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-- -- reaction today to some controversial comments putting fast food chains chick filet in the national spotlight.
The company president and chief operating officer Dan Cathy told a Christian news organization earlier this month.
That chick -- supports quote the biblical definition of the family unit.
Kathy also leader said this in a radio interview.
I think we're -- God's judgment.
On our nation when we shake our pissed at him and say you know we know better than years as to what constitutes a marriage.
And I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a -- probable arrogant attitude.
To think that we would.
The audacity to try to -- final -- solid growth.
Well it has been publicly known for quite some time that the family that owns chick filet of which mr.
-- is a member opposes same sex marriage.
Still his comments on behalf of his corporation has sparked new reaction on both sides of the -- Including strong praise from the National Organization for Marriage but sharp criticism.
From others including the Boston mayor and the Chicago mayor.
These are two cities where chick -- wants to expand the mayor Mayor Menino in Boston wrote mr.
-- a letter.
And say and wrote quote I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston.
Mayor Emanuel said quote chick filet values are not Chicago values.
And the Jim Henson company creator of the Muppets which made toys for the chain says it will no longer offer -- chick -- anymore.
Of the -- it toys.
Joining us -- for fair about debate -- all of us Michael Graham radio host and columnist for the Boston Herald and Alan Colmes close to the Alan Colmes show guys -- by.
So I be here so now Michael that you've got these -- this then the Boston mayor and others now saying.
They're going to denied chick filet -- I guess the permits that are necessary to set up shop.
In these places because they find the comments.
What are your thought well my.
My paper the Boston Herald is reporting in the last just fifteen minutes that the mayor has stepped back from with with throat threatening to withhold their permits he doesn't it he -- the landlord of the building they're looking at.
-- letter he yelled that's the -- don't let those people in here.
But even he didn't is now acknowledging he calls -- -- Menino is on because our -- not the sharpest knife in the drawer but he doesn't have the power nor should have the power to say all of it's all right.
You didn't pass -- thought police inspection.
Please fill out this up -- of this this this apartment on.
How you feel about abortion and gun control wearing white after Labor Day which of the Kardashians is still hot and if we like your opinions.
Then you won't lose your fundamental rights as an Americans finally.
He's back monopoly liberal position that if we don't agree -- you your status as an American decline.
But there is a Chicago Alderman Alan reportedly by -- by the name of Joseph Marino.
And he told the Chicago Tribune.
And a quote because of this man's ignorance I will now be denying -- police permit to open a restaurant in the first ward.
The chick filet the right to operate its business in.
I now know it is not and much as I object to what they stand for -- I I think it's the wrong for the government to say -- gonna deny you the right to operate here.
The government should not stop a business from.
Coming in if puppet that they're willing they could speak out -- as Rahm Emanuel bids that.
That's kind of -- what is the solution if you can't deny the permitting as this -- wants to -- What what is that -- I think he's got three with a company.
I think it's fine for a mayor to speak out say you don't represent the values of Chicago as many you know -- -- represent the values of Boston.
You're not welcome here that's fine but I wouldn't go so far to say that they should.
-- league take legal action or legislate to stop a business but moving in but don't forget this -- a company that over the last since 1988.
Has faced twelve discrimination employment discrimination suits you have -- -- that says we want married employees.
But will not allow.
For gays to get married so is -- discrimination going on there if indeed they're breaking the law because of hiring practices that's a separate issue but and I think that needs to be addressed if indeed.
That to get that at twelve court cases where settled out of court over the last that if.
Three years is it eat you know twelve court case is it an eight.
What court gazes back -- I've had twelve court cases in 1980 edit that out well and we ought to elect refused to let them at a that's not a safe and I I want to thank Allen in his limited way we're standing -- limit limit and I think all my whole life my whole life.
But I'm supposed to make sure that had a -- get the you know get a lawyer in court they're entitled and in court in another despicable.
But because they're entitled -- -- haven't told the flag burner has a right to burn the flag no matter how much it hurt.
About what that caller right speech I don't agree with that -- -- season with politicians saying I support tolerance so much I won't tolerate you that.
That is the most -- liberal action I had an elected official I don't know -- Get Eid Al -- -- that the law -- the law in this country you it is not illegal to be a racist.
To run the a -- fall by -- that that this man -- I'm saying that that is not I really don't you what is illegal is -- then discriminate against somebody I'm.
Any issue that needs to be addresses what are their business practices -- their business practices break the law.
Are they finding ways to skirt around and apparently what they do a great deal of due diligence for their franchisees.
Franchisees fall under different laws than do actual employees there independent contractors they don't follow the same discrimination laws but as an employee that franchisees and say.
We are gonna make sure that we hire only certain people for example they close the company on Sundays so Christians and can -- what if your viewers what if you're Muslim what if you're an atheist.
I mean -- they have a different.
Added -- what is about what does that hurt but isn't -- I have -- -- current controversy it is it related to mr.
cap these comments.
You know opposing same sex marriage or is it about a long line of of history check for Atlanta history you look at the notion of my preliminary look at the company policy makers had to do -- we can't go practice mayor.
Our Mayor Menino has no idea of the practices as I asked the mayor to name a single incident -- discrimination he can't name one thing about -- -- one of the politics you mentioned earlier.
Rahm Emanuel is denouncing them but he's got lowest -- con.
Walking history meeting with the mayor he's praised the despite -- -- on the long.
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You know you want to use this as a broadside to go after every Democrat which every Saturday -- ironically -- at all.
I got to leave it that you just -- always saying this is that he is pleased that we should get government out -- -- and he always says that if you have a company.
That you believe discriminatory that you don't like and that's your right not to eat there directly but he organization have a government as you -- seemed to agree we do.
Making the decision for America's -- more information as you really.
Better to have more okay got.
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