Time to Buycott Salvation Army

In a rather disheartening twist, Chick fil a just spit in the face of every customer they had supporting them through the LGBTQ nonsense.

It appears to me that instead of standing by their positions, they have decided to cut funding to one of the more honest charities (highest ratio of donations goes to charity) that specializes in homeless shelters, shelters for abused women and children, and drug addict rehabilitation.

Instead, they get to claim men are women. Woot.

Why does Chick fil a hate women?

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66 thoughts on “Time to Buycott Salvation Army”

  1. The Salvation Army isn’t some political group lobbying against gay marriage or anything like that. They are the nation’s most trusted charity that feeds and clothes millions of needy Americans, even gay ones. They do preach from the Bible, and that is what the left hates.

    After LGBT activists called for a boycott, Chick-fil-A’s sales went up, not down. What will happen now?

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  2. I am willing to wait and see on this story. Millions of Christians when they go in to buy a sandwich are going to give the proprietor an ear full.

    The left is incessant on there goal to claim EVERYTHING. My hope is, it was feet of clay, was the reason for this back peddling.

    We must let our local CF know how we feel.

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  3. Hi Stina.   I am totally lost by your post.

    Who are you upset with, Chick-fil-a or the Salvation Army?  Both?   I think the organizations (mentioned in a recent article I read) that Chick-Fil-A has chosen to support in the coming year are worthy of charitable contributions.

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  4. I’m having trouble finding confirmation for this story. The Fox News piece links to a blog post that makes no reference to the Salvation Army. Presumably, their omission from the list of recipients indicates that they’re off. Nevertheless, they are still contributing to at least one faith-based organization: Covenant House.

    I know from hearing an interview with a “moderate” LGBQTWTF advocate on a podcast (probably Quillette’s) explaining how he had been in discussions with Chick-fil-A’s management and they’d come to some sort of understanding. There are two ways to look at this:

    1. Chick-fil-A caved in to pressure and stabbed their supporters in the back.
    2. Chick-fil-A is concentrating on their core business (food) instead of politics.

    While I understand the frustration expressed in option 1, conservatives should be sympathetic to option 2. It’s the Left that wants to make everything political. That hasn’t been working out so well for the left-leaning companies (Get woke, go broke). Chick-fil-A is doing the reverse in the mirror image of get woke go broke by staying out of political controversy and making food that appeals to their customers. Maybe that’s not such a terrible thing.

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  5. Link:

     

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lgbt-business/fast-food-chain-chick-fil-a-drops-donations-to-christian-charities-after-lgbt-protests-idUSKBN1XS1ZS

     

    U.S. fast-food chain Chick-fil-A said on Monday it had stopped funding two Christian organizations, including The Salvation Army, that have come under fire from LGBT+ campaigners.

    The fast-food chain’s charitable arm, Chick-fil-A Foundation, donated millions of dollars over a period of years to The Salvation Army and to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), which opposes same-sex marriage.

    Chick-fil-A said on Monday it no longer funded these organizations and would instead focus its giving on “education, homelessness and hunger”.

    “We made multi-year commitments to both organizations and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018,” a spokeswoman for Chick-fil-A told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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  6. It’s stories like this that make one throw their hands up and quit. The support for this chain was unbreakable because of good product and a show for philosophy. And now that is being betrayed in pursuit of the all mighty dollar as the Chick attempts to break into foreign markets where wokism is enshrined in law. Just complete disappointment now.

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  7. Miffed White Male:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lgbt-business/fast-food-chain-chick-fil-a-drops-donations-to-christian-charities-after-lgbt-protests-idUSKBN1XS1ZS

    Tsk, tsk.   Another headline misleading the reader via conflation, omission and coloring.   All to promote ‘division’ among the people; seems to work every time on both conservatives and progressives alike.

    The article I had read earlier in the day did not conflate lgbt protests with Chick-Fil-A’s corporate decisions regarding charitable contribution.  I see no evidence one event has anything to do with the other.

    Chick-Fil-A has given richly to Salvation Army and FCA in the past.  Do they have to give to the same charity every year?   Why not give to other worthy causes once in a while.

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  8. TempTime:

    Miffed White Male:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-lgbt-business/fast-food-chain-chick-fil-a-drops-donations-to-christian-charities-after-lgbt-protests-idUSKBN1XS1ZS

    Tsk, tsk.   Another headline misleading the reader via conflation, omission and coloring.   All to promote ‘division’ among the people; seems to work every time on both conservatives and progressives alike.

    The article I had read earlier in the day did not conflate lgbt protests with Chick-Fil-A’s corporate decisions regarding charitable contribution.  I see no evidence one event has anything to do with the other.

    Chick-Fil-A has given richly to Salvation Army and FCA in the past.  Do they have to give to the same charity every year?   Why not give to other worthy causes once in a while.

    I had the same thought upon reading the Reuters article. The Chick-fil-A blog post I linked above makes no mention of either the Salvation Army or of LGBTWFT protests. If it’s a choice between believing Chick-fil-A’s official release (dated today) and Reuters, I choose the Chick-fil-A.

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  9. Robert A. McReynolds:

    It’s stories like this that make one throw their hands up and quit. The support for this chain was unbreakable because of good product and a show for philosophy. And now that is being betrayed in pursuit of the all mighty dollar as the Chick attempts to break into foreign markets where wokism is enshrined in law. Just complete disappointment now.

    Are you in the habit of believing the first news story you read about a subject? By someone who very likely will be pleased to see an angry bitter response?

    You’re a Christian, right? Take Ephesians 4 to heart…

    That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

    Beware the cunning deceivers, give the news at least 48 hours before shooting your allies!

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  10. drlorentz:
    I’m having trouble finding confirmation for this story. The Fox News piece links to a blog post that makes no reference to the Salvation Army. Presumably, their omission from the list of recipients indicates that they’re off. Nevertheless, they are still contributing to at least one faith-based organization: Covenant House.

    I know from hearing an interview with a “moderate” LGBQTWTF advocate on a podcast (probably Quillette’s) explaining how he had been in discussions with Chick-fil-A’s management and they’d come to some sort of understanding. There are two ways to look at this:

    1. Chick-fil-A caved in to pressure and stabbed their supporters in the back.
    2. Chick-fil-A is concentrating on their core business (food) instead of politics.

    While I understand the frustration expressed in option 1, conservatives should be sympathetic to option 2. It’s the Left that wants to make everything political. That hasn’t been working out so well for the left-leaning companies (Get woke, go broke). Chick-fil-A is doing the reverse in the mirror image of get woke go broke by staying out of political controversy and making food that appeals to their customers. Maybe that’s not such a terrible thing.

    Yes, it is. It is a terrible thing. This is entirely about caving to activist pressure. Chick Fil A was dragged into making their business political, not their choice. They were targeted, they were harassed and discriminated against, they caved to the pressure.

    Not surprising that in the Chick Fil A blog post/press release they don’t explain they are changing their contributions to avoid offending the LGBTQ lobby. But they are, of course. That post confirms the story by what it doesn’t say.

    When the bullies target you and get their way that is not “deciding to concentrate on your core business”, it’s giving up and selling out. All they have now is an okay chicken sandwich. It used to have a flavor of freedom and integrity, but not any more.

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  11. Damocles:

    Robert A. McReynolds:

    It’s stories like this that make one throw their hands up and quit. The support for this chain was unbreakable because of good product and a show for philosophy. And now that is being betrayed in pursuit of the all mighty dollar as the Chick attempts to break into foreign markets where wokism is enshrined in law. Just complete disappointment now.

    Are you in the habit of believing the first news story you read about a subject? By someone who very likely will be pleased to see an angry bitter response?

    You’re a Christian, right? Take Ephesians 4 to heart…

    That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

    Beware the cunning deceivers, give the news at least 48 hours before shooting your allies!

    What if you have no allies?

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  12. 10 Cents:
    What if you have no allies?

    Curse God and die, I guess.

    Sadly not an option for Christians as we learn from from Hebrews 12…

    1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

    Or maybe not so sadly after all!

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  13. Chick-fil-A is not making a change in response to LGBTQQ protesters.   They are making a change because of government-sponsored hostility to their business.   The mayor of Boston, the Airport Commissions of a dozen airports, over two dozen public universities, all the blue cities that are in blue states, plus some blue cities in red states, are in Leftist lockstep to oppose Chick-fil-A.   The government of the United Kingdom let them know that they would have to change their policy before they could successfully open a location there.   Canada has warned Chick-fil-A that their days in Toronto are numbered.

    A Chick-fil-A in Scotland is still in operation, but company leaders still felt a new message was needed — especially in foreign markets, where the most prominent brand exposure to Chick-fil-A are headlines about its support for organizations with anti-LGBT stances.  …

    Chick-fil-A has been working on the new charitable structure since summer 2018, according to sources familiar with the process, and finally approved it in a board vote last week. But it will still take time for the plan to take effect. The Chick-fil-A Foundation donated $115K to the Salvation Army and $1.65M to the FCA in 2018, according to a tax form filed Friday with the IRS. A company spokesperson said the donations were the last of multiyear commitments to the two groups.  The company still maintains the donations were made for reasons completely unrelated to the organizations’ stance on LGBT issues. The FCA donation goes toward summer youth camps at the Atlanta HBCUs Morehouse College and Spelman College, according to the tax filing. The Salvation Army donation goes toward the organization’s Angel Tree program, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need.  The LGBT community took issue with the organizations in the past due to the FCA’s employment purity statement, which speaks out against sex outside marriage and “homosexual acts.” The Salvation Army has been accused of LGBT discrimination in the past. The organization has repeatedly denied those accusations, most recently on Monday afternoon after Chick-fil-A’s announcement. “We’re saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding to other hunger, education and homelessness organizations,” the organization said in a statement to Bisnow. “We serve more than 23 million individuals a year, including those in the LGBTQ+ community. In fact, we believe we are the largest provider of poverty relief to the LGBTQ+ population.” Looking ahead, Chick-fil-A leaders told Bisnow the mission of the company is to serve all members of its many communities. But the company also recognizes that changes are needed, especially if some communities don’t want to see a Chick-fil-A sign go up in their backyard.  “When there is a tension, we want to make sure we’re being clear. We think this is going to be helpful,” Tassopoulos said. “It’s just the right thing to do: to be clear, caring and supportive, and do it in the community.”

    https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/retail/exclusive-amid-global-expansion-and-lgbt-pushback-chick-fil-a-changes-charitable-giving-structure-101818?

    Notice how the journalists accept the Leftist framing of “anti-LGBT stances.”    That lets you know which side the journalists are on.

    None of those charities have anti-LGBT stances.   They just have policies that say that their ministry workers cannot take public positions in opposition to the ministry’s doctrinal positions, which include support for a Biblical view of marriage.   Journalists deliberately twist these positions, which are a condition of the call to ministry, not a condition to receive charitable services.

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  14. MJBubba:
    Chick-fil-A is not making a change in response to LGBTQQ protesters.   They are making a change because of government-sponsored hostility to their business.   The mayor of Boston, the Airport Commissions of a dozen airports, over two dozen public universities, all the blue cities that are in blue states, plus some blue cities in red states, are in Leftist lockstep to oppose Chick-fil-A.   The government of the United Kingdom let them know that they would have to change their policy before they could successfully open a location there.   Canada has warned Chick-fil-A that their days in Toronto are numbered.

    A Chick-fil-A in Scotland is still in operation, but company leaders still felt a new message was needed — especially in foreign markets, where the most prominent brand exposure to Chick-fil-A are headlines about its support for organizations with anti-LGBT stances.  …

    Chick-fil-A has been working on the new charitable structure since summer 2018, according to sources familiar with the process, and finally approved it in a board vote last week. But it will still take time for the plan to take effect. The Chick-fil-A Foundation donated $115K to the Salvation Army and $1.65M to the FCA in 2018, according to a tax form filed Friday with the IRS. A company spokesperson said the donations were the last of multiyear commitments to the two groups.  The company still maintains the donations were made for reasons completely unrelated to the organizations’ stance on LGBT issues. The FCA donation goes toward summer youth camps at the Atlanta HBCUs Morehouse College and Spelman College, according to the tax filing. The Salvation Army donation goes toward the organization’s Angel Tree program, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need.  The LGBT community took issue with the organizations in the past due to the FCA’s employment purity statement, which speaks out against sex outside marriage and “homosexual acts.” The Salvation Army has been accused of LGBT discrimination in the past. The organization has repeatedly denied those accusations, most recently on Monday afternoon after Chick-fil-A’s announcement. “We’re saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding to other hunger, education and homelessness organizations,” the organization said in a statement to Bisnow. “We serve more than 23 million individuals a year, including those in the LGBTQ+ community. In fact, we believe we are the largest provider of poverty relief to the LGBTQ+ population.” Looking ahead, Chick-fil-A leaders told Bisnow the mission of the company is to serve all members of its many communities. But the company also recognizes that changes are needed, especially if some communities don’t want to see a Chick-fil-A sign go up in their backyard.  “When there is a tension, we want to make sure we’re being clear. We think this is going to be helpful,” Tassopoulos said. “It’s just the right thing to do: to be clear, caring and supportive, and do it in the community.”

    https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/retail/exclusive-amid-global-expansion-and-lgbt-pushback-chick-fil-a-changes-charitable-giving-structure-101818?

    Notice how the journalists accept the Leftist framing of “anti-LGBT stances.”    That lets you know which side the journalists are on.

    None of those charities have anti-LGBT stances.   They just have policies that say that their ministry workers cannot take public positions in opposition to the ministry’s doctrinal positions, which include support for a Biblical view of marriage.   Journalists deliberately twist these positions, which are a condition of the call to ministry, not a condition to receive charitable services.

    The bisnow story is what I read earlier today and they certainly are chasing the dollar. It’s just another example of being told it’s raining while getting urinated on.

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  15. MJBubba: I hear what you are saying about the government in blue cities going after Chick-Fil-A, and they s on’t like the headache. But, first, they are Christian they should know they will be persecuted, Jesus said that. And second,screw you Boston, no delicious chicken and great service for you. Enjoy Popeyes where the employees are beating the crap out of each other (google it). I mean these are the lines that are being drawn. I get they just want to get down to the business of chicken sandwiches but every company has to have a political position these days and chick fil a is in the mix.

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  16. TempTime:
    Hi Stina.   I am totally lost by your post.

    Who are you upset with, Chick-fil-a or the Salvation Army?  Both?   I think the organizations (mentioned in a recent article I read) that Chick-Fil-A has chosen to support in the coming year are worthy of charitable contributions.

    In light of CFA’s no longer giving donations to SA, I recommend we band together like what was done for CFA and donate to SA.

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  17. Regardless of the motive of CFA doing this, what has been seen in the response to it is that Salvation Army is a target of the Wokists.

    It may be good to keep that in mind going into the holiday season and in the future.

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  18. For seven years I have been as loyal to Chick-fil-A as I ever have been to any business I was not related to.   As a reward to the Truett  Cathy family for their steadfastness in the face of lies, smears, and hateful emotionally-charged rhetoric, I bypassed other businesses and sought them out.  It even became a thing; we went out to dinner at Chick-fil-A to celebrate the election of President Trump and the confirmation of Justice Gorsuch and the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh.

    Now, they are just another business, making business decisions.

    They will still be strongly preferred over KFC, whose ownership supports several Leftist causes.  But there will not be a reason to bypass a Popeye’s in order to get to Chick-fil-A.

    I doubt if this business decision will be rewarded by a relaxation of Leftist hostility from Leftist governmental agencies.

    Overall, this feels like a defeat.

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  19. Damocles:
    Beware the cunning deceivers, give the news at least 48 hours before shooting your allies!

    The Right has learned lessons from the Left all too well. Cancel culture has become universal.

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  20. drlorentz:

    Jojo:
    That post confirms the story by what it doesn’t say.

    In other words, you have confirmation bias.

    I suppose you could call it that. I don’t KNOW that Chick Fil A’s change in charitable giving is related to the tremendous political pressure on them. We usually have to evaluate situations based on less than 100 percent certainty. When an organization is targeted and politically harassed , not granted permits and leases because of its owners’  personal beliefs which were expressed in  association with other targeted organizations, backing away from those other organizations is almost certainly a result of the pressure. Their statement did not address that obvious logical inference, which is why I viewed it as confirmation.

    Describing it as “concentrating on their core business” is just another way of saying “trying to minimize political pressure”…..which is another way of saying “giving in.”  That does not make them evil…don’t we all just want to be left alone? …but it is disappointing. Chick Fil A was a symbol of resistance to the hateful and destructive left. Now they are symbol of cowed compliance.

    Haha, cowed compliance. In fact you could say they are “chicken.”

    (That one was for you 10 cents.)

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  21. It is also true that if Chick Fil A quite coincidentally chose to make less LGBTQ controversial charitable donations, the media would celebrate that as a victory for LGBTQ pressure in order to demoralize conservatives.  But I’m going with the probabilities.

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  22. Hahaha, James Lileks on R>

    “Regardless of how you view their explanation of their charitable-giving programs, I think we all know that if we fell into a coma today and woke up 20 years hence the CFA cows on the billboard would be exclaiming that steers can have udders and give milk, too.“

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