Chick-Fil-A ends donations after LGBTQ+ community backlash

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Emmalee Lizzarazo, Staff Writer

Chick-Fil-A is ending their multiyear donations to Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation army.

 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an organization that runs sports camps for athletics. Since 1954, the FCA has been reaching out to coaches and athletes in attempts to show them the power of Jesus Christ. 

 

The Salvation Army is an organization that gives a helping hand to those in need, without discrimination. They base their helping hands on the Bible, and are motivated by God. The Salvation Army provides help and shelter to approximately 23 million individuals every year, including the LGBT community.

 

In a statement to Business Insider, the Salvation Army said “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.”

 

“I think that it is unethical for a company that size that has the revenue they do to stop donating money to a LGBT community just because they are christian and a christian organization started a charity. Especially if they are claiming to be christians who love their neighbors.” Eli Davis speaks on the matter. 

 

“I love it! It gives me a lot more peace of mind as a consumer!” Sam Walker tells us. 

 

“I mean it is an interesting choice by Chick-Fil-A to be openly supporting christian athletes as well as the salvation army. That ruffles some feathers with surrounding communities because of how open they are donating to that as well as anti- LGBTQ+ foundations. I think this is a big step in the right direction towards a future where everyone can feel like they aren’t being discriminated against.” Austyn Cherrington elaborates. 

 

Chick-Fil-A is changing their focus to their mission of “nourishing the potential in every child” and are zoning in on 3 inciatives; homelessness, hunger, and education. 

 

Chick-Fil-A has donated about $1.6 million to sports camps hosted by Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and $150,000 to the Salvation Army.