Texas' 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill part of a nationwide, anti-LGBTQ effort, advocates say

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Texas' 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill part of a nationwide, anti-LGBTQ effort, advocates say
The bill’s proponents say it’s about religious freedom, but critics say it’s about discrimination — and masterminded by a right-wing, national campaign.
By Nico Lang

"If it's not amended, the real-world consequences are fairly broad,” Quinn told NBC News, adding that “people can be turned away from businesses, people can be fired, or people can be denied a home” because of the employer or landlord’s religious views."
"According to Smoot of Equality Texas, the bills are built on a “foundation of fueling hostility toward LGBTQ equality.”
“It gives a platform to those who would try to inflame opposition to LGBTQ people,” she said. “It’s a kind of a dog whistle understood by anti-LGBTQ activists to be a vehicle for them to promote not real religious liberty but a twisted rhetoric that says that it's OK to discriminate against LGBTQ folks.”
"While Hughes, the sponsor of the Senate bill, maintained during debate that it merely seeks to ensure that “religious beliefs are protected from discrimination,” Johnson said she hopes her colleagues realize the debate is not really about “religious freedom” or even Chick-fil-A. According to Johnson, the legislation is part of “a concerted effort to violate the constitutional protections that we’ve had for centuries with the separation of church and state.”









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Fortunately, the Texas House appears to be against that malicious bill that serves no good purpose. With opposition building against it even by House Republicans, that would send a strong message that discrimination is not welcome in Texas something that has long been needed in that state.
 
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They don't discriminate. And they don't need saving.
Correct.

Their stuff is very good, better than nearly all fast food, and that's why they are so successful.

A while back it was reported that they were the fastest growing major restaurant chain.

Getting hungry just thinking about it...
 
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