Monday, August 24, 2015

Lesbian Nixes Christian Business — Denver Airport

The proud lesbian of the Denver City Council, Robin Kniech, has quelled any support for a lease to allow a Chick-fil-A restaurant to operate at the Denver International Airport (DIA) by her questioning if such a Christian-owned restaurant "fits with the kind of city we want to live in and our residents expect."

For background, read Chick-fil-A Support of Natural Marriage Causes Media Storm

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-- From "Chick-fil-A's stance against gay marriage may not fly at Denver International Airport" by Jaclyn Allen, KMGH-TV7 (Denver, CO) 8/21/15

The Business Development Committee on Tuesday stalled the seven-year deal with a new franchise of the popular chicken chain for two weeks.

Kniech and Council Member Jolon Clark on Wednesday said their focus now is on Chick-fil-A's current practices and policies.

"Constituents of mine, people who are very near and dear to me, have been fighting for their relationships to be recognized and for their rights to be equal," said Clark, who also questioned allowing the lease at DIA during Tuesday's meeting.

If the committee rejects the lease, an individual member could introduce the deal in the full council. At Tuesday's meeting, none of the 10 members in attendance defended Chick-fil-A.

A 2013 survey at DIA showed the chicken sandwich chain was the second-most suggested fast food at the airport, following Chipotle, which did not apply for the spot.

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From "Chick-fil-A location at DIA paused after Denver Council cites chain's LGBT stances" by Jon Murray, The Denver Post 8/19/15

Councilman Paul Lopez called [his] opposition to the chain at DIA "really, truly a moral issue on the city."

Robin Kniech, the council's first openly gay member, said she was most worried about a local franchise generating "corporate profits used to fund and fuel discrimination." She was first to raise Chick-fil-A leaders' politics during a Tuesday committee hearing.

But legal scholars often have come to the company's defense, raising company leaders' First Amendment rights.

Several council members — including four on the six-member committee — raised questions related to Chick-fil-A's religion-influenced operation, which includes keeping all franchises closed on Sundays.

DIA has estimated the restaurant's first-year sales at $4.1 million, with $616,278 paid each year in concession fees. Chick-fil-A restaurants typically generate more in six days a week, DIA says, than most fast-food concessions that are open all seven.

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From "Denver Stalls Chick-fil-A Lease Due to Its Stand on Same-Sex Marriage" by Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor 8/22/15

The company's founder, S. Truett Cathy, died at 93 in September 2014.

The fast-food chain received criticism and calls for boycott after the founder's son and Chick-fil-A CEO Dan T. Cathy, in a 2012 interview on "The Ken Coleman Show," said of the company: "We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."

Though Dan Cathy later pledged the company would not champion any political agendas surrounding marriage or family, the Cathys stood firm on its Christian values.

According to the company's website, "Truett Cathy, made the decision to close on Sundays in 1946 when he opened his first restaurant in Hapeville, Georgia. He has often shared that his decision was as much practical as spiritual. He believes that all franchised Chick-fil-A Operators and Restaurant employees should have an opportunity to rest, spend time with family and friends, and worship if they choose to do so. That's why all Chick-fil-A Restaurants are closed on Sundays. It's part of our recipe for success."

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Also read how Sen. Ted Cruz explained in 2013 how the Gay Agenda will end freedom of religion and then read how it has come to pass in 2015:  Religious Liberty in Homosexualists' Crosshairs