Mayors who have told the owners of Chick-fil-A that the restaurant chain is not welcome in their cities are displaying “terrible intolerance,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview.
No city is free to discriminate against a company based on the views of its owners, the renowned criminal appeals attorney said.
“If you don’t like their principles, go to McDonald’s,” said Dershowitz.
“I have no idea what McDonald’s principles are. I generally don’t select my chicken or my hamburgers based on the personal ideology of the person who is either flipping the hamburgers or making the money back at corporate headquarters.
“But if people want to do that, they’re free to do it. What a city is not free to do is to discriminate against a company based on the views, religious or secular, of its owners.