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North Carolina Colleges Address Chick-fil-A’s Anti-Gay Connections

March 20, 2011



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.

via North Carolina Colleges Address Chick-fil-A’s Anti-Gay Connections | Change.org News.

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