Thursday, July 05, 2012

Chick-fil-A Gives Even More $$$ To Hate Groups

Chick-fil-A is coming to Smallville and some people are oh so excited. That is until I tell them about Chick-fil-A's funding of homophobia and bigotry in past years.
And Chick-fil-A is still at it.
In early 2011, Chick-fil-A came under fire for its donations and political ties to a number of anti-gay groups, and though they continue to deny, er, lie, about supporting an anti-LGBT agenda, between 2003 and 2009 the company gave nearly $3 million to groups like the hate-filled Family Research Council and Exodus International.
Disgusting, no?
Well, in 2010, in just that one year, Chick-fil-A has given over $1.9 million to anti-LGBT causes.
Chick-fil-A's charitable--now that's a bad choice of wording--arm is called WinShape. It was created by Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy back in 1984. And WinShape receives an awful lot of funding from Chick-fil-A: in 2010 alone, WinShape received $8 million from the company.
And what did WinShape do with that cash?
They gave nearly $2 million to anti-LGBT groups like:
  • Marriage & Family Foundation: $1,188,380
  • Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000
  • National Christian Foundation: $247,500
  • New Mexico Christian Foundation: $54,000 
  • Exodus International: $1,000
  • Family Research Council: $1,000
  • Georgia Family Council: $2,500

Is a chicken sandwich really worth it? Are you that hungry? And, if a chicken sandwich is worth it, and if you are that hungry, ask yourself how much of what you pay for that sandwich do you want donated to anti-LGBT causes?
Just sayin'.


the dogs mother said...

Looked them up. They are slowly moving west...ak!

R.J. said...

They're here in San Diego and there's going to be a fourth one in Santee soon. All the stupid rednecks can't wait for it.

mrs.missalaineus said...

never been, no plans to go now for may more reasons than not liking fried chicken.


Ron said...

I don't usually boycott but I will this time. Thanks for the info Bob.

Stan in NH said...

Thanks for letting us know, Bob. I can't stand fast food, or the Corporate entities that they front for, so never go anyway. But I definitely avoid breaded and deep fried hate as often as possible. There's too much bad cholesterol and a lot of bad karma. said...

EXODUS INTERNATION?! Holy cow ... I've been boycotting for years and now I'm even more glad that I do!

Wonder Man said...

mess as usual

Frank said...

Who would have thought there was that much profit in chicken - and all of it going to anti-LGBT organizations! I avoid most fast food chains unless we're traveling - and this chick place is never one we go to.