Who is Rodney D. Bullard?
He’s the man at the head of the Chick-fil-A charitable foundation. He’s the guy who is organizing where the money goes and sets the tone and message for the charitable foundation.
He’s also an Obama and Hillary donor and supporter.
This explains why Chick-fil-A dumped the Salvation Army and other Christian organizations in order to “mend fences” with LGBTQ activists.
Bullard is the Executive Director of the CFA Foundation and a former White House fellow and Assistant US Attorney. You may have mistaken him for a “conservative” because he was a fellow in the Bush Administration. But guess again…He was Obama donor – and even worse – donated to Hillary’s 2016 election while at Chick-fil-A.
Now, this is not to say that people can’t have opposing political views, but it may explain what’s happening as Chick-fil-A caves to the LGBTQ activists.
In an interview with Business Insider earlier this year, Bullard emphasized that the Chick-fil-A Foundation had a “higher calling than any political or cultural war.” The foundation boss was preparing the way for the shakeup that was coming in the fall. Even while he claimed that the CFA Foundation had a higher calling than a political or cultural war, he was preparing to accommodate the Left’s cultural war.
Bullard would have been seen as a safe bet. The CFA Foundation and the Christian groups it supported were so entangled that Bullard serves on the Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board and was on the National Board of Trustees of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. But Bullard’s vision was not that of charity, but of corporate social responsibility. And the two things are fundamentally different.
Charity helps people. Corporate social responsibility is virtue signaling by capitalists to anti-capitalists. Unlike charity, corporate social responsibility isn’t about helping people, but ticking off ideological and identity politics boxes like diversity and the environment. If people accidentally get helped in the process of helping a corporation signal its membership in the politically correct creed, that can’t be helped.
The Chick-fil-A Foundation will go on funding leftist groups like Atlanta’s Westside Future Fund. The Westside Future Fund is a project of the Atlanta Committee for Progress together with former Mayor Kasim Reed. It will just opt out of funding Christian groups whose views offend anyone on the Left.
The $1.7 million that the Westside Future Fund shoveled in last year from the CFA Foundation vastly outpaces the mere $115,000 that the Salvation Army got for its Angel Tree program to provide gifts for poor children during the holidays. But even that low end six figure donation was too much and the gifts had to be snatched away from the kids by leftist pressure groups and identity politics protesters.
Sorry kids, our politics are more important than your presents. [Front Page Mag]
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