Following a Blaze Media report claiming that Fox News has been making donations to left-leaning causes, the conservative media outlet has reportedly removed The Satanic Temple from its employee donation matching program.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, former and current Fox News employees accused the company of making donations to left-leaning organizations, including Planned Parenthood, LGBT activist group the Trevor Project, the Southern Poverty Law Center and The Satanic Temple (TST).
Under the "Fox Giving" program, the news organization matches employee donations of up to $1,000 to an organization of the employee's choice, ChurchLeaders.com reports.
After the Blaze Media report was published, TST founder Lucien Greaves tweeted: "A more accurate headline would be that Fox simply employed an app that allows people to give to any charity of their choice, but selling fear to the ignorant at least shows an understanding of your market."
A more accurate headline would be that Fox simply employed an app that allows people to give to any charity of their choice, but selling fear to the ignorant at least shows an understanding of your market.— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) July 22, 2023
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) was allegedly not eligible for the donation matching through the Fox Giving app despite matching Fox News' purported values.
Amid the backlash, reports say Fox News has quietly made TST ineligible for donation matching through the app, meaning that employees no longer can make donations to the TST.
Glenn Beck, the founder of TheBlaze, also noted that BGEA was invited to join the Fox Giving program.
"It is incredible how far Fox has fallen," Beck said, prior to promoting the promo code "Dump Fox" to get a discount on a subscription to BlazeTV.
"Here's one thing we don't do: We don't give money to Planned Parenthood … or The Satanic Temple," Beck continued. "We don't do that."
The news of Fox News' alleged contributions followed a series of controversies surrounding the media giant, including a $787.5 million defamation settlement and the termination of host Tucker Carlson, who was the network's most popular conservative pundit.
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.