Documents: Chick-fil-A gave $1.7 million to anti-gay groups in 2009
Tax documents examined this week by a gay rights blog reveal the extent of donations made to anti-gay groups by the Chick-fil-A fast food chain, highlighting over $1.7 million in payments made in 2009 alone.
However, IRS documents examined by the Media Matters blog Equality Matters seem to prove otherwise: over $1.7 million was given by Chick-fil-A’s charity arm to groups like the National Christian Foundation, Campus Crusade for Christ, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Serving Marriages, Inc., the Georgia Family Council and the Family Research Council, among others.
Interestingly, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy joined Atlanta’s gay community for an AIDS walk last week, but the company refused to say why.
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