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Chick-fil-A will no longer give money to anti-gay groups

(RNN) – Chick-fil-A will no longer give money to anti-gay organizations, according to an organization championing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. The move comes as part of a real estate deal in Chicago.

So he caves in!

Even though the Christian community gave him wonderful support.
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The story is actually only partly correct. The business isn't going to give money to political activist groups but it can still give money to "anti-gay" organizations which proclaim the biblical truth about homosexuality. This seems to have been their actual policy all along but wasn't closely followed.

Whatever the full story, this will be held up as a victory for pro-sodomites.

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I just called their corporate number and talked to a customer service rep. She said she has not received any official statement from corporate so she can neither confirm or deny it. Hopefully I wasn't getting the run around. She said she's been getting these calls since yesterday and I said you're going to be getting a lot more.

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They'll eventually cave like everyone else. They'll start feeling bad after enough Christians start quoting bible verses to them about how mean and unloving they are or that they need to sit and have a dialogue with the queers. Their conscience will falsely accuse them then it will be "Celebration Homo Day". (See, even some of you twitched when I used the words "queer" and "homo".)

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(See, even some of you twitched when I used the words "queer" and "homo".)


Those were common terms a couple of decades ago, among others! Wait, they even had their own television show a few years back with the first word in it.
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Holding to God's truth is tough on people that own a business. Though my life I have noticed that men that own a public business seems to be reluctant to take a stand on many of God's truth for fear of losing customers.

For instants, one local business man that taught Sunday school in a local Conservative church stated in his class, when someone new moves to town what is important is they attend church, no matter what church they may attend. Its quite clear, he fears losing business if he takes the stand that one should only attend a Fundamental Independent Baptist Church.

For the owner of a business they want to reach the full potential, reaping in as much money as possible, & many of them will sacrifice truth in order to reap more profits. And more than likely many of you that have attended church services a number of years probably has seen a business man that has done this & it did not dawn on you why they were doing this.

I might add, the same thing applies to many of the organizations created by man to spread the Gospel. Many of them will sacrifice God's truths for fear of offending someone who might otherwise give money to their organization.

A good example of that is the Gideon's. Their members will give some very good talks when they visit a church, yet when it comes down to being saved, they talk about the cross, grace, yet never saying one is saved by grace though faith alone in churches that teach works based salvation or in mixed crowds. The Gideon's is an example of Christians being yoke together with unbelievers. Many members of this organization believes one cannot be saved by grace though faith without works, plus some of their members believes you must be a member of their church in order to be saved.

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They'll eventually cave like everyone else. They'll start feeling bad after enough Christians start quoting bible verses to them about how mean and unloving they are or that they need to sit and have a dialogue with the queers. Their conscience will falsely accuse them then it will be "Celebration Homo Day". (See, even some of you twitched when I used the words "queer" and "homo".)



I prefer using Bible words, sodomites.
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Chick-fil-A addresses growing controversy

ATLANTA (BP) -- Following reports that it has agreed to stop funding certain traditional family groups, Chick-fil-A released a statement Thursday, saying that for many months its corporate giving has "been mischaracterized" and that it will continue to fund programs that "strengthen and enrich marriages."

Whether or not the statement appeases its base of supporters -- not to mention its critics -- remains to be seen.


Chick-fil-A was facing a backlash after Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno and an Illinois gay activist group announced that Chick-fil-A had agreed to no longer fund groups opposed to gay marriage, such as Focus on the Family. That alleged agreement led Moreno -- who had criticized Chick-fil-A during the summer for its president's comments against gay marriage -- to stop blocking a new franchise from being built in his ward. In comments to the Chicago Tribune, Moreno called it a "big win."

Media stories nationwide then gave Chick-fil-A another public relations headache. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's headline read, "Chick-fil-A said to change stance." The Los Angeles Times' headline: "Chick-fil-A promises to stop giving money to anti-gay groups."

The problem? Chick-fil-A's base of support remains largely in conservative states, and those customers hardly consider Focus on the Family and other groups "anti-gay." They felt Chick-fil-A had caved.

Hundreds of thousands of customers took part in Chick-fil-A Appreciation this summer after company president Dan Cathy was criticized for comments supporting the biblical definition of marriage. Chick-fil-A's stance on values is well-known. It is closed on Sundays, and its corporate statement includes the desire to "glorify God."

In the 24 hours after the story out of Chicago broke, Chick-fil-A's Facebook page was flooded with criticism of the new policy.

"So are you guys going to fold on the whole issue stated by Cathy after you got massive support from the entire US public?" one person on Facebook wrote.

Another wrote, "I'm disgusted that your faith is so weak. You sure raked in the bucks on Chick Fil A day huh? So when do you start opening on Sunday? 'As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord'"

Chick-fil-A released a statement Thursday (Sept. 20), saying that "for many months now, Chick-fil-A’s corporate giving has been mischaracterized."

"And while our sincere intent has been to remain out of this political and social debate, events from Chicago this week have once again resulted in questions around our giving," the statement said. "For that reason, we want to provide some context and clarity around who we are, what we believe and our priorities in relation to corporate giving.

"A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because of this commitment, Chick-fil-A’s giving heritage is focused on programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities. We will continue to focus our giving in those areas. Our intent is not to support political or social agendas."

The company also released a document that had been referenced in the media called "Chick-fil-A: Who We Are." In it, the company repeats language from this summer and says its tradition is to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect -- regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."

The Who We Are document also says Chick-fil-A "supports programs and marriage retreats to help strengthen and enrich marriages," which more than 4,000 couples attend annually.

Left unsaid was whether Chick-fil-A has indeed agreed to stop funding certain groups, and if so, what groups it would no longer fund. It's also unclear how the company's policy will appease gay activist groups, because marriage enrichment programs often are traditional-focused and biblically based and typically define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Even before Chick-fil-A released its statement, the Advocate gay website posted an item Thursday charging that Chick-fil-A's Dan Cathy was helping raise what it called "questionable money." The Advocate took issue with Cathy taking part Tuesday (Sept. 18) in a fundraiser known as the WinShape Ride for the Family. The money, the Advocate said, will benefit the Marriage and Family Foundation, which it said funds the Marriage CoMission, a traditional group.

"Granted, the group's sole focus isn't on same-sex marriage," the Advocate reported. "The CoMission emphasizes lowering the divorce rate and making couples more satisfied in their marriages, for example. But even in those instances, the group has made clear it's worried only about heterosexuals being happy in their marriages and avoiding divorce."

The Human Rights Campaign's website referenced the Advocate story in a blog under the headline: "Chick-fil-A Fails to Live Up to Promises of Stricter Donation Guidelines."

Thus, it appears that less than one day after the news about Chick-fil-A broke, some gay groups already are upset. The question now is whether Chick-fil-A's loyal base is, too.

http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38756

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I'm still not satisfied with their statement. My big question is WHY? Why do they feel that FOTF is not worthy enough to receive funds? Because gays say so? It's ok for Home Depot, Target, J.C. Penny and other companies to support the gay agenda but Chick-fil-a can't support organizations who denounce same sex marriage? Chick-fil-a might as well stand their ground and do what's right because they will never be able to appease the gays (nor should they). No comprise will be enough for them. Their goal is to come out of the closet and shove Christians into it. Gays won't be happy until Christianity is dead and even though we all know that will never happen it won't stop them from trying. I'm afraid I'll have to stop eating there until I get a better answer from them.

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My big question is WHY? Why do they feel that FOTF is not worthy enough to receive funds? Because gays say so? It's ok for Home Depot, Target, J.C. Penny and other companies to support the gay agenda but Chick-fil-a can't


You got it, one cannot do anything to offend the beliefs of the world without being persecuted. My wife and I were viciously attacked tonight (verbally) for simply saying we were better off under the last Administration compared to the current. God's values and the world's values are opposites and therefore imcompatible.
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It seems the divide is between groups that are political and those which are not. If I understand their stance correctly, Chic-fil-a has a policy of not giving to any group which is involved in politcal activism. It seems now they are reviewing the groups they have donated to and are going to stop giving to those who are political activists but will continue to give to similar groups that are not political activists.

Still, Chic-fil-a needs to put forth a clear statement on this matter.

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I just called their corporate number and talked to a customer service rep. She said she has not received any official statement from corporate so she can neither confirm or deny it. Hopefully I wasn't getting the run around. She said she's been getting these calls since yesterday and I said you're going to be getting a lot more.


If you had posted the number I would have called it too. There is a list at the Winshape website of those those supported.
Was your question concerning clarification?
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I'm honestly thinking there's some lying going on here - by Moreno and the gay/lesbian group that "reported" the news of CFA's "change of heart." Moreno says he has it in writing, but he's not shared it... Here's CFA's recent response:


For many mo
nt
hs now, Chick-fil-A's corporate giving has been mischaracterized. And while our sincere i
nt
e
nt
has been to remain out of this political and social debate, eve
nt
s from Chicago this week have once again resulted in questions around our giving. For that reason, we wa
nt
to provide some co
nt
ext and clarity around who we are, what we believe and our priorities in relation to corporate giving.


A part of our corporate commitme
nt
is to be responsible stewards of all that God has e
nt
rusted to us. Because of this commitme
nt
, Chick-fil-A's giving heritage is focused on programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities. We will co
nt
inue to focus our giving in those areas. Our i
nt
e
nt
is n
ot
to support political or social agendas.


As we have stated, the Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaura
nt
s is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect, regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orie
nt
ation or gender. We will co
nt
inue this tradition in the over 1,600 restaura
nt
s run by independe
nt
Owner/Operators.

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Why would the sodomites lie about this? It would only make them look bad and Chick-fil-A look good. If anything the sex perverts would want to make Chick-fil-A look as mean and bigoted as possible. I think there is some truth to the OP. Chick-fil-A the end of the day is a business and ostracizing any group of people, including sex perverts, is not good for business. They need to figure out how please both sides. I'm still convinced that Chick-fil-a will eventually side with the perverts because the sodomites (like most liberals) will keep at it relentlessly until the opposition caves.

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It seems the divide is between groups that are political and those which are not. If I understand their stance correctly, Chic-fil-a has a policy of not giving to any group which is involved in politcal activism. It seems now they are reviewing the groups they have donated to and are going to stop giving to those who are political activists but will continue to give to similar groups that are not political activists.

Still, Chic-fil-a needs to put forth a clear statement on this matter.


The truth be, your for them, or against them, that is you stand on God's Word that being a sodomite is a sin, or you stand against God.

It seems clear to me, he is trying his best to appease both sides for the sake of money. Clearly trying to compromise! Have his cake, with very thick icing spread all over it.

Now, I am not saying for anyone to mistreat them, yet to stand with God they have to know that you know that they're sinning against God & should repent, confess, & change. That will not appease them.
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Why would they lie? For the same reason so many do. Repeating it long enough causes people to believe it. I don't know what's going on for sure, but I have my doubts that things are as cut and dried as the original articles made it seem.
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I don't see where he's trying to compromise. I posted their recent statement - which is a reiteration of what they've always said, as a corporation. Cathey in no way backed down from his support of true marriage. CFA simply said they would not support political or social agendas. Meaning gay marriage. He participated, personally, in a pro-true marriage event and is being criticized by The Advocate. It isn't any of their business who he helps raise money for.

Tempest in a teacup is what this is. The media blowing something up out of nothing to try and smear Cathey and CFA yet again, IMO.

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And from Cathey via Mike Huckabee:

I talked earlier today personally with Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick Fil-A about the new reports that Chick Fil-A had capitulated to demands of the supporters of same sex marriage. This is not true. The company continues to focus on the fair treatment of all of its customers and employees, but to end confusion gave me this
statement:

“There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been.”

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Huckabee was on O'Reilly tonight and O'Reilly asked him if Chick-fil-A was going to stop giving money to pro traditional marriage groups and Huckabee dodged the question.


That may say loads about the chicken company.
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Chick-fil-A CEO Denies Giving 'Concessions' to Open Chicago Restaurant

Chick fil-A has "made no … concessions" regarding its support of groups that oppose gay marriage, company CEO Dan Cathy said in a statement that was posted online by Mike Huckabee, denying a statement by a Chicago alderman that the company said it would reevaluate its policies in the face of a move by city officials to bar Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant there.
"Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been," Cathy said in the statement. "There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect."
Chicago Alderman Proco Joe Moreno told ABC News Wednesday that he had received a letter from Chick-fil-A's senior director of real estate saying the company had decided to re-evaluate the multimillion-dollar donations it gives to anti-gay marriage activists and other groups with "political agendas."
"The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas," the letter said.
A representative from Chick-fil-A did not return calls made by ABC News by press time to explain the letter.
While the company memo "Chick-fil-A: Who We Are," released last week, does use language quoted by Moreno, the document goes on to reaffirm the company's commitment to funding pro-marriage groups, although the document does not clarify as to which groups.
"Chick-fil-A supports programs and marriage retreats to help strengthen and enrich marriages. More than 4,000 couples benefit annually from these programs, including military personnel and sports coaches that received scholarships." [ Click here to view the entire company document.]
Previously the company's WinShape Foundation gave money to groups like the Family Research Council and the Alliance Defense Fund - donations that rekindled a firestorm among pro-gay groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the Family Research Council as a "hate group," as displayed on the group's "hate map."
Moreno raised the stakes last month when he threatened to block the construction of a Chick -fil-A restaurant, a move that prompted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to side with Moreno, declaring that "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago's values."

http://news.yahoo.com/chick-fil-ceo-denies-giving-concessions-open-chicago-200551778--abc-news-politics.html

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OK, but last night Huckabee made it sound like that they would only continue to be a pro traditional family business but he dodged the question about whether they would continue to give money.

That's probably why they had to come out with this latest statement. They should have put forth a very clear statement on this matter from the very beginning rather than giving the media and attack dogs openings to shoot.
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How much do they give to support the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the missions of Jesus' Churches, go, teach, & baptize, Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you? To the political sodomites, supporting the above would probably be to support a hate group.

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Why bother opening a restaurant in Chicago anyway? They hate you and everything you stand for.

The folks where they plan to open want to eat there. Just because corrupt politicians don't like biblical values doesn't mean the people of Chicago care about that when it comes to going out to eat.
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Dan Cathy has come out and said they aren't changing. That should actually be the end of questions about it. As to giving to propagate the gospel, I'm sure they do that. As Jerry8 said, that would be labeled hate giving, for sure.

There has been nothing in the Chicago Tribune about this kerfuffle - until this morning, when a small snapshot of Moreno had the caption that he was backing off CFA opening there. Nothing about a letter or anything. I still think it was a tempest in a teapot, cooked up by gay groups trying to get people angry at CFA.

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