A Chick-fil-A executive is doubling down on the fast food chain’s continued donations to anti-LGBTQ organizations. The company’s foundation noted that these donations funded specific programs — such as Summer camps — that worked directly with underprivileged children.
“There’s a calling to help people, and I think at times that has been confused with a calling, somehow, to exclude,” said Rodney Bullard to Business Insider. “And that’s not the case. The focus, the phrase ’every child’—we’re very intentional about that. We do have programs and we look for programs that are inclusive as well to help every child.”
“For us, that’s a much higher calling than any political or cultural war that’s being waged,” said Bullard. “This is really about an authentic problem that is on the ground, that is present and ever-present in the lives of many children who can’t help themselves.”
“At the end of the day, the impact—that’s really what’s important for us,” he added. “We don’t want our intent and our work to be encumbered by someone else’s politics or cultural war. If something gets in the way of our mission, that is something that we are mindful of and cognizant of.”