A week after Texas officials banned Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport over its allegedly “anti-LGBTQ behavior,” public authorities in New York scrapped plans to construct a Chick-fil-A at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport over its allegedly “anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.”
— Deplorable Not A Bot ?? Vlad (@misterdish69) March 24, 2019
The drama began to unfold in New York last Thursday when the hospitality management company Delaware North and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority approved a plan to set up a Chick-fil-A at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, according to Fox News.
When far-left state assemblyman Sean Ryan learned of these plans, he took to Facebook to issue a nearly 300-word-long rant accusing Chick-fil-A of peddling “divisive anti-LGBTQ rhetoric.”
“Chick-fil-A has a long history of supporting and funding anti-LGBTQ organizations. … As a state entity, the NFTA has a responsibility to avoid doing business with corporations who fund hateful and divisive groups. I strongly urge the NFTA to reverse this decision,” he wrote.
As a Christian organization, the popular food chain donates to Christian non-profits such as the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Paul Anderson Youth Home.
“I don’t believe the leadership of the NFTA intends to help spread hate and discrimination, but allowing a corporation like Chick-fil-A to do business at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport will help to fund continued divisive anti-LGBTQ rhetoric,” Ryan’s rant concluded.
He added that “[t]he views of Chick-fil-A do not represent our state or the Western New York community.” Apparently, the views of Christians don’t represent New York. Good to know …
I was disappointed to learn of the NFTA’s decision to introduce Chick-fil-A as a restaurant option at the…
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Less than 24 hours later, NFTA capitulated to Ryan’s “brownshirt” demands and scrapped its plans.
“Earlier today I spoke with the vendor of the Buffalo Airport food court project, and they informed me they will not be opening a Chick-fil-A as a part of their airport project,” the far-left legislator revealed in a statement Friday.
“A publicly financed facility like the Buffalo Niagara International Airport is not the appropriate venue for a Chick-fil-A restaurant. I applaud the decision that has been made to remove Chick-fil-A from the plans for this project.”
He concluded his stunning statement by demanding that NFTA not screw up again.
Update: I applaud the decision that has been made to remove Chick-fil-A from plans for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Thank you to everyone who reached out to share their opinion. pic.twitter.com/HA5t1CjwkV
— Assemblyman Sean Ryan (@SeanMRyan149) March 29, 2019
In a statement to Buffalo station WKBW, a rep for Chick-fil-A pushed back against Ryan’s smears.
“Recent coverage about Chick-fil-A continues to drive an inaccurate narrative about our brand. We do not have a political or social agenda or discriminate against any group. More than 145,000 people from different backgrounds and beliefs represent the Chick-fil-A brand. We embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Backlash over the NFTA’s last-minute decision is already beginning to brew, though it’s not being directed at the authority but rather at Ryan, who’s being pummeled on social media for being a “bully,” a “brownshit” and even a veritable “Nazi.”
Nazi much? Maybe Christians should start wearing gold stars and also be barred from teaching or holding public office as well?
— Jonathan Gaspard (@JGaspard) March 31, 2019
If you do not comply with liberal ideas and conform to them you get black balled. This sounds like Nazi Germany not USA. What happened to the land of the free? You must be pulling CNN from your monitors since they always spew hate speech about republicans!
— Gary Mouridy (@GMouridy) March 30, 2019
Talk about hate and tolerance, you little left wing Brownshirt. But if the residents of that area are dumb enough to vote for you, the people deserve the govt they elect. Headed to ChikfilA now and will gladly give them my dollars. May you find peace with your intolerance.
— K. Charles (@goglobalfood) March 30, 2019
@SeanMRyan149 you are an American hating piece of shit,bigot and a fascist.
— fern (@Ferndua) March 31, 2019
Maybe you should learn tolerance + practice diversity instead using your office to bully businesses just because they hold different views than u. Chick-fil-A is a wonderful restaurant company. You are a Fascist using the power of gov’t office to violate the rights of others.
— LeftistMobster (@LeftistMobs) March 31, 2019
Update: you’re a fascist.
— Ben Crystal (@Bennettruth) March 30, 2019
Management of @ChickfilA once announced they supported traditional marriage of a man & woman – considered now as divisive, discriminatory, & anti-LBGTQ. Yet it is the intolerant Left which forbids any other views, led by people with a fascist mentality such as Sean.
— Deplorable Michael⭐#MAGA (@LeoLionMAGA) March 30, 2019
For years members of the far-left have accused conservative Christians of being bigots. Following the election of President Donald Trump to office three years ago, they added “deplorables” and “fascists” to their list of derogatory labels.
Yet time and time again, members of the far-left have been caught behaving in those ways befitting actual bigots, fascists and deplorables. They’ve repeatedly harassed, assaulted and tried to silence everybody from Trump administration officials to everyday Trump supporters.
And now, lo and behold, they’re actively championing the discrimination of Christians, and all in the name of alleged love, tolerance and anti-discrimination.
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