On Sunday, Chick-fil-A was the victim of another left-stream media smear over its Christian convictions. Outsports, a propaganda blog for all things LGBTQ, demeaned Chick-fil-A as "the nation’s favorite purveyors of fast food chicken and faith-based discrimination" for donating money to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The story by Brian C. Bell includes this quote: "The company’s charitable arm has been continually criticized for its donations to organizations classified as anti-LGBTQ, specifically the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), in the years since the family-owned company declared it would no longer donate to political groups."
Bell scrutinized a 2017 Chick-fil-A donation of $1.6 million to FCA for youth summer camps (see photo) for inner-city youths. "But the continued association with an organization that is rooted in a specific religious belief to the point that it literally has Christian in its name undercuts that inclusive mission." He says the FCA's sexual purity policy conflicts with some youth sports organizations, like You Can Play and LGBT SportSafe, that focus on inclusion and equality.
Chick-fil-A Foundation executive director Rodney Bullard told Business Insider why the organization supports FCA's outreach:
“The calling for us is to ensure that we are relevant and impactful in the community, and that we’re helping children and that we’re helping them to be everything that they can be. For us, that’s a much higher calling than any political or cultural war that’s being waged. This is really about an authentic problem that is on the ground, that is present and ever present in the lives of many children who can’t help themselves. Regardless of where you may find yourself on any particular issue, this is our collective problem and that we all can be a part of the solution. ... We all should join together and be a part of the solution.”
LGBTQ pressure groups and their media apologists believe children should be encouraged to engage in risky sexual behaviors. Leading Bell to take issue with FCA's biblical beliefs that marriage is the union of a man and a woman who are faithful to each other and that heterosexuality is what God intended for humanity.
"That’s some super inclusive language, let me tell you," Bell says. Chick-fil-A said that camp participants are not required to sign the purity policy, but a skeptical Bell counters, "but come on now: surrounding youth, some of which identify as LGBTQ, with authority figures that have signed it, could cause adverse effects."
Bell whines that 84 percent of Americans have witnessed or experienced anti-LGBTQ attitudes in sports. He says, "Dumping $1.6 million dollars into an organization that operates from a base that refuses to identify LGBTQ people as valid isn’t going to bring that number down. And it sure isn’t going to help Chick-fil-A tint their charitable practices as inclusive. But the foundation seems OK with that insincerity."