Chick-Fil-A Donated to SPLC, Which Smeared Pro-Family FRC as ‘Anti-LGBT Hate Group’ By Michael W. Chapman for CNS News
The number three fast-food chain in the United States, Chick-fil-A, which prides itself on being founded on biblical principles, donated $2,500 to the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC maintains a “hate map” on its website and its listing of the Family Research Council (FRC) as an “anti-LGBT” hate group was cited by domestic terrorist Floyd Corkins in his FBI interview after he shot-up the FRC in August 2012.
“Tax reports have now exposed Chick-fil-A for funding the anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization linked in federal court to domestic terrorism after their smear campaign of Christian organizations resulted in a shooting in which the gunman planned to smear Chick-fil-A sandwiches in the faces of his victims,” said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement released today.
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In the court document, United States vs. Floyd Lee Corkins (p. 18), it states, “He [Corkins] committed the shooting for political reasons. He identified the FRC as an anti-gay organization on the Southern Poverty Law Center website.”
Perkins continued, “Not only has Chick-fil-A abandoned donations to Christian groups, including the Salvation Army, it has donated to one of the most extreme anti-Christian groups in America.”
“Anyone who opposes the SPLC, including many Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and traditional conservatives, is slandered and slapped with the ‘extremist’ label or even worse, their ‘hate group’ designation,” said Perkins. “At one point, the SPLC even added Dr. Ben Carson to its ‘extremist’ list because of his biblical views (and only took him off the list after public outcry).”
“Seven years ago, a shooter entered our building with the intent to murder as many people as possible and smear a Chick-fil-A sandwich in their faces,” said the FRC president. “The gunman was enraged by the nationwide Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day held two weeks before and used the SPLC’s ‘hate map’ to identify FRC as his target.”