The mayors of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are publically threatening Chick-fil-A, telling them they are not welcome to expand in “their” cities because CEO Dan Cathy does not support same-sex marriage. Edwin Lee, mayor of San Francisco, even tweeted a threat: “Closest #ChickFilA to San Francisco is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.”
It does not seem to matter that the First Amendment is crystal clear: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech.”
Unfortunately, these political thugs are only echoing the same tactics our own President is using to impose the funding of abortion on all Americans in his HHS Mandate. Obama’s Department of Justice is arguing in the courts that private owners of a family business must not be allowed “to impose” their personal religious beliefs on their own company.
Obama’s DOJ lawyers further assert that all businesses are inherently secular so neither the business nor the owners have religious freedom in operating their businesses. Tax penalties for failing to comply with Obamacare run as high as $100 per day per employee, crippling or even destroying any business that resists.