Chick-fil-A, Mayor Vincent Gray, and ‘Hate Speech’

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For expressing the opinion of the majority of voters in the 31 states where gay marriage was put to a vote, Chick-fil-A’s president Dan Cathy is accused of “hate speech” by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Such is the mayor’s revulsion that he has threatened to mimic Lester Maddox circa 1962 and stand at his city gates wielding an ax handle to bar restaurant Chick-fil-A’s entry into his municipal domain.

Washington D.C’s black mayor is a prominent patron of his hometown restaurant/bookstore Busboys and Poets, billed by its owner as “The Cultural Hub of the Black Community,” and known as “a haven for writers, thinkers and performers from America’s progressive social and political movements.”

This restaurant features posters of Che Guevara on its walls and Che Guevara’s books in its adjoining bookstore. Busboys and Poets also sponsors tours of Cuba in partnership with Castro’s Stalinist regime. Every penny spent by Mayor Gray’s starry-eyed constituents on these Potemkin tours lands in the pockets of the only regime in the Western Hemisphere to herd thousands of men and boys into forced labor camps at Soviet-bayonet point for the crime of fluttering their eyelashes, flapping their hands and talking with a lisp. Every penny spent in Cuba by these progressive writers and artists enriches the only regime in the Western Hemisphere to fuel bonfires with Orwell’s Animal Farm, The UN Declaration of Human Rights and the writings of Martin Luther King Jr.

“Work Will Make Men Out of You” read the sign at the Cuban prison-camp’s gate where tens of thousands of Cuban gays, suspected gays, “longhaired heepees”s and religious youths were jailed and tortured for years. The sign was prominent right over the barbed wire and next to the Soviet-trained machine gunners posted on the watchtowers. The initials for these camps were UMAP, not GULAG, but the conditions were quite similar.

When patronizing Busboys and Poets black Mayor Vincent Gray and his black and “progressive” constituents also reward a purveyor of the following sentiments:

“The Negro is indolent and spends his money on frivolities and drink, the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent…The negro has maintained his racial purity by his well known habit of avoiding baths.” Che Guevara wrote these lines in his famous “Motorcycle’s Diaries,” which is prominently displayed in the Busboys and Poets bookstore.

“My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood,” also appears in this popular book for peace activists. “Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!”

Among the sites omitted by Busboys and Poets’ Cuba tours are the prisons and torture chambers that held the longest-suffering black political prisoners in modern history. “N**ger! –We pulled you down from the trees and cut off your tail!” often taunted Eusebio Penalver’s Castroite jailers during his 29 years of torture. Eusebio Penalver suffered longer in Castro and Che’s prisons than Nelson Mandela in apartheid South Africa’s.

Two years ago black human rights activist Orlando Zapata-Tamayo was beaten comatose by his Castroite jailers and left with a life-threatening fractured skull and subdural hematoma.  “Worthless N**ger!”—Worthless peasant!” Yelled his white jailers while gleefully kicking and bludgeoning this black human-rights activist. A year later Zapata-Tamayo was dead after a lengthy hunger-strike. But don’t look for his face on any Busboys and Poets’ mural. Instead you’ll find his torturers, whose patrons one can help enrich by signing up for those “Cuba Tours.”

Che Guevara was famous for driving the mothers of his young murder victims to near suicidal despair. He’d often give the mothers an audience in his office. Then as they pleaded for their sons’ lives Che would often grab his telephone and bark the orders to execute the boys that very night. Often the mother was privileged to hear the firing squad volley that murdered her son.

Rigoberto Hernandez was 17 when Che’s soldiers dragged him from his cell in La Cabana, jerked his head back to gag him and started dragging him to the stake. Little “Rigo” pleaded his innocence to the very bloody end. But his pleas were garbled and difficult to understand. His struggles while being gagged and bound to the stake were also awkward. The boy had been a janitor in a Havana high school and was mentally retarded. His single mother had pleaded his case with hysterical sobs. She had begged, beseeched and finally proven to his “prosecutors” that it was a case of mistaken identity. Her only son, a boy in such a condition, couldn’t possibly have been “a CIA agent planting bombs.”

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  • richard sherman

    Obviously the mayor of Washington DC supports the torture and mass murders COMMITED by Che Guevara.

    • kafir4life

      Isn't that wild that the cocaine addicted, prostitute abusing guy they had before was the better choice?? Democrats are funny!! Jokes, actually, but jokes are funny.

    • LEE

      AND guess what Richard, so does the chosen one. Scary what that man has the potential to do. We need a November victory and either the Senate or House majority to really turn our country around.

  • Huffer

    It's sad that the worlds most hateful people are cowards! They feel no one's pain but their own. They have power for a short time because they have no moral obligation to be honest and truthful. They also do not see further down the road of life then their next desire!
    They will lie and kill to get what they want for themselves while misleading other weak minded people to support them. This, too, is happening in America right now. With the 'dumbing down' of America, through these coward's depleted public education system, we stand little chance of recovery outside the mercy God may show to an ignorant people!

  • oldtimer

    Mr. Cathy stated how and why he felt the way he did, I saw no hate in what he said, only disagreement.. Since when is that considered hate.. I'm am soooo sick of this one-way attitude, you must agree with me or else. That is not what this country stands for.

  • davarino

    Most Lefties have this dichotomy of philosophies. They will have one set of beliefs for the masses and another for winning whatever struggle they see fit. You see it in the feminists silence of the female degredation in the middle east. You see it in the gay community silence of the gay "intolerance" in the middle east. Not only silence, but outright support of these backward regimes that they themselves would not dare to live in. Very strange beings, these creatures

  • kafir4life

    Our president goes to sleep each night, praying to Stalin that he too can become a great revolutionary like Che and Fidel. Only the rule of law, the Constitution, half the population, and a lot of privately held guns currently stand in his way. If he wins in November, he won't have to worry about them any longer. His fun can begin.
    Obama has wet dreams about the possibilities.

  • amused

    kafir4life -off his meds again . What a juvenile and such threats !!

  • amused

    Humberto , for once I like one of your articles , for it is NOT the usual " journalistic opinions" , so common around here . Indeed , I would not patronize any store that displayed a ppicture , poster or even printed name of Che Gueverra .He was ALL that you said . He met the end he deserved , but it wasn't painfull enough in my opinion .
    And I agree , elected officials have no right getting involved in this Chic-Filet thing . There is and always has been the option of Personal Boycott . If you dont like it …dont buy it . So too for those who come down on either side of this issue . I liked Ben andJerrys Ice cream , and really didn't mind that the CEO was gay , UNTIL -they stepped over the line by naming one of their products flavor's an offensive and explicit name . I've boycotted them ever since and even though they withdrew it
    it was too late ….I'll miss Cherry Garcia . If gays are offended by Chic-Filet's CEO's position , donations etc , they can exercise their constitutional right , NOT to patronize the chain . Those elected officials are panderers .

    • JoJoJams

      It's always refreshing to see you respond in the affirmative on an FPM article. Not sure why you got the thumbs down though…. Maybe it's just you, and not what you wrote. I'll reach across the aisle and shake your hand when we agree, though — and give you a thumbs up. ;-) Oh! And I had no clue about the "cherry Garcia" and any "gay" connotations. The name meant nothing to me – it had cherries and chocolate chunks in it, and I liked the flavor mix it had. I just stopped buying their stuff because it's too expensive, mostly. What the heck was so wrong about "cherry garcia"? Without knowing any of the background "gay" stuff, it's just an ice-cream name, much like "rocky road" or "Neopolitan" ~ no biggie either ways.

  • Asher

    These people have totally lost it….Chick-Fil-A has a good product…good food…good service….and represents Capitalism at its finest. The Left is suppressing Free speech, they are the ones who are United in Hate and do not represent freedom, or democracy.

  • amused

    BTW , Humberto , about a year ago or so , this very blog , had an add for some one selling Che T-shirts . I was a bit taken aback , was it a satire ? …nope it was a real add ……and it was right there ,same place as you see these two Coulter and Obama pix …….I clicked on the link and there it was , an outlet selling those Che T-shirts . Hopefully FPM has repented of such duplicity .

    • Andy

      Many websites use AdChoice, which displays ads based on your search profiles, so the ads are completely independent of the website. This can sometimes lead to ads that are in direct opposition to the website's views. That's probably what happened.

  • RoguePatriot6

    It never ceases to amaze me how those who are doing all of the accussing are actually guiltier of what they accuse people.
    There wasn't an ounce of hatred in what Dan Kathy spoke. The only hate expressed was God's hatred of immorality or abomination in his reference to "…inviting judgement".

    I keep asking this question however no one seems to want to answer it. Martin Luther King was another who didn't condone homosexuality and expressed this to a homosexual that wrote him. He simply referred to this youngman's homosexuality to a common issue and that he should take steps to address it now that he got it out in the open. Was MLK a "hater"? Was MLK a "bigot"? Was he a "homophope"? According to most of the lib/progs and all of their definitions of those terms, he was.

    Activists need to do some serious soul searching and get a grip.

    • C.R.

      Even though its common for many to say God hates immorality–a study of the scriptures will not show God hating anything–but rather he simply will not tolerate immorality!

  • amused

    Who do you consider " the left " Asher .

  • tagalog

    A black mayor is going to emulate Lester Maddox? Ah, times have certainly changed. Black participation in the mainstream is like feminism: they want liberation, then when they get it they imitate the worst examples of the people they protested against for keeping them down.

    Well, go for it, folks. It helps clarify the division between you and us.

  • Steve Chavez

    OH COME ON HUMBERTO, you forgot to wish Happy Birthday to Fidel.

    I haven't drank a drop of booze for thirty-five years but when finally meets the Devil in Hell, I will drink a flaming shot of Tequila!

  • tagalog

    If Che Guevara stained his rifle red with the blood of those he sought to slaughter, his rifle wouldn't be working for very long. Maybe that's how he got shot down like the dog he was in that Bolivian road – rifle too dirty to function. Dried blood in the extractor, the mag well, the chamber.

  • Kathleen3

    It is with sadness that after this administration's term I have come to the conclusion Blacks do not seek equality; rather, conquest.

    It is with hope I look forward to a Romney-Ryan administration that will restore civility and law and order in this country by representing all Americans vs bestowing preferential treatment for 2 ethnic groups, Blacks and Hispanics. Unfortunately this administration fails to recognize patriotic and responsible Blacks and Hispanics also look forward to a restoration and denounce Obama's transformation.

    • tagalog

      They got theirs – now it's YOUR turn.

      Thurgood Marshall said that to his fellow justices on the Supreme Court about a case of an affirmative action preferential treatment program.

    • Ghostwriter

      It's a shame you feel that way,Kathleen3. I've known a few black people,and not all of them are like that. But I do agree with you on one point. There are blacks and Hispanics who are critics of the Obama administration and they'll have their say in November.

  • texasron

    If the restaurant has a picture of Obama this does Che one better. Obama is responsible for the killing of over 300 Mexicans because he is shielding those responsible for running guns into Mexico.

  • C.R.

    Vincent Gray–is a WHITE man–with a little Negro in him–he doesn't even look Negro–even Barack Obama being half white is not a genuine Negro–but at least he looks Negro [in part]!

    Vincent Gray is a Marxist–and Marxists are using the mental illness of homosexuals to advance their agenda.

    It can easily be assumed that Vincent Gray is a useful idiot–as a Che worshipper–he should know that Che hated Negros which Vincent Gray is not so maybe this is why he still likes Che!

  • C.R.

    Vincent Gray–is a WHITE man–with a little Negro in him–he doesn't even look Negro–even Barack Obama being half white is not a genuine Negro–but at least he looks Negro [in part]!

    Vincent Gray is a Marxist–and Marxists are using the mental illness of homosexuals to advance their agenda; Marxist do not genuinely care about the homosexuals they are using–they are just one of many means to and end–and of the Marxists ever get their way, they will turn on the homosexuals and violently persecute them!

    Since Vincent Gray worships at the altar of Che–he must know Che hated Negros; but Vincent Gray is not a Negro, this must be why he likes Che.

    Vincent Gray is a useful idiot and tool of those Marxists much higher up.

  • Ghostwriter

    Mr. Gray is an idiot. I'm not going to his restaurant,nor do I want to eat there. I'd much rather eat at places like McDonald's. Good food,without the political baggage.

  • mlcblog

    "Violence is inevitable. To establish Socialism rivers of blood must flow."

    Cuba, Russia, where else?