ACLU defends Chick-fil-A’s right to be homophobic
Your typical conservative thinks of the American Civil Liberties Union as automatically opposed to conservative points of view, but that’s a distortion of reality.
Granted, most ACLU members probably are more liberal than not, but the organization defends the First Amendment rights of people whose views they find repugnant.
HERE‘s a good example:
Although the ACLU strongly supports same-sex marriage, a senior attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois warned that if Chicago bans Chick-fil-A over the religious views of its management, it will be engaging in “viewpoint discrimination,” Fox News reported Thursday.
“The government can regulate discrimination in employment or against customers, but what the government cannot do is to punish someone for their words,” said ACLU senior attorney Adam Schwartz.
“When an alderman refuses to allow a business to open because its owner has expressed a viewpoint the government disagrees with, the government is practicing viewpoint discrimination,” he added.