Chick-fil-A has decided to stick to chicken and remove themselves from the gay marriage debate.
After the company’s president came out against gay marriage over the summer, Chick-fil-A leaders say they will no longer fund groups fighting marriage equality.
The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA), an LGBT advocacy group, says Chick-fil-A has agreed to stop giving money to groups that oppose same sex marriage such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage.
According to a report released by the LGBT advocacy group Equality Matters, between 2003 and 2009 Chick-fil-A donated more than $3 million and another $2 million to organizations that oppose homosexuality.
In a letter from the Director of Real Estate, Chick-fil-A said that its nonprofit division, the WinShape Foundation, “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.”
TCRA says Chick-fil-A has also agreed to edit their company credo to read that their “intent is not to engage in political or social debates.”
Accordinf to TCRA, the document called “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are,” will also now state that the chain will “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.”
Chick-fil-A hasn’t commented on their sudden change of heart.