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Hopefully these values are not your cup of values.
To not respectful.
Of our residents our neighbors and our family members.
Well those -- and cause some serious.
-- for the -- Chicago reverend.
If the thought police.
Come to Armitage Baptist Church.
We will meet them at the door.
-- willing to die on this hill.
Holding a copy of the sacred scriptures in one hand.
And a copy of the US constitution.
In the out there.
Well that was reverend Charles lions and as you heard not just a fan had just not a fan of mayor but served go ahead tell us a little bit where you surprised when you heard and mayor.
Men who say that we don't want any more -- -- here.
I wasn't shocked.
I wasn't surprised.
But it was that Joe -- To hear something so blatant.
So close minded.
It it hit me in the heart I'm a lifelong Chicago when.
And die a was shocked to hear that.
Perhaps my values are not Chicago values.
After sixteen years a reverend I'm a lifelong Chicago and as well and I was shocked as well and I don't necessarily agree with that -- airmen I think.
I think I don't think -- a right to tell me what my values are but sir you said in that in that quote earlier that the Armitage Baptist Church would be willing to die.
But the constitution your hand that was it that was a metaphor though right those.
When would I have mr.
-- where it.
This is not about chick filet this is about the the right.
Free expression of worship.
This is about the very issues for which.
Our men and women in uniform have died forests several centuries.
So it is far bigger it is far greater.
And I frankly don't think that our mayor who -- a like I respect.
And gave this enough thought I I think maybe was.
Shooting from the hip then and it may be from the heart I think he believes.
What he expressed.
But I just think he did not give this the depth and breadth of thought that it really requires insurance and if I'm not mistaken I have -- constitution right here in the producer price to kill me for doing this.
I'm -- read the First Amendment.
Congress shall make no -- -- respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Where abridging the freedom of speech I think it's covered right there both -- freedom of religion and freedom of speech -- right.
There you go so.
This is my statement last Sunday.
Was an appeal to the -- year.
This is an appeal for civil discourse this is an appeal for open minded discussion.
It I I don't think -- sound bytes -- being helps anybody.
These issues are complicated.
And it particularly.
When you think of the fact that cities run the world.
And how we live in our cities.
Impacts the rest of the world.
And Chicago and other world class cities we need to.
Be further along.
In an -- being able to have discussion with people.
We disagree with.
-- instead of just cutting them out shutting them down -- we're gonna have to leave it there -- reverend Charles -- we did call Rahm Emanuel is office and again.
-- -- -- -- just that we just got this and thank you very much in Chicago statement the mayor simply said that chick filet.
The CEO does not share Chicago's values he did not say that he would block or play any role in the company opening a new restaurant here if it.
All the usual requirements than they can open the restaurant that is not believe -- -- values are reflective.
Of our city.
Our city is bigger than this small set of values.
That our mayor is referring to.
Much greater much bigger.
All right completed their reverend Charles I think you.
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