Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to sign off on several more bills, and he is making sure that religious liberty is protected in Texas.
This week, the Texas governor signed a “Save Chick-fil-A” bill so that “no business should be discriminated against simply because its owners donate to a church, the Salvation Army, or other religious organization,” Gov. Abbott tweeted.
Chick-fil-A previously found themselves under attack 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 stated that “helping children” in the community is a “higher calling than any political or cultural war that’s being waged.”
Abbott’s decision comes after the San Antonio City Council voted 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 responded to the council’s decision at the time. “And not Texas.”
“Texas protects religious liberty,” Gov. Abbott said in response to signing the Chick-fil-A bill, which he officially did back in June.
“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.” He said, clamming that the bill will be taking effect in September.
This week, the Texas governor also signed the “Born Alive Act” which “makes it illegal to kill a child who survives an abortion” and ensure “the baby receives needed medical care.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise cheered Gov. 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.”