Odd, Chicago is too good for evil Chick-fil-A because they support “traditional marriage”. Yet Chicago is OK with partnering with the Nation of Islam, that is opposed to Gay marriage? I guess the NOI’s history of anti-White, and anti-Semitic stances makes it OK with Mayor Rham Emanuel?
Although Farrakhan has a history of making anti-Semitic statements, Chicago’s first Jewish mayor has no interest in revisiting that controversy.
He’s more concerned about reducing a 40 percent surge in Chicago homicides that’s become a media obsession and threatens to undermine his efforts to market Chicago to international tourists.
“People of faith have a role to play and community leaders have a role to play in helping to protect our neighborhoods and our citizens. You cannot get there on just one piece of an anti-crime strategy,” the mayor said.
“The police have a role to play. Tearing down abandoned buildings has a role to play. Shutting liquor stores that are a cancer in the community have a role to play. Community leaders have a role to play. Pastors have a role to play. Principals have a role to play. And most importantly, parents have roles to play. They have decided, the Nation of Islam, to help protect the community. And that’s an important ingredient, like all the other aspects of protecting a neighborhood.”
Ah yes, another case of Liberals being stricken with Consistent Inconsistentitis, as well as Selective Outrage Syndrome. William Jacjobson takes note
Rahm Emanuel is backing an Alderman’s call to block Chick-fil-A:
Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said he supports a Chicago alderman’s plan to block the opening of a new Chick-fil-A location in the city because the president opposes gay marriage….
“They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents,” Emanuel said. “This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty.”
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy said in an interview published July 16 that he is “guilty as charged” in support of “the biblical definition of the family unit.”
“We are a family-owned business, a family-led business and we are married to our first wives,” Cathy told Baptist Press.
Would this be the same Chicago which just permitted Louis Farrakan’s Nation of Islam to reopen a restaurant?
The jewel of 79th street is returning with the early July  reopening of the Nation of Islam built Salaam restaurant.
Calvin Hollins, the new executive director, said the $5 million Salaam restaurant will officially reopen for business July 6 and July 7. The reborn Salaam includes three restaurants under one roof: A bakery, the Crescent Café and Fine Dining. That means a choice of coffee and pastries, casual dining, or a special night on the town in the upstairs dining room.
“I think anyone off the street who comes into this facility will find something palatable to their needs and their likes,” said Mr. Hollins.
The facility is for everyone but springs from the mission of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Nation of Islam and is rooted in the hallmarks of healthy eating, economic self-sufficiency and community building, said Mr. Hollins and executive assistant Carla X. “We are continuing to fulfill what the Hon. Elijah Muhammad established for us,” said Carla X, a Muslim in the Nation of Islam. “It’s not just a restaurant; it’s us doing for self.”
Here’s Louis Farrakhan’s position on marriage:
Minister Louis Farrakhan recently responded to President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage calling him “the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid,” according to a video posted by the Nation of Islam’s “official” news source, Finalcall.com.
During an address at the California Convention Center on Sunday, the Nation of Islam leader ridiculed the media for its portrayal of Obama after the announcement, and chastised politicians and clergy for hypocritically supporting gay marriage despite the fact that the Bible forbids it.
The truth is the Left is not really upset for one reason. they perceive Chick-fil-A to be a Conservative company, and Conservatives are not allowed, under Liberal doctrine to express political views. The NOI though, is seen as Left Wing, so they can say whatever they wish.