Here's What's REALLY Going On With Chick-fil-A, HINT: They're Not Bowing A Knee To LGBT
Everyone was in a panic yesterday after several news outlets reported that Chick-fil-A was compromising their morals and deciding not to donate to so-called "anti-LGBT organizations".
Reports that they would no longer be donating to the Salvation Army nor the Fellowship of Christian Athletes was spread all across the country.
But something just didn't seem right about the whole thing. That absolutely makes zero sense, especially since they're done so well combating against the LGBT community.
The company has worked its way up to the top by not compromising, therefore more people are willing to support them for it. So then what's the real story?
According to Relevant Magazine,
As Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos told Bisnow, the company had initiated multi-year charitable giving contracts with the FCA and Salvation Army a number of years ago. Those contracts expired this year, meaning Chick-fil-A was not contractually obligated to donate money to either organization for the first time in years.
Chick-fil-A used this opportunity to restructure their charitable giving model, instead focusing on local nonprofits in individual communities, moving away from multi-year commitments. Starting next year, Chick-fil-A intends to donate $9 million dollars to Junior Achievement USA, which supports local education and Covenant House International, to combat homelessness. In addition, Chick-fil-A will donate $25,000 to a local food bank every time it opens a new location.
“This provides more focus and more clarity,” Tassopoulos said. “We think [education, hunger and homelessness] are critical issues in communities where we do business in the U.S.”
So essentially, the contractual agreements that they had with these organizations to donate are expiring and they're refocusing their donation efforts, not because of the LGBT community, but because they want to do the best with the money that they donate and focus on fewer organizations and specific interests.