Corporate Culture/National Culture

Two longstanding and well-known American corporations have reaped very different rewards for their very different positions in the marriage debate. Chick-fil-A, with over 1,600 restaurants across the U.S., is a privately held and family-owned company that has never been shy about the conservative Christian views held by its owners.  According to the official bio of President and Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy (son of founder Truett Cathy), the "Corporate Purpose" of Chik-fil-A is "[t]o glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A." Chick-fil-A has long drawn the ire of pro-homosexual groups for its financial support, to the tune of millions of dollars, of pro-family organizations such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Family Research Council, the Marriage and Family Foundation, and so on.  Most of such donations come from the company's nonprofit WinShape...(Read Full Article)

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