San Antonio accused of religious discrimination

Friday, March 29, 2019
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Chick-fil-A restauranteA Texas-based law firm is urging the nation’s transportation secretary to investigate a discrimination claim in the Lone Star State.

First Liberty Institute wants to know whether the City of San Antonio committed religious hostility by denying popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A the legal right to operate at the San Antonio Airport.

Chick-fil-A, known for its sandwiches and courteous service is the most profitable fast food chain in the United States despite fewer restaurants than competitors such as McDonald’s and Wendy’s. But its president shared his personal views about biblical marriage in 2012 and overnight Chick-fil-A became an enemy of the Left in an ongoing campaign to keep “hate chicken” away from college campuses and liberal-run cities.

First Liberty attorney Jeremy Dys points out that Chick-fil-A has never turned away a customer despite claims of discrimination, and he calls it the “absolute height of bigotry” to single out one corporation because it donates to group such as the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  

Dys

Greg Brockhouse, a San Antonio city councilman, tells OneNewsNow that six council members voted to strip Chick-fil-A from a contract that includes other businesses set to operate at the airport.

Brockhouse was among four that voted against the motion and he has personally written to the fast food corporation to apologize for the city’s actions.

 “The city council was dead wrong. It's not how San Antonio feels,” he says, “and somebody had to say it from the San Antonio City Council."

According to Dys, the First Liberty attorney, the federal Department of Transportation has given a $2.5 million grant to the airport so he says the city deserves scrutiny over what appears to be religious discrimination perpetrated by city council members.

The state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, has also opened an investigation into San Antonio's actions and is asking the transportation secretary to do the same.

OneNewsNow first reported on the Chick-fil-A controversy in a March 28 story.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

It appears Democrats view healthcare as the major issue for the 2020 election – do you agree?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks
Police: Owner blew up house on his daughter's wedding day
Cleanup resumes in Bahamas as Humberto swirls away
Several injured when decks collapse during firefighter event
Trump backs a Netanyahu priority ahead of Israeli election
White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation
In Alaska hometown, Native women say police ignored rapes
Skirmishes break out in Hong Kong mall amid counter rallies

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Defiant Iran blasts Pompeo’s Saudi-attack accusations as ‘blind and futile comments’
John Bolton resigned after President Trump suggested going easy on Iran, report says
NY Times sparks furor with tweet describing alleged Kavanaugh behavior as 'harmless fun'
Pompeo accuses Iran of 'unprecedented attack' after drones hit Saudi oil facilities
Trump, Saudi Crown Prince speak on refinery attack, SPA says

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Public intoxication's a good thing?

beer on tapA bill in Arkansas that would allow cities and towns where alcohol is sold to establish a so-called entertainment district is making its way through the approval process. But critics warn this could affect the state's downtown areas in an unwholesome way.