7/25/2012 12:16:00 PM

Chicago Alderman Joins Boston Mayor's Sentiment in Blocking Chick-Fil-A Opening

Chick-fil-A Image via Flickr/inju
Chick-fil-A's openly anti-gay politics recently offended Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino enough that he publicly declared that the chicken chain would have to fight city hall before opening in his town. "Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston,” Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday. “You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against the population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion. 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."

And now it looks like a Chicago alderman named Joe Moreno is making similar efforts to block a new Chick-fil-A location from opening in the city's Logan Square neighborhood. He told the Chicago Tribune today that: "If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don't want you in the 1st Ward. Because of this man's ignorance [Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy], I will now be denying Chick-fil-A's permit to open a restaurant in the 1st Ward."

Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel was in agreement with Moreno and also told the Tribune: "Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values," the mayor said in a statement when asked about Moreno's decision. "They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty."

The way things are going, we won't be surprised if politicians in other cities come forward in opposition as well in trying to block new locations from opening. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.


  1. I think it's is GREAT! Our country represents FREEDOM and Dan Kathy is trying to take away our rights as humans to marry the one we love. I say KUDOS to the Mayors of Boston and Chicago! Let FREEDOM RING!

    1. whatever happened to freedom of speech? you seem to be embracing it yet you do not want to allow it for others??? Are youa communist???

    2. Chicago politicians make me ill. They are what is wrong with Illinois. They couldn't make a living if not for politics. Look at the president..

    3. coming from a scumbag who has had 259 black males killed so far this year in Chicago and has done nothing about it...I'm tired of the homo agenda being forced on us....go smoke your pole or much your bull dyke nasty ass carpet on your own time and leave me the eff out of it....MAY CHAZ BONO SIT ON YOUR FACE!

  2. Is he anti-gay or just pro-bible?

  3. Commerce isn't freedom? You're delusional. I'm pretty sure blocking commerce is NOT this 'freedom' you're speaking of. Also, if you're so enlighted to knowing what 'freedom' is then you would be able to understand that in a free country people are allowed to have opinions. Just because those opinions don't align with yours doesn't mean you need to block a company from coming in - it seems a bit hypocritical.

  4. No one said gays could not eat their, so why not let the guy open and see if he can make it with the people that want to eat there. If he cant make it go then maybe there are alot of gays in boston let the free market decide not the mayor.

  5. Well, if it's true that Chik-fil-A refuses to HIRE gay people then that will give standing to anyone who wants to block them coming in to their city. If it's not true, they won't be able to block them. But I can't imagine wanting to build a restaurant an a place that you know is hostile to you. They'd probably be better off just to skip those areas that don't want them.

  6. STUFF YOURSELVES WITH CHICK-FIL-A SAINTS; Because, Chicago’s Political “Prostitutes” Are Telling Chick-Fil-A To “Stuff It” !

    Chicago’s 1st Ward Alderman, Joseph “Proco(pio)” Moreno, Has Gone On Record Saying He Is Opposed To A New Chick-Fil-A Planning To Open In Chicago’s Near-North-East Side.

    He Has The Support (& Backing, No Doubt In The Next Chicago Aldermanic-Election$) Of Closet-Sodomite-Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Who, Has Also Gone Publicly On Record & CBS-News Radio LYING LIKE THE DEVIL (Emanuel’s Spriritual Father) And Saying “Chick-Fil-A’s Values Are Not Chicago’s Values” !

    I Believe DuSable (The True Historic Founder Of Chicago, IL), Dwight Lyman Moody (Founder Of The Moody Bible Institute) & Old-Fashioned Christian-Fundamentalist Evangelist, PAUL RADER, Would Unequivocally Disagree, Condemn & ANATHAMIZE Chicago’s Present Pro-Sodomite Mayor Rahm Emanuel For His HISTORICALLY PERVERTED WORDS About/Against CHICAGO, THE MORAL POSITION OF THE MAJORITY OF THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO & THE PRESENT OPINION AGAINST THE SODOMITES & SODOMY TAKEN BY THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO, IL, TODAY !

    In 2011, Alderman Moreno Endorsed Mayoral Candidate Gery Chico–Whose Union Supporters Referred To Rahm Emanuel As “THAT WALL ST. JUDAS” !


  7. I am curious about how Mayor Menino and Alderman Moreno feel regarding businesses owned by Muslims. Dr. Aslam Abdullah, the director of the Islamic Society of Nevada writes:
    "Obviously, Obama and those who want to demoralize sexuality and promote the idea of extending the term “marriage” to same-sex unions would not find support among the followers of Islam, because Muslims would view it a challenge to their own value system.

    They can give whatever term they want to this type of relationship, but when they would refer to that as a marriage, it would be seen conflicting with Islamic value system. This does not mean that people who do not view Islamic value system should be discriminated and denied their basic rights including the rights and privileges in matters of health and education and opportunities. If Islam recognizes the right of people to reject the idea of God as the creator and master of the universe, it also recognizes the rights of people to follow an alternative value system."


    I don't see a big difference in what Dr. Abdullah wrote, and what Mr. Cathy said, as well as how he runs his business. Are Muslim owned businesses unwelcome in Boston and Chicago?

  8. I say let them open up a new chick-fil-a as the criminal
    elements of the big Chi & Boston, and any other big Mafia/Big Al
    cities will have more places to hit in order to make a living.
    Just had my free speech statement above, is that okay ACLU?

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