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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

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AlkaliAxel wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:23 pm
Anthony_Hugo98 wrote:
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https://thebeacon.media/stories/2021/09 ... ick-fil-a/
KC LGBTQ Commission raising concern about the inclusion of Chick-fil-A in the new airport. A letter was sent to the city on Monday about it.
It's annoying they chose a place that won't be open on Sunday...which is the biggest traveling day of the week..
So true. BWI has Chick fil A and I think it's closed half the times I'm there.

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That letter should have been sent straight to the shredder. What a joke.

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Goonies wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:37 pm
That letter should have been sent straight to the shredder. What a joke.
Umm no it’s a perfectly valid thing for them to do.

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Riverite wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 am
Goonies wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:37 pm
That letter should have been sent straight to the shredder. What a joke.
Umm no it’s a perfectly valid thing for them to do.
Why are they trying to ban it though? Why can’t they just not patronize the business if it is included in the airport?
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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

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Anthony_Hugo98 wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:04 am
Riverite wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 am
Goonies wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:37 pm
That letter should have been sent straight to the shredder. What a joke.
Umm no it’s a perfectly valid thing for them to do.
Why are they trying to ban it though? Why can’t they just not patronize the business if it is included in the airport?
Asking a business to not be included because it’s exclusive is perfectly valid for a public project. This is why businesses shouldn’t be in the politics game.

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Riverite wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:07 am
Asking a business to not be included because it’s exclusive is perfectly valid for a public project. This is why businesses shouldn’t be in the politics game.
Every business is in the politics game.

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beautyfromashes wrote:
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Riverite wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:07 am
Asking a business to not be included because it’s exclusive is perfectly valid for a public project. This is why businesses shouldn’t be in the politics game.
Every business is in the politics game.
Sure but there’s a difference between campaigning for more tif versus being against marriage equality

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Riverite wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:11 am
beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:09 am
Riverite wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:07 am
Asking a business to not be included because it’s exclusive is perfectly valid for a public project. This is why businesses shouldn’t be in the politics game.
Every business is in the politics game.
Sure but there’s a difference between campaigning for more tif versus being against marriage equality
Most every major corporation has made a political statement around marriage equality. Many, many statements in favor and donations for; Chik-filA donations against.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

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beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:48 am
Riverite wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:11 am
beautyfromashes wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:09 am

Every business is in the politics game.
Sure but there’s a difference between campaigning for more tif versus being against marriage equality
Most every major corporation has made a political statement around marriage equality. Many, many statements in favor and donations for; Chik-filA donations against.
Sure but it’s the exclusionary aspect that is problematic. I’m just saying it shouldn’t get public funds. I would also be against a group that used their money to fund getting rid of churches.

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Riverite wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:58 am
Sure but it’s the exclusionary aspect that is problematic. I’m just saying it shouldn’t get public funds. I would also be against a group that used their money to fund getting rid of churches.
I can understand that. I guess I'd just prefer that if the public wants to take a political stand, they do so by not giving business to companies they disagree with. There have been strong campaigns against Chik-FilA to encourage people not to eat there. They seem to have failed mostly. So, people have made their choice and that is the beauty of a free society. Obviously, there is a demand for the product of Chik-FilA and people that want to eat their food. I agree with your statement mostly that businesses shouldn't be in the politics game. I guess I'd also prefer government not be in the personal donations of business owners business. Just pick the best restaurants and vendors for the airport. Let people make their own personal choices about where they want to spend their money.

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Picking a business like CFA for what is ostensibly a public building is an endorsement of sorts IMO. If city hall had a food court with a CFA there would be the same problem

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CFA is out

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TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:51 am
Picking a business like CFA for what is ostensibly a public building is an endorsement of sorts IMO. If city hall had a food court with a CFA there would be the same problem
CFA and Starbucks are common airport brands

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normalthings wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:08 am
TheLastGentleman wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:51 am
Picking a business like CFA for what is ostensibly a public building is an endorsement of sorts IMO. If city hall had a food court with a CFA there would be the same problem
CFA and Starbucks are common airport brands
Ok

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Who’s gonna replace Chick Fil A at the airport?

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Riverite wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:54 am
Goonies wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:37 pm
That letter should have been sent straight to the shredder. What a joke.
Umm no it’s a perfectly valid thing for them to do.
No it's not valid it all

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The letter is no more valid than the txt spam

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If a public facility is standing to benefit financially from an entity that advocates publicly against my right to marry and raise a family then the public has a right to say that entity shouldn't be included. Sure most businesses endorse policies that some people are against, but I would argue that the values of CFA aren't something I want supported by having them at the front door to our city. If someone wants to eat there or support them, go to one of their freestanding restaurants.

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Re: We are getting a new airport!!!

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Totally agree. Their closed on Sunday policy, traditionally a busy travel day, alone is reason to exclude them. How about a Stroud’s?

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Major KC Fan wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:28 pm
Totally agree. Their closed on Sunday policy, traditionally a busy travel day, alone is reason to exclude them. How about a Stroud’s?
You really want Bubba eating fried chicken with his hands at the gate?

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