Thursday, July 5, 2012

Here's How Much Money Chick-fil-A Gives To Anti-Gay Groups

From Jim Edwards at Business Insider:

Chick-fil-A gave $2 million to seven anti-gay groups in 2010, the most recent year for which figures are available, according to Equality Matters' analysis of its charitable giving.

Chick-fil-A gave the Marriage & Family Foundation $1.1 million and another half million dollars went to the Fellowship Of Christian Athletes, according to the report. Here's the list:
  • Marriage & Family Foundation: $1,188,380
  • Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000
  • National Christian Foundation: $247,500
  • New Mexico Christian Foundation: $54,000 
  • Exodus International: $1,000
  • Family Research Council: $1,000
  • Georgia Family Council: $2,500
Chick-fil-A made its donations through WinShape, its non-profit giving arm. You can examine the IRS 990 disclosure of WinShape here.

Among Chick-fil-A's payments was $1,000 to Exodus, a group that until recently claimed it can "cure" people of homosexuality.

The chicken chain's policies have led to protests at 10 universities from people who don't want its restaurants on their campus. Most recently it lost a bid for a vendor spot at Northeastern University. Some students at New York University want their location closed.

The company gave $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009, also.


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