Chick-fil-A is selling out to the left, and that’s quite frustrating to hear. It’s been reported that the Christian company will stop donating to charities like the Salvation Army, Paul Anderson Youth Home, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Their reasoning? Heat from LGBT groups.
That’s right, our favorite restaurant serving the Lord’s chicken is no longer donating to Christian charities because the left has raised a fuss about it. Instead, they will be focusing on other charities that exclusively deal with homelessness, hunger, and education.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that they will be assisting charities who help with all of those issues. What is aggravating is that Chick-fil-A is only stopping their donations to Christian charities because they are trying to appease the left. They are becoming politically correct, and it’s not a good look.
“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,” said Chick-fil-A president and COO Tim Tassopoulos.
Chick-fil-A’s tax records shows that it gave to several Christian schools and charitable groups in 2018. None of those groups appears in a list of Chick-fil-A’s 2019 charitable giving that the company made available for preview.
Tassopoulos told the news site Bisnews on Monday that Chick-fil-A wants to be “clear about who we are” as it enters new markets.
“There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,” he continued, “There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”
Chick-fil-A has faced mounting criticism from LGBT groups as it seeks to expand its corporate footprint. The Atlanta-based company recently announced the closure of its first restaurant in Great Britain just a week after it opened due to protests from LGBT activists. Airports in Buffalo, New York, and San Antonio, Texas, have banned Chick-fil-A restaurants in the face of similar pressure.
I would be lying if I said I was not extremely disappointed in my favorite restaurant caving to the demands of the left. What’s next? They will stop playing Christian music in the lobby as well?