Is This Family Favorite Betraying Their Message?  You Be The Judge

We all know that Christian persecution is once again rampant throughout the world.

The Left continues to ram their progressive agenda down our throats, and any opposition is met with threats and bullying.

One Christian business has always stood firm against these tactics, but it appears they may now be caving under the pressure of this unrelenting influence.

For years, the Left has labeled the Chick-fil-A corporation as “hateful” and “intolerant” due to their leadership’s vocal support for traditional marriage and family values.

They remain resolved to stay closed on Sundays and have been steadfast supporters of Christian charities and organizations.

They have donated for years to conservative groups like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, among others.

And although the Left has called for people to boycott the popular chain, their sales and popularity have skyrocketed, mostly because the American people – who on the whole support traditional values – have rallied behind their message.

Their charitable contributions and courteous, outstanding service have made them a leading fast-food chain, but now they may be isolating their base demographic – Christian Americans – with a recent move.

After years of providing charitable contributions to organizations like the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, they now say they are refocusing their charitable work.

This effort to “refocus” means they will not renew their multi-year commitments to these organizations – organizations the progressive Left has always labeled as anti-LGBT.

They will instead focus on providing support for local food banks, educational programs, and homelessness – all worthy causes, but causes that mean they will no longer face the same kind of pressure from the Left.

In addition, it has been found that the company donated $2,500 in 2017 to the radical anti-Christian organization Southern Poverty Law Center, known for its steadfast support of the homosexual agenda and hatred of Christian organizations.

The company is defending the donation as not being directly from Chick-fil-A corporation, but rather from a volunteer advisor to the company who picked the SPLC as their choice to be a grant recipient that year.

And they are also defending the change in charitable contributions by stating that they are trying to support critical issues in the communities they serve on a more local level.

But that could have been accomplished by working with local Christian community groups rather than shying away from allies of their core message.

The Cathy family founded the company and Dan Cathy, the current CEO, has in the past fervently expressed Chick-fil-A’s support of Biblical principles and has declared their intent to stand their ground against growing progressive pressure.

“We intend to stay the course.  We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.  If you’re obedient to God you are going to be evangelistic in the quality of the work you do, using that as a portal to share [Christ],” he once said, according to Lifesite News.

The recent changes in their charitable efforts, however, are leaving conservatives to question whether they are caving to the Left’s pressure after all.

Previous die-hard supporters, including the President of the Family Research Council and everyday Christian Americans, are convinced that’s the case – and are not happy with the changes.

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The changes have been likened to a pro-life group donating to Planned Parenthood, and now even conservatives are calling for Christians to find another favorite place to dine.

It remains to be seen what, if any, further changes will be made, but American Christians have always been comforted by the fact that Chick-fil-A was out there, fighting the brave fight in the battle of good versus evil.

Let’s pray that continues to be their mission.

Mommy Underground will keep you updated on any further developments in Chick-fil-A’s charitable policies.

What do you think about the changes in Chick-fil-A’s charitable donation efforts?  Do you think they’re just “refocusing” or are they caving to the pressure of the progressive agenda?

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