BANNING A BUSINESS BECAUSE OF CHARITABLE DONATIONS

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Submitted: March 24, 2019

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CHICK-FIL-A HAS BEEN banned from opening a store in San Antonio International Airport because of its "legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior." The San Antonio City Council on Thursday approved a new concessions agreement at the city's airport that will bring new food chains to one of its terminals. But City Councilman Roberto Trevino made a motion regarding the deal, amending it so that it did not include a planned Chick-fil-A eatery. Trevino's amendment was approved 6-4 by the council. "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," Trevino said. "Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport. I look forward to the announcement of a suitable replacement by Paradies." The project includes a coffee shop, barbeque restaurant, a bagel shop and a market. A replacement for Chick-fil-A's spot will "be decided at a later date." In 2017, the Chick-fil-A Foundation donated to groups with an alleged history of anti-LGBTQ discrimination. According to tax documents obtained by the outlet, the foundation donated $1,653,416 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and $6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home.

This is based on the notion that a person won’t feel “welcome” in an airport because they disagree with the charitable donations of a foundation connected to one of the airport’s vendors. That’s absurd. 

I hope the City Counsel of San Antonio reconsiders their decision


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