Msg to Chick-fil-A: Say what you want – but you caved

Friday, November 22, 2019
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Chris Woodward, Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Chick-fil-A emblemChick-fil-A continues to have people scratching their heads over a decision to change its philanthropic structure.

"That was a gut punch when Chick-fil-A decided to compromise on its values," says David Almasi of the National Center for Public Policy Research. "It's something that's going to hurt the chain more than it's going to help it, despite what they say."

On November 18, 2019, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, which is the corporate foundation of Chick-fil-A, Inc., announced it "will no longer make multiyear commitments and will reassess its philanthropic partnerships annually to allow maximum impact. These partners could include faith-based and non-faith-based charities." (See related article from OneNewsNow)

Two of these partners have been The Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Liberal activists and organizations have expressed concerns that those ministries are "anti-LGBTQ." It was for this reason that a majority of San Antonio City Council members voted to pull a contract with Chick-fil-A to put a restaurant in the San Antonio Airport. LGBTQ activists and organizations have also expressed concerns about Chick-fil-A's expansion efforts in the U.S., Canada, and the UK.

Thursday, in a Facebook post, evangelist Franklin Graham shared details of a phone call he had with Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, son of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy:

"Dan was very clear that they have not bowed down to anyone's demands, including the LGBTQ community. They will continue to support whoever they want to support. They haven't changed who they are or what they believe. Chick-fil-A remains committed to Christian values. Dan Cathy assured me that this isn't going to change."

But Almasi doesn't buy it.

Almasi, David (Project 21)"The president and the COO, who is not a member of the Cathy family, made the comment when this was announced that 'as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,' – and by saying that 'who we are' is someone who is going to change their giving priorities at this time is kind of playing their hand and showing that they are giving in to cancel culture," Almasi argues.

"That was the thing that was so great about Chick-fil-A," he adds. "It was refreshing to see a corporation that didn't give into the leftist pressure campaigns, [but] that's what they did – no matter what they say."

Appeasement of bullies 'will not work'

A pro-family activist who works to expose the truth about homosexuality says the fast-food giant is making a huge mistake by appeasing radical LGBT bullies.

LaBarbera, Peter"Already the homosexual lobby is demanding that Chick-fil-A establish a non-discrimination policy at its company," says Peter LaBarbera, founder and president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.

"They're going to demand that Chick-fil-A sign onto the HRC Corporate Equality Index with its radical agenda for corporations. They're not going to let go of Chick-fil-A; they are the political bullies of the century.

"They're going to demand more concessions and they're going to continue to call Chick-fil-A hateful," he emphasizes. "This appeasement strategy will not work."

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