CHICK-FIL-A NO LONGER DONATING TO SEVERAL CHARITIES AFTER LGBTQ PROTESTS

Chick-fil-A announced on Monday that it has stopped funding two charitable organizations after being scrutinized by the media and LGBTQ activists.

The fast-food chain’s list of charities will no longer include the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes beginning in January. Both organizations are against homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Today, the Chick-fil-A Foundation shared details of last year’s donations, including $1.65 million to the FCA and $115,000 to the Salvation Army.

Chick-fil-A has faced criticism in the past over these donations and CEO Dan Cathy’s public comments opposing same-sex marriage.

The expansion outside of Southern states has placed added pressure on the company. The first location in the United Kingdom will close one month after opening because of protests from local LGBTQ groups.

The FCA writes in its employee application that “neither heterosexual sex outside of marriage nor any homosexual act constitutes an alternative lifestyle acceptable to God.” The website adds “marriage is exclusively the union of a man and a woman.”

The Salvation Army says its services are for all people but does not support same-sex marriage.

In the coming years, Chick-fil-A plans to work with organizations like Junior Achievement USA and Covenant House International to focus primarily on education, homelessness and hunger.

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