There’s something about the very existence of Chick-fil-A that gets under the skin of a liberal, and this was made manifest this week at Kansas University. That was where members of the Sexuality & Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council (which is a thing for some reason) got up in arms about the restaurant’s recent move from an out-of-the-way basement location to “prime real estate” in the campus’ Memorial Union square. This move, putting Chick-fil-A right out there in front of faculty and students, endangers the “safety and inclusion” policies cherished by the university, according to the group.
From Fox News:
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 restaurant removed 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.”
Maybe they’re just concerned about the “physical, emotional and mental well being” of people who want a damn chicken sandwich. Is that possible?
It is, of course, idiotic to claim that the “culture of Chick-fil-A” has anything to do with hate and discrimination. If there even IS such a thing as the “culture of Chick-fil-A,” we’re sure it is dedicated to providing excellent service, affordable fast food, and delicious fried chicken meals. And, we have to say, it’s a culture well worth preserving.
“The arrival of Chick-fil-A in this building is insulting, counterproductive and unacceptable,” the faculty group continued.
No, it is the existence of your group that is all of those things. And if you are this worked up about a restaurant whose CEO happens to be a Christian who doesn’t believe in gay marriage, then guess what? YOU are the one who is harming your OWN “physical, emotional, and mental well being.”
We assume that they’ll take that criticism as a form of victim-blaming, but you know what: There ARE no victims in this situation. You’re just making that up in your head. Get yourself some waffle fries and relax.