Texas Gov signs bill to protect Chick-fil-A…

More great news out of Texas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill designed to keep local governments from discriminating against Chick-fil-A:

CBN NEWS – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law Monday.

The new law prohibits the government from taking “adverse action” against an individual or business based on contributions to religious organizations.

The Texas legislature passed SB 1978 after the San Antonio City Council voted to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant at the city’s airport.

Chick-fil-A’s owners have donated to Christian groups like the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. And critics have accused Chick-fil-A of discriminating against the LGBTQ community by supporting groups that may hold biblical views about sexuality.

Supporters say the bill was necessary to protect religious freedoms, including the rights of individuals or groups to donate money to groups with religious beliefs.

Just like the bill that Abbott signed to protect freedom of speech on college campuses, this one too shouldn’t have been necessary.



Even though Abbott didn’t tweet a video or have a signing ceremony on Monday, he indicated his support for the bill last month with a tweet:

It’s good to see Texas isn’t complacent on these issues and is using every weapon in their arsenal to keep these liberal fascists from doing this again.

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kong1967
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They’ll find another reason.

Rocket Matt
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Glad Governor Abbott signed this bill. I agree 100% that this type of legislation should net be necessary.

DemocratsRFubar
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Going there now for lunch!!!!

Paladin
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Abbot is quickly separating himself from the pack as a leader to run for President in 2024.

sjmom
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Abbott is a great governor. Wish there were more like him.

K-Bob
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Of course, now we can no longer take adverse action against companies who donate to GBLT causes, satan worshippers, or cults.

…Which no one has done since the days of the communist blacklist in Hollywood.

Rocket Matt
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My inner libertarian is celebrating.

Sentinel
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Texas rocks! Abbott is a leader of putting his money where his mouth is. Standing ovation!

bigsir74
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let you know my decision after Dinner.Translation,right now my family and I are on our way to Chick- Fil-A.

AT
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Sounds good, but just one question – define “religious organizations.”

Because I kinda don’t want to do business with people that donate to… say… CAIR. Which I consider a terrorist organization masquerading as a religious/activist one. If CAIR can pull the card and say “We’re a religious organization” – or, conversely, a leftist can claim that a religious organization is actually something else being masked as religious… well, there could be some problems with this bill.

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Certainly cannot be CAIR who describes themselves as a Council on American -Islamic relations who assisted Obama with nearly destroying our Military with rewriting many of the rules,regulations and Guidelines.

Paladin
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@AT I don’t think so. If you don’t like companies that donate to CAIR, don’t patronize them, but currently those businesses have the same right to open up businesses as any other business. The Bill is about protecting rights of any business, not just businesses that donate to Christian orgs. Of course it’s only businesses that support Christian orgs that are targeted.

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but currently those businesses have the same right to open up businesses as any other business.

If I lease/sell space in my strip mall, and I discover that a would-be buyer/tenant are CAIR donors, then I’m telling them to go f*ck a goat. I don’t want any terrorist sympathizers on my block.

Paladin
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And you’re free to do that. Our nation is full of people who have to suffer working next to, or living next to unsavory characters or groups. I feel for the people who can’t get away from toxic environments like that.

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AT I understand your point and I really do not want to do business with people such as CAIR either but these cities are already doing business with organizations like CAIR, etc., or supporting businesses (Starbucks, Apple, etc.) who support all types of Leftist or anti-American organizations such as CAIR. What Governor Abbott is getting at is that if a city receives state or federal public funding they should not discriminate against a legal business just because they have a Christian worldview. Cities such as San Antonio don’t have a problem with targeting a company like Chik-Fil-A because they have a Christian religious ethic and they disagree with it. They’ve weaponized their authority to exclude a large segment of society who would like to do business with CFA. If CFA had a Muslim worldview the doors would have been thrown open and the red carpet rolled out. It’s not about… Read more »

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if a city receives state or federal public funding they should not discriminate against a legal business just because they have a Christian worldview.

And what I’m saying is, I wouldn’t give a damn in the slightest iota if they discriminated against a business that donates to groups with Islamic worldviews. And I’m afraid that this bill, in its efforts to protect Christians, also protects that.

This is the hard part about these kinds of subjects.

Cities such as San Antonio are saying all are welcome except…..Christians…

Would you have a problem with it if they said “except…. Muslims who believe in underage marriage, genocide, oppression and objectification of women, violent silencing of dissent and so on and any business that reflect that worldview.”

Because I don’t.

The State can’t endorse a religion, and it can’t prevent you from practicing it. Outside of that, I say religion is fair game.

Texas Chris
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All criticism of Abbot aside, this was a good move. The SAIP banning of CFA was ugly and vindictive. There is a very good chance the city council turns over a few members because of their vote on this.

ryan-o
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What criticism of Abbott? He’s most likely one of the best governors this state has had, if not, ever. No one is perfect but neither am I, or you, for that matter.

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ryan-oryan-o He’s been accused of being a RINO.

ryan-o
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I wouldn’t disagree with that assessment if it was leveled at Rick Perry. I don’t even know if he’s a RINO. I know he was definitely in the Good Ole Boys Club which is pretty substantial down here. I’m sure Abbott has to entertain those assholes from time to time but I’d say where the rubber actually meets the road, they’re quite different.

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ryan-oryan-o I haven’t studied him, but I like a lot of what I hear about him.

Texas Chris
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Abbot was Perry’s pick for AG.

Texas Chris
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He has excellent PR. But we have to fight him to do conservative things (which he then takes full credit for in the media), and fight him to NOT do leftist things (which he then boasts about defeating after we made him do it).

Best governor ever? I’d say best in my lifetime. But how much work did we Texans have to do to get Abbot to be a good governor? He should be naturally conservative! We shouldn’t have to force him.

Lillie Belle
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@Texas Chris Most that were up for re-election in May got their seat back, as did the horrible lefty mayor on his runoff last weekend. San Antonio seems a lost cause.

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Sad we even need such a law… I will pay Texas another visit. New York Buffalo Airport has discriminated against them. If you allow a chick fil a in that airport, I will pay a visit to Buffalo.

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