The Chick-fil-A kerfuffle was provoked when Boston Mayor Tom Menino said that he would block the chain from opening a restaurant in Boston.
Like Rahm Emanuel after him, Menino insisted that Chick-fil-A did not respect Boston values because its president thought that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
Now, the Boston Herald reports that the same Mayor Menino has given city land to a mosque even though one of its “spiritual guides”has repeatedly called for homosexuals to be executed.
Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death?
Actually, he has done that . . . and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony.
It’s the Islamic Society of Boston’s mosque, and when it comes to anti-gay sentiment, one of its early supporters makes Chick-fil-A look like the Provincetown Men’s Chorus.
It’s not a new story:
During the (understandable) controversy over the city selling land for a house of worship at a below-market rate a decade ago, reporters discovered that the Islamic Society of Boston counted imam Yusef al-Qaradawi as one of its spiritual guides.
Yusef al-Qadawari has this to say about homosexuals:
[A homosexual should be given] the same punishment as any sexual pervert . . . Some say we should throw them from a high place, like God did with the people of Sodom. Some say we should burn them.
I take it for granted that the gay rights movement has been out front denouncing this depraved imam. Right?