For many years I have said that the unspoken mantra of LGBTQ activists is, “We will intimidate and we will manipulate until you capitulate.” Chick-fil-A is now learning this lesson the hard way. Appeasement is not enough. Total capitulation is required.
To catch you up on the salient details, on Monday, there was an outcry from conservative and Christian leaders when it was learned that Chick-fil-A was dropping its support of the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Instead, they announced, they were now devoting all their charitable giving to “a smaller number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger.”
But that being the case, since the Salvation Army specializes in these very areas, why stop giving to them? As the Army expressed, “We’re saddened to learn that a corporate partner has felt it necessary to divert funding to other hunger, education and homelessness organizations—areas in which The Salvation Army, as the largest social services provider in the world, is already fully committed.”
The answer is simple (as the Army was quite aware): Chick-fil-A had come under unrelenting attack for years for supporting Christian organizations, specifically those that held to biblical views of marriage. Campuses protested Chick-fil-A’s presence, cities protested their presence, airports protested their presence and even the UK protested their presence.
In light of this, Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos explained, “There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are. There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message.”
To be sure, Tassopoulos also announced that, “No organisation will be excluded from future consideration—faith-based or non-faith-based.”
But the message was loud and clear. Chick-fil-A needed to shed all the negative press and establish a new, untarnished reputation based on its charitable contributions “in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger.”
That, of course, was not enough for the LGBTQ activists. To the contrary, they now smelled blood. Total capitulation is required.
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SOURCE: Charisma News