Chick-fil-A has “stopped donations to several Christian organizations after receiving backlash from LGBT rights activists over the last several weeks,” Mairead McCardle of National Review reports. The popular restaurant chain will no longer donate to the Salvation Army, the Paul Anderson Youth Home, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
In its report, NBC News called these groups “controversial” and the donations “controversial funds.” That might come as a surprise to many Chick-fil-A patrons.
The Salvation Army dates from 1865 and works in 130 countries “dedicated to doing the most good,” and meeting human need “without discrimination.” By its own count, the Salvation Army assists 25 million Americans every year.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, launched in 1954, works in 84 countries “engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to united, inspire and change the world through the gospel.” Prominent members have included UCLA coach John Wooden and Los Angeles Rams running back “Deacon” Dan Towler.
The Paul Anderson Youth Home, named after the record-setting Olympic weightlifter, strives to provide, “a Christ-centered, holistic, and therapeutic approach towards transforming the lives of young men ages 16-21.” PAYH tailors individual plans “to meet each young man’s specific needs at the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual level.”
In the founding document of these Christian groups, the Bible, marriage is between a man and a woman. This support for traditional marriage is the source of hostility from LGBTQ groups.
According to the National LGBTQ Task Force, “The Chick-fil-A controversy stems from the millions of dollars the fast food chain has donated to anti-LGBT hate groups over the years, and to President Dan Cathy’s hostile remarks against marriage equity.” Drew Anderson of GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group, told NBC that “Chick-fil-A investors, employees and customers can greet today’s announcement with cautious optimism, but should remember that similar press statements were previously proven to be empty.”
“Fellowship of Christian Athletes targets LGBTQ community with Statement of Faith,” headlined an Outsports story describing FCA as a non-profit ministry “rooted in homophobia.” The FCA, writer Emma Nye charges, “has descended into the middle and high school level, cementing their bigotry and intolerance at an early age.” For their part, the FCA and Salvation Army members have cause to regard the jihad against themselves, and Chick-fil-A, as blatant bigotry on the part of the LGBTQ squads.
In the Quran, the holy book of Islam, marriage is between a man and a woman, or a man and several women. The concept of gay marriage is unknown in Islam, but LGBTQ advocacy groups have not attempted to defund the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) or the Muslim Students Association, dedicated to establishing Islamic societies on college campuses in Canada and the United States. Despite their open bigotry toward Christians, LGBTQ groups routinely get special treatment in American culture.
“The unspoken rule of show business,” explained comedian Dave Chappelle, “is that you are never allowed to upset the alphabet people,” the “Ls and the Gs and the Bs and the Ts.” Chappelle is one of the few who does it anyway, and the rule against material about gays is a new development.
In Robert Townsend’s 1987 Hollywood Shuffle, the phone rings in the office of a private investigator. “I thought it might be my lady,” he says, “but it was just some fag.” The 1974 Blazing Saddles features “The French Mistake” dance number, during which choreographer Buddy Bizarre (Dom Deluise) tells the performers to “watch me faggots!”
Blazing Saddles was co-written by the great Richard Pryor. Fans might wonder how Pryor would handle the scene suggested by President Trump, in which President Pete Buttigieg attempts to deal with Xi Jinping of China. Pryor, Don Rickles, and George Carlin, might also have some fun with pink pussy hats and such. These entertainers had no use for the kind of favoritism now cropping up in politics.
As Evan Gahr notes in the California Globe, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has announced a partnership with an LGBT group calling itself Equality California, “to train poll workers on how best to interact with transgendered voters.” Padilla touts a “welcoming environment” for voters “whose gender identity, expression or pronouns do not appear to match their name on the voter rolls.”
As Gahr explains, when asked their name, “a transgender man or woman could give something different than what is on the rolls or the ID forms he or she has.” Millions of illegals protected by state sanctuary laws already use different names and fake identification to vote, but Padilla, who refuses to cooperate with probes of voter fraud, is always looking for more.
Meanwhile, as Fox News reported, in 2020 the Chick-fil-A Foundation will “deepen its giving to a smaller number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger.” Chick-fil-A has caved to the LGBTQ cancel-culture jihad, certain to mount a surge in 2020 and beyond.