Wednesday, September 19, 2012

UPDATE: Chick-fil-A prays out the gay (hating)

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM

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Update, Friday, Sept. 21, 10:35 A.M.: Never mind.

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Chick-fil-A has apparently decided that "kiss-ins" and protests are more disruptive than backing from the former governor of Arkansas is, uh, good, so the Georgia company — or, rather, its nonprofit WinShape Foundation — will no longer be giving money to hate groups like the National Organization for Marriage and, yes, Focus on the Family.

Of course, all this is coming from a press release issued by the Civil Rights Agenda, a Chicago-based LGBT advocacy group that says they received a letter from WinShape's senior director of real estate, who wrote, “The WinShape Foundations [sic] 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.”

When the actual Chick-fil-A company was asked for comment, they were so excited about the new direction that they wouldn't confirm anything, only referring reporters back to its generically supportive July statement.

The whole affair apparently stems from negotiations taking place with Chicago alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno, who had earlier said he would not support a Chick-fil-A in his ward. The statement is, I guess, meant to be a new direction for the company, but as the Chicago Tribune points out: "The company made nearly identical pledges in a July 19 Facebook post that went up even before Moreno took issue with Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's opposition to gay marriage."

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