The California Polytechnic State University academic senate recently passed a resolution calling for the school’s administration to evict the campus’ Chick-fil-A restaurant from school grounds. The students say they are demanding the removal of the franchise, which has been a campus staple for 25 years, because the company’s donations don’t align with the university’s values. “Academic Senate Vice Chair” Thomas Gutierrez says Chick-fil-A donates to “anti-LGBTQ” groups, and that alone is grounds for booting the establishment off campus. Incredibly, Gutierrez told the school’s newspaper, Mustang News: “We don’t sell pornography in the bookstore and we don’t have a Hooters on campus—we already pre-select those kinds of things based on our existing values. This is a similar thing, the difference is we’re actually profiting from this. So our money, every dollar a student is spending at Chick-fil-A, is going to these causes that are in violation of our values.”
Who are these nefarious groups that Chick-fil-A supports with its donations? The Communist Party USA? NAMBLA? No, Cal Poly’s “academic senate” would probably be fine with either of those. Honestly. The groups benefitting from Chick-fil-A’s largess are: the Salvation Army, the Paul Anderson Youth Home and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. My God, has the company no shame? All three of these organizations are probably dubbed “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that truly is utterly evil.
A Chick-fil-A spokesperson responded to the media’s repeated mischaracterization of its donations-- and the groups it donates to-- by stating: “The work of the Foundation is committed to youth and education. The Foundation’s giving helps with economic mobility of young people by focusing on homelessness and poverty, education, and community revitalization, and is done with no political or social agenda. The narrative that our giving was done to support a political or non-inclusive agenda is inaccurate and misleading.”
I have a gay friend and a lesbian acquaintance. I know there are many good and decent gay and lesbian folks. I believe in tolerance and treating people how they treat you. But, I have had enough—way more than enough—of the hardcore LGBTQ “movement.” They make everything political. And these fascist thugs don’t give a rat’s ass about the homeless, poverty, children’s mobility, or community revitalization if it doesn’t explicitly advance their agenda. Students’ attempts to kick Chick-fil-A off campuses because of Chick-fil-A’s morals and “values” boggles any rational, reasonable mind. Yet, there isn’t a week that goes by where at least one college isn’t considering banning the Georgia-based chicken sandwich purveyor from befouling its campus.
The same colleges that routinely hold “sex week” and “Anal-sex workshops” can’t stomach the thought of a Chick-fil-A nearby? Vice Chair Gutierrez has the demented gall to compare the company’s outlets with Hooters……and pornography, because he thinks it’s offensive to the LGBTQ community? Yeah, there’s nothing wrong with whips, two-headed dildos and dental dams, but get that chicken sandwich out of here, you sick freak!
In truth, what really sends these democracy-hating bullies into a frenzy is the mention of The Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Or, more precisely, the word Christian and what it means to them. You know they would have no problem with an organization titled, The Fellowship of Athletes. They don’t want anyone, anything, or any belief system to “harsh their mellow” or potentially infer that their chosen behavior and lifestyle is any less divine than anyone else’s. In fact, they now make it clear that they believe Christians are a hate group, and morally inferior to themselves. They loudly tout their own “values” while denigrating those of anyone who holds traditional ones.
Chick-fil-A’s long-time slogan might be good advice for college radicals and LGBTQ militants: “Eat More Chicken.”
And fewer things that require the use of a dental dam.