Proving once again that the United States under Trump has lost all sense of, well, common sense…the Federal Aviation Administration has opened an investigation into airports banning Chick-fil-A. Apparently, terrorists take a backseat to fast food.
The FAA probe aims to determine if Chick-fil-A is the victim of religious discrimination after several complaints from airport officials. Of late, several airports have rejected proposals for Chick-fil-A restaurant locations over the company’s history of anti-LGBTQ policies.
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“FAA’s Office of Civil Rights has notified the San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) that it has opened investigations into these complaints,” the administration said in a statement. “The FAA notes that Federal requirements prohibit airport operators from excluding persons on the basis of religious creed from participating in airport activities that receive or benefit from FAA grant funding.”
Though Chick-fil-A and its president, Dan Cathy, both have a long history of anti-queer policies and donations to politicians and groups with an anti-gay agenda, the company denies that it has any bias against the LGBTQ community. In recent months, a number of airports including those in San Antonio and Buffalo, as well as several prominent universities, have banned or denied the opening of Chick-fil-A restaurants over the company’s hostility toward queer people.
Chik Fil Et not only funnelled money into one of the groups helping to fund the Ugandan bill trying to legalize murdering gay people. They also provided office space in their headquarters for anti-LGBTQ hate groups, and don’t forget they lied and claimed they had stopped supporting those groups.
Except when exposed for that lie, they now say they support them because it’s a calling from God.
If the U.S. government is going to try to support hate groups with false investigations, then once Trump is out of office, all of the officials behind things like this need to be fired.
If the company can discriminate based on their religious beliefs, then so can the airports based on THEIR religious beliefs that any religion that would discriminate against anyone is nothing but a cult.
Except, that’s not true. Airports are public facilities, not private companies like restaurants. Different standards, which is why the FAA is getting involved.
Ok, very funny headline.
Well, just forget all the people that died on the Boeing 737Max jets. Clearly the FAA has its priorities straight with this important investigation into airport fast food choices. This is what we get from mixing religion with politics.
How involved in accident investigations do you think the FAA office of civil rights is? Sorry you don’t seem to understand that organizations are able to do more than one thing at once.
You seem very invested in defending a corporation that funnels money to groups that actively tried to get a law passed legalizing the murder of gay people in Uganda and stripping rights from all LGBTQs here in the U.S.
I’ve never eaten at Chick-Fil-a and I never will.
Genuinely curious, has the Satanic church ever tried to open a chapel in an airport? It would seem if they had and were denied that the very same movement that is insuring that Chik Fil A faces no restrictions based on religious preference would easily apply to them as well.
Another angle is that Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sundays so that damages its profitability (and indeed its usefulness) to an airport and its patrons. Yeah I know, I know, that’s not the MAIN argument used but it’s definitely a consideration. A store being closed on Sundays in, say, 1980 didn’t seem unusual, but now it just seems weird. Americans worship money now.
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