Alderman Joe Moreno has relented and said he now will allow Chick-fil-A to open in his Chicago ward. Earlier this summer, Moreno had attempted to block the company after decrying president Dan Cathy’s comments in support of traditional marriage.
According to Moreno, he’s giving in because Chick-fil-A has now released a memo entitled “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are,” which reaffirms that they “will treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect–regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.” The language in this document almost exactly mirrors a statement Chick-fil-A had placed on its facebook page on July 19, prior to any of Moreno’s actions.
In other words: Chick-fil-A repeats something that they already said; Moreno declares victory; and everybody pretends that he won. You know, I’ve played this game, actually… with my kids. Although my eldest is better at it than Moreno was.
PS: As you can tell from the above: personally, I wouldn’t have been as nice… and yes, this would be a personal failing on my part. Nobody ever said that being a Christian was easy.
PPS: Thank God that this stupidity is over. Having people like Moreno on my side when it comes to SSM is deeply embarrassing.