Evangelist Franklin Graham asked his social media followers over the weekend to pray for Chick-fil-A, referencing “concern and criticism” about the company’s charitable giving and upcoming “important decisions” by its executives.
As of Monday morning, the Facebook post had 122,000 likes, 15,000 shares and 15,000 comments. Graham also posted a shorter version of the message on Twitter.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation in November announced a new donation strategy it said will “provide additional clarity and impact with the causes it supports.” Beginning in 2020, the Chick-fil-A Foundation will support Junior Achievement, Covenant House International and local food banks.
The Foundation will no longer support the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes – the two organizations that were at the heart of LGBTQ protests of Chick-fil-A in recent years.
“Chick-fil-A has been in the news a lot, and every day it seems there’s a new article about their charitable giving,” Graham wrote on Facebook Saturday. “There has been a lot of concern and criticism, and maybe rightly so. For Christian schools, businesses, and organizations, there is always a danger of drifting to the left. It is my sincere hope that Chick-fil-A will not allow that to happen. With the majority of corporate America caving to the LGBTQ agenda, Chick-fil-A has stood against the tide – with people of faith supporting them all the way.
“What can we do now? I would encourage Christians everywhere to pray for Dan Cathy, his brother Bubba, and the family as they have some important decisions to make. It’s their company, they can do what they want,” Graham wrote, referencing CEO Dan Cathy. “But my prayer is that God will lead and direct them, and that they will continue to honor their late father Truett Cathy’s strong stand for biblical values – all to the glory of God! While Chick-fil-A is one of the few restaurants closed on Sunday to honor God, what if we make today ‘Pray for Chick-fil-A Day?’ Will you join me in praying?”
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Source: Christian Headlines