TX Gov. Abbott Signs ‘Chick-Fil-A Law’ to Protect Religious Liberty: ‘Discrimination Is Not Tolerated’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is continuing to sign off on several bills, as he’s also making sure that religious liberty is protected in Texas.

The Texas governor signed a “Save Chick-fil-A” bill this week so that “no business should be discriminated against simply because its owners donate to a church, the Salvation Army, or other religious organization,” Abbott tweeted.

Chick-fil-A has previously found themselves under fire by universities and airports. However, when it comes to their donations to charitable foundations that are labeled “anti-LGBT,” Chick-fil-A Foundation’s executive director Rodney Bullard said that “helping children” in the community is a “higher calling than any political or cultural war that’s being waged,” as IJR Red previously reported.

Abbott’s decision follows after the San Antonio City Council voted in March to ban the fast-food chain from the San Antonio International Airport over the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

“That’s ridiculous,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded to the council’s decision at the time. “And not Texas.”

“Texas protects religious liberty,” Abbott said in response to signing the Chick-fil-A bill, which he officially did so in June.

He said at the bill, taking effect in September:

“Discrimination is not tolerated in Texas. No business should be discriminated against simply because its owners pay to a church or the Salvation Army or any other religious organization. No business should lose a government contract because of their religious beliefs. The ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ legislation that I’m about to sign is a victory for religious liberty in Texas.”

This week, the Texas governor also signed the “Born Alive Act” to “make it illegal to kill a child who survives an abortion” and ensure “the baby receives needed medical care.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) applauded Abbott’s move, thanking him for signing the pro-life bill.

“Absolutely no reason Congress shouldn’t act swiftly to outlaw infanticide nationwide. Yet House Democrats keep blocking the Republican bill to protect newborns who survive abortions—74 times now,” Scalise tweeted. “This shouldn’t even be a debate.”

These aren’t the first videos of signing bills into law for Abbott, as he previously shared videos signing several other bills that made Texas a freer state, as IJR Red reported. These included making it legal for kids to sell lemonade at stands, protecting free speech on campuses, banning red light cameras, adding delivery options for beer and wine to one’s home, and preventing an occupational license from being denied or revoked due to student loans.

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TruthB Told
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Texas. The last state in the Union to be part of the U.S. BTLFIT.*

* Before The Liberals Fu*ked It Up.

Allen Zabel
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Why the new law?
Isn’t the right to free speech and expression, already guaranteed under the Constitution?

Judy Montgomery Chartrand
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Why has it taken this long for someone to stand up and stop political abuse? The liberal lefts agenda is to harm anyone who values family tradition. There is nothing unusual about doing what is natural but every thing abnormal about opposing it.

Cherl
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Hey Phyll Does anyone understand why all your posts are loaded with questions? Some rhetorical and most nonsensical.

Phyllis Softa
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Is Steve Scalise of the belief that an infanticide law does not already exists or is it the R position that they believe we are not smart enough to know it? Does anyone understand the Abbott position of requests for abortion AFTER the birth???? Not following that one.

Don Snyder
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The dude said he is for ‘traditional’ marriage. He didn’t say he is against gays, lesbians or any other ‘alternative’ lifestyle. Nothing wrong with not believing in gay marriage. As long as you leave those people alone, which he does. Move on, Democrats, you lost another battle.

Sherri
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Most people do not agree with the discrimination of the left. The biggest problem is that most politicians do. Thank God for those like Abbott! The majority of people are being controlled by a loud, bigoted, hateful far left. Please people, do not vote blue what ever you do!

william jackson
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Any other Governors have cujones?

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