|Attorney David Amen: Abuse of power is okay|
David Amen, a gay attorney, spoke to me on camera (video below). What he said is disturbing to anyone who understands the First Amendment and fears the abuse of power by elected officials.
The event was small: I counted only nine gay activists present, all of whom were standing around quietly outside of Chick-fil-A. The gay activists were gathering pro-gay marriage petition signatures Equality Illinois. Amen's statements demonstrate a frightening disregard for both the U.S. Constitution and the Illinois State Constitution.
Amen said he has no problem with Chicago's 1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno's unconstitutional blocking of a new Chick-fil-A restaurant based solely on the pro-traditional marriage statements of the restaurant chain's CEO.
Below is the same video, posted to Vimeo in case YouTube caves in to an unreasonable privacy complaint (seethis update for more info).
The disabled YouTube video: