November 18, 2019 / 3:54 PM / 20 days ago

Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A drops donations to Christian charities after LGBT+ protests

LONDON, Nov 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. fast-food chain Chick-fil-A said on Monday it had stopped funding two Christian organisations including The Salvation Army, having come under fire in recent weeks from LGBT+ campaigners.

The fast-food chain’s charitable arm, Chick-fil-A Foundation, has donated millions of dollars to The Salvation Army and to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which opposes same-sex marriage.

Chick-fil-A on Monday said it no longer funded the organisations.

“We made multi-year commitments to both organisations and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018,” a spokeswoman for Chick-fil-A told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, adding the company would focus its giving on “education, homelessness and hunger”.

Neither The Salvation Army nor the Fellowship of Christian Athletes were available to comment immediately. (Reporting by Hugo Greenhalgh @hugo_greenhalgh; Editing Tom Finn Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters that covers humanitarian news, women’s and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit http://news.trust.org)

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