"I Stand With Chick-fil-A and Their Right to Free Speech"
Dan Cathy, President of the popular
food chain Chick-fil-A touched off a firestorm of protest with
these comments, "We are very much supportive of the family – the biblicial
definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a
family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We
give God thanks for that."
Following his comments, Thomas Menino the mayor of Boston, where
Chick-fil-A was reportedly looking at property told the Boston
Herald that he wouldn't allow them to open for business in his
city. Days later, Obama's home city, Chicago piled on with a
city Alderman publicly saying that he was working to block
Chick-fil-A from opening a business there because he took issue
with Cathy's comments. Even Rahm Emanuel got involved saying,
"Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values."
As an American citizen, Cathy has a right to speak his mind. He
did not display "hate speak" or discriminate against gays or
lesbians. As fellow Americans we too have the right agree or
disagree with what he said. We do not have the right to censor
his speech or use government blockades of business over
In support of Cathy's First Amendment rights, Grassfire
Nation has launched a nationwide petition to rally at least
75,000 citizens who are standing for Free Speech in America.
Grassfire will deliver petitions as a show of support to Cathy,
and as a warning to those government officials who insist on
trampling those rights. Whether you agree with Cathy's comments
or not, we urge you to Click below and take a stand for Free
Speech in America!
The Petition States:
As an American citizen I strongly object to the unlawful efforts
of elected officials who are calling for censorship and
government blockades to keep Chick-fil-A from doing business in
their respective cities. Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's
comments are protected under the authority of our Constitution,
and as such must be respected – not threatened, and censored by
This petition effort is 100 percent grassroots sponsored and not affiliated in any way with Chick-fil-A.