Saturday, July 28, 2012

Liberty Counsel stands behind Chick-fil-A

Liberty Counsel stands behind Chick-fil-A and its president, Dan Cathy, regarding Cathy’s recent statement supporting natural marriage as the union of one man and one woman. And we denounce the actions of leftist politicians who have threatened illegal discriminatory action against the Chick-fil-A organization!

They have prepared a powerful petition which declares that tens of thousands of outraged Americans support Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s First Amendment rights and the biblical view of natural marriage! The petition will be delivered next week. Please join us by adding your name.

Please Support Chick-fil-A and the Liberty Counsel HERE

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy said he believes in the natural, biblical view of marriage as being between one man and one woman.

How, in America, could that viewpoint possibly be considered controversial or discriminatory?

Have our nation’s values and culture collapsed that far?

Apparently, liberal politicians like Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel think so. Upon hearing of Cathy’s stand, radical pro-homosexual organizations and sympathizers immediately began calling for boycotts, “kiss-ins,” and other types of protests against the family-friendly national chain of restaurants.

Then, government officials from major U.S. cities like Chicago and Boston said they plan to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening new restaurants in their jurisdictions.

Demanding a public apology from Cathy, Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno said that he will deny Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in Chicago’s Logan Square. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald that he would block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the “Cradle of Liberty.”

Never one to “let a good crisis go to waste,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel followed suit. Emanuel’s statement that “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago’s values” was both legally ignorant and ill-advised. Emanuel, the former Chief of Staff at the Obama White House, surely knows that viewpoint discrimination violates federal Civil Rights statutes!

++These threats of action and discrimination against Chick-fil-A because of the viewpoint of its owner are not only illegal – they are toxic to every business and businessman in America!

To deny business permits or zoning approvals to Chick-fil-A because the president of the privately-owned family business expressed his biblical view of natural marriage is outrageous.

Any city trying to ban Chick-fil-A will not win this battle. If this discrimination is challenged in court – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will be eating crow, and in large portions! Even the ACLU condemned the knee-jerk announcements by ultraliberal Mayors Emanuel and Menino!

These government officials ought to be ashamed. For a public official to threaten denial of a right to do business because the president of a private company supports natural marriage is the height of stupidity and intolerance.

Unfortunately, their response is typical of intolerant homosexual activists. They will go to any lengths to silence the majority of Americans who believe that children do best when raised in a natural family with one mom and one dad.

++Please sign Liberty Counsel’s petition in support of the First Amendment and biblically defined marriage.

Liberty Counsel’s new petition declares that…“we support Dan Cathy’s First Amendment rights – and we endorse his stand on biblically defined marriage!

The LC petition will be delivered to the Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters in Atlanta; the offices of Boston Mayor Tom Menino; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Proco Moreno – and we will add deliveries as necessary to cover emerging oppressive tactics by additional government officials or organizations against the Chick-fil-A enterprises.

I am pleased to report that in the first 12 hours of launching our petition over 15,000 of Liberty Counsel’s friends signed! I feel certain we can quickly reach 100,000 signers if friends like you will join in.

After signing, please forward this message to as many of your like-minded friends and colleagues as possible – this is a landmark battle against the forces of anti-Christian bigotry and intolerance!

Please read and add your name to the petition which I would like to deliver on August 2nd, the day after a nationwide “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” as promoted by former Governor Mike Huckabee:

++Conservative Americans and our faith are under assault!

The intolerance displayed by these leftist government officials ought to serve as a wakeup call to the majority of Americans who support the commonsense understanding of natural marriage.

If given the chance, these intolerant officials would silence ANYONE who dares to support natural marriage. Sadly, we are seeing similar threats in every level of government.

Please be sure to sign the petition declaring support for the First Amendment rights for every citizen – and your support of natural marriage:

Please Support Chick-fil-A and the Liberty Counsel HERE

Thanks again for standing for faith and freedom,

Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman Liberty Counsel

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