Liberal “religious tolerance” hypocrisy watch – Day 2: The Rahmbo Edition (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on July 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Another day, another example of a bigoted liberal showing his hypocritical true colors – via the Chicago Sun-Times:

Ignoring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods.

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50th), an Orthodox Jew, has said it’s good that Farrakhan is “helping” in the fight against crime, “but it doesn’t eradicate the comments that he’s made about the Jewish community.”

Emanuel offered no such caveat. Although Farrakhan has a history of making anti-Semitic statements, Chicago’s first Jewish mayor has no interest in revisiting that controversy.

He’s more concerned about reducing a 40 percent surge in Chicago homicides that’s become a media obsession and threatens to undermine his efforts to market Chicago to international tourists.

Good grief. A Jewish mayor of a major US city is ok with an anti-Semitic, racist “minister” dispatching his goons to help “protect” the rougher parts of Chicago, but a Christian establishment that has expressed the non-violent view that they support the Biblical definition of marriage is not welcomed:

The anti-gay views openly espoused by the president of a fast food chain specializing in chicken sandwiches have run afoul of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a local alderman, who are determined to block Chick-fil-A from expanding in Chicago.

“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values,” Emanuel said Wednesday.

“What the CEO has said as it relates to gay marriage and gay couples is not what I believe, but more importantly, it’s not what the people of Chicago believe. We just passed legislation as it relates to civil union and my goal and my hope … is that we now move on recognizing gay marriage. I do not believe that the CEO’s comments … reflects who we are as a city.”

Got that? Christian values “do not reflect Chicago values” – but apparently expressing your hatred of Jews & whites does. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright-approved Nation of Islam thugs are greeted with open arms because Rahmbo thinks they will help with the city’s “image problems”, but a pro-family restaurant chain that has done more positive things for the traditional family structure, kids, and local communities than Mayor Rahm and Farrakhan ever will should be shunned, ostracized, banned.

Welcome to the world of liberal self-loathing. It’s pretty damned ugly.

Related:   Spitzer: Let’s tolerate gay-hating Islamists, but not traditional marriage backers at @ChickfilA

Update – 5:53 PM: So Chick-fil-A isn’t welcomed in Chicago, but a restaurant in honor of Nation of Islam “Minister” Louis Farrakhan is. “Chicago values” for ya. (Hat tip: ST reader GWR)

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11 Responses to “Liberal “religious tolerance” hypocrisy watch – Day 2: The Rahmbo Edition (UPDATED)”

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  1. Xrlq says:

    Chick Fil-A should stop calling God by his English name and start calling him by his Arabic one instead. Then, rather than merely opposing gay marriage they should call for the execution of all gays. Then they’ll fit right in.

  2. Sefton says:

    Cathy should issue a rebuttal to Chicago Syndicate boss Rahm…

    “Given the culture that exists in Chicago, as admitted to by the mayor, we’ve decided that he is correct; Chicago’s values are not Chick-Fil-A’s values. Therefore, we have decided that we will not expose our valued employees – of whatever race, gender or sexual persuasion they happen to be – to the current, corrupt and unsafe environment that is Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago.”

  3. The Borg says:

    Leftwingwackos hate religion, except for Atheism and Islam. Those they worship.

  4. Great White Rat says:

    To underscore ST’s point even more, Rahm is letting Farrakhan’s group open…. a restaurant.

  5. Drew the Infidel says:

    Rahm can still “market Chicago to international tourist.” Unfortunately, with the high murder rate the only international visitors he is likely to attract belong either to a Mexican drug cartel or an Islamic jihadist terrorist organization. That shows how wonderfully that gun control thing is working out there.

    “Chicago values”? Isn’t that an oxymoron since there is no such thing?

  6. Otto Schaden says:

    Another element relevant: Rahm also criticized the Rickett’s family (new owners of the Cubs) because they were hoping to contribute to a GOP pac. Chicago style politics means you play ball with the DNC or go elsewhere. Longtime policy, now becoming spelled out clearly.

  7. Carlos says:

    “Chicago values” = ‘hood thuggery.

    End of discussion for Rahmbo.

    Cathy is a class act that has no business doing business in Chicago. It is as likely they would drag him and/or his organization down to their infested swamp rather than Cathy raising that swamp to anything resembling civilization.

  8. Mad Monica says:

    This is so typical of the left. We’ve seen it in just about every election since at least 2000. Tolerance is something the left insists OTHERS abide by. They’re all about everyone else doing what makes THEM feel good.

    It’s a real shame because their intolerance just feeds the actions of those who seek to shove everyone into little boxes based on sex, religion, political beliefs, etc. It’s pathetic to see a group which tries to portray itself as more enlightened and understanding than anyone else prove to the world they’re in fact more bigoted than anyone else.

  9. Ralph Gizzip says:

    Sefton says:

    Cathy should issue a rebuttal to Chicago Syndicate boss Rahm…

    Brilliant!

  10. PE says:

    I think the city fathers see Chick-fil-A
    wholesome example as a threatening contaminant to Chicago’s concept of normal.

  11. Zippy says:

    Whatever happened to making a personal choice as to what establishment you care to give your services to? I don’t buy Dixie Chicks albums anymore, nor will I watch anything that Sean Penn created, etc etc et al. But to dismiss an establishment for having specific beliefs is considered bigotry? Well isn’t it bigotry to condemn someone else for their beliefs? HYPOCRITES! UGH!

    Why don’t the “tolerant” see that they’re the ones who practice intolerance of others who see differently than they do. It’s endless and tiring!

    It’s been brought to my attention that there’s a video on youtube by one Antoine Dodson, a gay man, on why he WILL go to Chick-fil-A. (Cannot see it since I’m at work.)