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Chick-fil-A is firing back after Rider University announced it does not want the fast food chain to appear on its campus due to Chick-fil-A’s traditional Christian values.

Earlier this year, the private university surveyed its students and asked them which restaurant they would like to see on their campus.

The survey found that Chick-fil-A was a favorite among the students.

However, once school officials realized just how much the students favored bringing in the restaurant onto school grounds, they immediately took the option off the survey.

The school said in a statement that it objected to having the restaurant on its campus because of the company’s supposed “opposition to the LGBTQ+ community.”

Moreover, the school admitted that removing the option of having Chick-fil-A was “another form of exclusion.”

The school has promised to create a forum where students and faculty can voice their opinions over the situation.

A spokesperson for the restaurant told CBS News that “Chick-fil-A is a restaurant company focused on food, service and hospitality, and our restaurants and licensed locations on college campuses welcome everyone.”

“We have no policy of discrimination against any group,” the spokesperson said. “And we do not have a political or social agenda.” Chick-fil-A prides itself in being a company founded on Christian values.

The corporate purpose of Chick-fil-A is “to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come into contact with Chick-fil-A.”

However, the company has often been the recipient of criticism after CEO Dan Cathy publically affirmed his belief in 2012 that marriage should be between one man and one woman.

In fact, in October, the Pittsburgh Public Schools opposed the company as a corporate sponsor for its Pittsburgh Kids Marathon and Kids of Steel program.

“The family-owned, privately held restaurant company has expressed views contrary to and in conflict with the district’s non-discrimination policies,” the school board said in a statement, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Earlier this year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey received criticism for eating at Chick-fil-A. At the time, he claimed that he had “completely forgot” about the company’s stance on gay marriage.

Despite accusations against the company, Chick-fil-A has consistently demonstrated a care for the community, through volunteer work and donations to those in need. For example, following the mass shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub in 2016, Chick-fil-a employees distributed sandwiches and drinks to people waiting in line to donate blood, as well as to law enforcement officials who responded to the shooting scene.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Ron Hunter

    November 29, 2018 at 6:43 am

    Discrimination is an ACTION, not a belief. The CEO can believe as he pleases, as is his constitutional right, as long as his ACTIONS are not to discriminate. They aren’t, unless one believes his choice to be married to one woman is ‘discrimination’. ACTIONS, folks, not thoughts/beliefs! ACTIONS, not delusions! ACTIONS, and without discriminatory actions, then the only thing those liberals have is their desire to become thought police for the country. If I had a student going there, I would recommend they select another educational facility, because I wouldn’t be paying for any further indoctrination, or thought policing.

  2. Vicki

    November 29, 2018 at 6:54 am

    College students used to be smart. What happened???

  3. Jim

    November 29, 2018 at 8:06 am

    A company that cares about the community?
    The liberals just GOTTA hate that!

  4. Guido

    November 29, 2018 at 11:05 am

    The parents of Rider University students just saw what their money is going for, the liberal indoctrination of their kids.They should protest with their students removal. As for Chic-Fil-A, it is a great company. If they were a Muslim run company, would there be a problem?

  5. James Kelly

    November 29, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    The Chick has class, the school not so much.

  6. f

    November 29, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Chicken Chit administrators.

  7. Brenda

    November 30, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Chick-fil-A is a great example of a company that stands by its values and does not discriminate against anyone. They will serve anyone who walks in their doors. They just happen to close their doors on Sunday’s. I support this company and their values.

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