Kansas University Students Protest Chick-fil-A
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Students at two Kansas universities are taking a stand against Chick-fil-A and calling for the ouster of campus Chick-fil-A restaurants because of the chain president’s belief that marriage should remain between a man and a woman.
In an interview last month, Dan Cathy reportedly said that he is very much supporting of the family, the biblical definition of the family unit.
Not long after, many around the nation began to criticize Cathy and vow to refrain from eating at the popular restaurant. A few mayors said they wouldn’t approve business licenses for Chick-fil-A and Jim Henson’s company pulled muppet toys from Chick-fil-A kids meals.
At the University of Kansas, a petition was being circulated this week to remove Chick-fil-A from Memorial Unions. The petition had more than 1,600 signatures on Thursday.
And in Wichita, a petition to remove Chick-fil-A from the Rhatigan Student Center at Wichita State University had more than 450 signatures on Thursday afternoon.
Chick-fil-A issued a statement to try to tame the controversy earlier this week. “The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 restaurants run by independent owner/operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”