The following comes from an August 21 LifeSiteNews article by Father Mark Hodges:
Denver City Council, in a rare move, is stalling approval of a Chick-fil-A franchise at Denver International Airport, because of “concerns” over the owners’ support for natural marriage.
City Council members have passionately argued against approving Chick-fil-A, saying it is a moral imperative for the council to ban the restaurant chain. Councilman Paul Lopez called opposition to Chick-fil-A, “really, truly a moral issue on the city.”
The council’s openly homosexual member, Robin Kniech, was first to raise the issue at the council’s Tuesday meeting. She said Chick-fil-A’s support of traditional marriage was “discrimination,” and she didn’t want “corporate profits used to fund and fuel discrimination.”
Kniech commented that Chick-fil-A was on the wrong side of “a national debate about depriving people and their families of rights.”
Normally, approval is routine, especially in the case of a restaurant which has a positive history – a Chick-fil-A franchise was at Denver International Airport a decade ago. But homosexual activists have targeted Chick-fil-A for boycott, because of CEO Dan Cathy’s famous comment in 2012 that he supports the biblical definition of marriage.
No one at the meeting defended Chick-fil-A, or their right to their own viewpoint, or the First Amendment.
Efforts to block Chick-Fil-A are not new. City leaders in Chicago attempted to block a new Chick-fil-A location for similar reasons three years ago, and mayors in Boston and San Francisco vowed to fend off any foray by Chick-fil-A into those cities.
The issue also continues to flare on some university campuses. Johns Hopkins University Student Government has called on school adminstrators to ban the restaurant chain from campus, citing support of traditional marriage as the sole reason for administrators to halt any discussions or plans to allow the restaurant at the university.
Opposition to Chick-fil-A has also reached high schools. A California principal has even banned donations to help Ventura High School’s booster club from a local Chick-Fil-A, because of their “political stance on gay rights.”
Council members also raised “concerns” about Chick-fil-A’s Christian principled operation, which includes not operating stores on Sunday. Chick-fil-A restaurants typically generate more in six days a week, Denver International Airport says, than most fast-food concessions that are open all seven.
A 2013 survey of flight passengers picked Chick-fil-A as the second-most looked-for quick food restaurant at the airport.
The Denver Colorado City Council is obviously a left wing hate group!
Amen to that John Feeney.
Religious discrimination by a government.
So let them eat tofu.
I was at the great Proposition 8 Chick-fil-A ‘buy in’ – where statewide people purchased meals there after their principled positions supporting the Constitutional Definition of Marriage as between a Man(XY) and Woman (XX) became known, and the Gaystapo Thought Police charged in to attack mode against them.
It was a lamesteam media event with the ‘Caesar Flickerman’ of channel 7 news (m matthews) making live broadcasts while barging (as befits important media types) through the peaceful patient crowds waiting to buy the food – which is Good, and the reason people come back even if closed on Sunday.
I was there, too, at the opening of a Chick Fil A with anti real marriage demonstrators. When I told one demonstrator, “God bless you”, he replied, “F–k your God. A real “nice” guy as everyone can tell. That Chick Fil A is still going strong. Hope another one near here will open too.
The Denver City Council is guilty of discrimination against Christians. Their meeting sounded like nothing but hate speech. The next time any of these Council members is up for re-election, I suggest that Christians campaign for a candidate that doesn’t hate Christians.
Its time for the entire Denver City Council to step down. They have reached their peak of being morons and they are the haters out to injure good people with moral values, and love the decrepit sins. People of this caliber are not leaders, they are moronic weaklings having no backbone or courage to stand-up for what God defines a right. Little do they seem to care about offending God, and they’ll get their just reward.
What if this business was Jewish or Muslim, with certain beliefs and restrictions?? This Nation should stand up for RELIGIOUS FREEDOM!! NOT for a bunch of HOGWASH left-wing, immoral political agendas!! Cities like Denver, San Francisco, etc., must be told– they have to allow for freedom of religion! They CANNOT legally force their filthy, sinful political agendas, on everyone!! All the clergy, of all of America’s churches/synagogues– needs to STAND UP AND TEACH THEM RIGHT FRIM WRONG!! And DEMAND Biblical morality!!
I am vegetarian, love animals– and do not believe in killing, nor in eating any animal, bird, fish, etc. A devout Jew does not believe in eating something that is not kosher. A Muslim has similar dietary laws to follow. This country must embrace them all! A Jew has the right to close his business, on the Sabbath, and on certain holy days, if that is what they do. A Muslim, likewise. In the South, where Chick Fil-A headquarters are located, many areas still observe the holiness of Sunday– the Lord’s Day!– and all businesses are closed, by law! All America used to be likewise– all businesses were closed on Sunday, the Lord’s Day! I agree with that!! (Too bad I couldn’t move to the South!)
Many years ago, I heard talks given at a big dinner, by important and successful Southern businessmen. One of them, was Dan Cathy’s father, Truitt Cathy. Most all of them, including Mr. Cathy, the owner of Chick Fil-A– were devout, Protestant Christian businessmen! I bet there are many of these good, Christian businessmen, in the South, who stand up to the crazy sick, immoral liberals, for Traditional Marriage, as God created it to be! I loved how these people called you “sir” or “ma’am,” with old-school, Southern manners! I also loved how they told their employees– no pre-marital sex, no drugs! Follow Christ! Good for them!
Linda Maria … I hope they didn’t server Chick Fil-A at the dinner. I had a sandwich there once. I tasted like cardboard. Even Col. Sanders is better. I have a deep fried chicken breast item on my catering menu. It’s much better. Mr. Cathey doesn’t need to fear being sued if his stores won’t cater a gay wedding. We’re much to sophisticated for the drek he passes off as cusine.
Chick Fil-A chicken is far more tender than any I’ve ever tasted. As a former restaurateur, I cannot deny the superiority of Mr. Cathey’s offering, especially when considered against the price.
This is unlawful as well as disgusting. It seems the media (stand up comics) can bash the Catholic Church, and no boycott is ever mentioned against these hateful people. Yet, a decent, Christian company just stands up for morality, and the hated never seems to stop. How fowl ! (pun intended). I always try and eat at Chick fil a because the food is great, and the service is outstanding. Catholics should boycott Denver.
Chic-fil-a was a tenant at the airport ten years ago, according to the article. That creates a positive record. But the article fails to identify why they left and/or why the ten year gap in tenancy.
From what I can recall, Angie’s List is a place to boycott. When the pro-family store said they would not cater to sodomite weddings, Angie’s List said they would no longer recommend the catering store. It seems to be pagan and immoral, as well as Moslem is fine, and the pc crowd will seldom speak against them. But, to be Catholic, pro American and pro freedom is evil. PC means pretty communists, as that what being politically correct stands for.
People want to know why Trump is gaining in the polls; it is because he is not politically correct. American are getting sick and tired about catering to certain groups, and ignoring the Christian majority. Whenever I am hungry, and if there is a Chick fil a around, I will eat there. The cafes are closed on Sundays, their food is tasty, and their service is outstanding. If the sodomites don’t like it, they can go to another café. Ave Maria Purrissima !
“Sodomite-free chicken sandwiches.”
I am going to increase my frequency of eating at Chic-fi-A! Mmmmm Mmmmm Good! Lets all do it to show the our support. I’ll bet Chick-fil-A has not felt the miniscule dent of any homosexuals showing their displeasure by not going to eat there.
Indeed they have not. The other day when I went there, I made the mistake of going around lunch time instead of later. The line just for the drive through was down one lane of parked cars and all around and down the other lane, and still they were coming.
Hmm…how do we know the chickens they are serving were not gay, before getting the ax?
Abeca Christian, not only is he/she/it sick he/she/it is put humans on the same level as animals. Animals are much smarter than some humans — they know how to reproduce by nature. (The last said “tongue in cheek of course).
the more they try to block, the more popular this Chik fil A is becoming….I like their breakfast burritos, the spicy chicken!
Their chicken strips are consistently tender, too. Not overcooked. Coupled with the Chick Fil-A sauce, they’re a win-win for me.
They also have a great chicken soup and chicken salad sandwich, and a variety of tasty salads too. They might be a little more expensive than some fast foods, but I am sure they pay their employees well, unlike some places.
Anne T, may I ask what makes you so sure Chick Fil-A pays their employees well?
I knew you would ask. Figure it out for yourself, Smarty Pants. You would just love to go in there, stir up trouble and bring in others so this company would back false “marriages” and other despicable things, like tearing children apart in abortion. Some cannot stand it when people are happy and getting along. I am sure you have your “plants”.
Anomynous, Have you ever heard of a homosexual chicken? Ever hear of one coming out of the closet declaring itself gay? You bet if it did or could all the hens would be cackling with hysteria. Even chickens are smarter than some people!
I have no plants at Chic-fil-A. I have no idea whether their employees are happy or not, well paid or not. I personally have had three very poor food products at the three branches I had tried a long time ago. So I just don’t patronize them.
As far as I’m concerned, the owners can espouse such religious and political views as they see fit. It’s their right as American citizens.
Well, in that case I apologize for being so sarcastic, mike m. I answered that way because I know there are some out there who would just love to get the left wing of a Democratic union in there to force their unacceptably immoral ideas on everyone in the company.