Rep. Farenthold hits back against 'Meatless Monday' with 'Chick-fil-A Tuesday'

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Farenthold tweeted the idea on Monday morning. Last week, several Republicans — many from beef-producing states such as Iowa and Kansas — protested the USDA’s advocacy for “Meatless Monday.”

The USDA later backed away from their support of “Meatless Monday,” which is a tradition in the department’s cafeteria but also an international campaign started by The Monday Campaigns Inc. in association with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Center for a Livable Future. 

Chick-fil-A has recently become the target of a boycott by several gay-rights groups that want to punish the owner of the fast-food chain known for its chicken sandwich after he declared he supports the “biblical definition of the family unit.”

Many conservatives, who have typically supported the Christian-owned business, have jumped to defend Chick-fil-A by advocating eating there more often in order to counter the boycott. Wednesday is actually a planned "Chick-fil-A Day," according to fans and former presidential contenders Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.