Chick File A, Inc. respond to recent accusations of donating money to organizations accused of having anti-LGBTQ views and claiming that these reports are "running an inaccurate narrative."
Earlier this week, Think Progress published tax acts that revealed that the Chick-File-A Foundation in 2017 amounted to over $ 1.8 million in charitable donations to organizations, including the community of Christian athletes and the Salvation Army, which has been investigated. regarding their attitude to LGBTQ issues.
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As CBS News points out, the majority of these donations ̵
The Salvation Army has said on its website, the organization sometimes "adheres to other religious organizations in solidarity on issues such as religious freedom and the traditional definition of marriage", but notes that there is no discrimination against people in
Chick-fil-A, Inc. however, issued a long-standing statement on Thursday to "put the post right" and accuse "media organizations" of reporting on the "misleading report [s]". "
" "To suggest that our efforts to support these organizations were focused on suppressing a group of people is misleading and inaccurate," the company added.
UNIVERSITY OF RESULTS AFTER SCHOOL BANS CHICK-FILE-A  Chick File-A, Inc. also confirmed that the Think Progress information was actually published on the Chick-fil-As website in October 2017. The company also wrote that it gave away $ 9.9 million in scholarships in total , donations and donations to non-profit groups.
"It is well known that our founder S. Truett Cathy used biblical principles to guide our business in its formative stages, and that we still maintain the same principles today, Thursday's statement read. partly. "We believe that the ethos of" Doing Others the Way You Wanted to Do for You "describes exactly how we live and work every day. These principles are delivered at our corporate support center in Atlanta and our more than 2,400 restaurants Some ongoing reporting, despite our efforts to provide facts in a serious way, involves a misleading narrative. "
Rodney Bullard, Chick File's Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chick File Managing Director A Foundation was also quoted in the statement saying that the company's intention "has a positive impact on our society by donating to programs that benefit youth and education and is inviting to everyone."
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However, the chicken chain and its findings noted that it no longer donates to Paul Anderson Youth Homes in Georgia – an organization accused of highlighting anti-gay views, according to CB S News – "After a blog post has taken place, it does not meet the Chick file's commitment to creating a welcoming environment for everyone."