Now your 1st Amendment rights are under attack by a local Chicago, liberal left/Gay Rights organization for this comment by Mr. Cathy, CEO of Chick-Fil-A
“We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that, guilty as charged for supporting the biblical definition of the family unit.”
The Chicago Phoenix reports that a local Chicago gay right group has now filed suit against those "comments" because it made them 'feel' “unwelcome, objectionable or unacceptable” at Chick-fil-A restaurants, or “public accommodations” under Section 5-102(B) of the Illinois Human Rights Act, the gay rights organization lawyer, Anthony Martinez said.
The compliant states:
“In our current high speed media and social media environment, Chick-fil-A has announced and caused to be published, to hundreds of millions of people, that LGBT people are unacceptable and objectionable,” said Jacob Meister, Governing Board President of TCRA and the attorney who filed the complaint. “They have made it clear the lives of LGBT individuals are unacceptable to them and that same-gender families are unwelcome at Chick-fil-A.”
Martinez contends that Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s comments reiterating his opposition to same-sex marriage were more than just his own thoughts and that he was speaking on behalf of his company, stating the views as company policy.
SO this is merely a diversionary tactic by LGBT to take the focus off the attacks of our 1st amendment rights, to express them openly and freely.
Mr. Cathy has never stated the following words:
“We will not serve the gay community”
“We will not embrace the gay community”
“We will never hire the gay community”
“Gays are not welcome at our restaurants”
No sir, no madam, NOT ONCE!
Chick-fil-A mission statement:
“Be America's Best Quick-Service Restaurant"
The LGBT folks are only SPECULATING and attacking Mr Cathy’s opinion, the right to express it, and his interpretation of biblical text.
But knowing Chicago and Illinois liberal courts, they just might win this suit.
But after the turn out of patrons throughout the 1600 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the US and a record revenue day to boot, I am sure Mr Cathy can take this all the way to the supreme court if he has too.