More from Mr. Steyn

From "Don't Cross the Forces of Tolerance," about the quivering sensibility of the leaders of Boston and Chicago in the face of the outrageous preference of Chick-Fil-A's president for first wives and Biblical principles:
Mayor Menino subsequently backed down and claimed the severed rooster's head left in Mr. Cathy's bed was all just a misunderstanding.  Yet, when it comes to fighting homophobia on Boston's Freedom Trail, His Honor is highly selective.  As the Boston Herald's Michael Graham pointed out, Menino is happy to hand out municipal licenses to groups whose most prominent figures call for gays to be put to death.  The mayor couldn't have been more accommodating (including giving them $1.8 million of municipal land) of the new mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston, whose IRS returns listed as one of their seven trustees Yusuf al-Qaradawi.  Like President Obama, Imam Qaradawi's position on gays is in a state of "evolution":  He can't decide whether to burn them or toss 'em off a cliff.  "Some say we should throw them from a high place," he told Al-Jazeera.  "Some say we should burn them, and so on.  There is disagreement . . . .  The important thing is to treat this act as a crime."  Unlike the deplorable Mr. Cathy, Imam Qaradawi is admirably open-minded:  There are so many ways to kill homosexuals, why restrict yourself to just one?  In Mayor Menino's Boston, if you take the same view of marriage as President Obama did from 2009 to 2012, he'll run your homophobic ass out of town.  But, if you want to toss those godless sodomites off the John Hancock Tower, he'll officiate at your ribbon-cutting ceremony. 
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But political winds shift.  Once upon a time, Massachusetts burned witches.  Now it grills chicken-sandwich homophobes.  One day it'll be something else.  Already in Europe, in previously gay-friendly cities like Amsterdam, demographically surging Muslim populations have muted Leftie politicians' commitment to gay rights, feminism and much else.   It's easy to cheer on the thugs when they're thuggish in your name.  What happens when Emanuel's political needs change?


bthun said...

Yeah, ole Rahm was in full Progressive puff denouncing Mr. Cathy, his views on family, marriage, and religion, Chick-Fil-A, franchise owners by proxy, etc. Chicago values, eh what?

Then Rahm consulted with the Grand Pooh-Bah of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan. Louis must have put the wedgie in Rahm's tutu prompting Rahm's impersonation of Emily Litella... Never mind.

Modern sit-coms have nothing on politics.

Grim said...

Really, what's important is that Qaradawi is devoted to working through the disagreement on principles, and finding common ground. Isn't that what President Obama is always on about? Finding common ground. We don't have to make a big deal about whether we throw them from a high place, or burn them instead. Compromise is the real virtue. Let's set them on fire, and then throw them from a high place. It'll be up to Allah whether they die from the burns or the impact! That's surely a compromise that can suit every side of this debate, right?

Texan99 said...

It all pales in comparison with a CEO who hires gays, serves gays, and says nothing against gays, but whose company's leadership are married to their first wives and believe in Biblical-style families for themselves. Who do they think they are?

Their poor PR officer dropped dead of a heart attack yesterday. There are people picketing their outlets carrying signs that say "Chick-Fulla-Hate."

Ve haff vays of making you tolerant.

bthun said...

"Ve haff vays of making you tolerant."

Their ways have made W.B. and I EAT MOЯ CHIKIN.

We're planning to make another visit this coming Wednesday. Just because...

Anonymous said...

Apparently Chick-fil-a's sales have gone through the roof. *snicker, snicker, snicker*


Miss Ladybug said...

Well, I got dinner for myself and my fiance there Friday night, then last night while I was out running errands (while the fiance was at work), I stopped at a different Chick-fil-a for dinner again. And, I plan on partaking on Wednesday, as well (and will ask my parents if they want some, too) for dinner. I've been trying to be good about my diet and my spending. Without this current brouhaha, I'd have just eating at home for these meals..