Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death?
Actually, he has done that . . . and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony.
But nobody’s accusing Chick-fil-A of supporting terrorism — just traditional marriage (I think liberals still see the former as more dangerous). Menino heard the president of the company call same-sex marriage a “sin,” and he announced it would not be allowed to do business in Boston.
OK, Mr. Mayor. But when you gave all that land to the ISB at a song, here’s what imam al-Qaradawi was teaching:
“[A homosexual should be given] the same punishment as any sexual pervert . . . Some say we should throw them from a high place, like God did with the people of Sodom. Some say we should burn them.”
According to the Anti-Defamation League, “In 2003 Qaradawi stated on IslamOnline that the punishment of homosexuality is the death penalty.”This is one of the reasons that I can't take progressives seriously. Their opposition to "homophobia" is inconsistent and dishonest. If opposing same-sex marriage is reason enough to deny a business permit, why isn't supporting capital punishment for homosexuality enough reason to not subsdize the organization with a special deal?
I look forward to Chick-Fil-A opening their full restaurant in Boise, partly because it infuriates the same-sex marriage crowd, and partly because it infuriates hypocrites like Mayors Rahm and Menino.