A Chick-fil-A opened its doors on the outside edge of (gay-mecca) Wilton Manors, Florida in December 2014. I was shocked and confused because there was no grassroots resistance to be seen leading up to the restaurant opening and no protesting outside. Actually, hundreds of people camped out the night before so they would be the first inside on Opening Day. I went on with my errands, assuming Chick-fil-A must had apologized to the LGBT community and the boycott had ended.
However, Think Progress reports the company’s 2017 tax filings show that the Chick-fil-A Foundation donated more than $1.8 million to three groups with anti-LGBTQ policies, continuing the fast food restaurant’s long tradition of anti-LGBT giving despite claiming to have no political or social agenda.
The company publicly opposed same-sex marriage and donated millions to anti-LGBTQ groups before claiming in 2012 that it had “ceased donating to organizations that promote discrimination, specifically against LGBT civil rights.” But 2015 tax returns showed that its foundation had given more than $1.3 million to the above mentioned groups.
Do you eat at Chick-fil-A?