The FAA Investigates Two Airports Over Religious Discrimination Against Chick-Fil-A

Ashley (Kimber)

WATCH: Texas AG Investigating ‘Opposite Of Tolerance’ For Banning Chick-fil-A

As I’ve written about many times before, certain cities have barred Chick-Fil-A from airports because of their monetary donations to traditional Christian organizations.

One of these cities was San Antonio.

According to Fox News:

Wayfarers passing through San Antonio International Airport will be out of luck if they’re craving Chick-fil-A’s crispy chicken or waffle fries, as the city council has banned the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the air hub due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Thursday, six members of the San Antonio City Council rejected the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the airport, KTSA reports.

“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion,” Councilman Roberto Treviño said of the vote, as per News 4 San Antonio. “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.”

“Equality and inclusion” = including people they like and agree with.

“Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport,” he continued.

“Everyone has a place here” unless we disagree with their religious beliefs, of course.

The Texas House took action.

According to Daily Wire:

On Tuesday, the Texas House passed SB 1978, the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill, engendering blowback from Democrats and LGBTQ activists. The bill passed 79-64 after passing the Texas Senate 19-12 last week.

The bill states, “Notwithstanding any other law, a governmental entity may not take any adverse action against any person based wholly or partly on the person’s membership in, affiliation with, or contribution, donation, or other support provided to a religious organization.”

Basically, it assures that people and organizations not be discriminated against for donating to religious organizations.

And now, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating two airports, San Antonio and Buffalo Niagara, over religious discrimination complaints about their exclusion of Chick-Fil-A over religious affiliations and beliefs.

Fox News reports:

“The Department of Transportation has received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs,” the agency said in a statement provided to Fox News.

According to the agency, federally funded airports cannot discriminate on the basis of religion. “The FAA notes that federal requirements prohibit airport operators from excluding persons on the basis of religious creed from participating in airport activities that receive or benefit from FAA grant funding,” it said.

I don’t understand how this comes as a surprise.

Imagine, for a moment, that a business was turned down because of the owners’ Muslim beliefs. I have a strong feeling that the same people who rejected the Chick-Fil-A in Buffalo and San Antonio would be up in arms.

And it’s not like Chick-Fil-A is trying to ram religion down anyone’s throats.

Chick-fil-a responded on Friday, saying it wasn’t involved with the investigation and didn’t hold any particular social or political stance.

“Chick-fil-A is not involved in this investigation. Recent coverage about our company continues to drive an inaccurate narrative about who we are. We are a restaurant company focused on food and hospitality for all, and we have no social or political stance,” the company said in a statement to Fox News.

“We are grateful for all our customers and are glad to serve them at any time. We welcome and embrace all people, regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Get that? The only thing they’re trying to shove down ANYONE’s throat is delicious chicken!