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.”
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 22, 2019
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. #LeftistIntolerance https://t.co/ApTnlpS2E0
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2019
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.”