Chic Fil A in Reno

If you plan to patronize the new Chic Fil A in Reno, consider this (yes, from wikipedia):

In January 2011, the media reported that Chick-fil-A was co-sponsoring a marriage conference with the Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI), an organization that has opposed same-sex marriage legislation.[38][39][40][41][42] Chick-fil-A clarified that “one of our independent Restaurant Operators in Pennsylvania was asked to provide sandwiches to two Art of Marriage video seminars”.[43] The WinShape Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Truett and his wife, also stated that it would not allow same-sex couples to participate in its marriage retreats.[44]

Chick-fil-A has donated over $5 million, via WinShape, to groups that oppose same-sex marriage. Of this, more than $3 million was donated primarily to Christian organizations whose agendas included positions that oppose same-sex marriage,[45] with the money donated between 2003 and 2009.[46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53] A total of $1.9 million was donated in 2010 to groups such as the Marriage & Family Foundation, Exodus International, and the Family Research Council (FRC).[54] That year, the FRC, which received $1,000[46][47][48][49][50][51][52][53] was listed as an anti-gay[55] hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.[56][57][58] WinShape has also contributed to Christian groups including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Exodus International, the latter is noted for supporting ex-gay conversion therapy.[54] In response, students at several colleges and universities worked to ban or remove the company’s restaurants from their campuses. On January 28, 2013, Shane L. Windmeyer, the leader of Campus Pride, suspended their campaign.[59][60][61]

In June and July 2012, Chick-fil-A’s chief operating officer Dan T. Cathy made several public statements about same-sex marriage, saying that those who “have the audacity to define what marriage is about” were “inviting God’s judgment on our nation”

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