by Leah Waldron
It looks like Dan Cathy just got the short end of the wishbone. In a letter to Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, the WinShape Foundation (Chick-fil-A’s charitable endeavor) promised to stop giving donations to anti-gay marriage organizations, or any group that has a “political agenda.” WinShape chose Moreno because, like Boston Mayor Tom Menino, he was among the most outspoken opponents of CEO Dan Cathy’s “guilty as charged” stance on the Biblical definition of marriage, and had even tried to block any future Chick-fil-A construction in the city. As much as we would all love to feel comforted by this announcement, and it’s wonderful news, the Chick-fil-A corporation did not magically grow a set of morals. It stopped giving money to hate groups because it wanted, like any fast food chain, to open storefronts nationwide (and not just below the Mason Dixon line).