This is not cool. In fact, this is fascist, frightening, and Christ-o-phobic.
The San Antonio City Council has approved a deal with the local airport that includes removing Chick-fil-A.
Councilman Robert Trevino said, “San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of angti-LGBTQ behavior. Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport.”
Note to Trevino, Chick-fil-A has no “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”
By the way, last week, Buffalo Niagara International Airport announced it was nixing plans to open a Chick-fil-A at one of its terminals after a local politician accused it of discrimination.
According to Chick-fil-A, their company’s “restaurants and licensed locations on college campuses welcome everyone. “Our corporate office and our more than 2,300 restaurants nationwide are equal opportunity employers and we have no policy of discrimination against any group. We do not have a political or social agenda and more than 120,000 people from different backgrounds and beliefs represent the Chick-fil-A brand.”
The San Antonio city council’s decision came one day after the Christian-haters at ThinkProgress reported that, in 2017, Chick-fil-A donated $1.65 million to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as other smaller donations to the Salvation Army and Paul Anderson Youth Home.
Chick-fil-A does not deny making those donations. Why should they? They’re all great charitable organizations.
The San Antonio city council isn’t protecting the LGBTQ community against persecution; rather they are persecuting Chick-fil-A for backing Christian-oriented youth and education causes. Private companies should be able to give money to whomever they choose–right?
NO ONE has ever been denied service at Chick-fil-A because of their sexual orientation or any other characteristic that defines them. But Chick-fil-A is being kicked out of the San Antonio airport because of the company’s support for Christian kids.
This may seem like a local problem, but it’s not. Progressives will take note, and, in an effort to appease their anti-Christian supporters, will follow San Antonio’s example.