Chick-Fil-A HAS NOT changed their Policy for Donations

How did this happen??

We got a press release a few days ago from The Civil Rights Agenda, out of Chicago. They claimed Chicago’s 1st Ward Alderman Moreno got Chick-fil-A  to change their company policy about making donations to anti-gay groups. 

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy told Mike Huckabee that contrary to reports announced this week
by Chicago LGBT rights group The Civil Rights Agenda and Chicago
alderman Joe Moreno, Chick-fil-A has NOT agreed to end its anti-gay

Mike Huckabee writes on his website:

I talked earlier today personally with
Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick Fil-A about the new reports that Chick Fil-A had
capitulated to demands of the supporters of same sex marriage. This is
not true.
The company continues to focus on the fair treatment of all of
its customers and employees, but to end confusion gave me this

“There continues to be erroneous implications in the
media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to
obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect.
Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are
and who we have been.

In part, the press release from CRA  states: September 18, 2012 – Chicago, Illinois – The Civil Rights Agenda (TCRA),
Illinois’ leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil
rights advocacy organization, has learned that Alderman Moreno has
finalized his negotiations with Chick-Fil-A.  Alderman Moreno has
confirmed that Chick-fil-A will no longer give money to anti-gay
organizations and that they have clarified in an internal document that
the company will treat every person equally, regardless of sexual
The Civil Rights Agenda worked closely with the Alderman in
an advisory role as he negotiated these concessions with the executives
at Chick-fil-A.  Additionally, members of TCRA spoke directly with
executives at Chick-fil-A during negotiations to aid in educating their
decision makers about anti-discrimination policies and issues affecting
the LGBT community.

We have called both Alderman Moreno AND The Civil Rights Agenda –

Anthony Martinez from TCRA said,  We
would like clarification from Mr. Cathy and Alderman Moreno on this
matter. Chick-fil-A either lied or they are being very stealth about how
they characterize this matter with their base.

Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno is confused, and rightfully so.

Thanks in part to Moreno’s efforts, fast food franchise Chick-fil-A last week vowed to stop funding any political groups, especially anti-gay groups it backed in the past. Then, two days later, homophobic company CEO Dan Cathy tweeted support for a discriminatory group, a move Moreno says “muddied” the debate.

tweet], at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A
and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A
made to me and the community earlier this month.”

More from CNN:

[Moreno] said the executives confirmed to him that both the
foundation and the company in 2012 has not given money and will not give
money to those groups.

Cathy’s conflicting statement, Moreno said Sunday, is “disturbing.”

am simply asking Mr. Cathy to confirm statements and documents that HIS
company executives provided to me,” Moreno said in a written statement,
capitalizing “his” for emphasis.

“It’s pretty simple, Mr. Cathy.
Do you acknowledge and support the policies that your executives
outlined to me in writing or do you not? Yes or no?” the statement