After Jeremy Hooper first discovered the fast food chain Chick-fil-A’s ties to anti-gay organizations, an Equality Matters investigation revealed that it had given $1.1 million to anti-gay groups between 2003 and 2008.
According to their 2009 tax returns, the company gave almost twice that, nearly $2 million, in 2009 alone.
Among the largest recipients was the Marriage and Family Legacy Fund, which Chick-fil-A’s senior vice president, Donald “Bubba” Cathy, helped to launch. Other recipients included Focus on the Family, Exodus International’s ex-gay ministries, and the Family Research Council.
Mind you, throughout these donations Chick-Fil-A denies any anti-gay sentiment.