TeenPact Missouri- A Christian Organization- Is Supporting Chick-fil-A?

Missouri state capitol building.Editorial

Missouri state capitol building.

TeenPact Leadership Schools is a Christian non-profit organization teaching homeschoolers how to grow closer to God and learn the political process. TeenPact Missouri (the other states are unknown) is having Chick-fil-A for lunch during the week-long program.


During the TeenPact week, you had to pay for your lunch. They have changed it this year so that the cost of the lunch is included in the cost of registration.

The state coordinators along with the meal coordinator plan the lunches.

When AltonMo.com reached out to the state coordinators, Jake and Melissa Smith and Karen Heredia, they said that at least two of the lunches of the four-day program will be from Chick-fil-A. They also said that they were “unaware of this claim” that Chick-fil-A stopped donating to Christian organizations and started supporting LGBTQ.

The state coordinators did say that if you do not want the lunches, you can contact Jessica McIntyre and tell her.

When AltonMo.com asked why a Christian organization like TeenPact is supporting Chick-fil-A, they said,

I am not aware of any reasons we should not be supporting Chick-fil-A.

The Support

For a long time, Chick-fil-A had supported Christian organizations. But starting in 2020, they stopped giving to the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. All three of those Christian Organizations are pro-individual but are outspoken against the consequences of the LGBTQ lifestyle choices and behaviors. Instead, Chick-fil-A focused on giving to causes of education, homelessness, and hunger through the organizations of Junior Achievement USA and Covenant House. [1] The Chick-fil-A organization said,

We serve more than 23 million individuals a year, including those in the LGBTQ+ community. In fact, we believe we are the largest provider of poverty relief to the LGBTQ+ population. [2]

It’s great that Chick-fil-A serves everyone. The question is, is TeenPact going to patronize an organization that openly ceased donations to Christian charities and now fund organizations that stand against what they believe?


  1. ^https://www.altonmo.com/lifestyle/chick-fil-a-to-stop-donations-to-charity-groups-with-anti-gay-views-20191119 (go back  ↩)
  2. ^https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/18/chick-fil-a-drops-donations-to-christian-charities-after-lgbt-protests.html (go back  ↩)

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