Chick-fil-A Not Free To Believe, San Antonio Bans New Location
In the wake of the City of San Antonio banning Chick-fil-A from their airport based upon their religious beliefs and private donations made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Texas Values and Texas Values Action are once again calling on the legislature to act to protect religious freedom and ensure all Texans are Free To Believe.
Despite Councilman Trevino saying “Everyone has a place here, and everyone should be welcome…” Chick-fil-A, Christians, and other businesses who believe in Biblical marriage and biological sex are being persecuted by the city. In this case, it appears business owners can even be punished for donations they make to nonprofits which have nothing to do with how the company conducts its business.
Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values said “Local governments targeting and banning private Christian businesses like Chick-fil-A is a hostility to religion that Texans will not stand for. I thought Texas was ‘open for business.’ I guess that applies everywhere in Texas except for San Antonio, where the government demands that you renounce your religious beliefs.”
This outrageous development only further underscores the need for the legislature to act and stop these out of control city regulations. Texans should be Free to Believe, and free to eat Chick-fil-A. We ask all members of the legislature to co-author HB 1035 and protect business like Chick-fil-A from government punishment.
HB 1035 The Free To Believe Act by Rep. Bill Zedler, ensures the government cannot punish individual Texans, religious groups, businesses, counselors, medical providers, wedding vendors, or state employees for their sincerely held religious beliefs on marriage and human sexuality. Believing the Bible and living out your faith should never get you fined, jailed, or in any other way punished.
Texans can take action to contact their State Representative and State Senator in support of The Free to Believe Act and in support of religious freedom protections for all Texans at FreeToBelieveTexas.com.
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