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Published: Sunday, July 29 2012 3:08 p.m. MDT

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m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

Just remember everyone, Alan Dershowitz was one of O.J. Simpsons defense lawyers. Enough said about his credibility.

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: "Anti-Chick-fil-A mayors 'showing terrible intolerance'"

Not just terrible, but illegal. They're setting their cities up to pay millions in damages.

Hope they've factored that into their pandering strategy, as well as their budgets.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

As a "liberal" I agree with the ACLU that no government official should treat Chick-fil-a any differently for the opinions of it's CEO. Millions of people are not going to go there now and that IS fair.

But the government at any level shouldn't get involved to promote or hamper his free speech. That's rediculous.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I hope chick fil a opens restaurants in these cities just to make these mayors upset and to show their illegal intolerance will not be tolerated. I have been to chick fil a many times recently to support a great company

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

The mayors are surely demonstrating intolerance. For their part, I think chickfilA is astonishingly foolish to assoicate itself with any controversial subject like this; it just doesn't make business sense. But that's their mistake to make.

the truth
Holladay, UT

It's scary to realize there are people here that would deny free speech rights to certain individuals and groups.

m.g. scott
LAYTON, UT

Re: Screwdriver

And hopefully millions of people, like myself, will now start going to Chick-fil-a as a show of support against the intolerant people, who claim to be the most tolerant.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

Chic-fil-A should be allowed to open and operate in the same locations as other fast foods regardless how bigoted their policies.

At the same time, they want their freedom to express and opinion, and practice their religious values; all the while at the expense of the Constitutional Rights of their target group. Pretty hypocritical IMO.

worf
Mcallen, TX

One of many reasons why California has problems.

Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Dershowitz is a nut. Anytime anyone disagrees with Israel on anything he jumps up and down and screams anti-Semite. At this point, however, this isn't an issue about Israel so he has come out with a reasonable argument.

Emajor
Ogden, UT

m.g. scott,

Not me. Sorry, if the president of a company wants to get all politically involved in a social issue, he runs the risk of losing business in the general population. Perhaps it will be offset by conservatives who get to feel righteous by purchasing chicken sandwiches from a company who openly opposes gay marriage. As for me, this company lost my business some time ago when I saw how much styrofoam, plastic, and paper packaging came with a simple sandwich. Ridiculous, you could fill a small household waste can with the packaging from your lunch.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Millions of conservatives are now flocking to Chick-fil-a (pun intended) You can now get politically charged anti-gay-rights chicken.

I guess they needed to balance all the things you can buy to help save the rainforest.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

"the truth" says:
"It's scary to realize there are people here that would deny free speech rights to certain individuals and groups."

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What's even more scary is that there are people here who think they should be able to deny certain Americans their Constitutional rights based on religious superstitions.

Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

@Emajor:

"Perhaps it will be offset by conservatives who get to feel righteous by purchasing chicken sandwiches from a company who openly opposes gay marriage."

Or by this liberal going to them to make a point against the resurgence of fascism.

zabivka
Orem, UT

Cathy should be able to say what he wants. His restaurant will likely see a temporary spike in areas that have a high density of religious conservatives, and it will probably see a drop in more secular, liberal areas.

I, for one, have been turned off by his comments, but seriously--banning the restaurant from your city? Come on, now, that's not productive for anyone's freedom!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

Banning Chick-fil-A from a city is unconstitutional, plain and simple.

George
Bronx, NY

@MG and truth

interesting considering the to Liberal posters both condemned the mayors actions. I do not care for chick fil a's stance and as a private citizen will not patronize their stores but government officials should not be using their influence the way these two mayors have. I agree with screwdriver I am happy the ACLU has steeped in to protect chick fil a, I do not like the message but they have the right to scream it from the roof tops if that is what they wish and I have the right to refute their claims. Isn't freedom (and the ACLU) great?

George
Bronx, NY

what I find fascinating is that despite the numerous articles the Dn has run on this story that they have yet to mention the ACLU coming to chick fil a's defense with regards to these two mayors comments. I was wondering how the DN and conservative posters would reconcile this and the fact that many liberal think these mayors crossed the line. I guess now we know they will act like it is not happening.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@worf and DN

What does California have to do with this story? the two mayors are from Illinois and Massachusetts.

DN monitor, I would think worf's comment is kind of the very definition of off topic.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: RanchHand Huntsville, UT
"At the same time, they want their freedom to express and opinion ..."

I always that the ability to express an opinion was a right protected by the 1st Amendment. I can see why those in Chicago who don't like the 2nd Amendment would also like to tinker with the 1st Amendment. Typical of the thought police in Chicago to want to enforce limits on free speech ...... and thought.

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