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Chick-fil-A increases donations to anti-gay groups

Chick-fil-A increases donations to anti-gay groups

Mar 18, 2013 12:19 PM

According to a new report, fast food chain Chick-fil-A, who caused a stir in Boston last year when Mayor Menino took issue with the companys policy of donating to anti-gay groups, has not only continued to donate to these groups but in 2011 increased it's donations over previous years.

Last summer Menino had threatened to stop the restaurant from opening a location in downtown Boston. In a letter to Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy Menino wrote, 'I was angry to learn on the heels of your prejudiced statements about your search for a site to locate in Boston,' Menino wrote. 'There is no place for discrimination on Boston's Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it. I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston.'

Menino later backed off that claim stating that he was simply using the 'bully pulpit" of his office to call attention to Chik-fil-A policies.

According to a report by Think Progress, the restaurant chain nearly doubled its contributions to anti-gay groups from 2009 to 2011. According to Think Progress, the Winshape Foundation (the charitable arm of Chick-fil-A) gave $2,896,438 to the Marriage and Family Foundation in 2011, a massive increase over the $1,188,380 donated in 2010.

The Marriage and Family Foundation was founded in 2007 Dan Cathy and originally called the 'Marriage and Family Legacy Fund.' Its purpose was to serve as the 'implementation and funding' arm of Marriage CoMission, a group which promotes the 'traditional family structure.'

Although a few reports came out last year stating that Chick-Fil-A would cease its policy of donating to anti-gay groups, those reports have proven to be erroneous. When asked about the company's policy in an interview with the Baptist Press, Cathy said that Chick-fil-A was 'guilty as charged' regarding its millions of dollars in contributions to established anti-gay organizations.

by Anonymousreply 2106/19/2013

Double Down.

The gay community will never forgive them now, so they are going to the extreme. Fred Phelps, James Dobson and Michelle Bachman types.

by Anonymousreply 106/15/2013

I have not spent a penny with Chick-fil-A in nearly two years.

Feels good!

Chick-fil-A has the right to hate and I have the right not to spend my money there so they can hate me.

Ain't 'Murica great?

by Anonymousreply 206/15/2013

If you want to find out who the anti-gay wackos are, search Facebook for Chick-Fil-a in favorite links. Works every time. You will find the James Dobson, Mitt Romney, Tea Party links also in their favorites.

Nothing brings together anti-gay Americans like Hate Chicken Sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 306/15/2013

The donating written about in the OP's article happened between 2009 and 2011. I'm more interested in knowing what happened to chick-filet's donation strategy [italic]after[/italic] their 2012 hate-a-thon?

by Anonymousreply 406/15/2013

A reminder of the viral essay that went around in the wake of Chick-Fil-A's harmful giving the first time:

by Anonymousreply 506/15/2013

Personally, I wouldn't eat at anything called Chick-fil-A...

Not on ethical grounds...just self-preservation.

It sounds like a form of cavity wall insulation.

by Anonymousreply 606/15/2013

I only ate it once, in 1999. I didn't know food could hate at the time.

by Anonymousreply 806/15/2013

They should donate to the KKK while their at it.

by Anonymousreply 906/15/2013

Don't eat there.

And ask your friends and family to stop eating there.

And make sure you help them understand why they shouldn't spend their money there.

by Anonymousreply 1006/15/2013

But their chicken is sooooooooooooo good!

by Anonymousreply 1106/15/2013

I know two such idiots, R11.

Are you here, Bill and Paul?

by Anonymousreply 1206/15/2013

Why has anyone here ever gone to a CFA? The sign on the door that tells they're closed on Sunday screams FUNDIE BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT!

by Anonymousreply 1306/15/2013

It was 1999. I had never even heard of the place, and a friend suggested it while we were at a mall. I'm not a mallgoer, so nothing about it set it apart from any other aspect of the mall experience.

by Anonymousreply 1406/15/2013

Good, let the fucker waste their money and let the bigots eat all the fast food their over extended bellies can hold.

by Anonymousreply 1506/15/2013

Were their ever any Restaurant franchises during the 1960s, who refused to serve non-White patrons? What happened to them, did they survive?

by Anonymousreply 1606/16/2013

At the beginning of the 60s, most towns didn't have any restaurant franchises. Large urban areas would have Howard Johnson's. Down south they has Stuckey's. The five and dime stores had lunch counters but, in the South, they didn't serve Blacks. That's where the sit-ins began.

by Anonymousreply 1706/18/2013

This makes me want to snarl.

by Anonymousreply 1806/18/2013

Only in the USA would such a business still exist.

by Anonymousreply 1906/19/2013

A reminder that Janbot was trolldar'd taking Chick's side when the story broke last summer. Janet Jackson can't sing and her fans are deranged freaks.

by Anonymousreply 2006/19/2013

Being a vegetarian I find it very easy to boycott the place.

by Anonymousreply 2106/19/2013
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