Several prominent liberals are coming to the defense of Chick-fil-A after the fast food giant's president, Dan Cathy, voice his company's support for traditional marriage.
Their support comes after the mayors of Boston and Chicago announced that new Chick-fil-A stores are not welcome in their cities.
But co-host's on ABC daytime program, "The View", said a company has a right to express its own opinions.
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"As citizens, if you don't like something... you don't have to buy anything there," "The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck argued. "I don't believe that public officials should be banning companies based on the owners' personal opinions."
View co-host Sherri Shepherd agreed, saying such a ban would constitute a violation of religious freedoms.
Editorial writers for the L.A. Times and Chicago Tribune echoed those sentiments.
Columnists for the liberal Mother Jones and Salon websites also criticized the mayors for threatening to deny Chick-fil-A 's business licenses in their cities.
Randy Singer, an attorney and pastor of Virginia Beach's Trinity Church, shared his views on the Chick-fil-A controversy on CBN's Newswatch, July 27.
Originally posted on Friday, Jul 27.