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Chick-Fil-A Blames ‘Local Operator’ For Giving Free Food To Anti-Gay Marriage Conference

To our Facebook community: First and foremost, thanks for your patience as we made sure we gathered the facts in regards to recent postings. We have determined that one of our independent Restaurant Operators in Pennsylvania was asked to provide sandwiches to two Art of Marriage video seminars. As our fans, you know we do our best to serve our local communities, and one of the ways we do that is by providing food to schools, colleges, civic groups, businesses, places of worship, not-for-profit groups, etc. At his discretion, the local Operator agreed to simply provide a limited amount of food. Our Chick-fil-A Operators and their employees try very hard every day to go the extra mile in serving ALL of our customers with honor, dignity and respect.

—Chick-Fil-A, writing in an official statement on Facebook, attempts to deflect criticism after it was listed as a sponsor of the Pennsylvania “Art of Marriage” conference alongside the event’s organizer, the Pennsylvania Family Institute. Which is all well and good, but the restaurant’s own charitable unit the Winshape Foundation is backing a marriage discrimination project from the rainbow lovers at the Ruth Institute

Citizens for Community Values event. CCV says it is “officially affiliated” with three of the country’s most anti-gay groups: American Family Association, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family. (Back2Stonewall)