Religious liberty and chicken – there's a connection

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Freedom of Religion buttonThere's a big push today in Texas for religious liberty – as well as for chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, and lemonade.

A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in the Texas House of Representatives involving House Bill 3172, also known as the First Amendment Defense Act.

"We say that the government cannot penalize you or take something away from you just for your beliefs on marriage," bill author and Representative Matt Krause (R-District 93) said Tuesday on American Family Radio. "We saw it happen in Atlanta [in late 2013] with the fire chief [who] happened to write a pamphlet for a Sunday school class endorsing the traditional view of marriage – and he was fired for that."

The fired fire chief, Kelvin Cochran, eventually was awarded $1.2 million in a settlement with the city of Atlanta more than three years later.

"And we see others, like Chick-fil-a, giving money in their private capacity," Krause also shared, "and they're being penalized by government."

Chick-fil-A restauranteSpeaking of Chick-fil-A, the San Antonio City Council recently voted to cancel a contract allowing Chick-fil-A a location inside the city airport. The reason? Some city councilors did not like that Chick-fil-A has given money to Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, two organizations the councilors argued have "anti-LGBTQ records."

Attorney Jonathan Saenz with Texas Values is encouraging people today to eat at Chick-fil-A.

"We want people to post on social media and use the hashtag #SaveChickfilA," Saenz tells OneNewsNow. "This is no exaggeration, this is not hypothetical: a government is banning, barring, and preventing a business from opening up simply because of their religious beliefs that they hold personally. It has nothing to do with anything that's happened in one of their restaurants."

Saenz points interested individuals to SaveChickfila.com.

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