SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The city council of San Antonio, Texas has voted to exclude the popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at the San Antonio International Airport, stating that “we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”
According to reports, on Thursday, the city council voted 6-4 to approve a “Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement” with Paradies Lagardère to utilize 10,000 square feet in restaurant and concession space at the airport, with the stipulation that Chick-fil-A be removed as a vendor.
Local television station KTSA reports that the seven-year agreement includes eateries such as Smoke Shack and Boss Bagels and Coffee, and initially would have come with a Chick-fil-A, but officials did not want the fast food restaurant as part of the package as they view the chicken chain as having a history of opposing homosexuality.
“With this decision, the city council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion. 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 anti-LGBTQ behavior,” Councilman Robert Trevino said in a statement posted to the City of San Antonio website.
While it is not known if the article had any influence, the vote comes as the liberal outlet ThinkProgress published a report on Wednesday criticizing Chick-fil-A’s charitable donations for 2017. Apparently, not only are your personal convictions regarding sexuality subject to attack, but the charities that you give money to are also grounds for an attack from the rainbow mob.
Entitled “Chick-fil-A Donated to Anti-LGBTQ Group that Bars Employees From ‘Homosexual Acts,’” the article notes that the chicken chain donated $1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, $6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home, and $150,000 to the Salvation Army during that year, the latest on file.
The company (Chick-fil-A) issued a statement outlining its donor practices, noting that its charitable outreaches are focused in three areas:
“Creating educational opportunities for our team members and youth across America,” “Food donations for those serving or those in need,” and “Developing youth and family/marriage enrichment programs and supporting our communities.”
“Chick-fil-A’s giving heritage is focused on programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities. We will continue to focus our giving in those areas. … Our intent is not to support political or social agendas,” Chick-fil-A further clarified, noting that the company’s giving has always been focused on positive charities and outreaches, but not necessarily any particular social issue, such as homosexuality. This straightforward statement caused an uproar among the sexually deviant crowd.
Homosexual advocacy entities and others continued to oppose Chick-fil-A, and on Saturday, Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed in on the news that San Antonio City Council had excluded the restaurant from the airport.
“San Antonio City Council voted to ban @ChickfilA from the airport bc the company gave to … the Fellowship of Christian Athletes & the Salvation Army?!? That’s ridiculous. And not Texas,” he tweeted.
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful” (Psalm 1:1-2).