Sarah Palin: Chick-Fil-A President Getting ‘Crucified,’ Boycott Has ‘Chilling Effect’ On First Amendment
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) repeated her support for fast-food chain Chick-fil-A and its president on Tuesday.
In an interview on Fox News, Palin defended Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s decision to publicly express his anti-gay marriage views and claimed that the resulting backlash against the company was an affront to free speech.
“Well, that calling for the boycott is a real — has a chilling effect on our 1st Amendment rights,” Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. “And the owner of the Chick-fil-A business had merely voiced his personal opinion about supporting traditional definition of marriage, one boy, one girl, falling in love, getting married. And having voiced support for kind of that cornerstone of all civilization and all religions since the beginning of time, he then basically [is] getting crucified.”
Palin continued, charging that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had expressed similar views until they made a shift to appease gay voters.
“I’m speaking up for him and his 1st Amendment rights and anybody else who would wish to express their not anti-gay people sentiment, but their support of traditional marriage, which President Obama and Joe Biden, they both supported the exact same thing until just a few months ago, when Obama had to flip-flop to shore up the homosexual voter base,” she said.
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I’m not surprised that Sarah Palin is saying this. I am surprised and disappointed to see this argument sincerely made within my social network.