Earlier this week, Chick-fil-A announced its decision to no longer give money to the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
"As you probably know, Chick-fil-A has been hounded by LGBTQ activists since 2012 when then CEO Dan Cathy, son of Truett Cathy, made a public statement in support of the biblical definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman," said AFA President Tim Wildmon.
The American Family Association (AFA, afa.net) has created a new petition, urging Chick-fil-A to return to its founding principles of standing beside and supporting those ministries that hold firm to God's view of marriage as between one man and one woman.
The statement reads:
To Chick-Fil-A:I am extremely disappointed to know that Chick-fil-A has chosen to abandon great ministries like The Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Paul Anderson Youth Home in Georgia.
By doing so, it looks like you are abandoning Christian values and agreeing with homosexual activists who say believing the Bible makes you a hater.
Please clarify that you still hold to biblical teachings regarding human sexuality, marriage, and family, and reinstate these Christian ministries.
As of 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Nov. 20, over 64,000 have signed the petition.
"Now Chick-fil-A has announced it will no longer make donations to these groups," Wildmon added. "The company says its contracts with the ministries have simply expired, and they're moving on. Frankly, I don't buy it. For all practical purposes, it looks like they have caved to the LGBTQ activists and their illegitimate complaints. I hope I'm wrong."
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