Just two months ago, the president of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A Dan Cathy stirred a heated nationwide debate when he told The Baptist Press that he supported traditional marriage. Now the company apparently will adopt a new policy that it will not donate money to groups with “political agendas,” including Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, and it will not engage in social or political debates.
According to The New York Daily News, a Chick-fil-A executive penned a letter to Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno saying the company “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.” This comes after Moreno previously opposed the opening of a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Chicago. Moreno told the Chicago Tribune that Chick-fil-A executives have agreed to include a statement of respect for all sexual orientations in an internal document. Moreno said he achieved his goal of getting Chick-fil-A to “affirm that they do not have discriminatory policies.”
The announcement touched off a steady stream of angry comments on the company’s Facebook page accusing the company of “caving in” on their values, said an article in USA Today. Chick-fil-A officials have not yet commented on the announcement.
This article was written by a churchleaders.com staff writer.