Last week, I linked to a report from The Huffington Post that Chick-Fil-A had decided to stop giving money to organizations that opposed same-sex marriage. As it turns out, that report was in error and CFA has not capitulated to the demands of the gay rights lobby:
Cathy issued a statement on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s website, one day after Chick-fil-A released a company statement arguing that their corporate giving has been “mischaracterized” by the media.“There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been,” Cathy wrote in his statement.The controversy flared up this week when a Chicago politician said the company was no longer giving to conservative groups, like Focus on the Family, that oppose same-sex marriage in exchange for being allowing to open up a restaurant in Chicago.In its statement Thursday, the Georgia-based company said its corporate giving was not intended to “support political or social agendas” but rather to support “programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities.”
_______________Whatever you think about this, I am glad that Chick-Fil-A is continuing to act according to their convictions. One should be able to have dissenting opinions in America and have reasonable discussions while disagreeing with each other. The call for gay marriage is getting louder and louder. Those who disagree on Biblical grounds should be able to voice their perspective as well.