hit 'em where it hurts

Well, whadaya know?.

We learned the news by way of Chicago's The Civil Right Agenda (TCRA) an LGBT-rights advocacy group, who report that Chick-fil-A has penned a letter saying, "The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas." That letter was addressed to Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, who along with Boston mayor Thomas Menino, said they would block the chain for its anti-gay views. WinShape is the chain's not-for-profit charitable arm that had previously donated to groups opposing gay marriage. TCRA adds, "In meetings the company executives clarified that they will no longer give to anti-gay organizations, such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage."
This comes quietly, in that the news is coming from TCRA, not CFA itself. And to be fair, if WinShape has a long-standing "philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas", they are simply bringing their policy in line with their own stated goals, rather than making an about-face. (Kind of like the US deciding to take that "all men are created equal" stuff seriously in about 1863 or so.) Though I think the notion that they were somehow unaware of the political activities of FotF, FRC, et al. prior to this year strains credibility.

In any case, I welcome a world in which giving money to those troglodytes becomes just a little less appealing.

Anyway, fear not, culture warriors: you still get to complain about good Christians being "bullied" by Chicago politicians. And I know you love that...

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