Chick-fil-A has long stood out as the one American corporation that has held firm in its Christian principles. That ended Monday, when Chick-fil-A caved to social justice warriors and cut all donations for the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian athletes.
The leftist criticism of Chick-fil-A has been that their philanthropy and values are homophobic. The accusation is not based on actual cases of discrimination, but merely because Chicl-fil-A is guided by Christian principles and founded by proud Christians. Activists have gone as far as boycotting and protesting the presence of the restaurant in urban areas.
With Chick-fil-A climbing in popularity, ranking as the third most popular fast food restaurant in the United States, the corporation is seeing nothing but dollar signs; which means opportunity. Chick-fil-A is attempting to go global and to establish more restaurants in big cities.
Chick-fil-A’s president Tim Tassopoulos expanded on the company’s new vision. As the company expands into more places, “we need to be clear about who we are.” Tassopoulos added, “There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”
Chick-fil-A felt that being clear about their message meant cutting ties with one of the biggest charities in the world: The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army works tirelessly to help the poor, provide disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and help provide shelter for the homeless. There’s one problem though: The Salvation Army is a Christian organization, which puts a huge target on their back by the left.
To no one’s surprise, many prominent LGBT leaders and social justice media were far from satisfied by Chick-fil-A’s decision. The Human Rights Campaign, the most popular pro-LGBT organization, criticized Chick-fil-A for not going far enough. “While this is an important step for Chick-fil-A, the company still does not have workplace protections and policies that are fully inclusive of LGBTQ people.”
Chick-fil-A not only chose to abandon their base, but throw out their values; and gained no new fans in the process. The slippery slope of removing Christian values from the company will be where Chick-fil-A in the future looks back on as the start of their decline. At this point, the restaurant might as well just stay open on Sunday’s.
The left will never be satisfied until all aspects of faith are removed from everyday life. Any organization that believes the traditional Christian view on marriage, or that there are two genders, is now subject to persecution.
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