Cal Poly SLO faculty move to get 25-year-old Chick-Fil-A removed

What happens when liberals call for a boycott of a fast-food chain…

Guess where we will now plan to go for dinner on Saturday night…

From SF Gate: Fast food restaurant Chick-Fil-A may soon be kicked off campus at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, if a push by the school’s academic senate to get the chain franchise removed is underscored by university President Jeffrey Armstrong.

Faculty that make up the campus organization point to Chick-Fil-A Foundation’s history of donating to anti-LGBT causes, noting that its values are not consistent with those of the university.

In a vote Tuesday, the vast majority of the academic senate (38 out of 44) opted to recommend getting rid of the chicken chain’s location despite its 25-year tenure on campus.

“We don’t sell pornography in the bookstore and we don’t have a Hooters on campus — we already pre-select those kind of things based on our existing values,” said academic senate Vice Chair Thomas Gutierrez to the on-campus publication Mustang News. “This is a similar thing, the difference is we’re actually profiting from this. So our money, every dollar a student is spending at Chick-Fil-A, is going to these causes that are in violation of our values.”

In response, university spokesman Matt Lazier released two statements. One voiced a hesitation to “censor” a business because of different viewpoints, as KSBY reports. In a subsequent comment, Lazier stated that the school aims to be inclusive above all else:

“While university administration passionately disagrees with the values of some of the organizations the president of Chick-fil-A has chosen to make personal donations to, we do not believe in responding to intolerance with intolerance,” he told KSBY. “Rather, we must model our values of inclusion – that means upholding the rights of others to have different perspectives and ensuring there is space in our community for differing viewpoints and ideologies, even those that may be in direct conflict with our own.”

If the university does wind up deciding to remove the restaurant, it would need to curtail a five-year contract extension on the location, signed in 2018.

It would likely be expensive to terminate the contract, but the academic senate hopes that the university will see that “(business) partners are held to the same high diversity and inclusion standards of as the rest of the campus community.”

It’s not the first time this Chick-Fil-A location has sparked a debate. In 2012, about 50 protesters held a national “Kiss-In” at the Cal Poly franchise — the only one in San Luis Obispo County — to protest the company president’s anti-LGBT comments.

In the Bay Area, local city officials are similarly attempting to navigate what to do about Chick-Fil-A stores. In April, San Jose politicians openly considered ways to make a planned San Jose Airport Chick-Fil-A the “gayest in the country.”

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Dr. Eowyn
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If the students who frequent this Chick-Fil-A don’t protest, then they deserve what they get.

TrailDust
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Amazing the fascism we see on campus today.

William
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William

Oh, this is so lame and pathetic. If I thought it would support “anti-LGBT” causes I’d eat at CFA seven days a week. I don’t think we have one around here though. Vice (appropriate) Chair Gutierrez says they don’t sell porn at their bookstore but they sure do sell bolshevik propaganda which is every bit as soul-destroying. I wish we could just make CA go away. They call this place New England and it’s across the ocean from old England. Maybe CA could hook up with Red China and they could call it New China or something. Then it would… Read more »

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

“The school aims to be inclusive above all else”? To abide immorality is no virtue. True virtue can only proceed from true faith in GOD and trust in the grace of his flesh and blood sacrifice on the cross.

Perhaps this can be best expressed in the last few verses of the very short Second EPISTLE of John.

Perhaps, all so, this explains why Christianity has become such an enemy of modern education, governments, and general world view.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Another tribute to intolerance. Want to know if you’re being overcome by Satanic Bolsheviks? Just look for a lack of tolerance, excessive abuse of power and loss of liberty.

Texaspecosred
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I’ve wondered when the Civil War starts how we would be able to determine who our enemy was since there is no North or South so to speak. Now thanks to articles like this, all we have to do is check the list, find the address and these people can expect company. I for one am sick of these people trying to tell me who to like, what to eat, who to vote for, what the Bible says. So don’t do anything special in anticipation for our visit we will only be popping in for a minute.

Sieg
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Sieg

and that we have to bow down to our sissy overlords

Samuel
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Samuel

They don’t allow a Hooters or porn store on campus because those stores actively SELL sex, or other services that are not appropriate for a campus. Chick-Fil-A sells fast food. It doesn’t post anti-gay posters in the store, nor forbid gay customers, or fire gay employees. The company, as a company, doesn’t even donate to these ‘anti-gay” charities. The man who is serving as President, is his capacity as a private citizen, makes donations using his own private money to charities of his choice. What this amounts to is that they want to punish Chick-Fil-A for daring to employ a… Read more »