The other day a coworker asked me for my lunch order. At that point my stomach was already beating me to death, and I was ready to trade my firstborn child for a ham sandwich. I asked him where we were ordering from, and he said, "Chick-fil-A. Mmmmm!" I was torn.
Campus Pride executive director Shane Windmeyer has issued the all-clear on behalf of Chick-fil-A, writing that he has seen tax forms proving that Chick-fil-A is no longer giving to the "most divisive" anti-gay groups. Nevertheless, there are enormous questions that arise.
I have never been certain whether the cloud that swept over the faces of the Chick-fil-A staff was because they believed their cow drop had somehow been rigged (and for the record, it had not), or because their ecstatic prize winner turned out to have an extra mom.
Bailey, you used gay people for your personal gain to make your dreams come true and then sold them down the river with your message condoning a company that is publicly known to donate money to anti-gay groups.
Whether grown up bullies like Dan Cathy and Melissa Reeves realize it or not, they are directly or indirectly telling these vulnerable kids that there is something wrong with them, or they are somehow less than.
You can't just tell students who disagree to not eat the chicken sandwich. Colleges have to take responsibility for the facts and realize that student-meal-plan money is going to fund a documented hate group that works to aggressively harm students on their campus.