In an official corporate announcement, Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer (CEO) Tim Tassopoulos revealed that these changes are being made as part of his company's continued efforts to break into "new markets," some of which abhor Chick-fil-A's traditionally wholesome identity.
"There's no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are," 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."
Part of that "message" and signaling "who we are" apparently involves Chick-fil-A ending its partnerships with the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and the Paul Anderson Youth Home, all of which uphold a Christian view of marriage and sexuality.
"This provides more focus and more clarity," Tassopoulos went on to explain about this decision. "We think [education, hunger, and homelessness] are critical issues in communities where we do business in the US."
Another reason for these changes is money, of course. Chick-fil-A has previously been denied entry at multiple airports across the country, including at San Antonio International Airport in Texas and Buffalo Niagara International Airport in New York.
According to reports, left-wing zealots were so outraged at Chick-fil-A's plans to open restaurants at these two airports that they proceeded to strongarm local politicians into banning the franchise from opening in them.
The San Antonio City Council decided to prohibit Chick-fil-A from opening at its airport on the grounds that Chick-fil-A supposedly has a "legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior." A similar situation occurred at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, where a local Democratic official declared Chick-fil-A to be an "anti-LGBTQ corporation."
Many Chick-fil-A customers responded by filing complaints with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), claiming that Chick-fil-A is being unfairly discriminated against over the company's religious image. But Chick-fil-A didn't bother to wait for the outcome of these complaints, and instead decided to cave to the Cult of LGBTQP – the P stands for pedophiles, by the way.
"No organization will be excluded from future consideration – faith-based or non-faith-based," Tassopoulos further made clear.
In other words, Chick-fil-A is now just another run-of-the-mill American corporation that caters to the whims of LGBTQPs at the expense of its customer base, which is largely families, many of whom have put their own livelihoods on the line in defense of Chick-fil-A all these years – and all apparently for nothing.
Chick-fil-A would seemingly rather please the LGBTQP mob that vandalized one of its Manhattan stores back in the summer, scrawling vulgarities like "F*** haters" alongside a giant red letter "X," than take a truly brave stand in defense of the charities it has long supported.
It's a giant slap in the face against the Salvation Army, to which Chick-fil-A donated $115,000 to last year in support of the charity's "Angel Tree" program, which provides gifts to more than 11,000 children during the Christmas season.
Chick-fil-A is also throwing up a giant middle finger to the FCA, a Christian-based youth athlete organization that offers summer camps to children from low-income families. Last year, Chick-fil-A donated $1.65 million to the FCA, which has now been axed from Chick-fil-A's charity recipient list.
"From heroes to heels in one decision," lamented one Breitbart News commenter about Chick-fil-A's fall from grace.
"When you legalize criminal behavior, the criminals try to criminalize virtue," noted another, adding that "homosexuality is a crime against nature."
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