June 13, 2019 | From CBN News
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law Monday.
The new bill prohibits the government from taking “adverse action” against an individual or business based on contributions to religious organizations.
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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.
Dallas News reported that Gov. Abbott, a Republican, did not hold a public signing ceremony, but had previously tweeted his support of the bill….
… Republican state Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-TX) said there’s a legitimate need for the bill, arguing that the real hatred is directed at people of faith. “Should any city council be able to refuse me as a vendor in their city simply because I make donations to my church, which holds a biblical view of marriage?”…
(Excerpted from CBN News article by Andrea Morris)