Cities Ban Chick-fil-A, GOP Candidate Tells Company, 'Montana Is Open for Business'


For several years, the ideological left has been waging war against delicious fried chicken sandwiches and salty waffle fries, or more specifically, the hugely popular Christian-owned franchise that makes and sells the tasty fast food meals for public consumption.

The fast-food franchise in question is Chick-fil-A, and the liberal opposition to the company stems from the company owner’s Christian faith, specifically his faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage and personal financial support of groups seeking to protect the fundamental institution of marriage as being between one man and one woman.

Most recently, liberal politicians in places like Buffalo, New York, and San Antonio, Texas, succeeded in barring Chick-fil-A restaurants from being awarded contracts to establish restaurants and serve the public in their respective city-run airports, ostensibly due to the company’s supposed discrimination against LGBT individuals and groups, a false narrative perpetuated by Democrats and their liberal media mouthpieces.

But an aspiring politician in the state of Montana, Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Attorney General Tim Fox, tweeted to Chick-fil-A that he would welcome the embattled franchise to his state with open arms.

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Standing beside a lawnmower in his backyard, Fox said, “I see in the news where some people are trying to evoke division and outrage by banning Chick-fil-A restaurants from their cities and their airports.”

“You know, that’s not the way we do things in Montana. We don’t discriminate against people for their religious views,” he continued.

Fox noted that there was only one Chick-fil-A restaurant in the entire state of Montana, located in the town of Kalispell. That is a situation he hoped would soon change by the addition of more restaurants in his state.

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“We could use a lot more of those,” Fox said. “Even though this Big Sky Country is beef country, we know a good chicken sandwich when we eat it.”

“So, Chick-fil-A, you guys are welcome here. Come on over, we’re open for business in Montana, and we don’t discriminate against people for their religious views,” he added.

In a follow-up tweet, Fox posted a letter he had sent to Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy that contained a similar invitation to the state for the franchise.

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The various prohibitions against Chick-fil-A by liberal-run cities across the country are about as stupid as the false premise that the opposition is built upon.

There is no evidence that Chick-fil-A has ever discriminated against LGBT individuals with regard to employment or service.

The opposition to the franchise is based solely on the anti-Christian agenda of some on the left, which seeks to crush any and all public displays or pronouncements of the Christian faith, up to and including the expression of fundamental Christian beliefs and political support, financial or otherwise, that align with those beliefs.

This gubernatorial candidate may well have just tapped into a winning message in his quest for higher office by standing up in defense of religious freedom and by welcoming a company that has been unfairly maligned by the progressive left.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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