Texas Chick-Fil-A Ban Hit With Backlash!

The left cannot continue to attack American values.

On Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Christian conservative, sent a letter to San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg and members of the city council announcing that he was opening an investigation into San Antonio’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A, which has strong Christian views, from opening concession facilities in an airport terminal.

As The Texas Tribune noted of Chick-fil-A, “Its corporate purpose is ‘to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.’ It is, famously, ‘closed on Sundays.’”

Paxton wrote:

Dear Mayor Nirenberg and City Councilmembers:

The Constitution’s protection of religious liberty is somehow even better than Chick-fil- A’s chicken. Unfortunately, I have serious concerns that both are under assault at the San Antonio airport. Please see the enclosed letter from my office to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao highlighting my concerns that the City’s recent action to remove Chick-fil-A from the City’s new airport concessionaire contract may violate federal law and applicable federal regulations. You should also note that I have directed my office to open an investigation into whether the City’s action violates state law. I trust the City will fully cooperate with my investigation into this matter, and will abide by relevant federal and state laws in the future.

In his letter to Chao, Paxton asked the federal Department of Transportation to “open an investigation into San Antonio’s potential breach of federal law and your agency’s regulations prohibiting religious discrimination by federal grant recipients.” He added:

Last week, the San Antonio City Council voted to discriminate against a popular American fast food restaurant—Chick-fil-A—because of that organization’s religious beliefs … the City’s decision to specifically exclude Chick-fil-A from a government program based on the sincerely-held religious beliefs of its leadership raises serious constitutional questions … In addition to potential violations of the First Amendment, it seems likely the City of San Antonio’s apparent discrimination against Chick-fil-A violates various federal statutes and regulations to which the City is subject as a recipient of Department of Transportation grant funds … 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. 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.”

As The Daily Wire noted on March 23:

In a 6-4 vote, with one abstention, the San Antonio City Council voted March 21 to deny the chicken restaurant a spot in the terminal’s 10,000 square feet of available space, according to a report from Out In SA, the sister publication of the San Antonio Current. The restaurant was one of ten stores that was planned to inhabit the space … The reason the city council voted against Chick-Fil-A is the same reason leftists continue to attack the restaurant chain — the company’s religious views. Out In SA reporter Sam Sanchez claimed the restaurant “has long had a reputation for being anti-LGBTQ.”

Roberto C. Trevino, San Antonio’s district 1 city councilman, told Sanchez that he was the one who made the motion to keep Chick-Fil-A from the airport, and that his motion passed after a prolonged discussion.

Src: The Daily Wire

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63 Comments

  • Gladys
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:00 pm 0Likes

    Thank you Mr Paxton. Someone has to do something about the evil people in office in San Antonio. I dont know how they go elected as no one I know voted for them.

  • Joe
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:01 pm 0Likes

    I will never fly into San Antonio again. San Antonio is being run by anti-Christian bigots. BOYCOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Len Hobbs
      Posted August 26, 2019 12:45 am 0Likes

      I do not support boycotts. However, I do just the opposite, I patronize Chick-fil-A every time I go to SA. When I go thru the SA airport…I do not patronize the food court tenants…I get my rental car and find a Chick-fil-A and but my food there.
      The action by the city council was simply stupid, un-American, egregious discrimination…and clearly a ‘Democrat’ move – which is – by definition – the Democrat party platform.
      Chick-fil-A was not harmed by the City of San Antonio – the City of San Antonio has been embarrassed by a Democrat city council.

  • Bruce BARRETT
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:02 pm 0Likes

    WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN TEXAS? CALIFORNIA I WOULD EXPECT THIS SORT OF CRAP, BUT, TEXAS? NO WAY. TIME TO TEACH SA ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION

  • James Cates
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:03 pm 0Likes

    The San Antonio city council has no clue

  • Karen
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:08 pm 0Likes

    Thank you Mr. Paxton

  • Gregg
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:11 pm 0Likes

    They won’t stop harassing Chick-Fil-A until they are as long as they are Christian! It’s discussing that they want everyone to agree with their views!

  • Ronald Vantine
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:17 pm 0Likes

    Is that councilmen gay?

    • Deborah
      Posted March 30, 2019 10:37 pm 0Likes

      is that a question? LOL The are a particularly nasty bunch that want THEIR rights actually special rights observed but NEVER a Conservative’s,religious or anyone that doesn’t say they are WONDERFUL get to decide for thousands of other people.The company has NEVER refused to serve anyone and the do have Gay employees.

    • vicky Huss
      Posted March 31, 2019 3:00 am 0Likes

      why, ‘else’-WOULD HE WISH TO ‘HURT, A ‘CHRISTIAN ORIENTED, BUSINESS? AMERICA-‘USED TO, ACCEPT EVERYONE, BUT, ‘NOW’-WE ARE BEING, ‘FORCED’, TO ACCEPT, ‘SODOM & GOMMORAH! CHICK-FIL-A-DO NOT, DESPAIR! WE, THE, CHRISTIAN/AMERICAN PEOPLE, ARE, ‘WITH YOU! aS, FOR ‘SAM SANCHEZ’-I, ‘PREDICT’-YOUR 15/MIN. OF FAME-IS DONE!

    • William Tye
      Posted March 31, 2019 4:45 am 0Likes

      Well, another example of “You can’t fix stupid”. That Texas City Council, unfortunately has at least 6 that fit the definition of stupid., time for a recall.

  • GaryM
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:19 pm 0Likes

    Sometimes hate rears its ugly head under the guise of seeming to protect a specific group, in this case the LGBTQ. The issue here is one of religious beliefs of the owners where no attempts are made to proselitize (sp) its customers. Nor is there an attempt to refuse service to ANY identifiable group! Liberal views, despite the def of liberal, are quite narrow and unyielding and IMO, represent clear examples of intolerance & hate. I hope the city’s narrow minded decision is overturned & w prejudice! Liberals need to be taught true compassion & tolerance before its too late!

  • william koek
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:19 pm 0Likes

    I am so tired of the progeressive “I dont like your (thinking, attitude, ideas, face, speaking out, etc. Pick one) so I am going to ruin your life, ruin your business, make life a hell for you and your family, make your children afraid to go to school and a lot of other foul things. (kill you, murder your parents, kill your children, kidnap family members, lie about you etc.)

    What ever happened to the “I may not agree with what you have to say but I will fight to the death for your right to say it”

    Modern progressives have lost control of their thinking and only respond to their
    knee jerk emotions.

  • ARTHUR
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:22 pm 0Likes

    What a bunch of bull. Now the left wing NY is going to ban Chick-Fli-A from a airport. Who are these people making the decisions?? So now we all have to throw them out. How do we get in touch with the creeps and who appoints them.??????????????????????????????????????
    Arthur

  • Rodger Shull
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:24 pm 0Likes

    I wonder who is paying the mayor and city council in San Antonio Texas. ???? , south of the border drug cartels or soros clinton obama

    • Shelly Huckabee
      Posted March 31, 2019 12:01 am 0Likes

      NAILED IT Roger!
      I think Soros Clinton Obama is the CORRECT answer on that one!

    • James
      Posted March 31, 2019 3:43 am 0Likes

      ” SOROS “.

  • American_League
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:27 pm 0Likes

    Decisions made by government officials are by law to be neutral as it relates to religion. This decision seems to be in clear violation of that neutrality.

  • Edgar Allan poe
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:32 pm 0Likes

    so you can’t serve COCK near the airport but you can ,,,,, look for it elsewhere ..
    I see…

  • paul goodmon
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:38 pm 0Likes

    roberto trevino needs to be off any position where he car force his stupid beliefs on anyone. Chik-Fil-A’s positions are American and anyone who does not like them should go to a country that they like

  • Marcine Cunningham
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:45 pm 0Likes

    Chick- fil-a has all rights to be at the airport. The City is one in the wrong.
    They are discriminating against a good company.

  • Ronald
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:49 pm 0Likes

    I love chick-Fil-A and eat there all the time, BUT I hate to tell Texas attorney general Ken Paxon and the chick-fil-a people, the sabath is not Sunday but Saturday..look at a calendar and see where Sunday falls (first day of the week) and to be more specific, the holy roman church convinced the roman emperor Justennin to change the Sabath from Saturday to Sunday to try and discredit Jesus Christ and the church he sat up when on earth….but go Chick-Fil-A…..

  • Rodney
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:53 pm 0Likes

    Good. Discrimination of any sort is disgusting and not acceptable. It is obvious to this armchair quarterback that they based their decision solely on religious bigotry.

  • Terry L Gherardi
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:58 pm 0Likes

    One can only ask, what would have happened should someone who supports & funds LGBT organizations or the Muslim Brotherhood wanted to open a business in the airport.

  • Dee
    Posted March 30, 2019 9:58 pm 0Likes

    If they won’t open on Sunday, they are not a good vendor for the airport. It isn’t fare to travelers. It is reverse discrimination to force the airport to lease to a vender that clearly does not meet their requirements nor the needs of those who use the airport. That is Wrong.

  • JIM WELSH
    Posted March 30, 2019 10:09 pm 0Likes

    I am a native of San Antonio and am so ashamed of the current snowflake population. How do these dingbats get elected? Has San Antone been taken
    over by a bunch of illegals and homo whatevers ? Stand up folks, don’t let
    them win.

  • Robert
    Posted March 30, 2019 10:17 pm 0Likes

    The City Council works for you.
    When the next election comes around, fire the six who don’t
    seem to respect our Constitution.
    Replace their P/C butts!

  • JERRY t SAILORS
    Posted March 30, 2019 10:25 pm 0Likes

    chick-fil-a is a tremendous company that stands for godly & american values leftist cant stand it people in san antinio should protest & cull these people out of office san antinio should be ashamed for putting them in office !!!!!!!!

  • Betty Jay
    Posted March 30, 2019 10:25 pm 0Likes

    The Council is showing prejudice against Chic-Fil-A. That is against the law. When are those who constantly break our laws going to be punished? It is disgusting that any American would do this.

    • Shelly Huckabee
      Posted March 31, 2019 12:04 am 0Likes

      You are correct!
      I just read that actor Liam Nielsen has apologized for his comment after he referred to an Afro American as a black [email protected] because he has now been pegged a racist. Well my question is racist (would it have been better he said Afro American [email protected]?

      • Shelly Huckabee
        Posted March 31, 2019 12:05 am 0Likes

        The man he was referring to had raped a close friend of his. I forgot to mention why he had said it, sorry

  • John M Fletcher
    Posted March 30, 2019 10:26 pm 0Likes

    Any city government that holds these views should be met with a total boycott by Christians of any and all Nations.

    I have made my last visit to the Alamo.

  • Pat Barger
    Posted March 30, 2019 10:30 pm 0Likes

    Chick fil A is a well liked & well
    known restraunt & I see no reason why they shouldn’t
    be in the air port same as any other business.. I am a Christain & I see no reason why we are penalized for our
    religion. This is America & it is
    our right as a free Nation. You
    need to take a revote.

    • Shelly Huckabee
      Posted March 31, 2019 12:07 am 0Likes

      News Flash my daughter is GAY and has no problem wolfing down a #1 at Chick Fil A!

  • Jim S.
    Posted March 30, 2019 10:39 pm 0Likes

    Read Dark Agenda by David Horowitz and you will know why this and all the other Anti-American events and unconstitutional laws are being pushed on you. WAKE UP. Your country is systematically being taken over by the left pushing identity politics. For the good of mankind as they tell you? NO. For Them.

  • Lorene Tomlinson
    Posted March 30, 2019 10:42 pm 0Likes

    Do you think if I went to the bank they would not take my money a huge amount if I was a Christian ?? Not letting Chick til A in a public place is strictly for pro Christian reasons When you stand in judgement before God some day He will deny YOU as you are HIM What if a hospital had a big sign No Christians Allowed Here ?
    You better stop trying to take our faith in Jesus Christ away from anyone You will find out some day

  • Curt
    Posted March 30, 2019 10:46 pm 0Likes

    Would you want a car rental company at the airport that didn’t operate on Sundays? How about an airline that didn’t fly on Sundays? When you are at the airport you don’t always get to pick any place in the area to eat, rent a car, but a newspaper. If you want to operate in a 24 hour a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year venue, then you need to be open. Any disagreements? As a flyer, I want things open.

    • Randy Moreland
      Posted June 8, 2019 10:07 pm 0Likes

      People can do without a Chick-fil-A sandwich 🥪 for Sunday. And let there employees and management have a day for Jesus and there families it used to be nothing was open on Sundays except for certain businesses that were Necessary

  • donn Edmunds
    Posted March 30, 2019 11:19 pm 0Likes

    How about Chick-fil-A refusing any service to ANY San Antonio city employees
    or their families
    lord listen to the pathetic fools scream then lots of the they cant refuse service they are violating our rights
    so tired of all over the country idiots bubbling to the surface
    think this country is headed for a revolution and it will be a major one
    go back to the CHRISTIAN values that founded our country

  • Rowdy
    Posted March 30, 2019 11:21 pm 0Likes

    Again we see the damage of the Left Wing Nut Democraps. They are so out of touch with the true values of the people of this Great Nation. and they are pushing their far left ideals upon the people of this country. This has become a total war, being push upon this country. We can fight this war by not voting for these dictatorship nut jobs. Keep them out of our government and our politics. Also we have to kick their B*** S*** out of our schools. I recommend that we provide a free one way ticket to any country that accepts their brand of derangement. Then we demand that they are never allowed back into our country.

  • Bob Farrell
    Posted March 30, 2019 11:22 pm 0Likes

    Good for him, follow through

  • Joe F.
    Posted March 30, 2019 11:40 pm 0Likes

    As it happens I’m a Christian but in 78 years I have never been asked about that when ordering food. Why is the religious preference of a provider any more important than that of a customer? I’m from San Antonio and my decision would be made by what I want to eat, not what the seller believes. Let the quality of the food be the governing factor.

  • Bob Hillenbrand
    Posted March 30, 2019 11:41 pm 0Likes

    Sadly CF is one of the few franchise business which iOS devoid to the average person who wants to start a business. They offer the least ex-
    pensive fee, they provide upfront help to the business for several years and have the highest application numbers and the lowest acceptance because they require people who will work. For 10K CF provides almost all operating expenses to set-up and run the franchise for I think 2-3 years – including the site leasing and setup. So, the airport penalized working class people trying to get a start in life -= not the franchise ! The REAL BIGOTS are the anti-religious ignor-
    ant fecal heads who are both anti-religious but trying to be PC int an
    godless, moral lacking, ethics lacking, secular society. I don’t see signs
    at CF stores banning amoral people, or stopping gays, or ethnic groups – they aren’t forcing their views on people like these politicians

  • Sandy McCravy
    Posted March 30, 2019 11:42 pm 0Likes

    What is wrong with these ediots? Chick-Fil-La’s Cobb Salad is awesome! Plus everything else! Blooming ediots!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Don Nicholas
    Posted March 30, 2019 11:45 pm 0Likes

    The left doesn’t understand the terms inclusion or tolerance. They accept anti-Christian with their version of inclusion. Christian doesn’t mean anti LBGTQ, it means pro Christian not anti anything. That’s obviously a concept the left can’t understand.

    • Chuck
      Posted April 8, 2019 2:52 am 0Likes

      I am a 79yr old vet , christian ,and gay in my life time I have dealt with bigotry and hate . Long ago I dealt with the fact I am a sinner. I lust for my fellow man and at the end of time I will still have a chance for redemption through Jesus Christ my sin is no greater than that of a woman who would abort a child before birth or after birth no matter it is still murder. I had a partner for 43 years . Being Christian we did not believe God would agree to sanctify a marriage of two men as it was a sacrament of procreation .People should remember ,not all gays are represented by gay activist and have opinion of their own . I would definitely eat a Chick Fil A they don’t have a discrimination policy Nor would I try to force a baker or anyone to violate their christian beliefs. there are plenty of gay bakers who would bake a cake. Before you judge a group think how God will judge you.

  • Earl r
    Posted March 31, 2019 12:30 am 0Likes

    Who is discriminating against who? Chik-Fil-A may be a Christian based fast food restaurant, but they do not say that they will not serve LGBTQ people. Not like the DumboRATS tried to differentiate with the Republicans.

  • James
    Posted March 31, 2019 1:51 am 0Likes

    All this about religion!
    Isn’t it clear that being closed on one of the main travel days doesn’t make for good service for travelers?
    Why they are closed isn’t the point; it’s that people need to get transportation.

  • Greg Mikulka
    Posted March 31, 2019 2:17 am 0Likes

    Ignorance is bliss…if people who hate God & His laws & teachings, think they can kick God out of society are in for a rude awakening…God created everything within & outside of our limited understanding & perception…Everything belongs to God, including our souls & He will do with His creation whatever He wants & that means throwing all the trash into the fire for destruction…buh bye, haters…
    Every person will stand before God at The White Throne Judgement…
    Rewards or punishment?
    Which one will you be expecting?
    Don’t get your hopes up if you rebel against God…

  • Pam Short
    Posted March 31, 2019 2:38 am 0Likes

    I would not pick on Chic-Fil-A They are a Christian business! Remember Jesus is coming soon! You will find out how our Lord will handle this situation!

  • John Q Public
    Posted March 31, 2019 3:26 am 0Likes

    It is sad that the attack on Christian Beliefs continues today around the world. It is a true silent crisis that has not been addressed or acknowledged by our politicians. I guess standing up for moral and christian ideals is wrong in today’s relative society. This situation is sad. In my opinion if we lose Religion, we lose the USA. Are country was founded on Judea-Christian beliefs.

  • docmo
    Posted March 31, 2019 5:15 am 0Likes

    I’ve only eaten at Chik-Fil-A about 2 dozen times in my life but from now on I will make it a point to eat there and more often. It is odd how some people are so mean and dumb at the same time. Go LSU!

  • Peggy williams
    Posted March 31, 2019 12:54 pm 0Likes

    THANK YOU MR KEN PAXTON For launching a lawsuit agonist the city of San Antonio in this ridiculous band of CHIK FIL A In The new airport section of restaurants. Texas has long been known for its friendship and generosity in the state and this leaves a big black mark on my beloved Texas and San Antonio. I pray that you are successful in your lawsuit and and stop this insanity. People of San Antonio vote these leftists out and keep our Texas values. Ken Paxton thanks you and don’t ever stop fighting for Texas. GOD BLESS TEXAS AND CHIK FIL A.

  • Barbara
    Posted March 31, 2019 1:32 pm 0Likes

    I love Chick-fil-A. Sadly, there is not one close enough to go to as often as I’d wish. Anytime I have been in C-F-A it has been packed. The food is great, the service is great, the employees always courteous. I have seen employees if all colors. I don’t try to ferret out their race or nationality. I don’t care. I go there for the food. No one has ever tried to preach to me or push politics it any such thing. You get waited on, get your food and that’s it. An excellent, honest company. To forbid them a spot is criminal in my opinion. I hope the law brings justice.

  • John T Honea
    Posted March 31, 2019 4:15 pm 0Likes

    Where the HECK do these One Delta 10 Tangos get their votes? city council works for CITY population. VOTE THEM OUT. God Bless Texas, God Bless America and God Bless President and First Lady Trump. hooyah

  • Wendell Fountain
    Posted March 31, 2019 7:08 pm 0Likes

    Chick-Fil-A is an outstanding fast-food organization. The only reason that it is being singled “out” is because of its Christian values. That’s ridiculous. Let the company install a fast-food outlet in the airport. People have choices in airports, and if Chick-Fil-A doesn’t get patrons, it will go out of business. Simple as that.

  • Rita Wolfgramm
    Posted April 1, 2019 2:25 am 0Likes

    i am waiting for our hate ravaged liberals to subpoena the chickens to determine wether they are also Christians.

  • David Shelby
    Posted April 1, 2019 5:08 pm 0Likes

    Perhaps if there was a MASSIVE INFORMATIONAL backlash against the city of san a ntonio,, texas by the citizens of the UNITED STATES to boycott flying into san antone. The FEDERAL GOVERNMENT could also get involved by PULLING all MILITARY PERSONNELL out of san Antonio, texas and reassigning them to a more INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY in the state. I donot know the exact amount of economic impact this move would have, however I suspect this move would CRIPPLE the san antonio economy.

  • PaigeC
    Posted April 3, 2019 4:27 pm 0Likes

    Sanchez is so hypocritical! Didn’t Chick-fil-A send love, food, and support to the gay club victims and their families when NO OTHER FAST FOOD CHAIN did in 2016 in the ORLANDO, FLORIDA? They didn’t even HAVE to but they DID because the Bible says to love the person, not their sin or their lifestyle. Gay or straight, they were still people. And for them to die because of who they were on the outside was horrendously stupid and wrong. They may not support the LGBTQ community, bit that does not mean they are evil. They are just supporting their Christian faith. And as a Christian myself, I don’t find this fair by ANY means to deny a food chain of establishing business in an airport.
    No one may remember because it was on FOX News (the ONLY conservative and rightist media outlet that’s on public television).
    Progressives and liberals again… they forget what happened years ago but remember what happened decades ago.
    Link to search on Chick-fil-A’s amazing act of Samaritan’s kindness: https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&rlz=1C1KDEC_enUS826US826&biw=1366&bih=657&ei=jN2kXOfoJO2a_Qa5zb_wAg&q=chick-fil-a+gay+club+shooting+orlando+fl&oq=chick-fil-a+gay+club+shooting+orlando+fl&gs_l=psy-ab.3…1048.16043..16521…0.0..0.192.563.1j3……0….1..gws-wiz…….35i39.AXGR–nVUN4
    Read as many as you can and see how Chick-fil-A is not Anti-Gay, but is Pro-Human.

  • Joe Feeney
    Posted April 3, 2019 8:55 pm 0Likes

    The people running San Antonio Airport are an anti-Christian hate group!

  • LEE GROSSMAN
    Posted April 8, 2019 2:06 am 0Likes

    Why are you afraid of an outstanding Christian business? Are you afraid they are immoral, sell drugs, support abortion, Socialism or free stuff. Are you fearful that the things for which you stand, might fail scrutiny. The French had “Let them eat cake”. I say “Let them eat chicken”.

  • Adell
    Posted May 11, 2019 4:59 pm 0Likes

    When my elderly Mother was told she could go to any restaurant in Austin, she chose Chic-fil-A to celebrate her 95th birthday. The employees and customers happily joined in the celebration. Not only are the employees friendly, but the chicken is the best! Sorry San Antonio, you lose.

  • Mary
    Posted June 15, 2019 7:18 pm 0Likes

    I do Not care what your beliefs are, just do Not push them at me.
    I respect everyone.
    My beliefs are mine only.
    If others are like me, I say nothing.
    Chick-fil-A is a great place to eat.
    People have completely lost their morals, that includes kids and teens
    Compassion has been thrown out the door.
    Children are being indoctrinated to believe the wrong things are good and, the good things are bad
    That’s their Demonic way of trying to change our world.
    I do not agree with that!

    Too much pushing of one’s belief, becomes Hatred.
    Others, just want more.

    For many, it’s easier to do wrong than do right.
    Never thinking of the Consequences that can happen from their actions.

    God Bless America
    The land that I Love

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