In a lawsuit this week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton demanded that the City of San Antonio turn over any and all documents relevant to its decision to ban Chick-fil-A from the local airport.
That decision, which was reached at a City Council meeting in March, has come under sharp legal scrutiny from the state. San Antonio’s decision was apparently based on reports that Chick-fil-A donated nearly $2 million to charities the left has deemed “anti-LGBT.” Those charities, including the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, promote a Christian worldview.
It is Paxton’s contention that by banning the restaurant based on those affiliations, the City of San Antonio has engaged in illegal discrimination.
“The City of San Antonio claims that it can hide documents because it anticipates being sued,” Paxton said in a statement. “But we’ve simply opened an investigation using the Public Information Act. If a mere investigation is enough to excuse the City of San Antonio from its obligation to be transparent with the people of Texas, then the Public Information Act is a dead letter. The city’s extreme position only highlights its fear about allowing any sunshine on the religious bigotry that animated its decision.”
In March, the San Antonio City Council made no attempt to hide its reasoning behind the ban.
“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,” Councilman Roberto Treviño said at the time. “Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport.”
Everyone except those who donate to Christian charities, that is.
The left-wing war on Chick-fil-A has grown overwhelmingly tiresome. This is a restaurant that has never spent a single day discriminating against any customer, any employee, or anyone at all. So the owners are conservative Christians who happen to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman – you know, the way that it was for thousands of years of human history? That’s enough to make you public enemy #1 in today’s culture? It’s absurd and pathetic.
But then, what two words better describe the modern left?