BOYCOTT CHICK-FIL-ATuesday, January 17th, 2012
SUPPORT EQUAL RIGHTS?
Words are one thing; Actions are another. The WinShape Foundation – the charitable arm of Chick-Fil-A – contributes to organizations directly working to defeat marriage equality and even groups attempting to convert gay people to heterosexual lifestyles. Simply put: Eating at Chick-Fil-A condones and funds anti-gay agendas.
On January 21st, the NOH8 Campaign will be hosting an open photo shoot next door to a Chick-Fil-A in order to raise awareness for this disappointing reality. If you're in the area, come out and show your support!
In 2009 alone, WinShape Gave Over $1.7 Million To Anti-Gay Groups
MARRIAGE & FAMILY LEGACY FUND: $994,199
The MFLF “pool[s] funds for a national marriage media campaign and provide start-up grants for local initiatives to promote stable, lasting marriages.” The MFLF was created to be the “implementation and funding arm” for the Marriage CoMission, a coalition of groups formed in response to the “downward spiral of marriage and the traditional family in America.” Since its inception, the CoMission has been supported by anti-gay activists such as Exodus International's Alan Chambers and Citizens for Community Values' Barry Sheets.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES: $480,000
Every year the FCA hosts a national college conference that Program Director Danny Burns described as one in which "God freed some people from homosexuality, sexual sins, addictions and even ushered newcomers into His Kingdom."
The application to become an FCA Ministry Leader requires applicants to agree with the FCA's Sexual Purity Statement, which condemns gays: “God desires His children to lead pure lives of holiness. The Bible is clear in teaching on sexual sin including sex outside of marriage and homosexual acts. Neither heterosexual sex outside of marriage nor any homosexual act constitute an alternate lifestyle acceptable to God.”
NATIONAL CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION: $240,000
NCF is a grant-making foundation that has made "hundreds of grants" to anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family, Family Life, and the Family Research Council. NCF allows donors to direct their donations and has experienced a surge in interest among donors in funding marriage-related giving.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: $12,500
Among the scores of anti-gay commentaries, stories and products on FOF’s web site is an essay from the Founder that says: "Moms and Dads, are you listening? This movement is the greatest threat to your children. It is of particular danger to your wide-eyed boys, who have no idea what demoralization is planned for them." Another article claims that "the homosexual agenda is a beast. It wants our kids."
EAGLE FORUM: $5,000
Eagle Forum is an extreme right-wing anti-gay group that consistently promotes disparaging claims about LGBT people. The group opposed the Supreme Court’s decision to decriminalize homosexuality in 2003 and has railed against courts for promoting a “gay agenda” in schools.
EXODUS INTERNATIONAL: $1,000
Exodus International is one of the world’s largest promoters of “ex-gay” therapy, the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation from gay to straight. The organization refers to being LGBT as “perverse” and a form of “sexual brokenness.”
FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL: $1,000
The FRC has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for its propagation of known falsehoods about the LGBT community. For example, president Tony Perkins has a long history of false and inflammatory attacks, such as claiming that pedophilia is a "homosexual problem."
For more information (including sources), please visit: http://equalitymatters.org/factcheck/201111010001