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Chick-fil-A backpedals, may not be done with homophobic donations after all

Just days after announcing it would no longer donate to anti-queer charities and organizations, fast-food giant Chick-fil-A has already backpedaled on its statement.

Chick-fil-A has long attracted controversy and criticism for donations to anti-gay organizations like the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as homophobic comments by CEO Dan Cathy. This year, several airports denied the restaurant permits to open new locations. The announcement that Chic-fil-A would no longer support anti-LGBTQ groups attempted to reset that perception.

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Not it appears Chick-fil-A and homophobia don’t know how to quit one another. Following public outcry by Christian groups, Vice reports that Chick-fil-A will not rule out donations to anti-queer groups after all.

“No organization will be excluded from future consideration–faith-based or non-faith-based,” Chick-fil-A President and COO Tim Tassopoulos said in a statement to Vice. The statement adds that donations from the business will go to groups focused on education, homelessness, and hunger.

This isn’t the first time Chick-fil-A has said it would stop its homophobic activities, then reneged. In 2011, Dan Cathy said the group would cease donations to anti-LGBTQ organizations, only to have the business double its contributions to those same groups.