Many schools have kicked Chick-fil-A off campus following the media buzz surrounding the eatery's homophobic ties. The George Washington University is now becoming the next school to eliminate Chick-fil-A from its menu, as students and faculty alike turn away from the hateful chain. From GW Today:
The most obvious changes to J Street will be two new concepts: a diner, which will feature a made-to-order grill, ready-to-go breakfast and lunch combos, salads, daily specials and coffee drinks and will replace Wendy’s; and a “homestyle favorites” venue, which will serve traditional American comfort food, including meals like meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans, as well as a daily Buff and Blue Plate Special. The homestyle favorites venue will replace Chick-Fil-A. (emphasis added)
Let's be clear: we don't know for a fact that GW is ditching Chick-fil-A because of its homophobic ties: to assert that beyond a shadow of a doubt would be more than misleading. (More realistically, students are just sick and tired of eating greasy fast food every single day.) But whatever the reason, Chick-fil-A is no longer going to have a presence on the GW campus, and that is categorically a good thing.
The GW community - a community that accepts and supports its LGBT students - should not be giving a single penny to a dining establishment that will just forward that money to anti-gay organizations. This move brings GW one step closer to being the perfect school for LGBT students and faculty. I applaud the decision to remove Chick-fil-A from campus.