Chick-fil-A: Our position was ‘mischaracterized’

In a statement, the fast food company insists that despite reports last week, it will continue to give money to groups that ‘enrich marriages.’ What this means, exactly, is unclear.

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What this means, exactly, remains unclear.

On Thursday, the company indicated that its corporate giving policy had been “mischaracterized” by a Chicago alderman and a civil rights group, both of which claimed that the fast feeder planned to stop donating money to “anti-gay organizations” as a concession to open a second location in the Windy City.

At the time, the company would neither confirm nor deny the claim.

After media outlets ran with the story that Chick-fil-A had reversed course, it released a statement that said:

“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.

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