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Chick-Fil-A Tweets on Antigay Group

Chick-Fil-A Tweets on Antigay Group


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." 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 Pennsylvania.

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, reported Chick-Fil-A had supported Focus on the Family.

That 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.

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