The more Chick-fil-A capitulates to the LGBT lobby, as many on the right see recent decisions by the restaurant chain, the more the left seems to come after them.
The city of San Antonio, Texas, has spent more than $300,000 to keep a Chick-Fil-A restaurant out of its airport, according to CBS affiliate KENS.
“The city faces two lawsuits and a federal investigation nearly 10 months after the city council voted to exclude the popular restaurant chain from coming to the San Antonio International Airport, citing a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior,” KENS reported.
For the record, the city once elected as mayor hard-left progressive Julian Castro and Bexar County, where San Antonio is located, voted for Hillary Clinton over President Trump, 54.2% to 40.8%, in the 2016 election.
Since the city’s decision to block Chick-Fil-A, the chain announced it was narrowing the number of charities the company will support — and would no longer include two Christian organizations previously supported, the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Two Christian organizations that have been tagged “anti-LGBTQ” by the left.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took to Twitter in March to say details show the San Antonio City Council voted to ban Chick-fil-A because the company gave to the organizations, calling the decision “ridiculous.”
The details of this story are even worse. 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. #LeftistIntolerance https://t.co/ApTnlpS2E0
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2019
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a “Save Chick-fil-A” bill in June as a result of San Antonio. The legislation bans government from taking an “adverse action” on individuals or businesses based on their religious beliefs.
“The bill as filed ensures religious beliefs are protected from discrimination,” said bill author state Sen. Bryan Hughes, according to the Dallas Morning News. “It’s about the First Amendment and freedom of speech, freedom of religion — those uniquely American rights.”
In a letter to the American Family Association in early December, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy tried to walk a fine line after changing its “giving strategy.”
“We understand how some thought we were abandoning our longstanding support of faith-based organization,” he said. “We inadvertently discredited several outstanding organizations that have effectively served communities for years.”
“The intent of our corporate giving has always been to have impact — not to make a statement or support a political or social agenda,” Cathy continued. “In the future, our company will seek to make a greater impact by addressing the challenges of hunger, homelessness and education.”
(These areas being more consistent with the liberal agenda.)
“Chick-fil-A will give to faith-based and other organizations that we believe to be highly effective in a particular area,” he added.
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