Rider University Rejects On-campus Chick-fil-A over Company's LGBTQ Stance

Rider University has rejected their students' top choice for an on-campus fast food restaurant. The New Jersey college sent out a survey in the spring to get an idea of what restaurant students would like most on campus. When the results showed Chick-fil-A was the top choice, the school sent out a second survey and this time it excluded the restaurant citing their "opposition to the LGBTQ+ community." 

Administrators explained their decision in a letter.

"Ultimately, we decided to lean in the direction of creating a welcoming environment where differences can be appreciated and where each individual can expect to experience dignity and respect. In many ways, this issue is one that goes beyond our decision and touches on a complex conversation taking place throughout the country." 

Chick-fil-A's president has been outspoken in the past his views on same-sex marriage and the company has reportedly donated to organizations opposed to same-sex marriage. 

Read the NJ.com story here.

 
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