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Alderman Joe Moreno is seeking clarification on Dan Cathy's latest comments before moving ahead with Logan Square restaurant
Ald. Joe Moreno isn't quite done with Chik-fil-A.
Last week, the First Ward alderman said he wouldn't block plans to open one of the restaurants in Logan Square after the franchise agreed not to donate money to organizations that oppose gay marriage and to include in company documents a statement of respect for all sexual orientations.
The company's stance was backed up by an official statement on Thursday, but Chik-fil-A president Dan Cathy released his own statement to MikeHuckabee.com on Friday, saying the company has not made those concessions.
"There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been," Cathy said in a statement.
Moreno responded on his Tumblr account, saying that Cathy's comment "at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A made to me and the community earlier this month."
Moreno is asking Cathy to publicly confirm his company's stance and said he plans to wait for a response before introducing legislation to move the Logan Square restaurant forward.