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    Chick-Fil-A caves to LGBTQ

    Chick-fil-A is ending donations criticized by LGBTQ activists after years of backlash

    On Monday, Chick-fil-A announced it was making a major change to perhaps the most controversial part of the company: its charitable-giving arm.

    In a press release, the company said it would "deepen its giving to a smaller number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger." A Chick-fil-A representative confirmed that the company would no longer donate to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army, two organizations that have been criticized by LGBTQ advocates.

    Chick-fil-A has faced backlash for its donations and those of its top executives for years. Before 2012, Chick-fil-A made significant donations to right-wing and religious organizations known for lobbying against LGBTQ rights through the WinShape Foundation.

    Chick-fil-A stopped making donations to almost all of those controversial groups after facing backlash in 2012, when CEO Dan Cathy said he did not support same-sex marriage. However, the company continued its relationships with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army.

    Rodney Bullard, the head of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, defended the donations in an interview with Business Insider earlier this year, saying they were "relevant and impactful in the community."

    "For us, that's a much higher calling than any political or cultural war that's being waged," Bullard said.

    Chick-fil-A has expanded significantly in recent years. By the end of 2018, Chick-fil-A was the third-largest chain in the US by sales, growing revenue by 16.7% in 2018 to reach nearly $10.5 billion, according to Nation's Restaurant News. Only McDonald's and Starbucks brought in more money in the US last year, and with vastly more restaurants.

    As Chick-fil-A has expanded into new regions, it has faced backlash as a chain with an anti-LGBTQ reputation. In October, news broke that the six-month lease of a pilot location in the UK would not be renewed amid a protest with the stated goal of enlightening "potential patrons to the Chick-fil-A chain and their anti LGBT+ stance."

    From the article, they started caving in 2012...

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    Re: Chick-Fil-A caves to LGBTQ

    They've given themselves up to mammon...

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    Caving into easy solutions. Mental or personality disorders like LGBTQ is never solved if ever.
    A Spoiled entitled mentality rules Christianity.
    The Bible has a story of the self righteous man and Tax collector. At least the tax collector knew he can not change his bad character and accepted the hardship of reality.

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