Chick-Fil-A, a fast food restaurant, is well-known for their display of Christian values. They are always closed on Sundays and have made public statements opposing same-sex marriage.
Duquesne University, a college located in Pennsylvania, planned to open a Chick-Fil-A in their food court. However, student senators announced concerns regarding this restaurant choice and are trying to shut down the idea.
Students posted a statement to their campus website expressing their safety concerns for the gay community:
“Chick-fil-A has a questionable history on civil rights and human rights. I think it’s imperative [that] the university chooses to do business with organizations that coincide with the [university’s] mission and expectations they give students regarding diversity and inclusion.”
“I’ve tried very hard within the last semester and a half to promote this safe environment for the LGBTQ community. So I fear that with the Chick-fil-A being in Options [an on-campus food court] that maybe people will feel that safe place is at risk.”
Ironically, the university is actually known as ‘Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit’ and is a private, Catholic college.
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