Chick-fil-A to Stop Funding Groups that Oppose LGBT Rights

| by Michael Allen

The restaurant chain Chick-fil-A has agreed to stop funding groups that oppose rights for LGBT people through its non-profit arm, the WinShape Foundation, according to a press release from The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA).

The press release said: “The WinShape Foundation is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas."

TCRA stated that Chick-fil-A said that groups like Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage would cut off from future donations, reports

Chick-fil-A executives also said the company’s policy is to “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender” and “not to engage in political or social debates.”

As a result of this statement, Chicago Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno has agreed to drop his efforts to block Chick-fil-A from opening a new restaurant in Chicago.

Martinez told Chicago Phoenix: “We feel this is a strong step forward for Chick-fil-A and the LGBT community; although it is only a step. I’m not going to be eating at Chick-fil-A any time soon. … I think people should make that decision for themselves.”