Now, I’m a man who likes a good sandwich. Who will tell you every location that used to be a Quizno’s within a 30-minute drive of his house. Who hit Five Guys at a time when nobody else around here knew who that was. And I love Chick-fil-A’s cole slaw, waffle fries, and especially their classic chicken sandwich. But their CEO leaves a bad taste in the mouth of any modern American, and I’m proud that evidently includes the mayor of our metropole.
In case you don’t know, the CEO of Chick-fil-A is a reactionary “Christian” who annually diverts $2 million of customers’ money into campaigns against religious equity, women’s rights on health care, and on equality on marriage. Dan Cathy recently stated that “”I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’” Players in the minor January collegiate “Chick-fil-A Bowl” football game are corralled into invocations before their match.
So it was nice to hear the Menino isn’t having any of it per the 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,” Menino told the Herald yesterday.
“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.”
“If they need licenses in the city, it will be very difficult — unless they open up their policies,” he warned.
Now, Dan Cathy’s reactionary Bronze Age logic is enough to drive me from eating there lest my hard-earned money go toward lies and harassment on the subject of marriage equality. But what do you feel about Menino ruling them out of the city based on politics? Does the Hub need to make an issue of this, or should the store be opened and hopefully die on the shoals of their own bigotry?