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When Dan Cathy, Chick-Fil-A’s President, explained that he still supported traditional marriage between a man and a woman, everyone had a reaction.

Liberals and those who support what they call “marriage equality” called for a boycott of all these restaurants. I guess they were surprised.

Conservatives and those who favor the Biblical definition of marriage were impressed by the straight-talking boldness seldom found in public discourse these days. But, they were not totally surprised.  The founder, Truett Cathy, made no bones about his Christian faith. It was so public, in fact, that he did not allow his privately owned company restaurants to be open on Sunday.

When the Baptist Press asked if he supported traditional, Biblical marriage, Cathy answered, “Guilty as charged.”  He continued, “Thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

That was it. No name-calling, no discrimination. He was asked about his personal religious beliefs.  Personal.  But those apparently do not measure up in the paragon of inclusion that is Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston Mayor, Tom Menino, told the Boston Globe, “You can’t have a business in the City of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city. We’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.”

I am sorry, how exactly is anyone discriminating?  He states this is his personal view. We used to be able to do that in this country! Remember the First Amendment? He has two rights relevant herein:

1. The right to free speech.

2. The right to his religious beliefs.

Regardless of how you may come down on this controversial issue, it is interesting that the most “tolerant” crown in favor of “diversity” seems to be only tolerant of those who agree with them!

As for me, I admire a man who stands up for what he believes, regardless of the cost.  Do you?

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