An Illinois LGBT group is claiming that Chik-fil-A will cease giving money to groups which support traditional marriage and oppose same sex marriage.
This claim is based on a letter submitted to The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA) by the WinShape Foundation, a non-profit organization funded by Chik-fil-A, indicating they would reconsider who would be allocated funds in the future. The letter was apparently sufficient for Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno to drop his opposition to Chik-fil-A further expanding its business in the Windy City.
Yet something seems fowl about this whole thing. If TCRA’s claims are true then I would like to hear it from Dan Cathy himself. TCRA did not release the text of the letter sent by WinShape nor did it indicate who signed the letter. So something doesn’t quite smell right to me.
Given the overwhelming public support of Chik-fil-A in response to the heavyhandedness of local governments in Chicago and here in Boston; an about face would be a slap in the face to those who stood with Chik-fil-A this past summer.
I just can’t see Chik-fil-A being bullied into surrendering its First Amendment rights.
At this point, I’m not ready to call Chik-fil-A chicken.
UPDATE: As it turns out, my instincts were correct. (H/T Mark Krikorian at NRO).
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