Chick-fil-A Ends Partnership With Anti LGBTQ Charities


Alec Sager

The popular fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A, announced that it will no longer be donating to two Christian charities after receiving backlash from LGBTQ activists.

The restaurant has donated millions of dollars to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Both organizations have a history of opposing same-sex marriage.

On the FCA’s website it states that, “Marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman.” According to an article published on CNN, the Salvation Army has said that the Bible forbids sexual intimacy between members of the same sex.

In late November, Chick-fil-A released a list of charities they will be donating to next year. The list no longer includes The Salvation Army or the FCA.

Chick- fil-A has been a standout favorite in the fast food industry with its healthier variety and unchanging menu.

Tyler Belinski, a business major at Bucks, had no problem with the sandwich chains’ past.

“Chick- fil-A gets away with it I think. No one else I’ve ever seen, can be so stubborn on their companies’ beliefs, but still make an amazing product. Other companies are just trying to copy the formula for success that Chick-fil-A has created. I do think about all those controversial topics when I eat there, it never seems to change my appetite for a classic number No.1,” said Belinski.

Rebecca Lake, a Bucks student and a manager at a local Chick-fil-A shared her opinion on the company.

“They really put customer service first, your attitude in that work place can cost you your job. I don’t really ever witness any unfairness that the media loves to try and shine light on, saying that we aren’t for some people or not is just untrue. In the end, they just want to serve people good chicken and be the best at it,” said Lake.

Chick-fil-A announced in the future that they are choosing to work exclusively with organizations that focus on education, homelessness, and hunger.

“No organization will be excluded from the future consideration, faith-based or non-faith based,” said president of Chick-fil-A, Tim Tassopoulos, in a statement.

Even with the controversy and bad publicity, Chick-Fil-A is still one of the most successful fast food chains with a $4.2 billion net worth.