The statement goes on to claim that the company’s donations have been labeled as “anti-gay” merely for being affiliated with faith-based organizations, but this is a sad attempt to hide behind religion. The donations are called “anti-gay” because they quite certainly are anti-gay. As Equality Matters has reported, Chick-fil-A’s WinShape foundation has given millions of dollars to organizations that oppose marriage equality (Marriage and Family Legacy Fund, Family Research Council), bully gay students (Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Focus on the Family), and promote harmful ex-gay therapy (Exodus International). In addition, the company has a score of 0 on HRC’s corporate equality index, offering absolutely no protections to LGBT staff and even firing employees who engage in “sinful” behavior. Compare that to how many Fortune 100 companies offer non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation (94 percent) and gender identity (69 percent).
If drag queens endorse Christian-right owned Chick-fil-A, is it still an endorsement? NOPE.