[Ed. – Another day, another political litmus test.]
Denver’s city council is playing chicken with the First Amendment—delaying fast-food chain Chick-fil-A’s request to open a restaurant in the city’s iconic Denver International Airport due to the company’s views on same-sex marriage.
According to a Denver Post report last week, Councilman Paul Lopez called opposition to the franchise at DIA “really, a truly moral issue on the city,” while openly gay member Robin Kniech worried about “corporate profits used to fund and fuel discimination.”
The council’s Business Development Committee took the highly unusual step of stalling Chick-fil-A’s application for a seven-year concession at the airport for two weeks.
Wayne Laugesen, editorial page editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Colorado Springs Gazette, appeared Sunday on “Fox & Friends Weekend” to comment on Denver’s battle against the chicken sandwich chain. …
“This is a very dangerous precedent,” Laugesen said. “It is a blatant and flagrant violation of the First Amendment.”