Chick-fil-A apparently still has a very anti-LGBTQ agenda.
The company announced back in 2012 that it would stop donating to discriminatory, anti-LGBTQ organizations. This occurred shortly after Chick-fil-A announced it would “Leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage” following the fallout of their CEO Dan Cathy‘s comments about same-sex marriage.
His words may have been part of the reason why the company has expanded exponentially over the past couple of years. They are now the third-fastest-growing chain in the United States. GrubStreet reported in 2018 that they are on track to eclipse the likes of Burger King, Taco Bell, and Wendy’s over the next two years.
Chick-fil-A is still donating to anti-LGBTQ organizations amid their rapid growth. According to tax filings first reported on by ThinkProgress, they donated close to $1.7 million dollars to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. They are an international non-profit Christian sports ministry that requires its employees to sign a policy that bars them from “homosexual acts.”
They aren’t the only ones that Chick-fil-A donated to. They also forked over a hefty chunk of change ($150,000) to the Salvation Army, which has a history of being anti-LGBTQ themselves.
They also donated $6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home, which is a Georgia home for troubled youth that has blamed “sexual, physical, and mental abuse of children” for creating an “explosion of homosexuality.”
Chick-fil-A announced back in 2016 that they would not donate to groups with an anti-LGBTQ stance except for the Salvation Army.
Fellow fast food chain In-N-Out ran into similar issues last year when they donated a generous sum of money to the Republican party that sparked outrage on and off social media.