November 2019

Chick-fil-A to Stop Donating to Anti-LGBTQ Organizations

On Nov. 18, Chick-fil-A announced their decision to cease donations to two anti-lgbtq organizations. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the Salvation Army, who Chick-fil-a donated $1.65 million and $115,000 to respectively in 2018, are no longer on their charity list. . Instead, Chick-fil-A says they will work exclusively with organizations that are focused on education, homelessness and hunger. . In place of the anti-LGBTQ organizations are now Covenant House International and Junior Achievement USA. Chick-fil-a will also reportedly donate $25,000 to local food banks. . The Salvation Army has since responded to the news, saying they were “saddened” by the decision, strongly refuting the claims that they are anti-LGBTQ. "We're saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding ... [to] areas in which the Salvation Army, as the largest social services provider in the world, is already fully committed." - Salvation Army, via statement. The FCA, who’s website clearly states that marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman, has yet to comment on the situation.