Boston’s mayor, Thomas Menino, has vowed to keep to the infamously anti-gay fast-food restaurant, Chick-Fil-A from opening in Boston. The controversial president, S. Truett Cathy has stated that legalizing same sex marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”
In response to Chick-Fil-A’s attempts to open a location in Boston, near the popular tourist attraction, the Freedom Trail, Mayor Menino had this to say:
“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.”
Chick-Fil-A has been coming under increasing fire for its public stance against homosexuality and its overt support of anti-gay political groups. Several college campuses have either petitioned to have CFA removed or to keep it from opening on campus. The most recent of these protests was in February of this year when the students of Northeastern University in New Jersey successfully blocked the company.
Whether Mayor Menino has the power to block CFA remains to be seen.
Read more of this story at the Boston Herald.
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