Tag Archives: Chick-Fil-A

Britain’s Only Chick-Fil-A To Close After Protests

Eater London reports: Chick-fil-A, the controversial American fast food brand, famous as much for its donations to anti-LGBTQ organisations as it is for fried chicken sandwiches, is being forced to close its first U.K. restaurant. It opened only eight days ago. The company, which appeared to be at the beginning of a major European expansion, opened at the Oracle shopping …

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Franklin Graham: I Ate At Chick-Fil-A To Own The Libs

“Guess where I ate lunch yesterday? Yes, at Chick-fil-A. They are always packed for a reason. Their restaurants are clean, and not only do they have a great chicken sandwich, but they have one of my favorite iced teas! But at The University of Kansas, some progressive staff and administrators—are accusing Chick-fil-A of being a ‘bastion of bigotry’ and they …

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FLORIDA: Chick-Fil-A Franchise Owner Charged With Molesting Teen While Leader Of Church Youth Group

ABC News reports: A former youth leader was arrested Wednesday for lewd and lascivious molestation, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Matuszek is the owner/operator of Chick-fil-A at Westfield Countryside mall in Clearwater. Detectives say between August 2014 and April 2015 Heather Matuszek, 32, inappropriately touched an underage girl who was in her youth group at the Clearwater Community …

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Fox & Friends Celebrates Signing Of Anti-LGBT “Save Chick-Fil-A” Bill With Breakfast Of Chick-Fil-A [VIDEO]

Salon reports: A new piece of legislation signed by the governor of Texas claims to advance religious freedom, but according to critics, it will actually enshrine the ability to discriminate against the marginalized LGBTQ community into law. The hosts of “Fox & Friends,” President Donald Trump’s favorite morning show, also showered praise on Greg Abbott’s decision to sign the bill …

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TEXAS: Gov. Greg Abbott Signs “Save Chick-Fil-A” Bill

Austin’s CBS News affiliate reports: The so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” bill is now law in Texas. The bill, formally known as Senate Bill 1978, prohibits governments from retaliating against anyone based on their affiliation or support of a religious organization. It also allows the Texas Attorney General to take legal action against entities in violation. The bill was nicknamed the “Save …

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Texas Sues San Antonio Over Airport Chick-Fil-A Ban

The Statesman reports: Escalating the fight over Chick-fil-A’s religious rights, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued San Antonio on Monday as part of his investigation into the city’s decision to reject the chicken chain as an airport vendor. The lawsuit, filed in state district court in Travis County, seeks a court order requiring San Antonio to turn over emails and …

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FAA Opens Chick-Fil-A Probe After Texas Airport Ban

The San Antonio Express-News reports: The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation into the San Antonio City Council’s decision to remove Chick-fil-A from an airport vendors contract, breathing new life into a controversy that roiled the mayor’s race and potentially putting millions of dollars in federal grants at risk. The FAA told San Antonio officials Friday that it is …

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TEXAS: “Save Chick-Fil-A” Bill Passes Final Hurdle

The Texas Tribune reports: Over the tearful opposition of the Legislature’s first-ever LGBTQ Caucus and several failed attempts at a procedural block, the Texas House passed a religious liberty bill Monday that LGBTQ advocates fear would license discrimination against their communities. When the lower chamber first considered the bill just over a week ago, the LGBTQ Caucus torpedoed it with …

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Texas GOP Rep: I Don’t Think You Should Be Able To Argue With The Groups Chick-Fil-A Supports [VIDEO]

Josh Israel reports at Think Progress: Texas state Rep. Jeff Leach (R) said Tuesday that lawmakers had an obligation to ensure Chick-fil-A was able to have stores in every airport across the country. “People love Chick-fil-A. You can’t argue with Chick-fil-A’s food and I don’t think you should be able to argue with the organizations that Chick-fil-A chooses to support …

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TEXAS: Gay Lawmaker Derails “Save Chick-Fil-A” Bill That Would Protect Anti-LGBT Business Discrimination

The Corpus Christi Times reports: An openly gay freshman member of the Texas House derailed a bill backed by religious conservatives but denounced by opponents as a tool to target the LGBT community for discrimination. “Hopefully, this is the day of discrimination against the LGBT community dies in Texas,” said State Rep. Julie Johnson, D-Carrollton, after using a procedural maneuver …

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San Antonio Rejects Revote On Airport Chick-Fil-A

USA Today reports: Chick-fil-A has not been cleared for takeoff at the San Antonio International Airport. Nearly a month after the San Antonio City Council voted to ban the fast-food chain from opening a location in the airport, the council narrowly rejected a proposal to reconsider the March 21 decision, Councilman Greg Brockhouse said Thursday. At the March meeting, council …

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San Jose City Council Votes To Hang Rainbow Flags Near New Airport Chick-Fil-A In Sign Of LGBT Solidarity

NBC News reports: A California city that last year approved the opening of a Chick-fil-A at its local airport now wants to send a message of support to LGBTQ people as the opening date for the fast-food restaurant nears. The San Jose City Council voted 11-0 on Tuesday to hang rainbow flags in support of LGBTQ people and pink, blue …

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Franklin Graham Calls On San Antonio Voters To Hold City Council “Accountable” Over Chick-Fil-A Banning

“Can a city council discriminate based on the biases of its members? The San Antonio City Council recently voted to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at their airport and now a religious freedom-focused law group is calling for an investigation. San Antonio Councilman Roberto Treviño said that their decision affirms the city’s efforts to ‘become a champion of equality …

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Protest Scuttles Chick-Fil-A Location In Buffalo Airport

The Buffalo News reports: Air travelers hungry for a chicken sandwich can stop at a Chick-fil-A restaurant inside 28 airports around the United States, but not at Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Nor will they any time soon. Delaware North Cos. on Friday apparently scuttled plans for the area’s second Chick-fil-A announced not even 24 hours previously by the Niagara Frontier …

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TEXAS: AG Ken Paxton Opens Probe Into San Antonio City Council For Banning Chick-Fil-A From Their Airport

The Texas Tribune reports: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating the city of San Antonio for potential First Amendment violations after the City Council voted to prevent Chick-fil-A — a franchise known for opposing same-sex marriage — from opening a location in the city’s airport. “The Constitution’s protection of religious liberty is somehow even better than Chick-fil-A’s chicken,” Paxton, …

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Mayor Pete Wants To Broker “Peace” With Chick-Fil-A

The New York Post reports: Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg joked about brokering a “peace deal” between Chick-fil-A and the LGBT community during an interview on Tuesday. The openly gay mayor of South Bend, Indiana declared his appreciation for the fast food chain even though they have been accused of supporting causes that discriminate against the LGBT community. “I do not …

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Chick-Fil-A Rejected For Texas Airport Location After Filings Show Continued Massive Anti-LGBT Donations

Out In San Antonio reports: The San Antonio City Council voted on March 21 against allowing the opening of a Chick-Fil-A concession at the city’s airport in a vote of 6 to 4 with one abstention. Chick-Fil-A has long had a reputation for being anti-LGBTQ. In 2012, the company’s CEO, Dan T. Cathy, said he opposed marriage equality. It was …

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NEW JERSEY: College Nixes On-Campus Chick-Fil-A

NBC News reports: A New Jersey college asked its students what new restaurant they wanted on campus — but then took Chick-fil-A off the menu. Rider University, a private university in central New Jersey, polled students in the spring about what franchise they would like to see on campus. The results showed a preference for Chick-fil-A, which boasts the slogan …

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Connecticut McDonald’s Shades Its New Neighbor

NBC Connecticut reports: It appears a local McDonald’s has thrown down the gauntlet to its new fast-food neighbor. A Chick-fil-A is moving in next to the Glastonbury McDonald’s. While the chicken chain does not open until July 26, to the casual observer it appears McDonald’s may already be taking a dig at their values. The sign under the golden arches …

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REVEALED: Scott Pruitt Had EPA Aide Reach Out To Chick-Fil-A CEO To Land A Franchise For His Wife

The Washington Post reports: Three months after Scott Pruitt was sworn in as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, his executive scheduler emailed Dan Cathy, chairman and president of the fast food company Chick-fil-A, with an unusual request: Would Cathy meet with Pruitt to discuss “a potential business opportunity”? A call was arranged, then canceled, and Pruitt eventually spoke with …

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