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Will Attorney General Bill Barr investigate the “homosexual lobby” for “terrorizing” Chick-fil-A?

Will Attorney General Bill Barr investigate the “homosexual lobby” for “terrorizing” Chick-fil-A?
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A former Republican elected official is calling on the Attorney General of the United States to investigate the “mass assault” against Chick-fil-A by the “Homosexual Lobby” that “terrorized” the fast food restaurant to stop its donations to anti-LGBTQ organizations.

If that sounds far-fetched, remember that the Texas attorney general opened a similar investigation earlier this year and asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to do the same.

Related: Anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council is airing Chick-fil-A’s dirty laundry

For almost two decades, Eugene Delgaudio served on the Loudoun County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors. He started the organization Public Advocate of the United States in 1981 and has been called a “a leader in the nation’s anti-gay rights movement” by the Washington Post.

And now he says he’s “saddened” that Chick-fil-A has said that it would stop donating to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes after years of making these anti-LGBTQ donations.

“Homosexual Attackers have gotten some blood in their wrongful efforts to bring Down Chick-fil-A,” Delgaudio said in a press release.

He accused the “Homosexual Lobby” of using “terrorist tactics in their jihad against a Christian business.” He did not specify these terrorist tactics, which appear to be limited to online petitions, social media posts, and refusing to eat chicken sandwiches.

“Chick-fil-A has been forced to spend untold millions in legal fees just to operate their business according to their own convictions,” he continued. Chick-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy has an estimated net worth of $5.1 billion, according to Forbes.

The press release “demands” that Attorney General Bob Barr “open an immediate investigation into the mass assault on Chick-fil-A in an attempt to terrorize them and to deprive them of their First Amendment protected Religious Liberty.”

He also wants Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “condemn the United Kingdom for persecuting Chick-fil-A in their attempt to expand their business to the British Isles,” referring to a property owner in Reading that ended a Chick-fil-A’s lease earlier this year.

“Public Advocate will continue to defend Chick-fil-A and Christian business from the tyranny of the Homosexual Lobby,” he wrote, adding that he was “especially” appreciative of Chick-fil-A for “standing up to the Homosexual Lobby” and keeping “their Christian principles in business.”

This past March, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that he would open an investigation into “potential First Amendment violations” that may have occurred when the city of San Antonio refused to give Chick-fil-A a spot in its local airport. He also asked Transportation Secretary Chao to do the same.

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