Chick-fil-A donated more than $1.8m to anti-LGBT charities

Chick-fil-A donated greater than $1.8m to anti-LGBT charities by way of the Chick-fil-A Basis, new tax filings present.

In 2017, the Georgia-based hen chain, which is run on its founder’s conservative Christian beliefs, donated greater than $1.6m to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which requires its workers to chorus from “gay acts,” in line with ThinkProgress.

It additionally gave $6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth House, which teaches boys that same-sex marriage is “rage towards Jesus Christ and His values”.

Chick-fil-A’s continued help for charities that discriminate towards LGBT individuals comes after president Dan Cathy sparked outrage in 2005 with feedback relating to same-sex marriage.

Showing on the Ken Coleman speak present, Cathy stated: “I feel we’re inviting God’s judgment on our nation once we shake our fist at Him and say ‘we all know higher than you as to what constitutes a wedding’”.

Chick-fil-A later issued a public apology wherein the corporate introduced it could be leaving the “coverage debate over same-sex marriage to the federal government and political area”.

The hen firm has beforehand stated it could cease donating to anti-gay causes, in line with ThinkProgress, which was disproved with the discharge of the corporate’s 2017 tax filings.

In a press release to ThinkProgress relating to the continued monetary help, a Chick-fil-A spokesperson stated the corporate’s giving “has at all times targeted on youth and schooling” and it has “by no means donated with the aim of supporting a social or political agenda”.

The corporate additionally stated that it could now not be donating to the Paul Anderson Youth House transferring ahead, as a 2010 weblog submit “surfaced that doesn’t meet Chick-fil-A’s dedication to making a welcoming atmosphere to all”.

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The Impartial has contacted Chick-fil-A for remark.


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