Georgia-based restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A says a recent donation to an anti-gay marriage group was part of an effort to serve “ALL of our customers with honor, dignity and respect.”

The response comes after gay website blogged about the chicken restaurant's sponsorship of a marriage seminar closely associated with the anti-gay marriage group Pennsylvania Family Institute, which prompted the group to scrub Chick-Fil-A's participation off the website promoting the one-day event.

In a statement posted Thursday on Facebook, Chick-Fil-A denied corporate sponsorship of the event.

“As our fans, you know we do our best to serve our local communities and one of the way we do that is by providing food to schools, colleges, civic groups, businesses, places of worship, not-for-profit groups, etc. At his discretion, the local [Pennsylvania] operator agreed to simply provide a limited amount of food. Our Chick-Fil-A operators and their employees try very hard every day to go the extra mile in serving ALL our customers with honor, dignity and respect.”

Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, echoed a similar sentiment.

Geer said the restaurants were simply trying to “be good neighbors.”

“We didn't even get any money,” Geer told the Christian Post.

Geer went on to chide the gay media – specifically mentioning and On Top Magazine – for suggesting that Chick-Fil-A's corporate office supported the event.

“Geer expressed 'disappointment' at online publications that would try to taint the meaningful event,” the Christian Post wrote.