By: Brian Evans
On Monday, Chick-fil-A shocked some of their most ardent supporters and backers, who had stood with the Christian based restaurant chain, even as they were boycotted, attacked, ridiculed, and criticized by the radical left! As a result of Christians’ support, the boycotts not only failed, but they failed miserably.
Now, those very supporters who ardently stood behind the company not only feel abandoned but stabbed in the back, as Chic-fil-a announced that they were caving to the radical left and that they would stop making donations to Christian ministries organizations, like the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. Their reasoning is that all of those Christian organizations embrace a biblical foundation of human sexuality, and define it as being a marriage between one man and one woman.
Tim Tassopoulos, the president of Chick-fil-A stated…
“is to donate to the most effective organizations in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger. No organization will be excluded from future consideration – faith based or non-faith based. There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are. There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”
Then, Tassopoulos said clearly that they were moving away from faith-based support!
The American Family Association President Tim Wildmon responded by stating…
“Chick-Fil-A has evidently decided to move away from supporting Christian ministries and side instead with the those who believe biblical teaching on human sexuality are indeed hate groups. Make no mistake, this is compilation or in plain English — Chick-fil-A caved to the LGBT stormtroopers.”
Now, Breitbart News is reporting that…
The American Family Association (AFA) has created a petition that urges Chick-fil-A to return to its support of Christian ministries such as the Salvation Army.
The petition states:
As you probably know, Chick-fil-A has been hounded by LGBTQ activists since 2012 when then CEO Dan Cathy, son of Truett Cathy, made a public statement in support of the biblical definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. Since that time, these LGBTQ stormtroopers and their cohorts in the media have been after Chick-fil-A.
Now Chick-fil-A has announced it will no longer make donations to these groups. The company says its contracts with the ministries have simply expired, and they’re moving on. Frankly, I don’t buy it. For all practical purposes, it looks like they have caved to the LGBTQ activists and their illegitimate complaints. I hope I’m wrong.
Breitbart went on to note that the petition asks individuals to sign in order to urge Chick-fil-A…
“to return to its founding principles of standing beside and supporting those ministries that hold firm to God’s view of marriage as between one man and one woman.”
Ultimately, Chick-fil-a and Tassopoulous’s statement is an oxymoron, as they claim that they need to “donate to the most effective organizations” that help those who are homeless and hungry. However, the Salvation Army, as well as all other Christian organizations actually serve all mankind, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, race, or any other factor, unlike those on the left, of whom they are now siding with!
Ultimately, Tassopoulos and Chick-fil-a have made their message clear, and that message is that they have abandoned Christians and God’s word! Now, it is time for Christians to let Chick-fil-a know that we will not stand by silent, and sign the petition, as well as refuse to do business, until they re-align themselves with not only Christians but more importantly, with God and his word!