Chick-fil-A is NOT Caving To LGBT…Here's What's REALLY Going On

Earlier this week, disaster struck the conservative world after several news outlets reported Chick-fil-A was surrendering the battle and no longer donating money to "anti-LGBT organizations".

The news was reporting that Chick-fil-A would no longer donate to charities such as the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes because they are considered among these "anti-LGBT organizations".

To me, it didn't make any sense. Why would a company that has not only fought a tough battle to stand by their morals, but won the battle not cave to pressure from the LGBT community?

Chick-fil-A is where it is today because they have refused to compromise. That's why people are willing to support them for it.

But what was being reported isn't the real story.

According to Relevant Magazine,

As Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos told Bisnow, the company had initiated multi-year charitable giving contracts with the FCA and Salvation Army a number of years ago. Those contracts expired this year, meaning Chick-fil-A was not contractually obligated to donate money to either organization for the first time in years.

Chick-fil-A used this opportunity to restructure their charitable giving model, instead focusing on local nonprofits in individual communities, moving away from multi-year commitments. Starting next year, Chick-fil-A intends to donate $9 million dollars to Junior Achievement USA, which supports local education and Covenant House International, to combat homelessness. In addition, Chick-fil-A will donate $25,000 to a local food bank every time it opens a new location.

“This provides more focus and more clarity,” Tassopoulos said. “We think [education, hunger and homelessness] are critical issues in communities where we do business in the U.S.”

To sum it up, the company had certain contractual obligations to donate to these organizations and now the agreements are expiring so they're not bound to these same organizations.

They're refocusing their donation efforts, not because of pressure from the LGBT community, but rather it's because they want to better focus their money on making more significant impacts on where it is going.