A spokesperson for Chick-Fil-A says the company is looking
into reports the group is sponsoring a series of marriage events put on
by the antigay Pennsylvania Family Institute.
The company tweeted Tuesday, "For those seeing reports of a CFA sponsorship w/ the Penn Family Inst, we are looking into the issue and will provide a response ASAP."
GoodAsYou.org reported Tuesday that the company had thrown its support behind “The Art of Marriage,” a series of antigay
marriage conferences being held next month in south-central
The events, held in Harrisburg and Reading, are designed to "help couples apply what the Bible teaches about marriage in a powerful way." While promotional materials for the events aren’t specifically
antigay, the Family Institute is Pennsylvania’s largest antigay,
anti–marriage equality group.
This isn’t the first time the restaurant chain has been taken to task for its support of antigay groups. In 2009, Change.org reported Chick-Fil-A had supported Focus on the Family.
group, founded by the Reverend James Dobson, endorses so-called reparative
therapy programs in efforts to turn gays straight and has donated hundreds of thousand of dollars in support of antigay legislation.