My how things are going downhill under Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos. The business that has been a staple in our culture of how Christian businesses should conduct themselves, has not only embraced and endorsed Common Core, but now has capitulated to the LGBTQ movement with an announcement on Monday that they will no longer support Christian charities that offend those who practice what are still crimes in the states regarding same-relationships, as well as pedophilia.
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According to The Standard:
Thus, Chick-fil-A will no longer make donations to charities with “non-diverse” views on human sexuality, the report states, “after years of bad press and protests from the LGBT community.” Incidents, such as a variety of airports denying Chick-fil-A of prime real estate and mass protests against the restaurant chain, have been at the forefront of many Chick-fil-A headlines in recent years.
Tassopoulos told Bisnow “There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”
Apparently, Tassopoulos did not know that the Chick-Fil-A message was very clear — that they were going to adhere to, uphold and maintain Christian standards and morals while operating their business! What should be readily clear to those who surround the upper echelon of the Chick-Fil-A corporation is that Tassopoulos should not be steering their ship!
So, just who will be some of the charities that are effected by this move by Tassopoulos?
The Standard adds:
Those who will feel this immediately will be those Christian charities who are suddenly cut off from the benevolence of Chick-Fil-A. Bisnow reports that “The new initiative will no longer include donating to organizations like the Salvation Army (who by the way was the point of attack by a two bit UK singer recently), the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Paul Anderson Youth Home, Chick-fil-A says, all of which sparked criticism in the past from the LGBT community due to the organizations’ stances on homosexuality.”
The Salvation Army said in a statement that it was “saddened” by Chick-fil-A’s decision.
“We serve more than 23 million individuals a year, including those in the LGBTQ+ community,” the Salvation Army told FOX Business in a statement. “In fact, we believe we are the largest provider of poverty relief to the LGBTQ+ population. When misinformation is perpetuated without fact, our ability to serve those in need, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or any other factor, is at risk.”
“@ChickfilA had invaluable brand loyalty because of their beliefs and convictions,” Newsmax host John Cardillo wrote on Twitter. “Their customers were brand ambassadors who appreciated that they stood their ground while the rest of corp. America caved to leftist radicals. Now they’re just another fast food chicken place.”
.@ChickfilA had invaluable brand loyalty because of their beliefs and convictions.
Their customers were brand ambassadors who appreciated that they stood their ground while the rest of corp. America caved to leftist radicals.
Now they’re just another fast food chicken place.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 19, 2019
“Lol. Chick-fil-A’s just abandoned the only people who were defending them against these insatiable woke wolves. Good luck!” conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey wrote on Twitter.
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) November 19, 2019
Like so many professed Christians, they are willing to abandon the very things they should be standing for, and God won’t be mocked in this instance.
So, why is Chick-Fil-A doing this? I can tell you it has nothing to do with following in the footsteps of Chick-Fil-A founder Truett Cathy and his vision of a business honoring God and everything to do with trying to acquire more money apart from honoring God.
Rather, it seems to be an attempt to be all inclusive and just become another fast food chain that will not only sacrifice their principles, but eventually, they will sacrifice their quality and service as well.
As a matter of fact, once word of this gets out, I submit they will see a tremendous backlash and drop in sales as Christians who are fed up with compromise will cease to patronize a business that sides with those who are at war with their Creator.
Try making that up Chick-Fil-A with that less than 1% of people you are trying to appease.
Here’s the question: What’s next on the compromise list, Mr. Tassopoulos?
Let me guess: Violating the Fourth Commandment and opening up on Sunday. I’m pretty sure that is right around the corner.
Shame on you, Sir!
The Christian Post reached out to Chick-fil-A Monday, asking them to respond to the criticisms that they were compromising their principles in order to appease their ideological opponents.
“Beginning in 2020 the Chick-fil-A Foundation will introduce a more focused giving approach, donating to a smaller number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of hunger, homelessness and education. We have also proactively disclosed our 2018 tax filing and a preview of 2019 gifts to date on chick-fil-afoundation.org. The intent of charitable giving from the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to nourish the potential in every child,” a Chick fil-A representative said in a statement emailed to CP Monday.
“Our goal 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,” the spokesperson said, noting “I also wanted to add that Chick-fil-A will not be opening on Sundays.”
According to an exclusive from BisNow Monday, Chick-fil-A was shifting away from its current philanthropic structure to refocus their giving on other causes, specifically education, homelessness and hunger, and would no longer be donating to groups like the Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home.
“There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,” Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos told the outlet.
“There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”
He continued: “When there is a tension, we want to make sure we’re being clear. We think this is going to be helpful.”
“It’s just the right thing to do: to be clear, caring, and supportive and do it in the community.”
I’ll add, no one ever said they were not going to contribute to Christian organizations, but the tell-tale sign of who they chose not to contribute to is left unanswered. Furthermore, this claim that they are seeking to “nourish the potential in every child” is in their promotion of Common Core Standards. See the link at the beginning of the article. Clearly, the representative was speaking like a public relations politician and doesn’t really address why they are no longer funding the Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. The message still is not clear, Chick-Fil-A.
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