Tag Archives: San Antonio

Chick-Fil-A Drops Battle For San Antonio Airport Store

The Associated Press reports: Chick-fil-A said Monday that it no longer plans to open a restaurant in the San Antonio airport, even though the Texas city relented after more than a year of legal wrangling that began when some city leaders opposed the fast-food chain getting a spot, citing donations made by company owners to anti-LGBTQ causes. “We are always …

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Haters Lose Chick-Fil-A Lawsuit Against San Antonio

The San Antonio News-Express reports: A group of conservative activists doesn’t have grounds to sue San Antonio over the City Council’s refusal to allow a Chick-fil-A restaurant at San Antonio International Airport, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday. The group, which includes former council candidate Patrick von Dohlen [photo], sued the city in September alleging that San Antonio was in …

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Texas Health Official Says Young Male COVID Patient’s Dying Words Were: I Thought This Was A Hoax [VIDEO]

San Antonio’s NBC News affiliate reports: A patient in their 30s died from the coronavirus after attending what’s being called a “COVID party,” according to a San Antonio health official. Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare Dr. Jane Appleby said the idea of these parties is to see if the virus is real. “This is a party held by somebody …

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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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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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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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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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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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TEXAS: “Atheism Causes Poverty” Former San Antonio Mayor Files For Unemployment After Losing Election

The San Antonio Express-News reports: Mayor Ivy Taylor, soon after she lost her June runoff, filed a claim for unemployment benefits from the city of San Antonio through the Texas Workforce Commission, sources said. The city contacted Taylor after she filed the claim, the sources said, and recommended that she withdraw it because it would otherwise be rejected. Taylor tried, …

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San Antonio’s “Atheism Causes Poverty” Mayor Loses Runoff, Concedes With A Bible Verse

Back in April, San Antonio’s mayor drew national ridicule after she declared that “broken people” become impoverished because they don’t love Jesus. Wave goodbye, now. The San Antonio Current reports: Councilman Ron Nirenberg unseated incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor in a heated runoff election for San Antonio mayor Saturday night. “Tonight the voters got it right,” Nirenberg told the crowd gathered …

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San Antonio Mayor: Atheism Causes Poverty [VIDEO]

The San Antonio Current reports: At an April 3rd mayoral candidate forum, Mayor Ivy Taylor shared her surprising views on systemic poverty in San Antonio. To her, the “broken people” facing poverty just have a bad relationship with God. Now, weeks after the forum, a video of her answer has gone viral. The video shows Taylor and fellow candidate Councilman …

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TEXAS: San Antonio GOP To Vote On Resolution To Repeal LGBT Rights

Via Gay Star News: A resolution that will be presented at the 8 January meeting of the Bexar County Republican Party’s executive committee in San Antonio is demanding the ‘repeal of our local governments’ pro-homosexual policies’. Although same-sex marriage is not legal in Texas, domestic partnership benefits were extended to same-sex couples employed by the city and county in 2011. …

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Media Matters Debunks Top Five Myths About LGBT Non-Discrimination Laws

Carlos Maza does a great job. Watch this.

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A Ridiculous Lie From Rafael Cruz

“All we have to do is turn on the news and every day we see more and more encroachment upon pastors from this administration. All they have to do is be aware of what’s happening around us and to be aware, for example, that in the city of San Antonio, if a pastor speaks on Romans 1, he could be …

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SAN ANTONIO: Haters Fail To Gather Signatures To Repeal LGBT Rights Bill

Anti-gay forces in San Antonio have failed to gather the required signatures needed to place a repeal of the recently passed LGBT non-discrimination bill on the public ballot. Pastor Gerald Ripley, a petition leader, estimated the group collected about 20,000 signatures, well below the required 61,046, or 10 percent of eligible voters. The council adopted the ordinance last month after …

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SAN ANTONIO: Homophobic City Council Member Elisa Chan Resigns

San Antonio City Councilwoman Elisa Chan, who was secretly recorded making anti-gay comments in advance of that city’s vote on an anti-discrimination bill, has resigned in order to run for the Texas state legislature. In a letter to Mayor Julián Castro and council members, Chan said she was proud of San Antonio and “what we have accomplished.” She reflected on …

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SAN ANTONIO: Anti-Gay Groups Launch Recall Drive Against City Officials

Almost immediate after San Antonio passed an ordinance that added LGBT residents to employment and housing protections, anti-gay groups have launched a recall drive against Mayor Julian Castro and the members of the city council who voted for the measure. The San Antonio Current reports: After council members in Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (plus the Mayor) …

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San Antonio Has Criminalized The Bible!

It’s really strange, if not necessarily surprising, that the anti-gay hate industry is going nuts about San Antonio when virtually identical non-discrimination laws have existed for years and years in many states and municipalities. Pat Robertson on San Antonio: “If you speak up about your beliefs, they’ll put you in jail! They’ll brand you some kind of Class Three felon!”

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LIVE VIDEO: San Antonio City Council Debates Ordinance For LGBT Protections
UPDATE: The Ordinance Has PASSED 8-3!

Watch the live video here. The public is commenting now. The most recent speaker at this writing brought up the subject of “anus sex.”  Here’s another video link. UPDATE: The City Council has adjourned for lunch and the vote will presumably come immediately after today’s session resumes at 1PM local time. (2PM Eastern.) UPDATE II: I’m moving this post back …

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Freep This San Antonio Poll

You know what to do. Hundreds are expected to attend tonight’s meeting. The council will begin its “citizens to be heard” meeting at 6 p.m., though chambers will open to the public three hours earlier. Officials have designated two additional rooms in the Municipal Complex for overflow seating. Last week, more than 500 people signed up to speak on the …

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