I take back everything I said about Chick-Fil-A. No, not the first time. I mean for saying “sorry”. I’m the furthest thing from sorry. If anything, I’m sorry for myself that I’ve given so much money to a company that gives to a disgusting organization like the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center).
“[We are] based on biblical principles, asking God and pleading with God to give us wisdom on decisions we make about people and the programs and partnerships we have. And He has blessed us.”
Those were the words of Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy in 2012.
Days later, a disgruntled activist violently took out his disagreement with Chick-fil-A by trying to kill as many people as possible inside of Family Research Council’s (FRC) D.C. headquarters. According to the FBI interrogation, Floyd Lee Corkins chose FRC as a target because “Southern Poverty Law [Center] lists anti-gay groups. I found them online.” So, Corkins stormed inside FRC’s building, armed with a backpack full of Chick-fil-A sandwiches and 50 rounds of ammunition to “kill as many as possible and smear the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in victims’ faces, and kill the guard.”
In 2017 Chick-fil-A donated money to the same corrupt SPLC that still outrageously lists Family Research Council as a “hate group.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a sinister organization that attempts to crush anyone who is “anti-gay” or “anti-islam” or, whatever, you know the type.
They’ve gone as far as calling friends of mine “white supremacists,” despite the fact that one of the guys is Cuban… His last name is Lopez… Yet, the SPLC called him a “white supremacist”…
Fox News has done extensive coverage on the SPLC:
The Southern Poverty Law Center is a left wing smear machine that tries to denigrate conservative individuals and organizations by lumping them together with white nationalists, KKK members and neo-Nazis on so-called hate lists. In a recent Frontpage Magazine article, Daniel Greenfield described the SPLC as “one of the longest running malicious jokes on the internet.” Conservatives targeted by the SPLC include American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray, Accuracy in Media President Cliff Kinkaid (who SPLC has singled out for challenging global warming), the Family Research Council, and WorldNetDaily founder Joseph Farah.
Smearing anyone who speaks out against radical Islam is one of the SPLC’s priorities. Accordingly, it has placed on its hate lists Jihad Watch and its Director Robert Spencer; American Freedom Defense Initiative and its director Pamela Geller; and Maajid Nawaz a Muslim reformer who runs Quilliam, a London-based organization that aims to counter jihadism and extremism. My organization, the Center for Security Policy and our president Frank Gaffney, also are on the SPLC’s hate lists due to our principled stand against the Global Jihad Movement.
Even after the shooting at the Family Reseach Council’s headquarters, Chick-Fil-A thought it would be wise to support the SPLC. The group that lists the FRC as a hate group.
But that isn’t the only group that Chick-Fil-A’s once proud customer base will be heartbroken to find is supported by the fast food giant.
Chick-fil-A funds the deeply political YWCA, a radically pro-abortion and pro-LGBTQ organization that repeatedly partners with Planned Parenthood.
Chick-fil-A also funds the DC-based New Leaders Council that identifies as a “hub of progressive millennial thought leadership” which exists to “support one another along their individual path to a more progressive political and cultural landscape.”
Chick-fil-A has given a sizable donation ($50k) to The Pace Center for Girls, yet another pro-abortion organization. The education and advocacy group featured radical pro-abortion feminist Gloria Steinem (the “I Had An Abortion” activist who declared that birthing children is the “fundamental cause of climate change”) as their keynote speaker for their most recent girls’ Summit.
Chick-fil-A also gives tens of thousands to Chris 180 ($27,500 in 2017, $25k in 2019), a pro-LGBT behavioral health and child welfare service agency. The organization boasts of being awarded the “Leader in Supporting and Serving LGBT Families and Youth from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).” Nothing promotes human degradation quite like the pro-abortion HRC—the multi-million dollar LGBT powerhouse that recently pushed for the legalization of prostitution in D.C.
And then there’s Junior Achievement (JA), which inarguably does some phenomenal work with education and entrepreneurship. They’re the recipients of hundreds of thousands a year from Chick-fil-A. In 2016, though, JA joined a coalition (Georgia Prospers) of pro-LGBT organizations in their “Too Busy to Hate” campaign to politically oppose religious liberty legislation (specifically the First Amendment Defense Act) from passing in Georgia.
If a company wants to give to those groups, that’s fine, but the problem is Chick-Fil-A claims to support Christian values, while giving money to groups that openly defy Christian values. They can’t have it both ways, but they are trying to.
It won’t work. They can tell people one thing, but the money doesn’t lie. It’s been spent, and it was spent on groups that work against God.