Assessing reaction to Chick-fil-A controversy
Freedom of speech issue?
- Duration 3:14
- Date Jul 29, 2012
Freedom of speech issue?
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Firestorm criticism erupting after the president of chick filet Dan Cathy was quoted saying.
He supports a quote biblical definition of marriage involving a man and a woman.
Now several mayors across the country telling chick -- to stay out of their cities including Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Hopefully these values are not your cup of values.
To not respectful.
Are residents are neighbors and our family members.
And if you're gonna be part of the Chicago community he should reflective should the values.
But -- mayors nationwide making their voices heard it was the rest of us wondering what ever happened to free speech.
Joining us now is liberal political humorist Scott -- concedes got a few days before we even get him to free speech just -- take on the accuracy of what Ron said he said.
The mayor of Chicago the former chief of staff particularly doesn't respect our residents in fact they do because they don't discriminate in any way shape or form they'll hire.
Anyone they would support customers of all you know variety of no matter what they don't discriminate against anyone but are they not respect they're -- -- -- Well that's a good -- absent recently -- Emanuel has backtracked and he's not gonna.
This band that chick fil -- but it's important reversal on a strong advocate of marriage equality and and and equal rights for the whole LG BT community.
But I really love freedom of speech as comedian as a commentator.
And it was very important is the whole idea of freedom speech -- defense speech you may not like we're group I'd strongly disagree with the Kathy Finley on their views I respect the right to have those views.
They should not be punished.
Either by boycott or by local officials trying to regulate their business and there is what these men are -- tersely you cannot.
And should not.
-- -- what do based on political or religious views you can do it if they discriminate.
It either -- through employment or against customers as you said they don't do that.
And how -- not alone the mayor of Boston Thomas Menino of course spoke out strongly.
Saying he would do anything to keep them out he backtracked as well saying now -- do it from the bully pulpit.
And leads the mayor of San Francisco Vincent Gray.
DC all of them joining in their opposition -- chick filet.
You mention the legal avenues here which there are -- that they are not allowed to do this constitutionally.
But as a Democrat as a liberal isn't the idea openness and tolerance and respect for other points of view.
Absolutely and sadly these days we don't have to mature from the left or the right -- on FaceBook and Twitter is very mean spirited he's back right try to take the third -- -- say hey.
I'm pro marriage equality but you gotta respect people's views as long as they -- in law which chick -- does end.
-- -- -- I want my fellow liberals -- know it cuts both ways.
It could be a liberal government saying hey I hear against same sex marriage you can build here you don't have a conservative government than say hey -- forcing sex marriage you can't build that's not what America's about you need to have the right to your private opinion.
And yet everybody watching.
Couldn't make up their own mind personally they -- to go to a chick -- but right boycotts and government invention is not all Nicholas Scott Blackmun I appreciate your opinion on that.
Is this entirely thank --