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I enjoyed a gracious and kind-hearted discussion this morning with a local owner of our favorite Chick-fil-A restaurant in Sioux City, Iowa. He remains unwaveringly convinced that the Chick-fil-A Corporation has not in any way intentionally done anything to betray those of us who have loved their company’s history of Christian integrity and love for community.

He kindly agreed that he would pass on my present concerns that in the best case scenario, as I see it, money from their foundation (and inadvertent affirmation of sexual sin) is going to a group that expresses worldview antagonism toward Orthodox American Christianity, called “Covenant House International.” Covenant House has some form of collaborative relationship (that may or may not be financial) to another group called “True Colors.” (80’s rock legend Cindy Lauper is their poster girl). “True Colors” is an aggressively worldview hostile Social Justice Warrior organization that exploits intersectionality in the pioneering sense of homosexual activism.


It is possible, that in a kind effort to show love toward the homeless, someone in the Chick-fil-A Corporation made a decision, that in hindsight, they may now wish they had not made.

Moreover, it is also possible that the decision was made by good people, who, like most Americans right now, don’t fully understand or recognize the destructive and hostile implications of the concept of “intersectionality” aggressively promoted by the Covenant House International group and their partner, “True Colors.”

I wish to give the Chick-fil-A Corporation the benefit of the doubt on this, until the intersectionality facade of a special class of “Homeless LGBTQ+” can be explained and remedied.

To be clear, I don’t know that Franklin Graham, who I respect, truly understands intersectionality, himself. Perhaps he, too, needs someone to reach out and help him understand it?

As a pastor who has occasionally worked with the local homeless (which is an admittedly minuscule problem in our home town, compared to Seattle or New York) it has never occurred to me, or any of the great local ministries I know of, to investigate the sexual proclivities of a homeless man or woman before helping them.

I know very well that it is possible to just help the homeless without projecting one’s sexual desires (or political opinions on sexual desires) in order to help them.

I also know very well that an intersectional mirage that focuses on an alleged new special class of “LGBTQ+homelessness” is nothing more than a fresh invention of the neo-Marxist deconstruction movement that HATES America almost more than it hates the authority of your Bible.

I hope that with the help of the good people at the Family Research Council, American Family Association, and good Christian customers like you, the Chick-fil-A Foundation can come to see the folly of rewarding the Social Justice Warrior- World’s never-ending canard of new classes of victimhood (invented on a monthly basis), and just stick to helping organizations who care for homeless people in our large cities without a hard-left sexual hijacking of the issue in their mission statement.

Out of respect for our local franchise owner and management who have always been the kindest and most generous professionals we have worked with, and who do great charitable work locally, the Gordon’s will take a wait-and-see approach, and continue enjoying great food at our local Chick-fil-A until this is resolved.

I deeply appreciated getting the perspective of a local store owner, this morning, who bears no fault for the corporate foundation’s decisions. I hope the issue can be resolved and clarified to the satisfactory of all who are concerned.

Author: Cary Gordon

Cary Gordon is a tenured non-denominational pastor, who has served his local church (Cornerstone World Outreach of Sioux City) for the last 25 years. His most recent book, A Storm, A Message, A Bottle, has been highly acclaimed and endorsed by many church authorities across denominational lines. During the last election cycle, the Des Moines Register identified him as one of the 50 Most Wanted Republican influencers for presidential politics in the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses. He is the face of the upcoming documentary movie, Enemies Within: The Church.

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