House Democrats have drafted legislation to make it a hate crime to eat at Chick-Fil-A.
Dining at a the Chick-fil-A is fast food chain is frowned upon in certain circles, due to chief executive officer Dan Cathy’s open opposition to same-sex marriage. So much so, in fact, that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey touched off a social media controversy after he tweeted about using an app to purchase food from Chick-fil-A:
— jack (@jack) June 10, 2018
You’re right. Completely forgot about their background
— jack (@jack) June 10, 2018
Just as Dorsey’s tweet referencing Chick-fil-A stirred up outrage, so did his follow-up message. Pundits and politicians claimed that Dorsey had been “bullied” (although Dorsey did not actually issue an apology, nor did he delete his original tweet):
This lunacy has gone too far. The CEO of @Twitter bullied into apology for patronizing @ChickfilA because owners support “biblical definition of marriage”. Holding a personal view taught by mainstream Christianity is now boycott worthy. https://t.co/EnChlPBStc via @cbsmoneywatch
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 11, 2018
Under intense pressure from their left-leaning constituents to do something about the dangerous, Christian-founded restaurant chain, Democrats in the House of Representatives unveiled legislation Tuesday that would make it a hate crime to eat at Chick-fil-A.
The CFAHATE Act Of 2018 would make it a hate crime punishable by federal law to dine at the restaurant or use its drive-thru, with extra punishments for people who post that they’re eating at the restaurant on their social media accounts. The legislation would also impose heftier penalties for anyone who patronizes the extremist hate group’s chicken sandwich establishments during Pride Month.
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