Davidson College Suspends Chick-fil-A From Student Events
Davidson College, a private liberal arts college in North Carolina, has become the first campus to suspend Chick-fil-A from school sponsored events.
Following Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s statements on the biblical definition of the family unit (and the ensuing brouhaha they created), nearly 500 Davidson students signed an online petition asking school officials to pledge “to no longer fund groups which work to stop the legalization of gay marriage.”
“We have a problem on our hands,” the petition reads. “Chick-fil-A, our After Midnight favorite, has made it clear they are not too fond of certain members of our student body – namely, those who are interested in getting married in the future, but not to the people Chick-fil-A would like.”
“Will we continue funding Chick-fil-A’s war on equal rights? Or will we find another place to source our after midnight cravings?”
In response to the opposition against the fast food joint, Davidson has decided to stop serving Chick-fil-A for the time being.
“We reached out to the Union Board members to begin initial conversations but because the board operates on consensus decision-making, a final decision is being put off until we can have face to face conversations and gather more student input,” Union Board President Adriana Nassar and Vice President Cameron Joe said in a statement. “Until a final decision is made, alternative options will be served at After Midnight and other Union Board events.”
The Davidson College Union Board is firmly committed to building an inclusive community that serves each member of our student body.”
HuffPo reports that Davidson’s board plans on discussing the Chick-fil-A situation at one of its meetings early in the semester. Classes at Davidson begin August 27.
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