Sides are drawn and it seems the Johns Hopkins University students voted this week to ban Chick-fil-A from campus, according to reports.
Though there are currently no plans to bring the fast food restaurant to the school’s campus, the Student Government Association approved a resolution that called for University officials to dismiss any “current and future Chick-fil-A development plans,” if consideration was ever given to the restaurant becoming a food vendor on campus.
The resolution called for Johns Hopkins to consider “other non-discriminatory options” for vendors. A Chick-fil-A on campus, according to the SGA, would be a “microaggression” towards “visiting prospective and current students, staff, faculty, and other visitors who are members of the LGBTQ community or are allies.”
The decision to ban the chicken restaurant from campus comes from Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s outwardly spoken views against homosexuality and the LGBTQ community. When the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in 2013, Cathy tweeted his opposition. “Sad day for our nation; founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies,” the tweet read.
@FoxNews Sounds like John Hopkins is a little bit fundamentalist, a little full of hate, a little afraid of diversity of thought.
— Clinton Fleenor (@candl) April 25, 2015
I hope the donors to John Hopkins exercise their free speech and not support the university. Stop the checks. #chickfila
— Michele Hawkins (@Michele_WV) April 25, 2015
Because the CEO supports real marriage, the Johns Hopkins Student Government doesn’t want Chick-fil-A on campus. http://t.co/V6eSE9FUZT
— Godfather Politics (@PoliticsIsDirty) April 25, 2015
@irritatedwoman EVERYONE should support Chick-fil-a. They are a great organization.. This just shows how low John Hopkins has fallen.
— Tommy (@mooretommyh) April 24, 2015
Did ya know… Chick-fil-A causes "microaggression". Yep just ask the liberal idiots with the micro intellects at John Hopkins University
— Stephen Bennett (@ScreedofChucky) April 24, 2015
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