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Montana's Attorney General Invites Chick-fil-A CEO to Open More Locations in His State

  • Kayla Koslosky
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2019 Apr 25
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“I want you to know that Montanans don’t discriminate against others based on religious affiliation,” Montana’s Attorney General Tim Fox wrote in a letter to Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy on Monday.

According to Fox News, in the letter posted to Facebook, Fox, who is running for Montana governor for 2020, wrote a letter to Cathy asking him to consider opening more Chick-fil-A stores across the Treasure State. 

Fox wrote, “While we have plenty of wonderful dining options here in the Treasure State, one is particularly hard to find: Chick-fil-A.” Fox notes that of the 2,100 Chick-fil-A restaurants across America, Montana is only home to one, and he would like that to change. 

Fox continued, “While your company faces a barrage of unnecessary criticism from places like San Antonio, TX and Buffalo, NY, I want you to know that Montanans don’t discriminate against others based on religious affiliation.”

“That’s why I’d like to extend Chick-fil-A an invitation to expand its operations in Big Sky Country,” Fox added. 

Fox also pointed out that he finds it inappropriate that other politicians use Chick-fil-A “to evoke division and outrage.”

In recent months Chick-fil-A has been under fire for its “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.” 

As Christian Headlines previously reported, last month San Antonio City Council agreed to exclude Chick-fil-A from its airport’s food court. City councilman Roberto Treviño said that the council did not find Chick-fil-A to be compassionate toward the LGBT community saying, “we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York also chose to exclude Chick-fil-A from their food court citing the fast food restaurant’s donations to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Paul Anderson Youth Home and the Salvation Army – organizations deemed to be anti-LGBT – as one reason they would not support Chick-fil-A.


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