Chick-fil-A's Donations to the SPLC, and Progressive Groups
As I noted in my article on Chick-fil-A last week, the Chick-fil-A Foundation, the charitable arm of the fast food chain, is run by an Obama and Clinton supporter, and much of its funding had been going to Democrat groups in Atlanta, and to the usual lefty causes, from UNICEF to a refugee charity depicting women in hijabs.
Ryan Bomberger at Town Hall has dug deeper into older 990s to uncover donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and pro-abortion groups.
In 2017 Chick-fil-A donated money to the same corrupt SPLC that still outrageously lists FRC as a “hate group.”
Chick-fil-A funds the deeply political YWCA, a radically pro-abortion and pro-LGBTQ organization that repeatedly partners with Planned Parenthood.
Chick-fil-A also funds the DC-based New Leaders Council that identifies as a “hub of progressive millennial thought leadership” which exists to “support one another along their individual path to a more progressive political and cultural landscape.”
Chick-fil-A has given a sizable donation ($50k) to The Pace Center for Girls, yet another pro-abortion organization. The education and advocacy group featured radical pro-abortion feminist Gloria Steinem (the “I Had An Abortion” activist who declared that birthing children is the “fundamental cause of climate change”) as their keynote speaker for their most recent girls’ Summit.
Or, how about Usher’s New Look, R&B star Usher Raymond IV's liberal non-profit? The group’s Disruptivator Summit is all about progressive community organizing on pivotal social issues, and Chick-fil-A funds it
Not especially shocking from a foundation run by an Obama and Hillary supporter that was practicing social responsibility, not charity.
The Executive Director of the CFA Foundation is Rodney D. Bullard, a former White House fellow and Assistant US Attorney. Some may have mistaken him for a conservative because he was a fellow in the Bush Administration, but he was an Obama donor, and, more recently, had donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign while at Chick-fil-A.
Like many corporations, Chick-fil-A branded its charitable giving as a form of social responsibility. Bullard became its Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility. Unlike charity, corporate social responsibility is a leftist endeavor to transform corporations into the political arms of radical causes.
As I also noted, there wasn't that much money going to the Salvation Army and the two other charities at the center of this. If anything, those donations were a distraction from what else was going on at the CFA Foundation. Now the veil is off and people are seeing it for themselves.