"We are moving forward with our plans to have a Chick-fil-A Express on campus, which we believe will be an excellent dining amenity for our students.Construction in the student union will begin later this spring and it will open in the fall".
Chick-fil-A was boycotted in 2012 after Chief Operating Officer Dan Cathy publicly denounced same-sex marriage, leading to boycotts and criticism from the LGBT community, ACLU, politicians and more.
The chicken restaurant, which closes on Sundays to allow employees to attend church, is very supportive of pro-family and Christian organizations, which make the students' objections at the Catholic institution a head-scratcher.
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Chick-fil-A confirmed in a statement Thursday that "everyone is welcome in our restaurants". I've known the Cathy family - founders and owners of Chick-fil-A - for years, and they are committed to applying biblical principles to their business.
Duquesne University's student newspaper reported that a student government representative and the school's gay-straight alliance group have asked officials to reconsider the addition of a Chick-fil-A on campus.
"Toughen up. There are no safe spaces in the real world", Parnell, suggesting the students couldn't possibly fear a chicken restaurant. That's ridiculous. It's a very safe place for them. Some great ones do. In-N-Out Burger, one of the top hamburger chains in America, was founded by Christians and continues to put Scripture on their packaging, such as John 3:16 on the bottom of their cups.