Friday, January 28, 2011

Univ. Drops Pro-marriage Christian Food Vendor

Indiana University South Bend has removed Chick-fil-A as a campus vendor citing its donation of food to a Christian marriage counseling event, thus displaying its “homophobic” tendencies.

UPDATE 2/1/11: University reverses itself, after national attention

-- From "Chick-fil-A removed from IU South Bend campus" by Chad Damp, WSBT-TV Reporter 1/27/11

"Chick-fil-A's already known as a Christian organization,” said IU South Bend senior Brian Jernigan. “So, I'm not really surprised that they would donate to an organization that's against homosexual values."

. . . IU South Bend senior Justin Samson [said,] “I just think people are just over-reacting with what Chick-fil-A stands for and I just think that they need to settle down and accept that everybody doesn't have to have the same belief."

Many students said they didn't even notice the sandwiches were gone and the university says they don't plan to bring in a vendor to replace Chick-fil-A.

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From "Gay groups attack Chick-fil-A for supporting marriage counseling event" by Kathleen Gilbert, 1/17/11

The dispute surrounded Chick-fil-A’s involvement in conferences next month in South-Central Pennsylvania featuring “The Art of Marriage,” a program designed to help Christian couples support their marriage. The conferences are being sponsored by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which homosexualist bloggers faulted for supporting traditional marriage.

Metro Weekly’s Last Word blog noted the next day that Chick-fil-A’s corporate philosophy is Christian, and links the company’s Christian grounding to its history of supporting events by “gay rights-hating Christianists,” such as the Family Research Council. In 2009, the gay rights corner of similarly blasted Chick-fil-A as “homophobic” for supporting the leading Christian organization Focus on the Family.

In a video posted on the fast food chain’s Facebook account January 11, however, the company’s president defended its involvement in the local group’s work, saying that providing food for the event was “not an endorsement of the mission, political stance, or motives of this or any other organization.”

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