[Minneapolis, MN] Fifth District Congressional candidate Chris Fields has invited Keith Ellison to have an open and honest discussion regarding religious freedom in America. In his video invitation to Ellison, Fields stated, “While we don’t agree on much, we must agree on this principle; everyone in America should be allowed to express their religious beliefs.” The video was sent via Twitter and featured Fields eating a Chik-Fil-A sandwich.
Religious freedom has become a hot button issue after Chick-Fil-A’s owner, Dan Cathy, voiced his support for traditional marriage. Fields released a YouTube video inviting Ellison to call his office so that the two candidates may set a time to meet with the people of the Fifth Congressional District at a local Chik Fil A, and discuss religious freedom in America.
Ellison has often declared that he is an advocate of religious freedom in this country however few Christians believe this claim. In a recent Washington Post opinion editorial, Ellison stated that, “Religious freedom is the bedrock of our American value.” Ellison also noted that he was, “glad a diverse group of leaders from across America, including Republicans and Democrats, put their own credibility on the line to defend every American’s right to practice their faith freely.” Fields openly questioned to supporters whether Ellison would put his own credibility on the line to defend the Chik-Fil-A CEO. “We will see if he takes our challenge. His does not have a strong record of standing for anyone but himself.”
It will be interesting to see if and when the discussion takes place. Ellison has not yet to respond to Fields’ invitation.
ABOUT: Chris Fields is the alternative to Keith Ellison in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District. Chris is a retired combat veteran who honorably served his country for more than 21 years in the United States Marine Corps. His message of reform, responsibility, and accountability is encouraging people from diverse backgrounds and political persuasions to Come Together to support a leader that will make real and tangible changes to a broken political system.