Seems like Chicago Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno had a fast one pulled on him by Chick-Fil-A to facilitate the agreement to open a restaurant in Chicago.
Moreno had agreed to let Chick-Fil-A build one of their franchise restaurants in his ward after he and The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRAA) reached an agreement with Chick-fil-A to include a statement of respect for all sexual orientations in an internal document and promised that its not-for-profit arm would not contribute money to groups that oppose gay marriage and that are known to be anti-gay hate groups.
Well turns out Chick-fil-A lied to Moreno.
After being silent almost 48 hours on the news Chick-fil-A has released the following statement below:
Chick-fil-A, Inc. – Who We Are
For many months now, Chick-fil-A’s corporate giving has been mischaracterized. And while our sincere intent has been to remain out of this political and social debate, events from Chicago this week have once again resulted in questions around our giving. For that reason, we want to provide some context and clarity around who we are, what we believe and our priorities in relation to corporate giving.
A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because of this commitment, Chick-fil-A’s giving heritage is focused on programs that educate youth, strengthen families and enrich marriages, and support communities. We will continue to focus our giving in those areas. Our intent is not to support political or social agendas.As we have stated, the Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators.
So in other words nothing has changed and Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay donations will keep on as usual. They’ll keep selling their hate chicken sandwhich’s and supporting anti-gay extremist hate groups.
Is anyone REALLY surprised?