Chick-fil-A ‘Airport Ban’ Being Investigated by FAA

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A couple of airports are learning the hard way that discrimination is intolerable.

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San Antonio International airport in Texas and Buffalo Niagara International airport in New York, both blocked the restaurant from opening in their locations, and as a result are now being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The Department of Transportation has received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs,” the FAA released in statement. 

“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,” they continued. 

“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.”

First Liberty Institute is the legal group that filed the complaint, and their attorney Keisha Russell noted that her organization is “pleased that the FAA responded to our request by opening an investigation into San Antonio for its blatant, illegal religious discrimination against Chick-fil-A.”

“American business owners should not have to suffer because they want to operate their businesses in accordance with their religious beliefs,” Russell added. “Few things are more un-American than government hostility against religion.”

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