Chick-Fil-A No Longer Funds Most Controversial Groups
And company continues to grow despite backlash
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2013 12:58 PM CST
In this Aug. 3, 2012 file photo, Mia Finterman and Gwendolyn Griffin kiss at a Chick-fil-A in Birmingham, Ala., for a national same-sex kiss day to protest Chick-fil-A executive Dan Cathy.   (AP Photo/The Birmingham News, Hal Yeager, File)

(Newser) – If you've been pining for Chick-Fil-A but don't want to support its president's anti-gay stance, rejoice: The company no longer donates to the most controversial groups opposing gay marriage, and hasn't since 2011. Rather, the company "focuses on youth, education, marriage enrichment, and local communities," says Campus Pride. The national LGBT campus organization looked at tax documents for Chick-Fil-A's philanthropic WinShape Foundation to make the determination, CNN reports.

However, Chick-Fil-A does still donate to some groups that are against gay marriage—just not the most divisive ones. Despite all the uproar that ensued after company president Dan Cathy said last year that he supported traditional marriage, Chick-Fil-A continues to grow: Sales were up 14% in 2012 over a year prior, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, and the chain opened 96 new stores.

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Jan 31, 2013 6:58 AM CST
Why pick on the ho mos. They can get all the choked chicken they want without going to Chick-Fil-A.
Jan 29, 2013 8:27 PM CST
There is honestly nothing they could do that would get me back as a customer. You don't blatantly support anti-rights groups and then say "Oh, nevermind, we changed our mind, you can buy our stuff now." Nope.
Jan 29, 2013 6:10 PM CST
You couldn't pay me to eat that shit no matter who they support.