Skip to comments.Chick-Fil-A's Christian Ties Stir College Opposition
Posted on 03/15/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by marshmallow
BOSTON (BP) -- Last week, the student senate at Northeastern University, in Boston, voted to end negotiations to bring fast-food chain Chick-fil-A to campus after students protested over the company's affiliation with several Christian organizations the students say have an "anti-gay" agenda.
The Atlanta-based company, dogged for months by accusations of homophobia, insists it is "not anti-anybody" but instead simply wants to "graciously serve great food and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
But students from at least 10 campuses aren't buying it. Incensed over the company's Christian values, they opposed new franchises and lobbied for the removal of existing restaurants on campuses across the country. Although the furor has generated a lot of media attention, prompting the company's president to publicly defend its philanthropic affiliations, it's not likely to hurt Chick-fil-A's bottom line. With about 1,540 restaurants in 38 states and annual sales figures topping $3 billion, the company still has plenty of fans.
At Northeastern, the student body eagerly embraced Chick-fil-A's proposal to become a vendor in the student center, until a small group of students complained about the organizations to which the company contributes through its WinShape Foundation. Led by Senior Taylor Cotter, a member of the school's' student senate who spent almost a year opposing the company's interest in coming to campus, the students circulated a petition and gathered 300 signatures -- about 1.5 percent of the student body. Despite the relatively small opposition, the school's student government quickly voted to end negotiations with the company.
School administrators supported the decision, saying the company's principles contradicted Northeastern's respect for diversity and support for the gay community: "We are proud of the decision that affirms our university's commitment to be an inclusive, diverse community that is respectful of all," college spokeswoman.........
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Maybe they could find a vendor who serves hot dogs dipped in dark sauce?
I love Chik fil A.
STOP THE PRESSES - The Homos are UPSET!
” ...Incensed over the company’s Christian values ...”
Now THAT is a good one!
Gotta love those fringies!
Chick-Fil-A is one of those restaurants that runs things a little different than the others, I have noticed that...
They are pretty generous in their work hours, and their actual restaurants are closed on Sunday. Which sounds to me like a good thing if I am Christian, and if I’m not, well, it’s great to have a regular day off each week, right?
Otherwise, CFA at least hasn’t thrown loads of political ads on their walls, so why care?
Three things you’ll never find on the NU campus:
3) The Beanpot Trophy
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