Many chalked up Chick-fil-A’s decision to stop supporting the Salvation Army and other Christian organizations to a cynical attempt to move into new markets that previously blocked the company’s expansion.
However, the political affiliation of the executive director of its foundation may better explain why Chick-fil-A surrendered to leftist whims.
Rodney D. Bullard, a former White House fellow and assistant U.S. attorney, may have been mistaken for a conservative, writes Daniel Greenfield, an investigative journalist for the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
But he was a donor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns and, more recently, supported Hillary Clinton while at Chick-fil-A, Greenfield points out in a column for Front Page Magazine. [emphasis added]
“Like many corporations, Chick-fil-A branded its charitable giving as a form of social responsibility. Bullard became its vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility,” says Greenfield. “Unlike a charity, corporate social responsibility is a leftist endeavor to transform corporations into the political arms of radical causes. Like other formerly conservative corporations, Chick-fil-A had made the fundamental error of adopting the language and the infrastructure of its leftist peers. And that made what happened entirely inevitable.”
Following Chick-fil-A’s announcement Monday of a change in its donation strategy, Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said he had been assured by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy that the company had not comprised its Christian values.