Chick-fil-A has long been a supporter of anti-gay charities like the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family. In 2005, they even included a CD-ROM from Focus on the Family in kid's meals! They have presented somewhere in the realm of $2-$5 million to anti-gay organizations, some listed as hate groups with the Southern Poverty Law Center. While they have listed that they do not discriminate against people of different gender identities and sexual orientations, they have still expressed interest in donating to the same anti-gay charities working against equality for all. COO Dan Cathy has confirmed that his organization is anti-gay, as he considers it "against traditional family values." The values and mission of their business is, therefore, clearly incompatable with our mission and values, as stated in our official policies: "01.01 Texas State is committed to an inclusive education and work environment that provides equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. Texas State, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and institutional values, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, or sexual orientation."
This campaign is not directed against any individual employee, nor is it against Christians in general, but against the use of the money of those allied against LGBT inequality being used to harm the gay community--something Chick-fil-A seems intent upon continuing. This is not just about their organization opposing marriage for all, but also the view of homosexuality as inferior to heterosexuality, and therefore supporting hatred, social inequality, and family strife among those of us with LGBT family members and friends.
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