Marvel Comics writer Gail Simone, who recently saw her Domino: Hotshots #1 issue debut earlier this month, took to Twitter to insinuate that popular fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A is homophobic and called for a boycott.

Simone would tweet, “We don’t need to support companies that have this kind of thing in their DNA.”

Her insinuation is based on an article from Eater which points out that the Chick-fil-A Foundation donated to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army as well as the Paul Anderson Youth Home.

All three of these organizations describe themselves as Christian. The Salvation Army is actually a church.

The Salvation Army has an entire page on their website dedicated to showing how they support the LGBTQ community that specifically states, “We’re motivated by the love of God to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. We embrace people regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Our hiring practices are open to all, and we provide the same benefits to opposite-sex and same-sex couples.”

The Paul Anderson Youth Group was founded by Olympic weightlifting champion Paul Anderson. The organization works to help young men deal with substance abuse problems. They also provide these men with educational opportunities. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A was actually the first donor to the organization back in 1961.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which has been around since 1954 states their mission is “to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.”

Nevertheless, Simone would double down on her insinuation that Chick-fil-A is homophobic in subsequent tweets.

Chick-fil-A describes their giving philosophy on their website:

“Everyone’s job at Chick-fil-A is to serve. No matter our title or job description, our reason for coming to work is to generously share our time and talents. Whether it’s treating customers like friends, or serving our communities like neighbors, we believe kindness is a higher calling.”

They go on to detail that they donate food to local shelters and soup kitchens and help first responders feed victims after disasters. They’ve also helped their own employees with higher education touting they’ve helped over 46,000.

Their franchise owners also come up with creative ways to help their local communities whether that’s through military appreciation events, Daddy Daughter Date Nights, or even Stuffed Animal Sleepovers.

In Orlando, Florida after the devastating Pulse Nightclub terrorist attack, two local Chick-fil-A restaurants opened on Sunday, a day when the fast food restaurant is normally closed, to provide food for people who were waiting in line to donate blood.

What do you make of Gail Simone’s comments? Do you think she is right in insinuating that Chick-fil-A is homophobic for the Chick-fil-A Foundation donating to three Christian organizations? Will you join her in boycotting Chick-fil-A? Do you think Gail Simone is expressing anti-Christian bigotry?

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