Chick-fil-A Gets Grilled by Ted Cruz for Funding SPLC’s Hate

(Headline Wealth) Fast food chain Chick-fil-A grew its flock of customers based on the quality of its chicken sandwiches and friendliness of its service.

Chick-fil-A also built a loyal following among Christians and conservatives because it championed family values. It famously closes on Sunday. It has also refused — or so it seemed — to bow down to leftist cultural hegemony like so many of its corporate competitors.

But recently Chick-fil-A, under political pressure, yanked its donations to conservative organizations.

And according to Breitbart, it donates to the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Chick-fil-A’s SPLC donation irked Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who tweeted this:

From the Breitbart article:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records show that Chick-fil-A is not only stopping donations to Christian organizations but is funding left-wing extremist groups, including the anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Chick-fil-A’s 2017 990 IRS filing shows the fast-food franchise made a $2,500 donation to SPLC, among a laundry list of pro-abortion and pro-LGBT orgs, Townhall reports. The Chick-fil-A Foundation has come under conservative scrutiny since its decision to stop supporting Christian charities such as the Salvation Army, caving to disingenuous pressure campaigns from far-left activists.

The SPLC is most infamous for inspiring an attempted domestic terror attack against the Family Research Council (FRC), a group that lobbies for pro-marriage and pro-life policies…

In addition to the FRC terrorism episode, the SPLC has suffered a number of other setbacks and humiliations, but it has not backed down from its extremist agenda, refreshing its “Hate Map” in 2018 and putting mainstream conservative activists in the same category as neo-Nazis and the alt-right.

The FRC remains a target on the map, even after the listing nearly got some of its staff killed. Other supposed “hate groups” include the Center for Immigration Studies, Center for Security Policy, Federation for American Immigration Reform, and the Clarion Project.