This story has been on the news a lot lately, more than almost everything. For those who haven’t heard the CEO said he was opposed to gay marriage, and many people were mad. In Chicago the mayor is trying to keep out a new store opening and an alderman is preventing them from opening.
Here’s the thing though, whether you agree with him or not, doesn’t the CEO have free speech? I couldn’t care less about gay marriage and have no problem with gay people getting married but I do know people disapprove of it due to religious reasons. However many of the radical gay right activists want to do things like make out in the restaurants. Is this appropriate to get your point across? I don’t think so. If you don’t like what the CEO said, boycott it. It’s important to mention he didn’t say he dislikes gay people, just that he disapproved of gay marriage. He didn’t mention discriminating against them either.
I have bought items from companies I disagree about on some things. I’ve never gone to Chick A Fil because there isn’t one near me. I would go though because I hear the sandwiches are fantastic, not because I support the CEO. In fact it makes no difference to me.
Finally, Chicago has no business telling someone they can’t move in because they disapprove of their views. Chicago is corrupt and I lost my job due to corruption. Nepotism is alive and well in Chicago and the joke is how to go to jail, work in Chicago government. I saw unqualified people getting jobs at my former employer and I don’t see the mayor fighting this injustice. Yet he’s preventing Chick A Fil moving in?
I swear people need to get out more. Get gay married, or don’t, I don’t care. Be for or against it, I don’t care either. However preventing companies from coming in (and in effect job loss and loss of tax revenue)is just plain stupid but welcome to Chicago.