28 July 2012

What Elmo hath joyfully blessed...

...let no mere mortal rip asunder...

"Alderman Moreno does not allege that Chick-fil-A discriminates in its hiring practices or in its customer service. Nor does he argue that business owners should not be entitled to hold opinions. Did you know that the Muppet Corporation has a position on gay marriage? Well, they do."

"But Miss Piggy and the Swedish Chef would be permitted to open a business in the First Ward of Chicago because their opinion on gay marriage happens to coincide with Alderman Moreno's."

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"It’s ironic because both Farrakhan and the Koran have said things about homosexuals that make the utterances of Chick-fil-A’s CEO, um, pale by comparison."


Anonymous said...

That's like saying have a position against racism is equivalent to having a position in favour of racism because both of them are positions. Retard!

Anonymous said...

Wow - its almost a complete duplication of the facts in the Roncarelli decision (the coles notes version at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roncarelli_v._Duplessis) but was in Canada.

I think this sort of thing is also in a few USSC decisions but I have no cites for thsm.

srw said...

Anon 3:58pm,
From a business license perspective, having a position in favour of racism is exactly equivalent to having a position against racism, provided that the business is doing nothing to act upon that opinion. My understanding is that Chick-fil-A has not been accused of discrimination in any way, against either customers or employees.

Neo Conservative said...

the fact is, though... this business has been so thoroughly vilified in the media that even if they opened up a store in chicago it would likely be the target of protests & vandalism.

yet another victory for the forces of suckass political correctness.

i'm guessing that alderman moreno doesn't have the stones to confront louis farrakhan in a similar fashion.