"Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago values," Emanuel said.
"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."
Given all the crime, murder and corruption in the Windy City, Cathy and his company might not want to do that.
I am all for gay marriage. Your marriage does not affect mine.
Unlike these liberal mayors running Boston and Chicago, I am tolerant and respectful of the views of others on the subject.
We live in a land built on religious freedom, and yet we have a long history of religious intolerance. Menino and Emanuel are reactionaries, as were the people who censored William Pynchon 361 years ago.
As far as I can tell, Cathy has not discriminated against anyone. There are no gaydar detectors guarding the gates of Chick-fil-A from hordes of hungry homosexuals.
But Mayors Menino and Emanuel are attempting to discriminate against Cathy for his religious beliefs.
What would their reaction be if Cathy were a Muslim who defended the traditional family?
In the case of Emanuel, we already know. This week, he welcomed the support of Louis Farrakhan in fighting the crime that has overwhelmed Chicago.
Farrakhan is the head of the Nation of Islam. Two months ago, Farrakhan blasted President Obama for supporting gay marriage.
Now we know what Chicago values - nothing.
The attempt to ban Chick-fil-A may work as well as banning "Fanny Hill" did.
As the controversy unfolded, Chick-fil-A has had a surge of customers in recent days.
Surber may be reached at donsur...@dailymail.com.