(Tea Party 247) – In the wake of a disappointing move on the part of famously Christian fast-food company, Chick-fil-A’s decision to stop funding Christian charities like the Salvation Army, GLAAD, one of the biggest LGBT groups in the nation is demanding even more.
Because of course they are.
Rather than accept that this company has acquiesced to their bullying, they instead want them to “unequivocally” denounce their company history and values.
GLAAD, once the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, demanded instead that the company provide “safe workplaces for LGBTQ employees” and a denunciation of the Christian ministry Focus on the Family, which has long championed pro-family and natural marriage values after Chick-fil-A decided to stop donating to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program for needy children and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which serves historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs).
In the full statement from GLAAD director of campaigns and rapid response (whatever that means), Drew Anderson points to further actions the company can take to adequately prove they are slaves to the whims of the progressive bullies who constantly fight for a stranglehold on all cultural narratives.
If Chick-Fil-A is serious about their pledge to stop holding hands with divisive anti-LGBTQ activists, then further transparency is needed regarding their deep ties to organizations like Focus on the Family, which exist purely to harm LGBTQ people and families.
Chick-Fil-A investors, employees, and customers can greet today’s announcement with cautious optimism, but should remember that similar press statements were previously proven to be empty.
In addition to refraining from financially supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations, Chick-Fil-A still lacks policies to ensure safe workplaces for LGBTQ employees and should unequivocally speak out against the anti-LGBTQ reputation that their brand represents.
The Salvation Army expressed dismay Monday afternoon, calling LGBT advocates’ allegations “ill-informed” about the organization’s actual stance:
“We’re saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding to other hunger, education and homelessness organizations — areas in which The Salvation Army, as the largest social services provider in the world, is already fully committed,” the organization said in a statement Monday afternoon.
The Salvation Army said that it serves more than 23 million individuals a year, including those in the queer community. The group said that it believes it is “the largest provider of poverty relief to the LGBTQ+ population.”
“When misinformation is perpetuated without fact, our ability to serve those in need, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or any other factor, is at risk. We urge the public to seek the truth before rushing to ill-informed judgment.”
Conservatives have been quick to criticize a company viewed by many as an emblem of not only Christian values, but boldness in the face of scorn from the bullies on the left, as the company as long refused to bend on issues while consistently providing stellar customer service and excellent food.
Christian satire site the Babylon Bee brutalized the company with the mocking headline, “Chick-Fil-A Trades Adoring Christian Fans For Outraged Mob That Won’t Be Appeased Until Their Every Demand Is Met.”
“Chick-fil-A has sacrificed its Christian fans in favor of an outraged mob that will stop at nothing to destroy them,” the parody article reads. “[CEO Dan] Cathy said the Christian fans have been great, but it’s boring just having loyal fans who support you through thick and thin, and he’d much rather have fans who stage die-ins and cancel you when you don’t cave in.”