Tim Fox, Montana's Republican attorney general and 2020 gubernatorial candidate, tweeted three times yesterday begging antigay fast-food chain Chick-fil-A to open more restaurants in his state and slammed those who criticize the conservative company.
Fox wrote a letter to Chick-fil-A officials on Monday, asking the restaurant to expand in Montana and criticizing LGBTQ advocates in other jurisdictions for rejecting the chain over their anti-LGBTQ donations and corporate leadership. Officials in places like San Antonio and Buffalo, N.Y., rejected new Chick-fil-A restaurants over its history of homophobia.
"While your company faces a barrage of unnecessary criticism from San Antonio, TX and Buffalo, NY, I want you to know that Montanans don't discriminate against others based on religious affiliation," Fox wrote to Dan Cathy, who, in 2015, said same-sex marriage is an affront to God. "That's why I'd like to extend Chick-fil-A an invitation to expand its operations in Big Sky Country... Politicians in other states may find it appropriate to use your company to evoke division and outrage, but rest assured, we won't."
Fox tweeted two other times about his desire for Chick-fil-A, including a video of him expressing the same.