Discrimination Against Chick-fil-A Prompts Probe of Airports

While airports are banning Chick-fil-A because of the religious views of the Christian family that runs the restaurant chain, Chick-fil-A engages in airport-based charities like this airplane-pull contest to raise money for the Special Olympics in St. Louis. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo)

The Daily Mail – The Federal Aviation Administration launched an investigation into two airports over complaints of religious discrimination after Chick-fil-A was banned from the premises because of the company’s controversial LGBTQ views.

FAA officials are now working to determine whether the San Antonio and Buffalo Niagara International airports acted in a discriminatory way towards the Southern-Baptist-influenced fast-food chain.

“The Department of Transportation received complaints alleging discrimination by two airport operators against a private company due to the expression of the owner’s religious beliefs,” the FAA said in a statement. According to the agency, airports that are funded federally are forbidden from discriminating on the basis of religion.

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