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Helen Keller’s Hometown of Tuscumbia, AL Invites Chick-fil-A To Open Store

Tony Perkins President of the nationally recognized hate group the Family Research Council is crowing on Twitter that “cities are passing resolutions inviting Chick-fil-A’s in their towns” .

 But what Perkins is really talking about is ONE city, that of Tuscumbia, Alabama, whose City Council is either EXTREMELY bigoted or is trying to cash in on the current Chick-fil-A controversy by issuing a formal invitation to Chick-fil-A Inc. to open a store in the city. The  resolution declares Tuscumbia is striving to increase its tax base and desires to promote the U.S. 72 corridor in the city limits to businesses. (But lets not count out the bigoted part just yet.)

The resolution, presented by Councilman Randy Davis and unanimously approved.

Davis said Monday’s resolution is not a statement against same-sex marriage, but an opportunity to point out the city is open for business and does not discriminate against businesses.

“We’re not going to turn down a business that wants to come into Tuscumbia,” he said after the meeting. “We don’t have the luxury to do that. This is not a pro-gay or anti-gay statement. We’re an open community.”

Councilman Richard Coates suggested the city mail a copy of the resolution to the Chick-fil-A company, which has headquarters in Atlanta.

Mayor Bill Shoemaker said he intends to do so

Tuscumbia, Alabama was the birthplace of Helen Keller author, political activist, and lecturer.

Miss Keller was known as an  outspoken in her anti-war convictions. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, she campaigned for women’s suffrage, labor rights, socialism, and other radical left causes She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Talk about blind, deaf and extremely dumb.

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