“Ridiculous": Cruz Bashes San Antonio's Chick-fil-A Ban

Texas US Senator Ted Cruz sounds off on a recent decision by San Antonio’s City Council to ban Chick-fil-A from opening a location in Terminal A of their airport.

He sent a tweet Saturday reading, “The details of this story are even worse.San Antonio City Council voted to ban @ChickfilA from the airport bc the company gave to… the Fellowship of Christian Athletes & the Salvation Army?!?That’s ridiculous.And not Texas. #LeftistIntolerance”

Council made the 6-4 decision Thursday based on the concerns of members Roberto Trevino and Manny Palaez, who claimed the company has a “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”The progressive news site ThinkProgress published a report saying Chick-fil-A donated more than $1.8-million dollars to three organizations in 2017 with a “record of anti-LGBTQ discrimination”.Those groups proved to be the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home – a facility for troubled young men founded by the former Olympic Weightlifter and Strongman performer.

Officials with Chick-fil-A released a statement saying they never heard about the motion to ban them from the airport:

“We wish we had the opportunity to clarify misperceptions about our company prior to the vote.We agree with the councilmember (Trevino) that everyone should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A.In fact, we have welcomed everyone in San Antonio into our 32 local stores for more than 40 years.”

“We would welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and we invite all of them into our local stores to interact with the more than 2,000 team members who are serving the people of San Antonio.We hope they will experience for themselves that Chick-fil-A embraces all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity.”

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