TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — The “Save Chick-fil-A” religious freedom law, one of the most talked-about issues during a state legislative session, will go into effect Sept. 1.
The “Save Chick-fil-A” effort became a statewide movement during the 2019 Texas Legislative Session, after the San Antonio City Council banned a Chick-fil-A location from their airport because of past donations to the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.READ MORE: 150 Houston Hospital Workers Who Refused To Get COVID-19 Vaccine Were Fired Or Resigned
Starting Sunday, the new law will protect all Texans, not just Chick-fil-A, from discrimination by the government for associating with or donating to a religious organization.READ MORE: One Tribe Foundation Helping First Responders, Healthcare Workers With Growing Mental Health Challenges
President of Texas Values Jonathan Saenz said come Sept. 1, it’s “game over” for the San Antonio City Council.
“We plan to do everything in our power to enforce and support the Save Chick-fil-A religious freedom law,” Saenz said. “The people of Texas have made it clear, the San Antonio City Council can run but they can’t hide.”MORE NEWS: North Texas Nonprofit Brings Joy Of Scuba Diving To Veterans With Disabilities