|Attorney David Amen: Abuse of power is okay|
David Amen, a gay activist 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 is a board member of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago and is also a State's Attorney with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
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.
UPDATE, JUNE 13, 2013: Somebody has gone to great lengths to censor me by having my video interview of David Amen removed from both YouTube (on Aug. 21. 2012) and from Vimeo (on June 13, 2012). Vimeo and YouTube say they removed the video because of a complaint that it violated somebody's privacy. But everyone in the video was in a public place. Many, including Amen and the man he kissed, were publicly demonstrating and seeking media attention. Amen obviously knew that he was on camera. More about that here: Gay Attorney Tries to Censor My Video Interview of Him At Chick-fil-A.