Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain that has received its fair share of criticism for supporting traditional marriage, has decided to reevaluate their monetary support for such organizations.
According to an ABC News political blog , Chick-fil-A will “take a much closer look” at who receives money from the company.
The WinShape Foundation, the blog states, is a non-profit organization founded by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s family. The organization’s funding comes mostly from the Chick-fil-A company, which is then donated to other groups they support.
Chick-fil-A’s senior director of real estate told Chicago city Alderman Joe Moreno that they will “remain true to (the) stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas."
The blog also states that starting in 2008, WinShape gave $3.2 million to groups against same-sex marriage, including the Family Research Council which was called a “hate group” and another organization that supported a California proposition to outlaw gay marriage.
The donations were discovered while Cathy publicized his views for traditional marriage, which caused the well-known outcry against the company in the recent past.
Gay marriage supporters boycotted the restaurant, asking for consumers to open their eyes to the company’s potentially-discriminatory point of view.
At the same time, supporters of free speech and traditional marriage alike showed their support for Chick-fil-A’s stance.
The blog reports that the company’s decision to reevaluate funding to anti-gay marriage groups also sparked a motion to include sexual orientation in their “anti-discrimination policy.”
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