2/7/17 – Sanctuaries & Sandwiches
Chick-fil-A is one of the most popular restaurant chains in America.
Here’s what’s happening behind the headlines.
Five years ago, the company president said he didn’t believe in same-sex marriage.
It doesn’t matter what someone holds in their heart. Only their behavior counts.
Yet, the mayors of Boston [Tom Menino], Chicago [Rahm Emanuel], San Francisco [Edwin Lee] and Washington, DC [Vincent Gray] announced they would block the chain from operating or expanding in their cities.
[Some news outlets falsely claimed the company was engaging in discriminatory behavior. Even CNN weighed-in on the mayors’ attacks on Chick-fil-A with one columnist referring to Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington, DC as ‘enlightened’ cities. More recently, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio falsely implied the company actively engaged in discriminatory practices and he lobbied New Yorkers to not frequent its stores.]
Why bring this up now?
[Nearly $27 billion in federal funding is received by sanctuary cities each year.]
Some mayors vowed to block a law-abiding company that treats everyone the same. But the cities shield those who’ve broken the law.
It’s a recipe for failure when officials sworn to uphold the law, pick those they’ll abide by, others to help break, and make-up their own.
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