Planned Parenthood killed a 24-year-old Chicago mother-to-be last weekend. But Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel hasn’t called for the abortion provider to shut down its Chi-town clinics.
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo has been found guilty of predatory mortgage lending, illegal foreclosures and securities fraud, among other offenses. Yet San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee hasn’t banished the bank from the city.
And Liberty Mutual Insurance, headquartered in Boston, cheated its auto policy holders by ordering body shop owners to repair new vehicles using “junkyard” parts. However, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino hasn’t told the company it is no longer welcome to do business in Beantown.
No, the three mayors have reserved their outrage for Chick-fil-A, the fast-food franchise, whose unabashedly Christian ownership have the temerity to stand up for traditional marriage between one man and one woman.
“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values,” said Emanuel.
“Closest ChicFilA to San Francisco is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer,” tweeted Lee.
“I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston,” wrote Menino, in a letter to the fast-food chain’s owners.
So matricide and infanticide are Chicago values, but not traditional families with husband and wife?
So San Francisco doesn’t want opponents of homosexual marriage within 40 miles of the city, but a financial institution that has used unlawful tactics to foreclosure on homeowners is welcome?
So Boston will do everything in its power to keep out a company that stands with the majority of Americans who believe homosexuality is a sin in the eyes of God, but the city is okay with an insurer that ordered old parts be used to repair the new cars of its unsuspecting policy holders?
A voice of reason in the attack on Chic-fil-A by Mayors Emmanuel, Lee and Menino has come from, of all politicos, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (whom many religious leaders have not forgiven for banning prayer at the 10th anniversary memorial of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks).
“I disagree with them strongly on this one,” said Bloomberg, referring to his fellow big city mayors. “You really don’t want to ask political beliefs or religious beliefs before you issue a permit. That’s just not government’s job.”
Well, amen to that.