Chick-Fil-A gave nearly $2m in donations to anti-gay and hate groups

Do not eat at this establishment.  They donate huge amounts of money to some of the most hateful anti-gay organizations on the planet.  Do NOT eat at Chick-Fil-A.  And tell your friends to avoid them too.  This is serious money.  Equality Matters got the scoop:

Chick-Fil-A’s Charitable Arm Gave Nearly $2 Million To Anti-Gay Groups In 2009

WinShape Is Chick-Fil-A’s Charitable Arm. The WinShape Foundation is Chick-fil-A’s charitable arm, created by Chick-fil-A founder and chairman S. Truett Cathy in 1984. WinShape has received a substantial amount of funding from Chick-fil-A: in 2009 alone, WinShape received $7,814,788 from Chick-fil-A Inc. [WinShape 2009 Publicly Available IRS 990 Form via Foundation Center, accessed10/28/11]

WinShape Gave Over $1.7 Million To Anti-Gay Groups. In 2009 alone, WinShape donated $1,733,699 to multiple anti-gay groups:

· Marriage & Family Legacy Fund: $994,199

· Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000

· National Christian Foundation: $240,000

· Focus On The Family: $12,500

· Eagle Forum: $5,000

· Exodus International: $1,000

· Family Research Council: $1,000

[WinShape 2009 Publicly Available IRS 990 Form via Foundation Center, accessed 10/28/11]

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