DALLAS, TX — (05-21-19) — Chick-fil-A has gained a reputation for supporting anti-LGBTQ politics and now that the state of Texas has passed the ‘Save Chick-fil-A Bill“, aimed to protect them for discriminating against the LGBTQ Community, the company says their support for anti-LGBTQ policies is a “Higher Calling”.
Rodney Bullard, president of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, defended the group’s donations to anti-LGBTQ organizations in an interview published Wednesday in Business Insider, saying they were “relevant and impactful to the community.”
“The calling for us is to ensure that we are relevant and impactful in the community, and that we’re helping children and that we’re helping them to be everything that they can be,” said Bullard, the company’s vice president of corporate social responsibility and the executive director of the company’s charitable foundation. “For us, that’s a much higher calling than any political or cultural war that’s being waged. This is really about an authentic problem that is on the ground, that is present and ever present in the lives of many children who can’t help themselves.”
Chick-fil-A Says they are answering A ‘Higher Calling’ Supporting anti-LGBTQ Policies
Based in Georgia, Chick-fil-A has garnered major backlash over their discrimination against the LGBTQ community. While they claimed that they have stopped involving the company in political affairs, the company’s Tax documents obtained in March by Think Progress, say otherwise.
Think Progress found that Chick-fil-A donated about $1.8 million in 2017 to groups known to discriminate against the LGBTQ community, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Salvation Army and the Paul Anderson Youth Home.
The action taken by the Texas state assembly – passing the Save Chick-fil-A Bill, was the Republicans form of backlash from the company being banned from operating in two airports over their anti-LGBTQ activism.
Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
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