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Mar 22, 2019 10:35:29   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
Progressives may agree with this but a liberal wouldn't condone it.

Wayfarers passing through San Antonio International Airport will be out of luck if they’re craving Chick-fil-A's crispy chicken or waffle fries, as the city council has banned the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the air hub due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Thursday, six members of the San Antonio City Council rejected the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the airport, KTSA reports. The seven-year contract for concession management at the terminal is expected to create $2.1 million in revenue for the Texas city; the motion that passed gave the green light to food shops including Smoke Shack and Local Coffee.

“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion," Councilman Roberto Treviño said of the vote, as per News 4 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."

"Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport," he continued.

The day before, Think Progress published tax documents revealing that in 2017, the Chick-fil-A Foundation gave over $1.8 million in charitable donations to some organizations that have come under scrutiny regarding their stance on LGBTQ issues.

Over $1.65 million of that contribution was given to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which writes in an online “Statement of Faith” that it believes “marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman,” and believes “sexual intimacy” should only be expressed “within [that] context,” CBS News reports.

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A rep for Chick-fil-A, Inc. returned Fox News’ request for comment on the San Antonio airport ban with the following statement:

“The press release issued by Councilmember Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council. We agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A,” the rep said. “We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

“The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” they continued. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”

“We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” the rep concluded. “The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our web site.”

The news marks the second time in recent months that Chick-fil-A has been banned from launching a new location in a commercial hotspot due to the company’s supposed LGBTQ stance.

In November 2018, Rider University made headlines for turning down a student body survey that voted to bring Chick-fil-A to campus as a new fast-food option, citing concerns over the company’s attitudes toward the LGBTQ community.

The school said in a statement that the Chick-fil-A option was removed “based on the company's record widely perceived to be in opposition to the LGBTQ community." It admitted that the move could be perceived as a “form of exclusion,” but the institution wanted to remain “faithful to our values of inclusion.”

The chain pushed back against the university's characterization, saying the restaurant is merely providing food and doesn't have any agenda.

In early March, Cynthia Newman, the dean of the College of Business at Rider University, elected to resign from her position regarding the Chick-fil-A ban. Newman said she made the decision on the basis of her “very committed” Christian faith, detailing that she could not support the university’s choice to bar the chain "in good conscience.”

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/chick-fil-a-banned-san-antonio-airport-legacy-lgbtq-behavior-report

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Mar 22, 2019 11:04:57   #
Sew_What (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
Progressives may agree with this but a liberal wouldn't condone it.

Wayfarers passing through San Antonio International Airport will be out of luck if they’re craving Chick-fil-A's crispy chicken or waffle fries, as the city council has banned the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the air hub due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Thursday, six members of the San Antonio City Council rejected the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the airport, KTSA reports. The seven-year contract for concession management at the terminal is expected to create $2.1 million in revenue for the Texas city; the motion that passed gave the green light to food shops including Smoke Shack and Local Coffee.

“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion," Councilman Roberto Treviño said of the vote, as per News 4 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."

"Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport," he continued.

The day before, Think Progress published tax documents revealing that in 2017, the Chick-fil-A Foundation gave over $1.8 million in charitable donations to some organizations that have come under scrutiny regarding their stance on LGBTQ issues.

Over $1.65 million of that contribution was given to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which writes in an online “Statement of Faith” that it believes “marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman,” and believes “sexual intimacy” should only be expressed “within [that] context,” CBS News reports.

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A rep for Chick-fil-A, Inc. returned Fox News’ request for comment on the San Antonio airport ban with the following statement:

“The press release issued by Councilmember Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council. We agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A,” the rep said. “We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

“The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” they continued. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”

“We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” the rep concluded. “The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our web site.”

The news marks the second time in recent months that Chick-fil-A has been banned from launching a new location in a commercial hotspot due to the company’s supposed LGBTQ stance.

In November 2018, Rider University made headlines for turning down a student body survey that voted to bring Chick-fil-A to campus as a new fast-food option, citing concerns over the company’s attitudes toward the LGBTQ community.

The school said in a statement that the Chick-fil-A option was removed “based on the company's record widely perceived to be in opposition to the LGBTQ community." It admitted that the move could be perceived as a “form of exclusion,” but the institution wanted to remain “faithful to our values of inclusion.”

The chain pushed back against the university's characterization, saying the restaurant is merely providing food and doesn't have any agenda.

In early March, Cynthia Newman, the dean of the College of Business at Rider University, elected to resign from her position regarding the Chick-fil-A ban. Newman said she made the decision on the basis of her “very committed” Christian faith, detailing that she could not support the university’s choice to bar the chain "in good conscience.”

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/chick-fil-a-banned-san-antonio-airport-legacy-lgbtq-behavior-report
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...as they should be...and the airport should ban you....

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Mar 22, 2019 11:28:03   #
Kevyn (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
Progressives may agree with this but a liberal wouldn't condone it.

Wayfarers passing through San Antonio International Airport will be out of luck if they’re craving Chick-fil-A's crispy chicken or waffle fries, as the city council has banned the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the air hub due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Thursday, six members of the San Antonio City Council rejected the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the airport, KTSA reports. The seven-year contract for concession management at the terminal is expected to create $2.1 million in revenue for the Texas city; the motion that passed gave the green light to food shops including Smoke Shack and Local Coffee.

“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion," Councilman Roberto Treviño said of the vote, as per News 4 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."

"Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport," he continued.

The day before, Think Progress published tax documents revealing that in 2017, the Chick-fil-A Foundation gave over $1.8 million in charitable donations to some organizations that have come under scrutiny regarding their stance on LGBTQ issues.

Over $1.65 million of that contribution was given to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which writes in an online “Statement of Faith” that it believes “marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman,” and believes “sexual intimacy” should only be expressed “within [that] context,” CBS News reports.

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A rep for Chick-fil-A, Inc. returned Fox News’ request for comment on the San Antonio airport ban with the following statement:

“The press release issued by Councilmember Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council. We agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A,” the rep said. “We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

“The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” they continued. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”

“We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” the rep concluded. “The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our web site.”

The news marks the second time in recent months that Chick-fil-A has been banned from launching a new location in a commercial hotspot due to the company’s supposed LGBTQ stance.

In November 2018, Rider University made headlines for turning down a student body survey that voted to bring Chick-fil-A to campus as a new fast-food option, citing concerns over the company’s attitudes toward the LGBTQ community.

The school said in a statement that the Chick-fil-A option was removed “based on the company's record widely perceived to be in opposition to the LGBTQ community." It admitted that the move could be perceived as a “form of exclusion,” but the institution wanted to remain “faithful to our values of inclusion.”

The chain pushed back against the university's characterization, saying the restaurant is merely providing food and doesn't have any agenda.

In early March, Cynthia Newman, the dean of the College of Business at Rider University, elected to resign from her position regarding the Chick-fil-A ban. Newman said she made the decision on the basis of her “very committed” Christian faith, detailing that she could not support the university’s choice to bar the chain "in good conscience.”

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/chick-fil-a-banned-san-antonio-airport-legacy-lgbtq-behavior-report
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Heaven forbid! The next thing you know they will ban Sambos.

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Mar 22, 2019 11:42:30   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
Kevyn wrote:
Heaven forbid! The next thing you know they will ban Sambos.


That's a dishonest post. Speaking out against racism is nothing like not condoning sexual perversion.

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Mar 22, 2019 11:48:49   #
Canuckus Deploracus (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
Progressives may agree with this but a liberal wouldn't condone it.

Wayfarers passing through San Antonio International Airport will be out of luck if they’re craving Chick-fil-A's crispy chicken or waffle fries, as the city council has banned the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the air hub due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Thursday, six members of the San Antonio City Council rejected the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the airport, KTSA reports. The seven-year contract for concession management at the terminal is expected to create $2.1 million in revenue for the Texas city; the motion that passed gave the green light to food shops including Smoke Shack and Local Coffee.

“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion," Councilman Roberto Treviño said of the vote, as per News 4 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."

"Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport," he continued.

The day before, Think Progress published tax documents revealing that in 2017, the Chick-fil-A Foundation gave over $1.8 million in charitable donations to some organizations that have come under scrutiny regarding their stance on LGBTQ issues.

Over $1.65 million of that contribution was given to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which writes in an online “Statement of Faith” that it believes “marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman,” and believes “sexual intimacy” should only be expressed “within [that] context,” CBS News reports.

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS

A rep for Chick-fil-A, Inc. returned Fox News’ request for comment on the San Antonio airport ban with the following statement:

“The press release issued by Councilmember Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council. We agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A,” the rep said. “We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

“The 140,000 people who serve customers in our restaurants on a daily basis represent and embrace all people, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity,” they continued. “Our intent is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”

“We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” the rep concluded. “The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our web site.”

The news marks the second time in recent months that Chick-fil-A has been banned from launching a new location in a commercial hotspot due to the company’s supposed LGBTQ stance.

In November 2018, Rider University made headlines for turning down a student body survey that voted to bring Chick-fil-A to campus as a new fast-food option, citing concerns over the company’s attitudes toward the LGBTQ community.

The school said in a statement that the Chick-fil-A option was removed “based on the company's record widely perceived to be in opposition to the LGBTQ community." It admitted that the move could be perceived as a “form of exclusion,” but the institution wanted to remain “faithful to our values of inclusion.”

The chain pushed back against the university's characterization, saying the restaurant is merely providing food and doesn't have any agenda.

In early March, Cynthia Newman, the dean of the College of Business at Rider University, elected to resign from her position regarding the Chick-fil-A ban. Newman said she made the decision on the basis of her “very committed” Christian faith, detailing that she could not support the university’s choice to bar the chain "in good conscience.”

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/chick-fil-a-banned-san-antonio-airport-legacy-lgbtq-behavior-report
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So much for live and let live...

If one donates to LGBT groups who don't condone polygamy does that make one Islamaphobic?

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Mar 22, 2019 11:49:40   #
Canuckus Deploracus (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
That's a dishonest post. Speaking out against racism is nothing like not condoning sexual perversion.


Sambos is racist?

How so

(I've been gone too long )

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Mar 22, 2019 11:49:55   #
Canuckus Deploracus (a regular here)
 
Sew_What wrote:
...as they should be...and the airport should ban you....


Clang

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Mar 22, 2019 12:01:45   #
no propaganda please (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
That's a dishonest post. Speaking out against racism is nothing like not condoning sexual perversion.



Where do they draw the line? Same sex couples, threesomes, adults with children, sex with animals, how about sex with dead bodies. Once you start down that path where do you stop without being considered a dangerous, biased and hateful person?

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Mar 22, 2019 12:08:17   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
Sambos is racist?

How so

(I've been gone too long )


There used to be a restaurant called Sambos. Inside they had the story of Little Black Sambo on its walls. The story itself was written in 1899 by a Scottish woman. Whether or not its really racist depends on who you talk to.

"The story, written by Scotswoman Helen Bannerman, tells of a little boy who wanders into the jungle and surrenders his clothing piece by piece to ferocious tigers. The tigers then turn on each other in a jealous rage. As the tigers chase each other, they run so fast they melt into butter. On his way home, Little Black Sambo's father finds the pool of butter, scoops it up into a pot and takes it home. Little Black Sambo's mother decides to use the butter to make a great pancake feast for dinner."

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1567555

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Mar 22, 2019 12:16:08   #
Kevyn (a regular here)
 
no propaganda please wrote:

Where do they draw the line? Same sex couples, threesomes, adults with children, sex with animals, how about sex with dead bodies. Once you start down that path where do you stop without being considered a dangerous, biased and hateful person?
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The deciding line for republicans seems to be clear raw dogging pornographic actors and getting pissed on by russian hookers is just fine.

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Mar 22, 2019 12:16:53   #
Sew_What (a regular here)
 
no propaganda please wrote:

Where do they draw the line? Same sex couples, threesomes, adults with children, sex with animals, how about sex with dead bodies. Once you start down that path where do you stop without being considered a dangerous, biased and hateful person?
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No Shirt, No Shoes...No Service.

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Mar 22, 2019 12:28:22   #
woodguru (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
That's a dishonest post. Speaking out against racism is nothing like not condoning sexual perversion.


Ignoring gays is not condoning them. Do you think that if a gay person comes into your restaurant and you serve them that you are condoning their behavior? Hiring a gay person is no more condoning gays than that.

The right runs this rhetoric about atheists hating and persecuting christians, but we don't hear about any atheist business owners firing them because they hate them so much. So who hates who when a business starts openly denigrating gays?

I'm sure there are many degrees of attitudes among all the separate franchises at this point, and this isn't fair to those owners who wouldn't have a problem with hiring or dealing with gays, but if you were open minded and don't discriminate or have a problem it would not be a franchise to invest in.

Did you catch where the college put it out to the students for a vote? In that closed environment there would have been a lot of people who would not have set foot in that restaurant, so actually why would you want to go there?

When we were in southern california I wanted to see how good they were, I don't give a damn about gays or haters if it's good, I'll eat there. In my opinion it was good, it's fast food, nothing particularly special. I prefer El Pollo myself, but I can say if I liked Chick Fil I'd eat there.

This is our society, cop an attitude toward gays and you are going to lose a lot of business. If you don't care and want to "practice" your religious beliefs, hey, it's a free country and those who have an attitude toward your attitude will not use your services.

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Mar 22, 2019 12:29:02   #
Canuckus Deploracus (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
There used to be a restaurant called Sambos. Inside they had the story of Little Black Sambo on its walls. The story itself was written in 1899 by a Scottish woman. Whether or not its really racist depends on who you talk to.

"The story, written by Scotswoman Helen Bannerman, tells of a little boy who wanders into the jungle and surrenders his clothing piece by piece to ferocious tigers. The tigers then turn on each other in a jealous rage. As the tigers chase each other, they run so fast they melt into butter. On his way home, Little Black Sambo's father finds the pool of butter, scoops it up into a pot and takes it home. Little Black Sambo's mother decides to use the butter to make a great pancake feast for dinner."

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1567555
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I fail to see the racism...

But I will ask my Black friends if they are offended... Somehow I doubt it...

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Mar 22, 2019 12:32:48   #
Rose42 (a regular here)
 
Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
I fail to see the racism...

But I will ask my Black friends if they are offended... Somehow I doubt it...


We used to eat there after church. A lot of black people were always in the restaurant. It was never a big deal.

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Mar 22, 2019 12:33:04   #
woodguru (a regular here)
 
Rose42 wrote:
There used to be a restaurant called Sambos. Inside they had the story of Little Black Sambo on its walls. The story itself was written in 1899 by a Scottish woman. Whether or not its really racist depends on who you talk to.

"The story, written by Scotswoman Helen Bannerman, tells of a little boy who wanders into the jungle and surrenders his clothing piece by piece to ferocious tigers. The tigers then turn on each other in a jealous rage. As the tigers chase each other, they run so fast they melt into butter. On his way home, Little Black Sambo's father finds the pool of butter, scoops it up into a pot and takes it home. Little Black Sambo's mother decides to use the butter to make a great pancake feast for dinner."

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1567555
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My first wife worked at a Sambos when I met her, the whole racist thing hit them and they were changing over to the name Seasons as I recall. The menus had the whole Sambos story illustrated.

The story may not be racist itself, but racists made the name Sambo synonymous with racial slurs, calling blacks Sambo

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