Is there anything better than hopping off a flight and finding your nearest Chick-fil-A (4 – Lean Conservative) in the airport to scarf down a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries? Well, the San Antonio City Council has robbed travelers coming in and out of San Antonio International Airport of this luxury because they deem Chick-fil-A “a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior”.
The Daily Signal’s Joshua Gill reports:
City Councilman Roberto Treviño made the motion Thursday to approve the Food, Beverage, and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardère for the airport on condition Chick-fil-A be excluded from the agreement. Treviño asserted Chick-fil-A has a “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior” and that such a business has no place in the city’s airport.
The San Antonio City Council made this decision after a ThinkProgress report came out detailing Chick-fil-A’s donations to Christian ministries that have been deemed “discriminatory against LGBTQ individuals”. This is just another example of how The Left continues to try and shove their agenda down our throats in any way they can conceive. What’s next? Is Roberto Treviño going to shut down all 31 Chick-fil-A locations within the San Antonio city limits?
In a quote given to Fox News, Chick-fil-A claims that The San Antonio City Council never reached out to them for an open dialogue before arriving at this rash decision. The entirety of Chick-fil-A’s response is below:
The press release issued by Council Member Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council, we agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A. We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.
We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this, the sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our web site.
So by the left’s and more specifically Roberto Treviño’s reasoning, it seems as if by not allowing Chick-fil-A in the San Antonio Airport they are in theory against supporting the youth and education. That is a bad look, Mr. Treviño. Bad look indeed.
The reasons they are not allowed in the San Antonio International Airport are the same reasons that Chick-fil-A scores a 4 on 2ndVote’s scale. They score a 5 on the marriage issue and are neutral on other issues. We commend Chick-fil-A for not giving into the left’s agenda, and focusing on what makes them great: Making the best chicken sandwich on earth.