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Department of Transportation Now Investigating Fast Food Airport Bans

Is there a better use of taxpayer dollars? Gosh, we hope so.

When the government gets itself involved into anything other than governance, there exists a potential for disaster.

You see, the federal government was never really designed to handle the rigors of American culture – and that includes aspects of our character such as religion, sexual orientation, or healthcare.  The whole idea behind this limited government was to keep in line with the Founding Fathers’ desire for a free nation of people who were more than capable of making their own choices.

Of course, that isn’t quite how it’s played out over the course of the last couple hundred years.

These days everything is regulated by the federal government – including a number of issues within the aforementioned realms of character.

This means that, using our taxpayer dollars, the Department of Transportation is now investigating the banning of a certain fast food restaurant in airports due to the religious beliefs of their ownership.

The Department of Transportation announced last week that the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating religious discrimination claims after Chick-fil-A, known for its Christian values, was dismissed by airports in Buffalo and San Antonio.

In a statement, the DOT said:

The Department has received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs. 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. The FAA notes that 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.

What prompted this?

In March, the San Antonio city council passed a motion that approved the Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement with Paradies Lagardère for the San Antonio International Airport. Chick-fil-A was excluded from that agreement. Councilman Roberto Treviño, who expressed animosity towards Chick-fil-A, claimed the fast-food chain displayed “anti-LGBTQ behavior.” Treviño also said the ban reaffirmed that San Antonio is a champion of “equality and inclusion.”

Meanwhile, our interstate infrastructure crumbles.

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