North Carolina Colleges Address Chick-fil-A’s Anti-Gay Connections
Chick-fil-A continues to make news because of its ties to anti-gay hate groups such as National Organization for Marriage, American Family Association and various ‘Family Institutes’. Now North Carolina universities are assessing the value of having the company on-campus given the message of intolerance the company has stigmatized itself with.
The homophobic narrative around Chick-fil-A — most notably the company’s ties to anti-gay organizations like Focus on the Family, the National Organization for Marriage, the Ruth Institute, and the Pennsylvania Family Institute — continues to define the popular chicken chain as 2011 rolls along.
Last week, a gay rights organization in Missouri successfully got a local chamber of commerce to dis-invite Chick-fil-A’s President, Dan Cathy, from speaking at an event due to the restaurant’s political and financial support of leading anti-LGBT organizations. Now arrives word, thanks to QNotes, that several North Carolina colleges might be reconsidering whether to support the presence of Chick-fil-A on campus.
In the article, QNotes points out that Duke University is in the process of “reviewing their relationship with Chick-fil-A.” Earlier this year, a few days after the Chick-fil-A story started to get traction, Duke’s student newspaper featured a scathing editorial that suggested Chick-fil-A didn’t belong on campus.
- North Carolina Colleges Address Chick-fil-A’s Anti-Gay Connections (news.change.org)
- Chick-fil-A Chief Dan Cathy ‘Disappointed’ Business Community Has Fallen Out Of Love With Him (queerty.com)
- Chick-fil-a: Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire (releasedorothy.wordpress.com)
- Gay College Students Vs. Chick-fil-A (gayrights.change.org)