FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 22, 2019
Eric Sell: 406-749-0107
Attorney General Tim Fox, Candidate for Governor, Invites Chick-fil-A to Open Additional Stores in Montana
(Helena, Mont.)— The national outcry over state and local officials blocking Chick-fil-A restaurants from opening in airports because of the company’s donations to Christian organizations prompted a response from Montana’s Attorney General, and candidate for Governor, Tim Fox.
Today, Fox sent a letter to Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, expressing his commitment to religious freedom by inviting the restaurant chain to open additional locations in Montana.
“While Chick-fil-A faces a barrage of unnecessary criticism from places like San Antonio and Buffalo, I want the company to know that Montanans don’t discriminate against others based on religious affiliation. That’s why I’m extending Chick-fil-A an invitation to expand its operations in Big Sky Country,” Fox said.
Of Chick-fil-A’s over 2,100 restaurants, only one is located in Montana.
Over the past several months, state and local officials took steps to prohibit Chick-fil-A from opening additional airport locations in both San Antonio, TX and Buffalo, NY, sparking a national outcry from many concerned by such blatant government discrimination based on religious affiliation.
The officials cited the company’s donations to Christian organizations as the reason for denying the chain access to coveted merchant space in the local airports. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched an investigation into the San Antonio city council’s decision, suggesting the vote to block Chick-fil-A based on its religious affiliation violates the religious freedom protections embodied in the First Amendment.
“Politicians in other states may find it appropriate to use your company to evoke division and outrage, but rest assured, we won’t. I want you to know that Montana is open for business.”
Click here to view Tim’s video message.