If anyone still has doubts that liberals are the largest group of bigots in the United States, the San Antonio City Council should put them to rest.
Recently, the majority made the decision to block Chick-fil-A from a planned expansion of San Antonio International Airport because the popular Christian-owned business is supposedly “anti-LGBT,” and travelers wouldn’t feel “welcome” if they walked past a delicious-smelling restaurant with cow posters and friendly staff that doesn’t say a word to customers about homosexuality or any other issue.
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Fortunately, Texas’s Attorney General Ken Paxton is now turning the tables on these local leftists, as yours truly reported earlier today for LifeSiteNews:
Paxton sent letters dated March 28 to Ron Nirenberg and the city council notifying them that he has “directed my office to open an investigation into whether the City’s action violates state law,” as well as to U.S. Transporation Secretary Elaine Chao requesting that her department investigate whether the decision “violates various federal statutes and regulations to which the City is subject as a recipient of Department of Transportation grant funds,” which have among their conditions a ban on discrimination against religious creed.
“There is no evidence indicating that Chik-fil-A has ever maintained any policy or practice of discriminating against any group of people, and the City offered no such evidence as the basis of its action,” Paxton wrote. “Indeed, shortly after the City’s decision was announced, a member of the City Council who dissented from the City’s decision openly apologized to the Chairman of Chick-fil-A, noting that the restaurant ‘employs and serves everyone, without prejudice, discrimination or hate.’ Furthermore, Chick-Fil-A apparently agreed in the present instance to abide by all applicable nondiscrimination rules imposed by the contract with the City.”
“Nonetheless, the comments of the Council members made clear Chick-fil-A would be excluded based solely on its owners’ religious beliefs,” he lamented.
The sum total of the Left’s rational for hating Chick-fil-A is because the company’s owners believe marriage is between a man and a woman, used to donate to social-conservative groups, and still donates to organizations that actually believe the Bible. That’s it. As plenty of gay customers and former employees have attested themselves, the company doesn’t mistreat gays in its policies, and you wouldn’t even know their political views from simply entering one of their locations — unless some liberal protester was there to scream about it.
Therefore, of course Chick-fil-A’s mere beliefs are what San Antonio is discriminating against.
The City of San Antonio’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A based on the religious beliefs associated with the company and its owners is the opposite of tolerance. It’s discriminatory, and not only out of step with Texas values, but inconsistent with the Constitution and Texas law. pic.twitter.com/iOk7G9Eltv
— Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) March 28, 2019
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Attorney General @KenPaxtonTX is saying the San Antonio City Council's decision to ban @ChickfilA from the airport is "discriminatory." Thank you for standing up for religious freedom, the Constitution, and Texas values.
— Rep. Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) March 29, 2019
This is great news!! It is so ironic that the reason for making this decision was because they want inclusion for everyone….. Hey city council, this is not inclusion for everyone. Gosh.
— Susan Kruger (@sskruger) March 29, 2019
Good-it’s time the Right quit allowing itself to be a punching bag
— Smoky (@Smokytrail22) March 29, 2019
Hahaha it’s their loss! Even lefties in NYC eat there! Lines are long
— Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tubeman (@ARealCharmer) March 29, 2019
Exit question: is all this consternation over Chick-fil-A making anyone else hungry?