Chick-fil-A slightly less homophobic now

The popular fried chicken sandwich fast food chain Chick-fil-A has long been targeted by pro-human-rights groups for aligning with hate and homophobia.

They say they will now focus giving on "education, homelessness & hunger."

"Years after splitting from actively anti-LGBTQ orgs, Chick-fil-A will stop funding two huge charities that have also opposed same-sex marriage: The Salvation Army & Fellowship of Christian Athletes," reports Ethan Kraft at CNBC.

PHOTO: A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Austin, Texas. Photographer: @Wild_Bill, via Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License.

Excerpt from CNBC's report:

The fast-food chain's foundation has donated millions of dollars to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Both organizations have a history of opposing same-sex marriage.

Chick-fil-A said it no longer funds the organizations.

"We made multi-year commitments to both organisations and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018," a spokeswoman for Chick-fil-A told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, adding the company would focus its giving on "education, homelessness and hunger."

The Atlanta-based company has faced criticism in the past for its charitable donations and CEO Dan Cathy's public comments opposing gay marriage.

Chick-fil-A no longer donates to controversial Christian charities after LGBTQ protests []