The fast food restaurant recently received blowback after it ceased donating money to several Christian charities due to sustained criticism from LGBT activists.
The SPLC is known to list organizations that profess a belief in traditional marriage and an opposition to same-sex marriage, a core Christian belief, as "hate groups."
? SPLC's list may have contributed indirectly to a terrorist attack in 2012, when a gunman attacked the Family Research Council. The shooter said he had found the name on the SPLC's website and had wanted to attack them in a blow for LGBT rights. At the time of the shooting, the terrorist had over a dozen Chick-fil-A sandwiches on his person.