Trinity University, a private Christian university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in San Antonio, Texas, has a new controversy: its student government passed a resolution to remove Chick-fil-A food from its campus.
There is no physical Chick-fil-A presence on the campus, but in its dining hall, it is a part of the dining hall food service, which makes this situation very different than other Chick-fil-A protests and threatened boycotts at other college and university campuses.
The reason behind the resolution was the allegation that Chick-fil-A continues to donate to “anti-LGBT+” organizations and causes. Some of the organizations named by the anti-Chick-fil-A crowd were the Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home. The university’s LGBT+ community claimed that the use of Chick-fil-A food in its dining hall is a “drastic assault on their identities and beings as a result of Chick-fil-A’s ideals and actions.” The resolution claimed that diversity and inclusion, when compared to Chick-fil-A’s values, are “mutually exclusive.”
Now, the resolution is going to the university’s administration for consideration, either approval or disapproval.
It is also important to note that the city council of San Antonio voted to ban Chick-fil-A restaurants from the city’s airport contracts.