Chick-fil-A Backs Away From Chick-fil-A Volunteer’s 2017 Donation To The Southern Poverty Law Center

The Daily Caller | 11/27/2019 | Staff
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Chick-fil-A faced backlash earlier in November for ceasing donations to Christian charities critiqued by LGBTQ groups.

The organization has come under fire again for a 2017 donation to the SPLC.

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The SPLC is a publicly anti-Christian organization that tracks “hate groups” in the United States.

Chick-fil-A came under fire Wednesday for a 2017 donation made to the Southern Poverty Law Center under the organization’s name, but Chick-Fil-A said the donation was made by a volunteer member.

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The popular chicken sandwich chain sparked a backlash when it announced Nov. 18 it would no longer be donating to the vast swatch of charities Chick-fil-A formerly donated to, but instead would focus on education, homelessness, and hunger.

Conservative groups expressed outrage at the decision, noting that Chick-fil-A would no longer donate to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes — Christian charities that LGBTQ groups had criticized Chick-fil-A for supporting.

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The organization announced Nov. 18 that the Chick-fil-A Foundation is instituting a “more focused giving approach to provide additional clarity and impact with the causes it supports” by donating to education, homelessness, and hunger, according to a Chick-fil-A press release. As part of this initiative, the organization committed $9 million in 2020 to Junior Achievement USA and Covenant House International.

A opinion piece posted Wednesday outed the organization for what writer Ryan Bomberger called “cowardice and capitulation,” noting that Chick-fil-A donated $2,500 to the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2017.

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The SPLC is a publicly anti-Christian organization that keeps a “hate map” that tracks “hate groups” in the United States.

“Christian Identity is a unique anti-Semitic and racist theology that rose to a position of commanding influence on the racist right in the 1980s,” the SPLC stated on its website. “‘Christian’ in name only, the movement’s relationship with evangelicals and fundamentalists has generally been hostile due to the latter’s...
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