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Chick-fil-A Lurches Further Left

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Well, I wrote about Chick-fil-A a few days, and it just got worse. As I stated, this is what happens when the kids take over a company their Father built in his image. And this case, an image of family and Christian values. Oh the horror! I couldn’t be more disappointed in CEO Dan Cathy and the recently acquired wayward vision of his father’s restaurant chain. And to give a nickel to the Southern Poverty Law Center is 5 cents too many.

from the Daily Signal:

Chick-Fil-A Donated to Southern Poverty Law Center, Others on Left

Chick-fil-A, which has promoted itself as a Christian business, is now under fire from both sides of the aisle for its charitable giving strategy. Pictured: Demonstrators protest outside a Chick-fil-A restaurant in California on Aug. 1, 2012. (Photo: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

 

Chick-fil-A donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center and other left-wing organizations that promote abortion and LGBT rights, issues that run counter to the fast-food chain’s image as a Christian conservative business.

According to public tax documents first reported Tuesday by Townhall, Chick-fil-A donated $2,500 to the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2017 despite the organization’s history of hostility toward conservative causes.

SPLC is known for its controversial practice of designating conservative or religious organizations across the country as “hate groups” if those groups oppose left-leaning causes such as abortion on demand, same-sex marriage, or government coercion of faith-based businesses.

“Not only has Chick-fil-A abandoned donations to Christian groups including the Salvation Army, it has donated to one of the most extreme anti-Christian groups in America,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Wednesday in a prepared statement.

“Anyone who opposes the SPLC, including many Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and traditional conservatives, is slandered and slapped with the ‘extremist’ label or even worse, their ‘hate group’ designation,” Perkins said.

Southern Poverty Law Center was linked to domestic terrorism when a gunman who stormed the Family Research Council’s Washington headquarters in 2012 admitted that he targeted the organization after seeing it on SPLC’s “hate map” showing the locations of groups that oppose its agenda. He carried Chick-fil-A sandwiches with him, police said.

A spokesperson for Chick-fil-A Inc. told The Daily Signal in an email that the donation to SPLC “was made by a volunteer member of the Chick-fil-A Foundation Advisory Board.”

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