On Monday, The Daily Wire reported on the beloved fast food chain Chick-fil-A that stopped its donations to Christian-based charities that were considered "anti-LGBT" by the Left:
In an interview with Bisnow, Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos announced that the famed fried chicken chain plans to make significant changes to what charities it provides, in part because "as we enter new markets, we need to be aware of who's in the middle of still boycotting it very popular and successful chain of its donations to supposed "anti-LGBT" groups and causes, Tassopoulos revealed that the company's foundation will no longer give to any high-profile Christian organizations.
As one might have predicted, the move was not enough to to stop the backlash from activist groups on the left the company apparently tried to post. who condemns Chick-fil-A for allegedly still being anti-LGBT.
“If Chick-Fil-A is seriously considering their promise to stop holding hands with divisive anti-LHBTQ activists, further transparency is needed regarding their deep ties to organizations such as Focus on the Family, which exist purely to harm LHBTQ people and families, "a statement from the organization reads.
" If Chick-Fil-A is serious about their promise to stop holding hands with divisive anti-LHBTQ activists, then it is need additional transparency regarding their deep ties to organizations such as Focus on the Family, which exists purely to harm LHBTQ people and families. " @AndersonDrew https: // t .co / 0OXfScv1z6
– GLAAD (@glaad) November 18, 2019
" Chick-Fil-A investors, employees and customers can greet today's announcement with cautious optimism, "the statement continues," but keep in mind that s imilar press statements were previously proven to be empty. "
" In addition to refraining from supporting anti-LHBTQ organizations, Chick-Fil-A lacks still have guidelines to ensure safe jobs for LHBTQ employees and should unequivocally speak out against the anti-LGBTQ reputation that their brand represents, "concludes GLAAD.
In a speech to Bisnow, Tassopoulos said the chicken chain would forgo donations to some Christian charities and give $ 9 million to "organizations like Junior Achievement USA to support education, Covenant House International to fight homelessness and community banks for the hunger initiative in each city where the chain operates, "the outlet reported. In addition, Chick-fil-A will donate $ 25,000 to a local food bank when they open a new location.
As noted by The Daily Wire on Monday, in addition to not coming pleased with groups like GLAAD on the left, the folks on the right expressed their disappointment over the Chick-fil-A “hollow” against anti-Christian pressure.
Following the backlash, the organization issued a statement clarifying their charity change, which emphasized that they have no plans to open on Sundays:
From 2020, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will introduce a more focused giving approach, giving to a smaller number of organizations about exclusively working in hunger, homelessness and education. We also unveiled proactive tax filing for 2018 and a preview of 2019 gifts to date at chick-fil-afoundation.org. The intention of a charitable gift from the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to nurture the potential of each child.
Our goal is to donate to the most effective organizations in education, homelessness and hunger. . No organizations will be excluded from future assessment – faith-based or non-faith-based. I also wanted to add that Chick-file-A will not open on Sundays.
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