Claiming "we don't take our mission lightly," the company announced in a statement Monday that its 2020 agenda will not include donations to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The company has instead introduced a 2020 plan that it says will focus on education, homelessness, and hunger.
"Beginning in 2020, the Chick-fil-A Foundation is introducing a more focused giving approach to deepen its giving to a smaller number of organizations in three primary areas," the company said.
As CNN and others note, both the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army have publicly expressed wildly moronic views against the LGBTQ community. The Fellowship's website, for example, actually includes their explanation of marriage as being "exclusively the union of one man and one woman." The Salvation Army, meanwhile, has disputed characterizations of its organization as being anti-LGBTQ despite having used Bible tactics in the past to argue for gay celibacy and other tenets of idiocy.
It's worth noting here that a lengthier statement from Chick-fil-A on its 2020 plans does include a caveat suggesting that its previous embrace of anti-LGBTQ views could rear its head again in the future.
"[The Chick-fil-A Foundation] will no longer make multiyear commitments and will reassess its philanthropic partnerships annually to allow maximum impact," the company said. "These partners could include faith-based and non-faith-based charities."
Chick-fil-A president Tim Tassopoulos acknowledged the impact those stances have had on the company's image in comments he gave to Bisnow Monday. "There are lots of articles and newscasts about Chick-fil-A, and we thought we needed to be clear about our message," Tassopoulos said.