Yet another case of liberal tolerance on display
(Chicago Phoenix) The Civil Rights Agenda, a local LGBT rights advocacy group, filed multiple complaints with the Illinois Department of Human Rights Thursday, alleging that the Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A restaurant chain’s “intolerant corporate culture” violates Illinois law and a provision in the state’s Human Rights Act.
“In our current high speed media and social media environment, Chick-fil-A has announced and caused to be published, to hundreds of millions of people, that LGBT people are unacceptable and objectionable,” said Jacob Meister, Governing Board President of TCRA and the attorney who filed the complaint. “They have made it clear the lives of LGBT individuals are unacceptable to them and that same-gender families are unwelcome at Chick-fil-A.”
Anthony Martinez, executive director of TCRA, contends that Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s recent comments reiterating his opposition to same-sex marriage were more than just his own thoughts and that he was speaking on behalf of his company, stating the views as company policy.
Hmm, I wonder if the Civil Rights Agenda will file a suit against Islamists, who think gays should be stoned or hung. Probably not. Liberals tend to tolerate those who practice Sharia law, which tends to treat gays and women poorly, allows honor killings, and holds the belief that people should either practice the Islamist way, be dhimmis, or be killed. Actually, that last part sounds much like Liberalism, without the killing part. Though, admit it, lots of liberals call for killing those who do not agree with them.
Meanwhile, there’s a humorous extension of the Chick-fil-a appreciation day
(Politico) Chick-fil-A customers who showed up in droves Wednesday to back the chicken chain’s opposition to same-sex marriage are literally mailing in their support now.
As same-sex marriage supporters plan a nationwide “kiss-in” Friday at Chick-fil-A, a conservative nonprofit is urging attendees of Mike Huckabee’s “appreciation day” to send their receipts and empty fast-food bags to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, both of whom have said the restaurant isn’t welcome in their respective cities.