Illinois Republicans continue to keep it classy. In response to Chicago's anti-Chick-fil-A stance following the company president's anti-gay statements, Illinois Republicans are offering Chick-fil-A gift cards to anyone that donates to the GOP.
If that's not making your position on the LGBT community clear, we don't know what is.
More after the jump.
Illinois Republicans write:
"If the recent insults by Barack Obama against business owners and a 67% Illinois tax hike by Mike Madigan weren’t enough, Obama’s fellow Madigan-backed Chicago Democratic politicians have stooped to a new low in trying to silence a business owner, Chick-fil-A, by trying to block their business license simply for expressing a political opinion that they disagree with.
Whatever your opinion is on the issue itself, it’s a dangerous precedent for the government to deny a business license to a company simply for taking a political stance that a politician disagrees with.
But given the anti-entrepreneurial record of Barack Obama, Mike Madigan and most Democrats, we're really not surprised.
That’s why the Illinois Republican Party will give a $5 Chick-fil-A gift card to each person who donates $10 or more to the Illinois Republican Party between now and September 1.
Your donation helps elect more conservative, common-sense Republicans who will fight FOR job-creating business owners – instead of fighting against them."
Politicians on both sides of the aisle have advocated for Chick-fil-A's right to free speech, whether they're in favor of that particular speech or not.
This move by the Illinois GOP, however, shows direct financial and political support for the company and that we can't abide by.
Shame on you.
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