SAN ANTONIO – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took on Twitter to condemn local leaders to vote to exclude Chick File A from the list of restaurants to be added to San Antonio International Airport.
On Thursday, San Antonio City Council members voted 6-4 to rule out the popular faith-based fast food restaurant. On Friday, Cruz sent a news article on the poll to Twitter and said, "Well."
He doubled down on his comments Saturday and said the decision was "not Texas".
Details in this story are even worse. San Antonio City Council voted to ban @ChickfilA from the airport bc company gave to … Fellowship of Christian Athletes & Salvation Army?!? It's ridiculous. And not Texas. #LifistIntolerance https://t.co/ApTnlpS2E0
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"More on this story is even worse," Cruz said and tweeted a link to another story of the decision. "The San Antonio City Council voted to ban @ChickfilA from the airport bc the company gave to … The Community of Christian Athletes & Salvation Army?!? That is ridiculous. And not Texas.
On Friday, District 1 sent Councilman Roberto Trevino, who made the move to exclude Chick File A from an airport food and beverage package, issued the following statement:
"With this decision, the city council confirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion. San Antonio is a city of compassion and we have no place in our public premises for an enterprise with an inheritance of anti – LGBTQ behavior. Everyone has a place here and everyone should feel welcome as they walk through our airport. I look forward to announcing an appropriate replacement of Paradies. "
Paradies Lagardère runs shops and restaurants in airports, hotels and elsewhere in the US and Canada.
Texas Values, a non-profit organization that said it is dedicated to standing for faith, family and freedom, took a different attitude, saying in part: "Local governments targeting and banning private Christian businesses such as Chick File -A, is a hostility to religion that Texans will not stand for. I thought Texas was "open to business." I suppose it applies everywhere in Texas, except San Antonio, where the government requires you to renounce your religious beliefs . "
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