Chick-Fil-A and former NFL players
Michael Anthony Munoz and Jim Breech have sponsored a golf outing to
benefit a group opposed to gay rights.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Munoz and
2-time Super Bowl player Breech are the main draw behind the Citizens
for Community Values' 24th annual Golf Classic taking
place at Glenview Golf Course in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 6.
The former football players will most
likely play a round of golf on a team sponsored by Trinity
Debt Management, the Cincinnati-based debt counseling company, a
CCV representative said. Trinity paid $10,000 to become the event's
master sponsor, which gives the company first dibs on adding Munoz
and Breech to their teams.
The CCV is “officially associated”
with Christian conservative groups the Family Research Council (FRC),
Focus on the Family and the American Family Association (AFA),
reported. All 3 groups are vocally opposed to gay rights.
On its website, the CCV states, “We
believe that homosexual behavior is unhealthy and destructive to the
individual, to families, and thus to communities and to society as a
whole,” and calls on members to “join us in resisting, on every
front, the organized effort to normalize homosexual behavior in our
In January, Chick-Fil-A
came under fire for sponsoring a marriage seminar associated with the
anti-gay marriage group Pennsylvania Family Institute, prompting
President Dan Cathy to announce that the Georgia-based company was
dropping its support for such groups.
“Chick-Fil-A's Corporate Purpose is
'To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted
to us, and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact
with Chick-Fil-A.' As a result, we will not champion any political
agendas on marriage and family. This decision has been made, and we
understand the importance of it,” Cathy said in a statement.
However, the CCV lists Chick-Fil-A as
the $2,000 lunch sponsor for its Golf Classic. A representative also
told On Top Magazine that the company had donated food for the
event's luncheon. (It wasn't clear whether the chicken restaurant
chain had donated food in place of money.) Cincinnati-based BBQ
Dandy's is the event's dinner sponsor.