They say a leopard can’t change its spots, and I say bigot’s can ... rarely if ever ... change their hate.
Case in point: Chick-fil-A.
It’s been five years since Chick-fil-A chairman and CEO Dan Cathy admitted that he, and his company, was “guilty as charged” of opposing same-sex marriage. And it’s been five years since that little comment brought to light all the monies that Cathy had donated to anti-LGBT causes around the country because he hates The Gays.
But, five years back, Dan Cathy, feeling the burn of a chicken boycott, vowed to keep his mouth shut and his wallet closed to these hate-filled groups and announced that Chick-fil-A would “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender” though the company didn’t add any LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination policies to its stores.
And now it turns out that Cathy’s about face was just a giant Hobby-Lobby-sized lie ...
While the company’s non-profit arms scaled back support for some of the anti-LGBT groups, Chick-fil-A Foundation’s recent IRS filings show that Dan Cathy, and Chick-fil-A, gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-LGBTQ organizations in 2015.
Worst of all, perhaps, is that on Chick-fil-A’s website it claims the foundation “is focused on helping every child become all they were created to be” a great deal of its donations went to groups that do not believe this includes LGBTQ youth.
For example, in 2015 the Chick-fil-A Foundation gave more than $1 million to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a religious organization which seeks to utilize athletes and coaches to spread Christian teachings, along with anti-LGBTQ messages. Staff and volunteers with Christian Athletes must follow a strict “sexual purity” policy that prohibits “homosexual acts” even for married, same-sex couples.
Chick-fil-A also gave $200,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home, a Georgia-based “transformative organization” that operates a “Christian residential home for troubled youth.” This “home” focuses on boys, and believes that the “sexual, physical, and mental abuse of children, mostly in the alleged ‘safety’ of their own homes has produced all kinds of evil throughout the culture to include the explosion of homosexuality in the last century.”
Yes, they donate to a group that believes boys are turned gay by some form of abuse.
In addition, the Chick-fil-A Foundation donated $130,000 to the Salvation Army which has a long history of anti-LGBTQ housing discrimination, opposition to same-sex marriage equality, and supporting exemptions from non-discrimination ordinances.
With its continued foundation giving to those who preach anti-LGBTQ values — at least $1.4 million in 2015 alone — it does not appear that Cathy and Chick-fil-A have kept their promise.
Good Christians, eh?
I imagine God is looking at Cathy, and rereading his lies and promises, and She is getting angry.