San Antonio accused of religious discrimination

Friday, March 29, 2019
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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.  


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.

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