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Fox & Friends Cast Praises "Save Chick-fil-A" Bill While Eating Chick-fil-A

by Sam Cronin
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Saturday Jun 15, 2019
Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade appear on their set in New York.
Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade appear on their set in New York.  (Source:AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Texas Senate Bill 1978, also known as the "Save Chick-fil-A" Bill, has garnered lots of both criticism and praise since its signing by Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday. "The measure prohibits the government from taking 'adverse action' against any individuals or businesses based on membership, support or donations to religious groups," according to CNN.

Many members of the LGBT community argue that supporting the bill "enshrines the ability to discriminate against the marginalized LGBTQ community into law," according to Salon.

LGBT rights group Equality Texas denounced the bill in a series of tweets. The first read:

"Governor Abbott signed SB 1978, the so-called 'Save Chick-fil-A' bill, into law today. This bill is nothing more than an 'anti-LGBTQ dog whistle.' "

The tweets continued, "Here's what you need to know about SB 1978... 1. This bill does not materially change current law in Texas. It simply reaffirms First Amendment protections. 2. This bill is the brainchild of anti-LGBTQ national and state-level activists. Even though it does not take away the rights of LGBTQ people, it does advance the message that anti-LGBTQ views deserve special protections."

Supporters include the hosts of "Fox & Friends" who, on Wednesday, aired a segment on the bill catered by a buffet of Chick-fil-A food. They, and other supporters, argue that the bill is an important step towards ensuring the religious freedom of the company, which is privately owned.

"The bill is to protect private entities from punishment over actions they take due to their religious beliefs," host Steve Doocy said.

The FAA still has an open investigation in San Antonio to determine whether or not the exclusion of the restaurant from the San Antonio airport constitutes a violation of its religious freedoms.

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  • , 2019-06-16 03:57:59

    Sue the state. Fox news hosts are retarded.


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