Chick-fil-A has been banned from San Antonio International Airport over the owner’s religious beliefs — and Senator Ted Cruz is not pleased.
The ban came in response to a report from the far-left media outlet Think Progress, which claimed that the company’s foundation gave $1.8 million in 2017 to non-profits with discriminatory records towards the LGBTQ community.
The San Antonio City Council voted 6-4 to remove Chick-fil-A from a seven year airport concession agreement.
“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion,” District 1 City Councilman Roberto Treviño, who filed the motion, told Fox San Antonio. “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.”
Texas Senator Ted Cruz responded to the decision on Twitter, saying that the decision is “ridiculous.”
Senator Cruz added that “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,” the Texas senator tweeted.
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. #LeftistIntolerancehttps://t.co/ApTnlpS2E0
Chick-fil-A was reportedly not given the chance to defend themselves before the decision was made.
“This is the first we’ve heard of this. It’s disappointing,” Chick-fil-A said in a statement. “We would have liked to have had a dialogue with the city council before this decision was made. We agree with Councilmember Treviño that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A. We plan to reach out to the city council to gain a better understanding of this decision.”