Americans are divided more deeply than ever in 2019, and the fervor with which we rage against one another is manifesting itself in some strange places.
We, as a nation, live by the creed united we stand, divided we fall – The problem seems to be that a content citizenry doesn’t make for good headlines. The mainstream media knows this well, and had worked to agitate the nation time and time again in an effort exploit our emotions for profit.
They set us up to fail and to fight, often, hoping that the unrest caused by their divisive drivel will net them a small fortune in advertising revenue.
It is this Team A versus Team B attitude that has one college campus ready to ban a fast food restaurant.
A few Kansas University faculty members are not fans of allowing Chick-fil-A to be served on campus because they believe the chain violates “safety and inclusion”.
The faculty council, filled with “extreme frustration,” wants America’s favorite restaurantremoved from campus for being a “bastion of bigotry” after KU administrators relocated a Chick-fil-A from a basement to “prime real estate” on campus to the Memorial Union. But worse yet, to the council, is the “Chick-fil-A Coin Toss” at the start of the Jayhawks’ football home games.
“The culture of Chick-fil-A fosters hate and discrimination on multiple levels,” the Sexuality & Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council wrote in a two-page letter, accusing university leaders of being “more concerned about money and corporate sponsorship than the physical, emotional, and mental well being of marginalized and LGBTQ people.”
Chick Fil A’s history of controversy stems from the religious beliefs of its founding family.
While the fast-food chain is celebrated for its exceptional customer service, it has come under fire several times after its president and CEO, Dan Cathy, publicly supported traditional marriage in 2012 and opponents have accused Chick-fil-A of being anti-LGBTQ for its charitable giving to the Family Research Council and Salvation Army, to name a few.
College republicans at KU are planning a counteraction to protest the aforementioned letter.
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