What wondrous, inspirational news!!
Major props to the city of Boston, who dismantled plans to introduce the ig'nant, no-homo, fast food joint Chick-fil-A into their cobblestone surroundings!
The execs of the super popular restaurant were hoping to bring their waffle fries and special sauce to a spot near Boston's famed and historic Freedom Trail…
But only SOME are free to eat the crispy chicken, right guys? Ha!
The Atlanta-based chicken-sandwich chain is notorious for supporting anti-gay groups, and Chick-fil-A's president Dan Cathy recently said gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”
In response to this hateful statement, Boston's Mayor Thomas M. Menino expressed Thursday:
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. 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 Trail.”
Boston has joined the likes of numerous celebrities AND The Jim Henson Company, who have publicly stated they do NOT support Chick-fil-A's prejudice practices.
As much as we miss ourselves a spicy, peanut-oil fried chicken sandwich, standing up for equality, respect, and tolerance is infinitely worth it!
Hooray for gay! Down with Chick-fil-A!
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