Try this on for size: apparently Chick-Fil-A is a fervent supporter of Focus on the Family, a radical anti-gay organization which, among other ludicrous things, sponsors the "ex-gay" ministry program, Love Won Out.
Rev. James Dobson, leader of FoF, has made some absolutely insane statements, including “homosexuality will destroy the earth,” “gay marriage will lead to marriage between daddies and little girls,” and a comparison between gay marriage and Pearl Harbor. Yeah.
The George Washington University is so far above the mud Dobson slings that it amazes me that a restaurant that openly supports the man’s lunacy and bigotry is allowed to do business on our campus. To emphasize the vast difference between FoF and GW in their treatment of LGBT people: while FoF goes around actively opposing every single equal rights campaign in the nation, GW just announced that it will start allowing gender-neutral housing next fall. It could not be clearer: Chick-Fil-A does not belong at GW.
I call on President Steven Knapp and the GW Student Association to consider kicking Chick-Fil-A out of J Street. This should not have a profound effect on our contract with Sodexo, as we can fill the space with another Sodexo-partnered institution that doesn’t support such adamantly anti-gay organizations. I further ask that my fellow GW students refrain from eating at Chick-Fil-A (both as a boycott and for your personal health), and that all people not in the GW community stop frequenting their local franchises.
The bottom line is that Chick-Fil-A supports an organization that is disrespectful and hurtful towards LGBT people; it must be punished for this by losing the business of all people who compose and support the LGBT community, and that includes GW.
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