Chick-fil-A Caves: Pulls Support from Christian Groups Branded by LGBT Lobby 'Anti-gay'
Calvin Freiburger : Nov 19, 2019
"Chick fil A defied the LGBT rage mob for years and only grew in popularity because of it. Now all of a sudden they cave. This is the most pointless and counter productive surrender I've ever seen." -Matt Walsh, blogger
[LifeSiteNews.com] For years Chick-fil-A has risen the fast-food ranks thanks in no small part to its proud Christian identity. But in a stunning reversal, the chicken restaurant announced Monday that it will end charitable donations to several Christian groups branded by pro-LGBT activists as "anti-gay." (Image: via LifeSiteNews)
For years, LGBT activists have attempted to brand Chick-fil-A as "hateful" due to CEO Dan Cathy's stated opposition to same-sex "marriage" and the company's donations to social conservative groups such as Family Research Council and Focus on the Family. But while the company has no shortage of detractors in politics and media, the complaints have fallen on deaf ears among actual customers.
Chick-fil-A enjoys tremendous success and an overwhelmingly positive reputation due to its service as well as its charitable bent and volunteerism during tragedies and disasters. Furthermore, for all the "anti-LGBT" branding, many homosexual employees and customers have attested to positive, welcoming experiences at Chick-fil-A.
The chain's steady success in the face of left-wing pressure campaigns—its sales have actually doubled since the boycotts began—would seem to have closed the matter, yet Bisnow reports that starting next year, Chick-fil-A will stop donating to Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and the Paul Anderson Youth Home in favor of refocusing its giving on the causes of education, homelessness, and hunger, through the organizations Junior Achievement USA and Covenant House, as well as to various community food banks.
All three of those organizations have been attacked as "anti-LGBT" for taking traditional Biblical stances on homosexuality.
The company is framing the change not as an express disavowal of the previous recipients, but as part of a reorientation toward "critical issues in communities where we do business in the US" But statements from company officials do appear to acknowledge a public-relations motivation, as well... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here
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