The Family Research Council (FRC) is no longer doing business with Chick-fil-A.
FRC president Tony Perkins made the announcement on The Todd Starnes Show, after a bombshell column in Townhall.com that says Chick-fil-A donated $2,500 in 2017 to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
“It’s betrayal by them in many ways,” said Perkins. Listen to the full interview by clicking here.
On August 15, 2012, a gunman named Floyd Corkins entered FRC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. with the intent to shoot and kill FRC employees. An interrogation video released by the FBI shows Corkins admitting he picked FRC as a target from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website. The SPLC designated FRC a “hate group.”
“They have a right to give their money wherever they want,” said Perkins about Chick-fil-A’s $2,500 donation to SPLC. “I suggest that businesses stay out of these cultural skirmishes, do business, provide the best product and certainly do not give money to anti-Christian organizations like the SPLC, (because) there is absolutely no justification for an organization, a business like Chick-fil-A to give that anti-Christian organization money.”
Earlier this month, the Chick-fil-A Foundation announced it was changing its philanthropic structure and “will no longer make multiyear commitments,” a decision that “could include faith-based charities.”
As of now, two faith-based organizations no longer receiving money from Chick-fil-A Foundation include Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
“I think a lot of people are just disheartened and just saddened that Chick-fil-A has done this,” said Todd Starnes. “It feels like they’ve betrayed us. They stabbed us in the back.”