Following up her initial report about some sloppy MSM reporting that suggested Chick-fil-A “had decided to cease donations to “anti-gay” groups,” consumer research specialist Anne Sorock today retraces the week’s full sequence of events. It’s not pretty.
On Tuesday, Chicago’s Civil Rights Agenda put out a press release claiming that its efforts in concert with local Alderman Moreno had led the chain to “cease anti-gay donations.” On Wednesday, much media coverage followed, followed by a Thursday clarification from Chick-fil-A:
For many months now, Chick-fil-A’s corporate giving has been mischaracterized. And while our sincere intent has been to remain out of this political and social debate, events from Chicago this week have once again resulted in questions around our giving. For that reason, we want to provide some context and clarity around who we are, what we believe and our priorities in relation to corporate giving.