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Thread: Free Speech Debate: Boston Mayor tells Chick-Fil-A to get lost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    There are varying degrees of abuse, and this one scores really, really low on my care-o-meter. I think the multi-billion dollar corporation just might be able to pull through this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    @sprinkles and @Lateralus - you two just adressed what bothers me most about this issue.

    But that also means that a certain part of every dollar you spend on a chicken sandwich goes to the Republican party and religious anti-gay lobby groups, so you are indirectly funding those causes...which might be perfectly fine if that's what you intend to do. You just should be aware of it when you buy your sandwich.
    Exactly. And if this Cathy fellow (why does that remind me of a boy named Sue??) were smart, he would keep his mouth shut, earn everyone's money with a good product, and use his profits to support whatever political or charitable causes he wants, below the radar.
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    I support the mayor's view on the matter and have no problem with his grandstanding as long as he does not actually pull any strings to prevent the business from locating there. I am not in favor of giving civil servants the power to impose their personal values on the public.

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    I don't think we should be banning businesses from cities because of what their CEO says (unless it is a policy of institutionalized discrimination, or an incitement to violence).

    However, I will be avoiding chick-fill-a.

    It is unfortunate that "Christian values" includes such a loathing of a part of the human condition. There are a lot of good things about those who believe in a biblical God.

    Those who genuinely seek truth can disagree and debate, but the hallmark of getting closer to truth is an unforced consensus that forms around the facts. This is one big sign that many of the religions of the world are not close to the truth in many ways...and may even be actively rejecting it.

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