The Right is scattered with Chick-fil-A after the company announced that they will stop donating to Christian charities, including the Salvation Army.
On Monday, the Salvation Army issued a response, noting that the decision to cut ties is misguided because the group serves the LGBTQ + population.
"We are saddened to hear that a business partner has felt it necessary to turn funds to other hunger, education and homelessness organizations – areas where the Salvation Army, as the largest social service provider in the world, is already fully committed," charity in a statement. "We serve more than 23 million individuals a year, including those in the LGBTQ + community. In fact, we believe we are the largest provider of poverty alleviation to the LGBTQ + population."
It continued: "When misinformation is perpetuated without fact , our ability to serve those who need it, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or any other factor, may be at risk. We encourage the public to seek the truth before hurrying to be poorly informed and putting We greatly appreciate the partners and donors who ensure that everyone who needs our help feels safe and comfortable coming through our doors. "
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This statement came one is an interview Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos had with Bisnow, where the article noted the decision came in the context of Chick-fil-A expanding into new, more liberal markets.
The company, it reported, will focus on three initiatives: homelessness, education and hunger.
Along with the Salvation Army, Chick-fil-A will also cut ties with the community of Christian Athletes and the Paul Anderson youth home.
In a statement following the setback, Chick-fil-A denied that it was delimiting the abort culture and said that in the future, all groups – faith-based or not, would be considered for donations.
“As of 2020, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will introduce a more focused giving approach, giving to a smaller number of organizations working exclusively on 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 all children, the company says. “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 does not open on Sundays. "
Whatever route the company takes in the future, the damage has been done, and the most loyal customers will not soon forget it.
In August 2012, I coordinated a national @ChickfilA assessment day after they were bullied by militant hate groups. Millions appeared. Today @ChickfilA betrayed loyal customers for $. I'm sorry I thought they would be true to the conviction of founder Truett Cathey. Sad.
– Statesman Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 18, 2019
If it is true that @ChickfilA only refocuses charitable donations to "education, homelessness and hunger", then why is it cut off @salvationarmy a great charity that helps the homeless and hungry? Stop lying, @ChickfilA You are embarrassed by traditional Christians.
– Rod Dreher (@roddreher) 18. November 2019
“Chick-f il-As's refusal to kowtow to the waking commissioners was an inspiration. It was a small thing, maybe, but at least it was a big company that couldn't be pushed around by these bullies. And now it's gone. ” @roddreher
– Denny Burk (@DennyBurk) November 19, 2019
Really @ChickfilA This is the direction you want to go? You have achieved the unconditional support of millions not in spite of, but because you take a stand for, and that is the only reason why you succeed. Idiocy. Good bye! https://t.co/LIAzBt9Xos₂1919900900— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) November 18, 2019