Every Christian’s favorite fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A, has apparently folded to the LGBTQ hate campaign that has plagued them for years, causing protests and shutdowns of business across the nation. It all started when CEO Dan Cathy publicly supported California’s Proposition 8 in defense of traditional marriage and went downhill from there. Activists have not let up on insisting on boycotts and city-wide bans on the restaurant. Despite these attacks, customer support remained strong. Chick-fil-A has been named the best fast-food chain for customer satisfaction four years in a row.
Chick-fil-A’s Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos has made the decision to cut ties with charitable outlets like the Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home, which have been targeted by LGBTQ activists for not supporting the activists’ preferred gay causes. Tassopoulos told Bisnow, “There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are.”
“Who they are now” appears to be spineless virtue-signalers. Chick-fil-A has been, for years, a beacon of sanity in this SJW-guided corporate world and a company that stood by its principles despite terrible opposition, refusing to capitulate to the minority of troublemakers. What changed is unknown. Starting next year, Chick-fil-A will focus its charitable giving on “approved” charities like homelessness and education. You can bet your salary that whatever charitable organizations they choose will be LGBTQ-approved.
What a shame to watch this great company sink under cultural pressure. Its base of Christian customers might not feel as loyal to the brand after watching them sell out to the gay mafia.
“When there is a tension, we want to make sure we’re being clear. We think this is going to be helpful,” Tassopoulos said. “It’s just the right thing to do: to be clear, caring and supportive, and do it in the community.”
Weaseling out of supporting Christian organizations by couching it in words like “caring” and “supportive” doesn’t erase the sour taste of betrayal. I hope the thirty pieces of silver was worth it.
Update 7:45 p.m.: In response to questions about the change to its charitable giving, a Chick-fil-A representative told the Christian Post, “Beginning in 2020 the Chick-fil-A Foundation will introduce a more focused giving approach, donating to a smaller number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of hunger, homelessness and education. We have also proactively disclosed our 2018 tax filing and a preview of 2019 gifts to date on chick-fil-afoundation.org. The intent of charitable giving from the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to nourish the potential in every child.”
“Our goal is to donate to the most effective organizations in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger. No organization will be excluded from future consideration – faith-based or non-faith based,” the spokesperson said.
However, according to Christian Post, “The 2018 tax form filed Friday with the IRS notes that the foundation gave the Salvation Army $115,000 last year and $1.65 million to Fellowship of Christian Athletes last year. The donations were part of the multi-year obligations that have now concluded.”
Bisnews also reported: “Future partners could include faith-based and non-faith-based charities, but the company said none of the organizations have anti-LGBT positions. While the philanthropic shift is an acknowledgment that past giving has hurt the company’s brand, it hasn’t negatively impacted sales.”
Megan Fox is the author of “Believe Evidence; The Death of Due Process from Salome to #MeToo.” Follow on Twitter @MeganFoxWriter