Gay Marriage Advocate Opposes Chicago Politicians' Threats to Chick-fil-A


Eric Zorn, who is pro-SSM, in the Chicago Tribune:

"...Don’t shop at stores or eat at restaurants where the owners proudly embrace or fund positions with which you disagree. Put your money where someone else’s mouth is. Picket on the sidewalk out front if you like. Just don’t ask The Man to do the dirty work of attempting to marginalize and silence your opponents.

The chastened Chick-fil-A issued a statement when this controversy broke saying “going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”

That sounds wise. But to paraphrase the words of Voltaire that are literally carved in stone at Tribune Tower, I’d say this to this owners:

I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to sell chicken sandwiches in order to make money to help you say it."