Boston – Standing up for what’s righton July 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm
Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston has proposed banning Chick-fil-a in Boston because of their stance on gay marriage and gay rights.
We’ve known for a while now that Chick-fil-a has donated to anti-gay groups, and groups to fight equality. After recent statements from the President of Chick-fil-a, the mayor of Boston has decided to try and block the opening of new stores within Boston.
Mayor Menino said to the Boston Herald, “Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion. … That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.”
I personally support the mayor’s decision, and feel that Chick-fil-a should be an open and accepting company regardless of the owner’s beliefs. If the owners want to donate to anti-gay groups, that is their decision, but to donate on behalf of a corporation is wrong. Discuss in the comments.
Also, this is my first post! To introduce myself, I live in Texas, I am openly atheist and openly gay, and you might recognize me as the one who remodeled this site. I’m happy to write here and share what I find.