Skip to comments.Texas LGBTQ Caucus Scuttles Religious Freedom Bill
Posted on 05/13/2019 7:58:03 PM PDT by marshmallow
Group stops debate of proposed law on House floor
AUSTIN, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Texas legislature's LGBTQ caucus is taking credit for blocking a religious freedom bill in the state last week.
Also known as the "Save Chick-fil-A Bill," House Bill 3172 would have protected business owners with publicly stated religious opinions from adverse government action.
For example, the CEO of the fast food chain is an acknowledged critic of same-sex marriage as well as a frequent donor to organizations that promote traditional Christian marriage. Because of these strongly held positions, the San Antonio city council refused to issue permits that would have allowed franchise placements in the city's airports.
Representative Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) introduced HB 3172 this past March. In part, the text of the bill reads: "Notwithstanding any other law, a governmental entity may not take any adverse action against any person based wholly or partly on the person's membership in, affiliation with, or contribution, donation, or other support provided to a religious organization."
The bill, however, was defeated successfully not on its merits but by a point of procedure claiming the description of the bill was misleading. The fallout is that the bill is dead due to a May 10 deadline for preliminary passage of laws before the May 27 end of the 2019 legislative session (Texas' part-time legislature only meets for five months each year).
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One for the buttpumpers!
“...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,”
The magic question, if the owners of a halal meat market voiced the same opinions as the Chick Fil-A mgmt, how would this “queer caucus” react? (((((crickets)))))
She also helping to kill my eyesight.
Ok - Im done - time to start fighting back.
These gay twits dont care about liberty or freedom but their own sexual perversion and Im done coddling them.
People in this country have the right to free thought and the right to conduct commerce on their own without government intrusion dictating morality upon them. Which is ultimately what freedom of religion is about and its high time these twits, along with Sims and Buttgood are out in their place and remember that.
Good thing those uglies are not in the restaurant business.
You’d order chicken and before it got to your plate it would become pork sausage.
LGBTQWERTY has spoken.
Their caucus is just five women....terrible thing when women such as these gain political power.
Killed my appetite
I guess we can soon put Texas in the blue column.
It is an attack on religion.
Stalinists lie. Always
They are not about “equality”. They are about despotic power and seek to pinklist/blacklist anyone who is a heretic in their eyes.
Only two things come from Texas......
I wasn’t aware our Texas Legislature even had a LGBT caucus! How did that happen?
Must be Dems from Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin.
You sure that’s not the local weight watchers?
I don’t see no horns on you, son!
Large, Gargantuan, Bulbous, Tubby Queens. Including the guy.
The ark is to be 300 cubits long, 30 cubits wide, and 50 cubits high...
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