House Democrats Draft Bill Making Eating at Chick-fil-A a Hate Crime-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
House Democrats have introduce legislation to make eating at Chick-fil-A restaurants a hate crime.
A website that describes its content as "Christian news satire" is behind false reports that House Democrats introduced a bill making eating at Chick-fil-A restaurants a hate crime.
The rumor started with a story appearing at The Babylon Bee.
The website's works of satire
are often mistaken for actual news reports when taken out of context on social media. This post states that Democrats in the House were forced to take action against the "dangerous, Christian-founded restaurant chain" by left-leaning constituents:
The CFAHATE Act Of 2018 would make it a hate crime punishable by federal law to dine at the restaurant or use its drive-thru, with extra punishments for people who post that they’re eating at the restaurant on their social media accounts. The legislation would also impose heftier penalties for anyone who patronizes the extremist hate group’s chicken sandwich establishments during Pride Month.
Chick-fil-A is commonly the subject of online rumors
. Citing its Christian values, the chain has always been closed on Sundays. One of the most common rumors over the years has been that Chick-fil-A has decided to be open Sundays
. That one's false, too.