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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Cardinal Francis E. George says Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows contempt for many residents of Chicago.
This article is out of Catholic News Agency today...God bless Cardinal George - a man not afraid to speak the truth....
Chicago, Ill. - Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago says the city's mayor showed contempt for many residents' beliefs by stating that Chick-fil-A's stance on marriage was against “Chicago’s values.”
“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,” the cardinal wrote in a July 29 online post, responding to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's assertion.
“I was born and raised here, and my understanding of being a Chicagoan never included submitting my value system to the government for approval,” Cardinal George wrote.
He wondered: “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 cardinal made his remarks on the Catholic Chicago blog after the mayor ventured into an ongoing controversy about the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain.
Many homosexual “marriage” advocates took offense at company president Dan Cathy's support for “the biblical definition of the family unit” in a recent interview.
During a July 30 press conference, Mayor Emanuel said he stood by his July 25 statement that was interpreted by some as supporting a plan to bar the restaurant from the city's First Ward.
After Alderman Proco Moreno said he would block the restaurant's plan to open a new location, Emanuel issued a statement saying that “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”
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