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Harold H. Horstmann


Dear Editor:

It seems like our politically correct, intolerant, greed and power-worshipping society has claimed another victory.

I refer to the following 11/18/2019 article by David Ng: "Chick-fil-A Will Stop Donating to Salvation Army, Christian Athletes Following LGBT Pressure" ( Quotes from the article: "Chick-fil-A's tax records show that it gave to several Christian schools and charitable groups in 2018. None of those groups appears in a list of Chick-fil-A's 2019 charitable giving that the company made available for preview. The company announced Monday that it is refocusing its charitable foundation to a smaller number of charities, focusing exclusively on education, homelessness and hunger."

"As a result, the company will no longer give money to organizations including the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. Those charities have caused LGBT activists to target Chick-fil-A due to those organizations' stances on homosexuality. In 2018, Chick-fil-A gave $115,000 to the Salvation Army for the Angel Tree program, which provided gifts for 11,000 children during the holiday season. The fast-food chain also gave $1.65 million to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to provide underserved youth with week-long summer sports camps at historically black colleges and universities."

"Chick-fil-A has faced mounting criticism from LGBT groups as it seeks to expand its corporate footprint. The Atlanta-based company recently announced the closure of its first restaurant in Great Britain just a week after it opened due to protests from LGBT activists. Airports in Buffalo, New York, and San Antonio, Texas, have banned Chick-fil-A restaurants in the face of similar pressure."

Chick-fil-A, now instead of being a standard-bearer for Christian values, has become the latest example of our society's succumbing to the idolatry of political correctness and greed rather than the courage to hold fast to God's word. I wonder what the world would look like now if Christ had rolled over for the Roman societal political correctness and idol worship of the day instead of holding fast to His faith in God? The way we're going, I think we may find out!

God help us!

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