Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s divulgement in a recent interview that he was against same sex marriage. Emanuel blasted Cathy, saying that his values “aren’t Chicago’s values” and agreed with Alderman Joe Moreno’s vow to block another Chick-Fil-A restaurant from opening in Chicago.
Yet the next day, Emanuel welcomed Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam for assistance battling Chicago’s crime. Apparently Farrakhan’s legendary antisemitism is a “Chicago value” — but what about Farrakhan’s own stance against same sex marriage?
On Sunday, May 27, Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke in San Diego, California, where he delved into a plethora of subjects, ranging from Mexican heritage to Israel’s alleged “war-mongering.” Among the topics he weighed in on, Farrakhan also took the time to tackle homosexuality and President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of same-sex marriage.
“Now don’t you dare say, ‘Farrakhan was preachin’ hate. He’s homophobic.’ I’m not afraid of my brothers and sisters or others who may be practicing what God condemned in the days of Lot,” he proclaimed.
While he seemed bent on not preaching “hate,” Farrakhan made no bones about his opposition to homosexuality and he relied upon the aforementioned texts to reiterate his views.
If agreement on this issue is the litmus Emanuel uses to discriminate against Dan Cathy, then what is his explanation for this double standard? Will Emanuel criticize Farrakhan for not having “Chicago values”?