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Suburbs would welcome Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy  |  Stanley Leary~AP

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy | Stanley Leary~AP

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Updated: August 28, 2012 6:17AM

Suburbs would welcome Chick-fil-A

I respectfully applaud Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, for standing firm on his beliefs, with which I wholeheartedly agree. Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have no authority to tell a God-fearing man how to run his company.

Lately, the forces of evil have been slowly overtaken our country, our state, our county and our city. My suggestion, Mr. Cathy, is for you to build franchises in areas just outside the city limits. Many suburbs would welcome the opportunity to create jobs for their communities regardless of a righteous man’s stance.

Moreno and Emanuel are two perfect examples of how politics work: Take away a man’s dignity in any way they can. I sincerely hope voters remember these two clowns on Election Day.

Ivan Alvarado, Norwood Park

Moreno right to stand up to bigot

This is in response to the Chicago Sun-Times’ July 26 editorial, “Chick-fil-A boss has right to his opinion” opposing gay marriage. What would you be writing if Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy had come out in opposition to blacks or in opposition to interracial marriage? That’s his right too.

I’m not gay, but I am human. And this is a human-rights issue. It’s a human-rights issue defined by our generation and Ald. Joe Moreno is correct. I back his position to block construction of another fast-food restaurant; it will not be missed. Cathy can say whatever he wants and believe whatever he wants. I’m just glad somebody is standing up to that bigot and not allowing him to become even wealthier while slapping right in the face every Chicagoan who believes in equal rights for all. This town doesn’t need Archie Bunker selling chicken sandwiches. Good for you, Ald. Moreno.

Dave Atkins, Lake View

Mitchell is right on Chick-fil-A

I’m about to say five words I never thought I’d say: I agree with Mary Mitchell. Her article about Ald. Joe Moreno is spot on. Let the citizens of Chicago speak about how they feel about Mr. Cathy’s comments with their pocketbooks. Moreno and the rest of the hacks in city hall should worry about the real problems of this city. Get over yourselves and stop trying to be the opinion police!

Joe Ferrell, Beverly

Stop ignoring reality of climate change

Climate change has disappeared from the national political conversation because of many factors: the greed and stubbornness of the fossil-fuel industry; the deviant decision by many modern-day Republicans to abandon their party’s historical commitment to protecting the environment, and the lies and deception of free-market fundamentalists who hate the thought of using federal legislation to combat industrial pollution.

Devone Tucker, Brockton, Mass.

Here’s how to pay for teachers

Mayor Emanuel states he will find the $40 million to $50 million to pay for nearly 400 teachers. A Bears player just signed a $30 million contract with $17 million guaranteed. What if each sports figure gave up, say a million dollars?

The teachers would be paid and the sports figures won’t even miss a million or two. Sounds like a plan to me.

Sheila McNulty, Portage Park

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