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Chick-Fil-A revises its donation policy

By | September 19, 2012
  • Bob Dobbs

    Which just confirms that though they walk hand in hand, Capitalism is ultimately a more important religion in this country than Christianity.

    • Jon

      Whatever, AFA is nothing but a hate group.

  • Looks like this is a false story. The media has gone viral on this issue, but shows that the media trusts each other a little too much sometimes.

    I like you Dennis, and am not saying that you specifically said this, but you did post it before getting the facts.

  • Dennis Seid

    Adam, I merely posted what the Los Angeles Times wrote and posted on its website. But certainly, it’s up for discussion what’s really happened.

    Having gone to the Chick-Fil-A website, I find its “clarification” on the issue doesn’t say that it has stopped donating to Focus on the Family, AFA or any group. The company reaffirms what it said this summer regarding it’s policy toward donating to organizations.

    So, the LA Times, as well as the Chicago alderman certainly may have misinterpreted what Chick-Fil-A said. I don’t know if Chick-Fil-A spoke to the alderman or what was discussed, though several reports say they did.

    Chick-Fil-A isn’t taking any media questions, so no one can ask directly if they’re not donating to those organization or not. Perhaps if it did, we could all know for sure.

    Thanks for your comments!

    • With a little research, you can find that National Organization for Marriage has never received funds from CFA. Here is their statement from the day (or day after) that the LA Times article was published:

      ambiguity is not there in regard of that statement. You can not stop something that you have never started. I can not say accurately that I will stop running 5K races if I have never ran a 5K race.

      This is all a moot point now, it is old news and there is no point in continuing to argue this “story”. CFA was slow in responding to the “story” and that may hurt them in the end.

      I could say more, but I am going to try to follow my own advice.