May 16, 2019
Trinity University sent out an email Friday rejecting the student government’s request to remove Chick-fil-A from its campus dining hall.
Tess Coody-Anders, the Texas Christian school’s vice president for strategic communications and marketing. stated, “We do not make vendor decisions based on their political or religious beliefs,” in an email to students obtained by Campus Reform, adding that the school considers “utilization, variety of options, vendor performance, and campus-wide feedback.”
“Based on these criteria, Chick-fil-A appears to be a preferred vendor by students and the broader Trinity community,” the email continued.
Trinity’s student government previously passed a resolution to remove Chick-fil-A from the school’s dining hall because of its stance on LGBT issues. The body took issue with the restaurant chain’s donations to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Salvation Army, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home.
The resolution states that Chick-fil-A has caused “drastic assault on [LGBT+ students’] identities and beings as a result of Chick-fil-A’s ideals and actions.”
Trinity’s student government passed the resolution after San Antonio’s city council banned Chick-fil-A from contracts held by the San Antonio International Airport.
“The leftists here have the advantage of outrage,” Young Conservatives of Texas chapter President Isaiah Mitchell told Campus Reform. “It’s not valid, but it’s an advantage we don’t have because we understand that the presence of Chick-fil-A doesn’t harm anybody. They don’t realize that.”
Mitchell explained that he could buy one hundred chicken sandwiches and there would be no harm to any of his friends, whether they are gay or not.
The scandal at Trinity occurs while a bill that seeks to protect religious beliefs from discrimination and is nicknamed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill is moving through the Texas legislature, according to Fox Business.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:51 am