One chick is ok. Two chicks? Not acceptable, according to the views of Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A.
"Christian businessman" Cathy ignited a firestorm of controversy last week when an article in the Baptist Press brought to the forefront his views on gay marriage. When confronted with the company's position on traditional marriage, including its support of nonprofits who advocate unions between a man and woman, Cathy responded, "Guilty as charged."
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino fueled the controversy even further when his letter, here in the Boston Globe, to Chick-fil-A's president indicated the company had no place in a city such as Boston. The letter is shared on thousands of Facebook pages.
A section of the letter reads, "There is no place for discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it. When Massachusetts became the first state in the country to recognize equal marriage rights, I personally stood on City Hall Plaza to greet same sex couples coming here to be married. It would be an insult to them and to our city's long history of expanding freedom to have a Chick-fil-A across the street from that spot."
Located largely in the Bible belt, the closest Chick-fil-A to the Boston MetroWest area is in the Burlington Mall.
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