Attention Americans, and all those that have ever or will ever consider visiting there! If you support all things queer, do not set foot in Chick-fil-A. You would think with a name that immediately appealed to me as a lesbian, they would be our friends. Well think not! In 2009, this Georgia-based (should have guessed) gave over $1.7 million dollars to anti-gay groups. If that doesn’t piss you off, they also use styrofoam cups. Not only do they hate us queermo’s, they also hate the earth.
According to Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy, they have no anti-gay agenda. PFFT!!!! Really? Well, first of all it is spelled F-I-L-E-T, and secondly the groups to which you have donated your customer’s hard-earned money are not exactly walking in the pride parades of the USA.
According to Equality Matters, some of the following organizations were given money by Chick-Fil-A:
Marriage and Family Legacy Fund, $994, 199 donated. The MFLF was created to be the “implementation and funding arm” for the Marriage CoMission, a coalition of groups formed in response to the “downward spiral of marriage and the traditional family in America.”
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, $480,000 donated. FCA Ministry Leader Application Condemns “Impure Lifestyle” of Gays. The application to become an FCA Ministry Leader requires applicants to agree with the FCA’s Sexual Purity Statement, which condemns gays as engaging in an “impure lifestyle”
National Christian Foundation, $240,000 donated. National Christian Foundation Donates To Anti-Gay Groups. The National Christian Foundation (NCF) is a grant-making foundation that has made “hundreds of grants” to anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family, Family Life, and the Family Research Council, according to the Philanthropy Roundtable’s publication “Reviving Marriage In America: Strategies for Donors.”
Focus on the Family, $12,500 donated. Among the scores of anti-gay commentaries, stories and products on FOF’s Web site is a [FOF Founder James] Dobson essay that strikes a typical note: “Moms and Dads, are you listening? This movement is the greatest threat to your children. It is of particular danger to your wide-eyed boys, who have no idea what demoralization is planned for them.” Another article claims that “the homosexual agenda is a beast. It wants our kids.”
Way to show your true colours Chick Filet (I meant to spell it that way). Rather than funding your anti-gay groups, why don’t you consider paying your hard working staff a little more as I am sure they are close to the poverty line.
via @ The Advocate
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