Skip to comments.Powerful NYC pol says she blasted Chick-fil-A as a citizen - but she used official letterhead
Posted on 08/01/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT by neverdem
A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court.
"I write as the Speaker of the NYC Council, and on behalf of my family. NYC is a place where we celebrate diversity. We do not believe in denigrating others. We revel in the diversity of all our citizens and their families, the letter begins.
"Let me be clear ‐‐ I do not want establishments in my city that hold such discriminatory views," Quinn, an open lesbian who recently married her longtime partner, also wrote in the letter. "We are a city that believes our diversity is our greatest strength and we will fight anything and anyone that runs counter to that."
'If we allow something like this, then the next letter might be concerning someones view on abortion.'
- NYC Council member Peter Vallone
As such I urge you to sever your relationship with the Chick‐fil‐A establishment that exists on your campus, the speaker added.
The letter has drawn the ire from others on the council.
She can write to someone as a council member, but if she states that she is writing as the Speaker it can only be on behalf of the entire council. She has to have the majority vote of the council, and I dont recall voting on this...,
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Notice it is always the Progressive “tolerant” Democrats who advocates using the power of the state to squelch speech they don’t like.
Fascists like this idiot should be impeached. They demonstrate a complete unfitness to hold any political power at any level with the Nazi wanna be behavior
The ends justify the means and the rules never apply when a Rat has an “important” mission.
“embattled chicken chain”
The only “battle” Chik-fil-A is fighting is employee FATIGUE from the biggest day of fast food business in the history of the world!
Ms Quinn is a dyke and head of the city council. The same carpet muncher who approved mayor Bloomers 3rd term after the people voted for term limitations to 2 terms
She is a real POS
I’m curious as to what their revenue totals will be today.
Too bad I’d have to drive 280 miles to Boise to find the nearest franchise. Spokane needs Chick-fil-A!
Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.
Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.
If I was Chick-Fil-A I would get the most vicious lawyers I could find and file lawsuit after lawsuit against these “tolerant” politicians for using the power of their office to violate their first amendment rights. I would drag every last one to court and make their lives a living hell.
Next will be abortion. Great idea!
She can already talk out of her ass like the current moron mayor. She revels in the diversity of all the citizens except those that disagree with her about the definition of marriage.
Arn’t there any lawyers in NYC. Seems like use of city council letterhead to personally attack a private company or to coeherce a private university to punish a private company would be quite sue-able.
None here on the sunny shores of Long Island. I think there is 1 in NYC. I will not go there to wait in traffic to then wait on a line.
Hopefully they will build one near me. I would love to try it
I think we have an Obama Policy Unappreciation Day coming up in November.
As long as they all agree with US!
This SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT FRAUD says they CELEBRATE DIVERSITY then tries to ban CHIC-fil-A. What this beach really means is they only CELEBRATE CERTAIN DIVERSITY. First we politically destroy the obama regime come November. Then it’s on to the UNI-DIVERSITY CROWD.
Most lawyers very pragmatic here in NY. They work with the powers that be to feather their own nests. Otherwise Bloomberg couldn’t have run for a 3rd term with a 2 term limit. Crony everything here. Capitalism. Government You name it
If someone openly opposes gay marriage, he is now viewed by many on the left as a hate-filled homophobe. It is not adequate to describe this view as wrong and grossly unfair. It is utterly insane.
“Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.”
Love that slogan, excellent.
let me get this right.
They celebrate diversity but does not want those in her so called city which have different views.
Surely diversity is differing views too not poeple who like their sex in unnatural ways and which is very unhealthy.
Again the homosexuals show how their minds work and they wonder why people think of them as mentally unfit
our diversity is our greatest strength and we will fight anything and anyone that runs counter to that.
No brains at all, some of them. Just bits of fluff blown into their heads by mistake.
Apologies to A. A. Milne
they shout tolerance and yet they show their intolerance.
They shout bigots and haters and yet it is they who show hate and bigotry towards Christians, funny how they don;t protest mosques and muslim businesses.
Now imagine if we had a true fair and free media which could question her on that stupid comment but alas we dont .
“A powerful New York politician”
What does she bench?
“Quinn, an open lesbian...”
Add 20 years to her, and she looks EXACTLY like Elena Kagan (on the Supreme Court). You can smell these types a mile away.
It would HORRIFY me if I had a daughter that looked like her...but I would still do my best to teach her that not every single guy was a MONSTER and that some actually respect women. I would then not spend a PENNY to put her through college - way too risky.
I often wondered the same thing about 'Libyan strongman Moammar Khadafy'.
I guess we know who wears the tools.
I knew an old man who bathed every few months because he believed water made him weak.
And he was one of the strongest men I’ve ever known. My grandpappy ... rest his soul.
The words of a certified simpleton obsessed with her sexual persersion.
Take a few people of every ethnicity, skin color and sexual perversion on earth, set them all down in the middle of Mogadishu, Detroit, Tehran or the south side of Chicago and see how well their "greatest strength" serves them.
VIVA LA DIVERSITY!!!
Send a copy of her brave proclamation to every mosque in the city. Remember, please, pleeeease don’t put her home address on it!
Quinn and Bloomberg - two bigger idiots in the New York metropolitan area would be hard to find.
How does this nasty, intolerant woman feel about the mosque at Ground Zero?
The cat does my reaction to her photo purr-fectly!!
What has been seen cannot be unseen.
Ooh. Can I steal that? :)
I moved out of NYC years ago and never looked back
Bloomberg is the biggest POS that ever ran fun city(Well Lindsay might have been worse in his own socialist way).
Dad was NYPD and use to shoot lots of rounds over on Rodman’s Neck. He retired in 68 though I still have a couple of dozen .38 special live rounds. I fired a few recently out of my own s&w revolver. Still good after 44 years
She looks angry and bitter.
Rosie on a good day
Hey Quinn, you mindless ahole. You don’t like chicken? Then eat more beaver.
I like it. See also:
"Liberalism - all that is not mandatory is forbidden."
Even that ugly dwarf Mayor Bloomberg was smart enough to steer clear of this.
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