First Liberty digs deeper into Chick-fil-A drop

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Chick-fil-A emblemA religious liberty law firm is pushing for more accountability from the San Antonio City Council over its opposition to a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

First Liberty Institute, which is based in Texas, has already asked the federal Department of Transportation to investigate the city’s leaders after the popular food chain was dropped from an airport contract because of its donations to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  

First Liberty says that decision amounts to religious discrimination and now attorney Keisha Russell tells OneNewsNow her firm is requesting public documents related to the airport contract and city leaders. 

The city council voted 6-4 to drop Chick-fil-A from the contract for Terminal A vendors, and some members are reportedly on record claiming they voted over concerns for the homosexual community.

A council member who voted “nay,” Greg Brockhouse, has said fellow council members were “dead wrong” to do so.

Despite the public outcry, the city council voted a second time today, April 18, to restate its opposition to Chick-fil-A's donations.

Hiram Sasser, general counsel at First Liberty, called the second vote a "despicable display of intolerance" and warned of "costly" litigation.  

“Every American, no matter if they like Chick-fil-A or not,” says Russell, “should be concerned about what's happening here. It could happen to any of us."

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