LGBT activists in San Antonio convinced local Democrats to bar Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio International Airport over what they termed “anti-LGBTQ behavior,” but that might not be the end of the story. Because despite claiming to stand against discrimination, the City of San Antonio may have engaged in a bit of it themselves. That’s what Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wants to figure out, and he has announced an investigation that will do just that.
“I have directed my office to open an investigation into whether the City’s action violates state law,” Paxton said in a letter to San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the San Antonio city council.
Paxton wasn’t finished. He has also contacted the federal Department of Transportation to inquire about an investigation into the city’s decision to deny Chick-fil-A a contract. Paxton believes the city council may have violated both state and federal laws by targeting Chick-fil-A for its owners’ religious beliefs.
Texas State Rep. Chip Roy was outraged over the city’s decision.
“Targeting individuals, organizations, or corporations for carrying out their deeply-held religious beliefs in accord with our laws and consistent with many Americans’ similarly held religious beliefs is hardly making San Antonio a ‘champion of equality and inclusion,’” Roy said. “I hope this matter can be resolved, as it would be unfortunate if the council’s decision negatively impacted our ability to effectively advocate for San Antonio in Congress due to such rampant discriminatory action against a well-regarded business with such a significant presence in our communities in central Texas and across the nation.”
While Chick-fil-A has long been a target of scrutiny and even boycotts from LGBT activists due to its owners’ beliefs about gay marriage, the San Antonio Democrats did not address the contract until a ThinkProgress came out highlighting the restaurant’s $1.8 million in donations to Christian charities like the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Paul Anderson Youth Home. The article labeled these groups as being discriminatory against gays.
“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion. San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior,” said City Councilman Roberto Treviño upon excluding the restaurant from the airport contract. “Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport.”
Everyone has a place here…except those who give their money to Christian charities. Except those who believe in that crazy notion that marriage should still be defined as it has been defined for the duration of Western civilization.
What extraordinary notions of tolerance these liberals have.