Northeast Times

Editorial: What a bonehead

It was Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve
Love and mar­riage know no bound­ar­ies

Those two schools of thought rep­res­ent the power­ful di­cho­tomy in the de­bate over same-sex mar­riage. The first one says mar­riage can only be between one man and one wo­man; the second one places no such lim­it­a­tions.
In the wake of the Chick-fil-A brouhaha, free speech is un­der severe at­tack by some power­ful, pan­der­ing pointy-headed politi­cians whose quest for polit­ic­al cor­rect­ness has pushed them off the deep end — merely be­cause Dan Cathy, the pres­id­ent and chief op­er­at­ing of­ficer of the na­tion­al fast-and-scrump­tious-chick­en-sand­wich chain Chick-fil-A, had the au­da­city to say he be­lieves in tra­di­tion­al mar­riage. And with that, politi­cians in­clud­ing the may­ors of Bo­ston and Chica­go, told Chick-fil-A the com­pany is not wel­come in their cit­ies. Hello? Wer­en’t they elec­ted to rep­res­ent all the people?
Even the City of Broth­erly Love’s very own qual­ity-of-life coun­cil­man from South Philly, Jim Ken­ney, chimed in, telling Mr. Cathy, in a let­ter, to “take a hike.” Shame on Mr. Ken­ney for put­ting his nose where it does not be­long, for try­ing to stifle Mr. Cathy’s free speech, and cre­at­ing a hos­tile en­vir­on­ment for a le­git­im­ate busi­ness. If Jim Ken­ney doesn’t like Chick-fil-A he doesn’t have to eat there, plain and simple. Mr. Cathy has the right to his views, re­li­gious-based or not. Per­haps more Amer­ic­an busi­nesses should fol­low the lead of Mr. Cathy, who keeps all of his stores closed on Sundays, Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas so his em­ploy­ees can have some down time.
We elect politi­cians to de­bate the big is­sues. The rest of us can vote, with our feet, where we want to eat.
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