Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mayor Menino's Public Edict that Prohibits Catholics from Working in Boston

Let's get this straight:

Mayor Menino and our fellow countrymen are now going to prevent people who follow the edits of God from owning or operating a business?

Menino is a Catholic. I keep refreshing my browser on the Cardinal's blog and the Pilot to see if he is going to publicly address the Mayor's malicious edict of discrimination, but so far, it's a goose egg.

Surprisingly, there are no announcements saying Mayor Menino is doing irreparable harm to the community of the faithful or a grave disservice to the Church, as he has repeatedly done to prolife advocates on his blog.

Maybe I'm reading into things too much, but you don't suppose the Cardinal Archbishop is tipping his hand about his personal convictions, do you?

I don't know what else to think.

But the Catholic Mayor of Boston delivers an edict in the public square that anyone who holds a personal conviction that is in compliance with the tenets of the Catholic religion is prohibited from operating a business in Boston and the Cardinal Archbishop is sitting silent on the sidelines.

Open the Cardinal's newspaper. Read the Cardinal's blog. When he says nothing, you'll know its him.

The illegal and discriminatory nature of Menino's threat is astoundingly frightening in the operation of a government.

What legal right does the Mayor of Boston have to get into the underpants of people who sell chicken and create public policies that our private, personal and religious convictions will prohibit us from operating a business? Our personal convictions about marriage have nothing whatsoever to do with selling chicken or doing any other business in Boston.

A public escalation of antiCatholicism and discrimination that we cannot let stand.

They're not even waiting for the mandate to do the damage passive/aggressively. Menino and Rahm Emanuel are coming right out and saying Catholics who hold personal convictions of their Church - and those who agree with them, shall not earn a living. They are to be discriminated against and the discrimination is starting at City Hall.

The Mayor of Boston and his thugs of intolerance can whip up a frenzy to destroy or kill us and there is not a peep from the weenies in the Chancery.

What a disgusting turn of events in a country that was founded on freedom.

UPDATE: Press release from CJ Doyle at the Catholic Action League.


The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts today rejected the so-called "clarification" issued by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino regarding his threat to block a business license for a proposed Hub branch of a restaurant chain whose owner is an outspoken critic of same gender marriage. Menino told Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy that his chain engaged in "discrimination", and that it was not welcome in the City of Boston.

Menino has now backpedaled saying that he was only expressing "a personal opinion" and using his office as "a bully pulpit."

The Catholic Action League called the Mayor's clarification "entirely disingenuous and self-serving."

Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle stated: "Even if Mayor Menino recognizes that his threatened opposition to Chick-fil-A was constitutionally indefensible and legally unenforceable, he is still sending an unmistakable message to those who do business in Boston that unless you are on the right side of the homosexual community, you will be on wrong side of City Hall. One cannot discount the intimidation value of Menino's words towards a compliant Boston business community notoriously subservient to the demands of the Mayor."

"No one should trivialize this episode. Menino was effectively calling for overt, government sponsored discrimination against practicing Catholics, Evangelicals, Orthodox Jews, Muslims, and other religious believers who accept the biblical definition of marriage. Evidently, the mayor saw no irony in attempting to penalize Chick-fil-A for agreeing with a fundamental moral teaching of the religion which Menino allegedly professes."

CJ Doyle - you rock.

I didn't realize the Office of the Mayor was a bully pulpit for religious bigots to keep people out of business.

Now that he's clarified that keeping Catholics from feeding, clothing and putting a roof over the heads of their families is an operation headed by Menino that takes place under the radar of the mayors office, we can all relax.


Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

Vote out more liberals!

StevenD-Jasper said...

I don't think Omalley cares about what Menino said. He would never take a stand against Menino, he has too many Democrat friends he would offend. This week was just the same, more pictures including a pic of the hard rock cafe in Cleveland (not that I mind, but aren't their more important things to address? )... he's more concerned about other places than the collapse of his own diocese.

We had a speaker last week in church from USCCB missions office. I did some research on her and shes a left wing loon, in favor of womens ordination and Obamacare and helps illegals break into the country. Nose piercings and Tattoos to boot..

Genevieve Mougey:

what the heck is going on...

Maria said...

Steven, it is an awful kind of penance or something, isn't it lol?

StevenD-Jasper said...

Yes Maria, it is! very frustrating.

Anonymous said...

Cardinal George criticizes Chicago mayor’s comments on Chick-fil-A

CWN – July 31, 2012

Cardinal Francis George has criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recent comments on Chick-fil-A, a restaurant chain whose president said recently that he believes marriage is the union of a man and a woman.

“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values,” Emanuel said in response. “They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values.”

Emanuel is also co-chair of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.

Cardinal George responded:

Recent comments by those who administer our city seem to assume that the city government can decide for everyone what are the “values” that must be held by citizens of Chicago. I was born and raised here, and my understanding of being a Chicagoan never included submitting my value system to the government for approval. Must those whose personal values do not conform to those of the government of the day move from the city? Is the City Council going to set up a “Council Committee on Un-Chicagoan Activities” and call those of us who are suspect to appear before it? I would have argued a few days ago that I believe such a move is, if I can borrow a phrase, “un-Chicagoan.”

“The value in question is espousal of ‘gender-free marriage,’” he continued. “Approval of state-sponsored homosexual unions has very quickly become a litmus test for bigotry; and espousing the understanding of marriage that has prevailed among all peoples throughout human history is now, supposedly, outside the American consensus.”

“Was Jesus a bigot?” Cardinal George added. “Could Jesus be accepted as a Chicagoan? Would Jesus be more ‘enlightened’ if he had the privilege of living in our society? One is welcome to believe that, of course; but it should not become the official state religion, at least not in a land that still fancies itself free. Surely there must be a way to properly respect people who are gay or lesbian without using civil law to undermine the nature of marriage.”

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