The Nose With Michael Ian Black: Olympians Behaving Badly & The Chick-fil-A Gay Debate

Jul 27, 2012

Today's edition of The Nose is an occasionally tense conversation about a series of issues all of which swirl around the issue of free speech. Chick-fil-A, a sandwich chain, sends millions of dollars in corporate profits to vehemently anti-gay groups, including ones that practice “gay-to-straight” conversion therapy. Its CEO went public this week with his anti-gay-marriage views. 

Mayors and other city officials in places like Boston and Chicago said this week they would try to keep the chain out of their communities, although -- while we were in the studio -- New York's Michael Bloomberg, notorious for his willingness to police soda size, pronounced it wrong to use government laws and regulations against businesses based on their political and religious beliefs. 
 On this show, we discuss the chicken sandwich that's dividing America and the equally inflammatory remarks of a Greek Olympic athlete.  Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us@wnprcolin.