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Singer Who Licensed Music to Chick-fil-A Donates Proceeds to LGBTQ Rights Group

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If you watched the Grammys last month, you may have seen this commercial for Chick-fil-A featuring cows handing out virtual reality headsets.

The song in the background is the 1986 classic «Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now» by Starship… which means the band received money for the use of their music, friendlyatheist.patheos.com reports.

How does a famously psychedelic band from San Francisco reconcile their music being used to promote a company whose Christian owners are known to donate to anti-gay groups?

Singer Grace Slick recently answered that question in an article forForbes :

Chick-fil-A pisses me off. The Georgia-based company has a well-documented history of funding organizations, through their philanthropic foundation WinShape, that are against gay marriage. In interviews, CEO Dan T. Cathy has critiqued gay-rights supporters who «have the audacity to define marriage» and said they are bringing «God’s judgment» upon the nation.

I firmly believe that men should be able to marry men, and women women. I am passionately against anyone who would try to suppress this basic human right. So my first thought when «Check»-fil-A came to me was, «F**k no!»

The money made from that Chick-fil-A deal, goes directly to a group fighting for LGBTQ rights, friendlyatheist.patheos.com says.