Chicken gets the boot at IU campus
Gay rights group demanded the ban of Chik-Fil-A as a result of the company’s ties to pro-family organizations
Secular college campuses are known for proclaiming tolerance from the rooftops of their Georgian-revival buildings. Tolerance for all: genders, races, lifestyles and religions — except for Christianity.
Students at Indiana University South Bend will no longer be able to experience the deliciousness of a Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich for a meal. Chick-Fil-A has been banned from Indiana University’s South Bend Campus.
The ban comes as a result from the actions of the Campus Ally Network, an organization whose aim is to “promote acceptance and support for the university’s homosexual community” in response to a Pennsylvania franchise donating food at an anti-homosexual organization’s event, according to Indiana’s NewsCenter.
Campus Ally Network fought for university approval to have the popular chain removed as a university-endorsed vendor.
This small act has garnered national attention.
“That Indiana University would evict or suspect Chick-Fil-A because it donated food to a pro-marriage event is shocking. If this will not wake up America to the insanity of the radical homosexual agenda and the threat it poses to religious freedom and morality, then nothing will. It is past time that we draw a line in the sand before we lose our freedom,” Dean Mathew Staver said. Staver is the Dean of Liberty’s Law School.
Members of IU South Bend’s Ally Network seem to forget that Chick- Fil-A has the right to donate food to whichever organizations its chooses.
“Providing food to these events, or any event, is not an endorsement of the mission, political stance or motives of this or any organization,” he said. “Any suggestion otherwise is just inaccurate,” Truett Cathy said in a statement to NewsCenter. Cathy is the founder of Chick-Fil-A.
The situation is rather humorous given the fact that Chick-Fil-A sandwiches were only sold on Wednesdays on the IU South Bend campus. If the students intent was to teach Chick-Fil-A a lessen, they certainly failed. Chick-Fil-A was founded in 1967 with distinctly Christian principles. Restaurants have always been closed on Sundays, and it has never negatively affected its profit margins. While members of the Campus Ally Network think they are making a point, in reality, all they are doing is depriving their fellow students a delicious meal option for Wednesday’s lunch. In a few days this incident will be forgotten and Chick-Fil-A will continue to be one of the most successful fast food chains in the nation.
To further demonstrate this point, Chick-Fil-A still has full restaurants on both IU’s Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, according to NewsCenter.
“Chick-Fil-A’s already known as a Christian organization, so, I’m not really surprised that they would donate to an organization that’s against homosexual values.” IU South Bend senior Brian Jernigan said according to Indiana’s WSBT-TV.
A common misconception exists among many Americans that all races and religions have the right to a voice, except for Christians. I will never understand why people become so irate when Christians exercise their rights. Christians do not make an uproar when homosexual rights organizations exercise their rights. The double standard has become too much. Any organization in the U.S. is free to believe and practice as they choose.
Students at Florida Gulf Coast University have also made national headlines by resisting against their school’s plans to open a Chick-Fil-A on campus, according to NewsCenter.
One thing is for certain: Liberty students will continue to consume delicious meals from Chick-Fil-A both on Campus and at any of the three locations within a mile of campus.
“I might add that this is Indiana University, the same place where Alfred Kinsey taught and where he published his fraudulent research on human sexuality in which he abused young children in sex research, and where his books published in the late 1940s and early 1950’s paved the way for the sexual revolution and sex magazines like Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler. The Kinsey Institute is still located at IU and continues,” Staver said.
The Chick-Fil-A ban at IU South Bend is just another example of post-modern tolerance at its finest.