Despite protests from faculty and the student body president against Chick-fil-A over LGBT issues, Purdue University is boldly standing with America’s favorite food restaurant to be on campus.
Administration of the university in West Lawfayette, Indiana, made it clear where the school stands on equal rights.
“While we respect and protect the rights of all to express their opinions at Purdue, this clarification is intended to reassure our students and others that this long-requested dining option will not be taken from them and to dispel any impression that Purdue would ever seriously consider such an action,” the university declared in a public statement Friday.
‘Inclusion’ doesn’t mean exclusion of everyone who doesn’t agree
School officials impressed that they will not hypocritically exclude individuals and businesses from their campus who aren’t in unison with popular campus politics in the name of so-called “inclusion.”
“Like all Purdue vendors, the young woman franchisee – a Purdue graduate – has signed and observed a commitment of equal access and treatment in her employment and service practices,” the statement continues. “We would not be promoting choice and freedom by depriving thousands of people in our community of a choice they have long sought and are already taking advantage of in large numbers, and, we would not be practicing inclusion by excluding a completely legitimate business and its staff from our campus.”