The war against delicious chicken sandwiches continues on college campus after Fordham University rejected a proposal to build a Chick-Fil-A restaurant to appease its LGBT students.
According to the Fordham Observer, the historically Catholic institution blocked a proposal from Aramark to renovate the grill area in the Ram cafe to accommodate a Chick-Fil-A.
Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy admitted in 2012 that he felt that same-sex marriage was wrong, but in 2014 said he made a mistake by making the company a symbol in the debate over the “marriage debate.” Liberals never forgave the fast food chain, and have protested their existence ever since.
Four student groups were consulted on the matter, including the Rainbow Alliance, an LGBT advocacy organization, who nixed the idea. Renata Francesco, Co-President of the Rainbow Alliance, said she was surprised by the move considering “Fordham’s recent handling of major queer issues on campus, most notably the hesitation and denial to create trans-inclusive spaces.”
“If they want to bring in Chick-Fil-A, they can bring in Chick-Fil-A,” she told the Fordham Observer. “But we’re not going to partner with an institution, a corporation that has so strongly supported other institutions that work to destabilize and demolish movements for queer equity.”
Despite the move, liberals aren’t all that grateful. Roberta Munoz, who serves as the other co-president of the Rainbow Alliance, said she doesn’t feel any love coming their way from the school administration.
“This is something that I don’t want to congratulate Fordham for, like ‘Oh my god, I’m so glad that you can see this. You’re such a good person,'” Munoz said to the Observer. “I don’t want to pat them on the back. You can’t say ‘Oh you’re such a great ally’ when there’s still so many issues with our queer students. Like great, love it, but keep going.”
This development follows news out of Duquesne University where students said they felt ‘unsafe’ from having a Chick-Fil-A at their school.
For school administrators, appeasing liberals is becoming a thankless job. They’ll always be the oppressor until students fully call the shots.