Have you been following the Chick-fil-A controversy? The mayors of Chicago and Boston want to ban it from their cities because of the stance the CFA head has taken on traditional marriage? Denny Burk has some good thoughts on this strange and discomfiting fracas:
I am not nearly as concerned with public boycotts of Chick-fil-a as I am with the potential abuse of government power by the mayors of Chicago and Boston. I’m glad to see that the editors of The National Review agree with me on this point in their article on the Chick-fil-a controversy. While defending Chick-fil-a executive Dan Cathy, the editors come down hard on Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago.
Early this morning, the Baptist Press reported that both mayors have begun backpedaling on their threats to block Chick-fil-a. I am happy to hear that. But I am still very concerned about what we witnessed this week. The mayors showed us their hand. They revealed exactly how far they would go to discriminate against those who hold to traditional marriage. And they only pulled back from the brink after the backlash became too intense and the constitutional issues clear. In other words, we found out what they would do if they thought they could get away with it.
Read the whole thing. Who knew chicken could be so controversial? But then again, the “culture wars” are only heating up, my friends.