In an era where it seems like our freedoms of conscience are dwindling away, it’s refreshing to see one state standing up to make sure that business owners won’t face discrimination based on the beliefs of their owners.
Governor Greg Abbott signed the so-called “Save Chick-fil-A” law into effect last week. The measure prevents local governments from discriminating against companies for contracts based on the religious beliefs and actions of that corporation’s owners, and it takes effect in September.
The law came about as a result of San Antonio denying Chick-fil-A the opportunity to operate in the city’s airport, citing the Cathy family’s support of pro-traditional marriage and pro-family organizations, as well as the Salvation Army.
The Hill reports:
“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,” Abbott said at the ceremonial signing. “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.”
These days, the progressive left is encroaching on every are of our lives and our culture. At the same time, they’re trying to choke out any reference to traditional morality and biblical values. (Where have we heard the statement, “You will be made to care” before?)
Texas gets it. That’s why the legislature quickly drew up and passed the legislation. The Texas legislature and Governor Abbott know how quickly the slope becomes ever more slippery, and I’m grateful that they’re taking a stand. I hope other states will follow suit.
God bless the state of Texas.