This isn't political to the Cathy family. In fact, this doesn't have much to do with Chick-Fil-a at all. This has more to do with the Winshape foundation(also founded by Truett Cathy). You can go research it as I don't feel like explaining it but in the end, Winshape has a camp where they host christian couple retreats and gay couples aren't allowed to attend. Chick-Fil-a donates a lot of money to them so pro gay groups have pointed to chick-fil-a as being anti-gay because of it's support of Winshape. Makes sense because no-one is going to be outraged over a christian non-profit organization being opposed to gay marriage but Chick-fil-a is a bigger name and more recognizable. They are run by the same family. Chick-fil-a itself doesn't discriminate. It is an organization. It serves food to gay people and straight people and everyone in between.
Pro gay groups have been screaming about this for a year and a half and it has made practically no dent in Chick-fil-a's popularity or success. Fact is, the Cathy's would probably let the franchise die before they compromise and that would be a shame to lose such delicious food. And with that, I am about to go there and eat breakfast now.
Oh, this is just another reason in a long list as to why I should never move to Boston.
I would never move there either, but in all honesty it is an amazing city.
The Cathy family aren't mormons.
Just the usual political grandstanding. He couldn't keep CFA out of Boston if he wanted to.
the issue is political.
the issue is clearly political.
no one cares what they think, and if they were public, they would probably be forced out by their board.
the issue is political.
whatever other nonsense you write, it still boils down to the fact that the issue is a matter for politics to decide, not ffffking chickfila.
Everyone I know from there or has been there has said the racism up there is terrible. Way worse then anywhere else they've ever been. Never been there personally, just what I've been told whenever I asked about the place.
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