Company's 'falling away' is 'reprehensible'

Friday, December 6, 2019
 | 
Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Chick-fil-A emblemA former Chick-fil-A employee says the restaurant chain is no longer the company he once knew.

J.P. Duffy, vice president of communications at the Family Research Council (FRC), worked at a Chick-fil-A while he was in high school. It was there that Duffy says he was inspired to live out his faith in the workplace. But now, those days are gone.

"When I first started at Chick-fil-A, I was given the employee handbook, and right on that first page was the purpose statement for Chick-fil-A, and it said to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us," Duffy shares.

Flash forward to recent news that the Chick-fil-A Foundation is – at least for now – not giving money to Salvation Army, and Duffy sees problems. There is also the highly-publicized finding that the Foundation recently gave money to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the organization that a convicted terrorist cited as a reason for his 2012 plot to shoot and kill people at FRC's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

"Floyd Corkins, the shooter who was later convicted of terrorism, admitted in an interrogation with the FBI that he picked his target from the SPLC website," says Duffy.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has designated the Family Research Council a "hate group."

"Chick-fil-A has known this for seven years and yet went forward with a donation," Duffy laments. "Now there's doubling down on that donation, and to me it's reprehensible, and it demonstrates how dramatic the falling away has been at Chick-fil-A."

The Chick-fil-A Foundation is now giving money to Covenant House, -- an organization that has hosted a local Drag Queen Story Hour and celebrates LGBTQ pride.

Duffy, J.P. (FRC)"There is no question they have abandoned the values that Chick-fil-A was founded upon," Duffy continues. "In 2016, Chick-fil-A's board selected a new president (Tim Tassopoulos) who also serves on a Boy Scouts advisory council. They abandoned their values from long ago, so Chick-fil-A is not the company I once knew."

Chick-fil-A has not been returning phone calls or emails since the Foundation announced the changes to its philanthropic structure.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has also designated the American Family Association as a "hate group."

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

The leftward drift in the Southern Baptist Convention is …

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Rockets strike near US Embassy in Baghdad; no injuries
Israel's Gantz vows to form government without Netanyahu
Red flood warning issued for Wales as storm rips across UK
Xi's early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions
Mississippi braces for flooding amid cresting river
14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death
Esper says Taliban deal is promising but not without risk

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Huawei rift between US and Europe becoming an issue for NATO
Ukrainian president slams Trump impeachment as a 'soap opera,' undermines key Dem argument
Connecticut nightclub shooting leaves 1 dead, 4 wounded, police say
Bombshell buried deep inside IG report: FBI gave 'highly classified' info to British spy Christopher Steele
Pentagon to extend availability of 4 military bases to help with coronavirus efforts: official

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Trump not letting 'regulatory burdens glide by'

Trump "cuts" red tapeEven though it doesn't grab many headlines, a policy analyst says regulations are a big deal that affect everyone in the country, and he likes the Trump administration's mindset on the issue.