Chick-Fil-A is taking a stand after San Antonio International Airport not only barred them from adding a restaurant to the airport, but also made false claims about the food chain.
The San Antonio City Council opted against admitting the chicken restaurant to join the airports offerings citing what they claim was decision based of inclusivity.
“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion,” Councilman Robert Treviño said. “San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”
However Chick-fil-A sent a spokesperson to Fox News to refute San Antonio’s assertion.
“The press release issued by Council Member Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council,” the spokesperson said. “We agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A. We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Chick-fil-A further informed the public via statement that it was still open to more diplomatic talks with San Antonio and hoped to see things more eye-to-eye in the future.
“We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” the statement concluded. “The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our website.”