The Student Government Association at Northeastern University has voted, 31-5, to cancel a plan that would invite anti-gay chicken chain Chick-fil-A to its Student Center, according to Edge Boston.
Good job, you Boston college kids, on prioritizing the LGBT cause over some very tasty chicken—certain food writers can’t seem to understand the basic ethics of this situation, but you guys are definitely acing Philosophy 101.
Chick-fil-A’s “charitable” arm, the WinShape Foundation, has a history of sizable donations to anti-gay organizations, like Focus on the Family and Exodus International, including over $2 million in 2009.
“It is the Sense of the Senate that the undergraduate student body supports Chick-fil-A on the basis of its food alone,” said the SGA, “but more strongly supports the principle of people over products, and out of respect for the values of the Northeastern community, does not support the addition of Chick-fil-A as an on-campus vendor.”
In addition to the homophobic WinShape Foundation, gay employees are regularly harassed and prospective hires are asked about marital status and church affiliation. And once you let Chick-fil-A on-campus, it never leaves: students at NYU have been trying to get the greasy joint with unsavory values kicked off campus for years.