Rich Lowry’s April 13 column chastising city councils from excluding Chick-fil-A restaurants from their airports did not touch on one major factor that likely contributed.
Lowry inexcusably focused on inciting Christian and anti-LGBTQ organizations by telling them that they were under threat of a “McCarthyite” campaign.
Chick-fil-A corporate management chooses to close their restaurants on Sundays, for religious reasons, whereas airports function seven days of the week and passengers need to be fed.
I remember traveling a while back for business, through Detroit on a Sunday, very hungry and in a hurry to catch my connecting flight. When I got to the Chick-fil-A stand, was quite disappointed to find them closed for purposes of allowing their employees to attend religious services.
My employer still required me to travel on Sunday, and I still needed to eat. The airports have a limited number of restaurant spaces available, so why not pick a fast-food restaurant that serves customers all week over one that is open only six days a week?
Opposing gay marriage and contributing money to anti-LGBTQ groups is of itself reason for me to avoid supporting this restaurant chain, but that does not make me anti-Christian or any less spiritual.
Susan Day, Draper