Chick-Fil-A has caved to the pressures of the LGBT community and will no longer support, through its charitable endeavor, the WinShape Foundation, any of the political hate groups that are aligned against equality for gays and lesbians.
At last count, Chick-Fil-A has funneled a cool 5 million dollars to WinShape, which in turn has funded such political organizations as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage.
Both groups are responsible for the work done to promote passage of the Defense of Marriage Act as well as state and local initiatives that are meant to deny basic human rights to gays and lesbians across the nation.
The company’s senior director of real estate signed an internal memo stating that the stated philosophy of WinShape was not to support organizations “with political agendas” and the group would no longer fund these politically charged hate groups.
This is an astonishing reversal of policy as expounded by the company’s chief operating officer, Dan Cathy.
Even more amazing is the internal memo sent “to franchisees and stakeholders that states that as a company, they will ‘treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender’ and that their ‘intent is not to engage in political or social debates.’”
No word from Mike Huckabee if he will fill the void that WinShape has left, or who will patch the giant hole in the pocket of James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family.
And no, I still will not purchase a Chick-Fil-A product even given the fact that they completely reversed themselves in an argument that they are sure to lose in the polls and at the cash register.
A Chick-Fil-A product still tastes like a snot sandwich to me.