The fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A haulted donations from its charity, WinShape, to anti-LGBT organizations and other groups, according to an advocacy group on Tuesday.
The Civil Rights Agenda put out a statement that Chick-Fil-A representatives talked to a Chicago-area alderman, telling him the company is done donating to any politically charged organizations, including anti-LGBT groups.
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Many individuals have given up their boycott of the restaurant chain when hearing about the press release.
Now that Chick-fil-A has stopped funding anti-gay organizations, I can go right back to never eating there. #ChickFilAMatt
ChampagneWell chick fil a isn’t funding anti gay initiatives any more so you bess believe I’m getting my spicy chicken sammy right now. Joy Johns
Some others never actually stopped eating at the place.
Does this mean I can eat at Chick-Fil-A again? That would be great because I never actually stopped. Drew Magary
Conservatives who previously supported Chick-Fil-A are now angered at their reverse of position.
Just when you thought that there was actually a company out there willing to stand up for what it believes. Regardless of where you stand on the gay marriage issue, it is a sad day in America when freedom of speech and expression is squashed by the political elite and those with opposing views. As a country, we must revive the belief that diversity of thought is a good thing and expression of beliefs is a cornerstone of our founding.
Jake Hoffman this is why I am opposed to “gay rights”
Kecia Howell There is still doubt that the company has fully given in on their anti-LGBT support. Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy tweeted a photo of a WinShape “Ride for the Family bikers” on Sept. 18.
WinShape Ride for the Family bikers locked and loaded for 200 mile ride to Wilmington out of Charleston. http://pic.twitter.com/rqvP2CUaDan T. CathyThe WinShape Foundation was started in 1984 byChick-Fil-A founder and Dan Cathy’s father S. Truett Cathy. It raised over $26.1 million in 2010.
The organization donates money to many conservative and anti-LGBT groups. The list of groups include Eagle Forum, Focus on the Family, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Family Research Council, Exodus International and the Marriage & Family Legacy Fund.
In addition, the organization has hosted over 200 foster children since it’s inception and has raised more than $18 million to create foster homes and camps in the Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee areas.Amidst the excitement, many returning patrons still feel trepidation becoming patrons of the restraunt again. Chick-Fil-A hasn’t yet independently released a statement confirming the policy change.
However, the Civil Rights Agenda published an inertnal memo titled Chick-Fil-A: Who We Are to franchisees that said the company wouldn’t engage in discriminatory pracitices to a list of groups including “sexual orientation”.