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Chicago Cardinal Slams Mayor Rahm Emanuel over Chick-fil-A comments

 

In response to Mayor Emanuel's infamous "Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values” remark, Cardinal Francis George had this to say:

Recent comments by those who administer our city seem to assume that the city government can decide for everyone what are the “values” that must be held by citizens of Chicago.

I was born and raised here, and my understanding of being a Chicagoan never included submitting my value system to the government for approval. Must those whose personal values do not conform to those of the government of the day move from the city? Is the City Council going to set up a “Council Committee on Un-Chicagoan Activities” and call those of us who are suspect to appear before it? I would have argued a few days ago that I believe such a move is, if I can borrow a phrase, “un-Chicagoan.”

Read Cardinal George's full statement here.