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Thursday, July 26, 2012

About Those "Chicago Values"

In declaring family-friendly restaurant chain Chick-fil-A unfit for his city, Chicago mayor, former Obama Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, declared, “Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago values.” Pardon me, but, No Duh!! This is exactly why so many American cities are pits of hell!

Just two weeks ago a Chicago police sergeant, who also happens to be a decorated veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, compared the violence in his city to what he saw in combat. It's “tribal warfare,” he declared. Much of the violence is a result of gang warfare. And what are gangs the result of? Exactly--the breakdown of the traditional (biblical) family.

On July 9, in a CBS interview, Emanuel said that Chicago's violence problem was about “values.” The CBS interviewer Scott Pelley, asked: “When seven-year-old Heaven Sutton was killed last month, caught in the crossfire, you said ‘It's not about crime, it's about values.’ What did you mean?”

Emanuel answered:  “We've got two gangbangers, one standing next to a kid. Get away from that kid. Take your stuff away to the alley. Don't touch the children of the city of Chicago. Don't get near them. And it is about values.”

In other words, take your gunfights to the alley and slaughter each other there, but leave the rest of us out of it. It sounds like Chicago, along with most every other U.S. city, could use some of those Chick-fil-A values!

What’s more, Emanuel has now enlisted Nation of Islam leader and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan to help quell the violence in Chicago’s streets. Emanuel said, “People of faith have a role to play and community leaders have a role to play in helping to protect our neighborhoods and our citizens.”

“People of faith have a role to play,” as long as that faith doesn’t involve a biblical view of marriage, right Mr. Mayor? “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil!”

Copyright 2012, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor and his wife Michelle are the authors of: Debt Free Living in a Debt Filled World
tthomas@trevorgrantthomas.com

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