In a letter to Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, a Chick-fil-A exec insisted the company will no longer support groups with political agendas.
“The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas,” said the company’s director of real estate. (WinShape Foundations is the company’s charitable arm.)
Chicago-based The Civil Rights Agenda shared the comment in a press release posted to the nonprofit organization’s website. According to BuzzFeed, a Chick-fil-A spokesperson would neither confirm nor deny the statement’s accuracy.
The press release added: “In meetings, [Chick-fil-A] executives clarified that they will no longer give to anti-gay organizations.” It listed Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage as examples of such groups.