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.
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?