Chick-fil-A's $1 Million Antigay History
BY Advocate.com Editors
March 22 2011 2:00 PM ET
Despite Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's insistence that he is not antigay and his company has "no agenda against anyone," Equality Matters has tracked more than $1 million in donations from Chick-fil-A's charitable division to antigay organizations, including some that promote and fund "ex-gay" and "reparative" therapies.
The company has given more than $600,000 to the National Christian Foundation between 2003 and 2008. The National Christian Foundation provides grants to nonprofits including Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council.
From 2003 to 2008, Chick-fil-A also donated money to the Fellowship of Christan Athletes, the Alliance Defense Fund, and Campus Crusade for Christ.
In January, Chick-fil-A came under fire for donating meals to a Pennsylvania-based "traditional marriage" event. Cathy responded with a statement: "In recent weeks, we have been accused of being anti-gay. "We have no agenda against anyone. While my family and I believe in the Biblical definition of marriage, we love and respect anyone who disagrees."