• Saw This Coming: Chick-fil-A Surrenders to the Gay Gestapo   

    Surge Summary: Chick-fil-A’s decision, announced this week to stop giving to organizations which don’t support the LGBTQ agenda, is a clear surrender to Leftist pressures. Nothing less than that. But cracks began to appear in the restaurant franchise’s resolve a while ago, so it shouldn’t be a total surprise. 

    by Bryan Fischer

    Dan Cathay of Chick-fil-A generated a tornado of venom, vitriol, and vengeance when he quite innocently spoke publicly in support of man-woman marriage in 2012. In the face of the withering assault, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee organized a Chick-fil-A day that year, encouraging citizens who believe in marriage and normal sexuality to show their support by eating at the restaurant chain on August 1 of that year.

    It was a thunderous success, one of the biggest days in the history of the franchise. Americans appreciated Chick-fil-A’s stand for the family and for the truth, and were open and enthusiastic in their support. Besides, CFA makes a killer chicken sandwich.

    Cracks in the Chick-fil-A wall, however, didn’t take long to appear despite the overwhelming public support. Dan Cathay soon after made a big deal out of inviting a homosexual activist to join him in his box at the Fiesta Bowl, in a futile effort to convince gay activists that he wasn’t a raging homophobe. Those who have observed the take-no-quarter aggression of the LGBT crowd knew that it was just a matter of time before more concessions were made.

    Chick-fil-A made a decisive change just last week in its approach to philanthropy and is now resolutely refusing to support groups that support marriage. Tough darts for the more than 300 charitable organizations that benefited from their charity this year. Unless you’re down with the whole gay agenda, you can forget about any generosity from CFA.

    They’re cutting off the Salvation Army (The Salvation Army!) because it isn’t pro-gay enough. CFA’s donation to the Salvation Army went toward its Angel Tree program, which provides Christmas gifts to children of inmates. Next year, kids? Tough darts. It’s the same with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which now will have to find $1.65 million a year from someplace else to mentor young athletes to stand for Christ.

    The reality is that if you give an inch to Big Gay, they won’t just take a mile, they will take your business and your reputation too while they’re at it. Resistance is not futile, but it requires more backbone and character than Chick-fil-A leadership has in stock.

    If you surrender in one point, you will eventually surrender in all. It won’t be terribly long before Chick-fil-A starts selling sandwiches on Sundays. After all, the same God who created the Sabbath is the same God who said that marriage is a matter of one man and one woman. If you’ll roll on homosexuality, you’ll eventually roll on the Lord’s Day too. It’s just a matter of time.

    It won’t be long before Chick-fil-A is just another ordinary fast food joint, as they sell out to Big Gay while they sell waffle fries.

    CFA will still send money to good causes that deal with education, homelessness, and hunger. But they’d better be careful. Mark my words: if they give education money that goes to any organization that supports the natural human family in preference to the alternatives, they’ll be in for another nosebleed. CFA, instead of checking the pro-family creds of charitable organizations, will now be diligently checking to make sure they are sufficiently anti-family before they will send them a dime. According to Bisnow, “the company said none of the organizations have anti-LGBT positions.” Which being interpreted means it must be clear that they do NOT support natural marriage or normative sexuality. If they do, CFA won’t give them a dime.

    Next year, CFA will give $32 million to organizations like Junior Achievement USA (education) and Covenant House International (homelessness).

    Junior Achievement passes the new pro-sodomy litmus test. It has a Diversity Statement that reads as follows (emphasis mine, notes in parentheses mine):

    “We are dedicated to providing a positive, enriching learning experience free of bias (especially of the kind CFA used to show before the LGBT bullies got their minds right). Junior Achievement welcomes K-12 students, volunteers and potential staff regardless of race, religion (unless it’s conservative Christianity, for example of the kind Chick-fil-A used to believe), age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation (including the L, the G, the B, the T and any of the other 58 genders Facebook has invented) or any other legally protected characteristic.”

    Covenant House also checks all the right boxes. While providing care and shelter for homeless youth – as noble a goal as you can have – Covenant House is also committed “to create a more LGBTQ-inclusive and -affirming” environment for youth who not only have no home but have no idea of the lethal harms of homosexual behavior. In other words, rather than support normative sexuality, Chick-fil-A will be spending millions to help an organization dedicated to telling vulnerable and traumatized young men and women that homosexuality is perfectly normal when it is not.

    Despite the best hate-filled efforts of the homosexual lobby, Chick-fil-A’s values had not negatively impacted sales. It has become the third-largest fast-food chain in America with $10.5B in sales, behind only McDonald’s and Starbucks.

    But CFA started to abandon its historic Christian values when Big Gay did manage to hit them in the pocketbook. Boston, for example, is determined to keep CFA from ever opening a restaurant in its city limits. Airports in San Antonio, Buffalo, and San Jose won’t let them in, and a city in the UK just kicked them out after only eight days of operation.

    Chick-fil-A President Tim Tassopoulos said, “There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets we need to be clear about who we are. There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”

    Well, you used to be clear about your message and who you were, but not anymore. Jesus taught us we “cannot serve both God and money”.  We will either “hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other.” There is a new God at Chick-fil-A, and his name is Mammon. And Chick-fil-A is growing more in love with him every day.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

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