Well, that’s it, folks. The crazy liberal mafia has finally gotten to Chick-fil-A.
The famous chicken sandwich eatery is cutting its ties to several Christian charities, including the Salvation Army, after facing increasing backlash from LGBT groups that have painted the popular fast-food chain of being bigoted and homophobic.
Chick-fil-A announced Monday that they are canceling their annual donations to the Salvation Army, the Paul Anderson Youth Home, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, saying that going forward with plans for expansion, the restaurant wanted to “be clear about our message.”
A spokesperson told Business Insider that the company met its promised $9 million annual obligation to the charities in 2018, but will be discontinuing its contributions going forward.
“There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,” Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos told Bisnow. “There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”
“When there is a tension, we want to make sure we’re being clear. We think this is going to be helpful,” Tassopoulos continued. “It’s just the right thing to do: to be clear, caring, and supportive and do it in the community.”
Instead of donating to the faith-based charities, Chick-fil-A now says they will focus on contributing to “education, homelessness and hunger.”