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Mayors, discrimination is a two way street

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Posted: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 12:00 am

Recently the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco have told Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A restaurants, that they are not wanted in their cities. Why? Because he has stated that his company opposes same-sex marriage and believes in the biblical definition of marriage as that being between one man and one woman.

In a letter to Mr. Cathy, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wrote, “There is no place for discrimination on Boston’s Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it.”

In saying this, the mayor has violated his own belief. The very thing he is accusing Chick-fil-A of — discriminating against gays because of their belief in biblical marriage — is what he is doing, discriminating against Chick-fil-A because of his belief in gay marriage. But, according to his tortured logic, he is right and they are wrong.

The blood that stained the Freedom Trail paved way for our Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech for everyone, not just for those who are politically correct. If the Freedom Trail was only for those who hold to a certain world view, then in reality, it was for no one.

Chick-fil-A has the right to do business in Boston. If they open a restaurant and aren’t profitable, they’ll close down. If they are profitable, however, they will provide jobs for many people and be an asset to the community.

How far America has fallen when those who hold biblical world views are not welcome in the fabric of society.

Pastor Frank Nolton

New Hope Community Church

Lodi

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