Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has weighed in on the growing controversy surrounding Chick-fil-A — saying the company run by biblical principles is the victim of leftwing attacks and thuggery.
“Chicago thuggery is a scary thing in 2012,” Palin said, responding to vicious attacks and threats from officials in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Boston. “For its politicians to think they can muscle businesses and shut them out just because they hold a differing, albeit traditional, view on an issue is a scary thing indeed.”
Emanuel said he would support banning the construction of a second Chicago-area Chick-fil-A because the company’s owner believes in the biblical definition of marriage — meaning a union of one man and one woman.
“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” Emanuel said in a statement to Fox News.
Palin balked at the threats to ban the private, family-owned restaurant from the Windy City.
“With a representative of Chicago politics making these threats, Id’ be loathe to support any politician hailing from Chicago who supported Rahm and this radical action.”
Palin said the owner of Chick-fil-A is opposed to redefining the traditional definition of marriage — as are most Americans who’ve voted on the issue.
She said President Obama — until recently — opposed redefining the traditional definition of marriage. He evolved on the issue “when it became politically convenient for him to flip-flop around on.”
“Did these protesters oppose President Obama,” Palin asked.
“The leftwing’s double standard with intolerance of other people’s opinions in quite tiring, yet so expected,” she added. “This is merely more of the same.”