Abbott Tweets Support for Bill Millers's After Chick-fil-A Funding Pivot

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reacted to Chick-fil-A's announcement that it plans to stop donating to groups like the Salvation Army, which some have said oppose LGBTQ rights, by tweeting 'I'm going to Bill Miller's,' News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Chick-fil-A's support of Christian organizations got the fast foot chain banned from the San Antonio Airport, but prompted the 2019 Texas Legidlasture to pass, and Abbot to sign, the 'Save Chick-fil-A Bill,' which bans discrimination against any business based on their religious beliefs.

San Antonio is also facing a Texas Attorney General's investigation and a lawsuit for banning Chick-fil-A from the airport concessions agreement.

Abbott's love for Bill Miller's stems from Congressman Joaquin Castro's social media post this past summer attempting to 'shame' the San Antonio based chain because owner Balous Miller has donated to Donald Trump's campaign. Castro's comment also attempted to shame developer Kit Goldsbury as a Trump supporter. Goldsbury, who has transformed the Pearl area into one of the true job creation centers in Texas, has probably done more than anybody else to boost Castro's 20th District.

A statement by the Texas Democratic Party blasted Abbott for "supporting discrimination after Chick-Fil-A ends anti-LGBTQA+ funding."

 

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