One of Trump’s Civil Rights Commissioners lays the smack down on the San Antonio’s mayor for excluding Chik-fil-a from the city’s airport food court…
…and does it in terms that Mark Twain and Will Rogers would approve of (emphasis added):
Commission as a whole, to address the bigoted virtue-signaling displayed by the City Council in banning Chick-Fil-A from the San Antonio airport.
If the City Council had banned Chick-Fil-A from the airport because its members hate the tastiest chicken sandwiches in creation, there would be no constitutional violation. The City Council, however, explicitly banned Chick-Fil-A because of the company’s charitable donations
to religious organizations. Fortune reports:
“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion,” said City Councilman Roberto Treviño. “San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our facilities for a company with a history of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”
The lack of self-awareness in that statement is astonishing. Exclusion in the name of ostensible inclusion; intolerance in the name of tolerance.
Litigation is threatened – and more importantly, prim virtue-signaling is mocked.
I feel just a little more faith in my fellow human today.