Texas Republican Drops Religious Freedom Bill at Behest of “Job Creators”

Texas State House Chamber (public domain image via Wikimedia Commons)

I know little about this bill protecting religious freedom in Texas, but I was amused (in a sick way) to see that its chief sponsor in the Texas House dropped it like a hot potato when one business group objected:

“I cannot and I will not support legislation, however well-intentioned, that would result in harming the job creators who are so very valuable to the Texas economy,” Texas Rep. Jason Villalba said on his Facebook page.

That one quote says a lot about the state of Republican messaging, not to mention its soul. Religious freedom may be important, but protecting “job creators” is really sacred.

The bill has since been picked up by another Texas legislator, Rep. Matt Krause.

Maggie Gallagher is editor of ThePulse2016.com. Continue Reading