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Fast food restaurant vows to no longer support Christian charities following LGBT fallout

American fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has stopped funding two Christian organisations after pressure from LGBT groups. 

The company's previously donated millions to charities such as the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).


But the chain has been criticised for its perceived anti-LGBT stance along with accusations that those charities oppose same-sex marriage.

Last month, the first UK branch in Reading was told it wouldn't have its lease renewed after a backlash while a second store in Scotland has also faced opposition.

Owners now say they will now focus on three initiatives with one charity for each: education, homelessness and hunger.

Speaking to Bisnow, Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos said: "There's no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are.

"There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message."

The Chick-fil-A Foundation is reported to have donated $115K to the Salvation Army and $1.65M to the FCA in 2018.

The restaurant says it wants to ensure all customers feel welcome.

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