Chick-fil-A Backs Away From Chick-fil-A Volunteer’s 2017 Donation To The Southern Poverty Law Center


Chick-fil-A faced backlash earlier in November for ceasing donations to Christian charities critiqued by LGBTQ groups. The organization has come under fire again for a 2017 donation to the SPLC. The SPLC is a publicly anti-Christian organization that tracks “hate groups” in the United States.

Chick-fil-A came under fire Wednesday for a 2017 donation made to the Southern Poverty Law Center under the organization’s name, but Chick-Fil-A said the donation was made by a volunteer member.

The popular chicken sandwich chain sparked a backlash when it announced Nov. 18 it would no longer be donating to the vast swatch of charities Chick-fil-A formerly donated to, but instead would focus on education, homelessness, and hunger. (RELATED: Chick-Fil-A To Stop Donations To Charities Criticized By LGBTQ Activists, Focus On Education, Homelessness, Hunger)

Conservative groups expressed outrage at the decision, noting that Chick-fil-A would no longer donate to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes — Christian charities that LGBTQ groups had criticized Chick-fil-A for supporting.

The organization announced Nov. 18 that the Chick-fil-A Foundation is instituting a “more focused giving approach to provide additional clarity and impact with the causes it supports” by donating to

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