Chick-Fil-A Controversy Looms

An NYU student protests the fast food chain on campus

We have to hand it to Hillary Dworkoski. The New York University freshman has waged a war of words against Chick-fil-A. She’s asking the school to sever ties with the outpost on campus over the fast food chain’s support of such radically right-wing groups as Focus on Family, Family Research Council and Exodus International, which oppose same-sex marriage and even go as far as to advocate reparative therapy (or praying the gay away). Over the years, Chick-fil-A has donated big bucks to these groups, and has gotten in hot water for hosting events that prohibit LGBT people from attending.

Dworkoski, a California native who says she’s bisexual, started a petition asking the university to close its Chick-fil-A franchise. She’s already collected more than 5,000 signatures in less than a month.

“NYU prides itself on being a diverse, open and inclusive campus community,” writes Dworkoski in her petition. “That’s one of the major reasons why I enrolled at NYU as a freshman last fall. Unfortunately, maintaining a contract with an anti-gay vendor like Chick-fil-A undermines what makes this university so great.”

It should be noted that NYU’s campus is located in Greenwich Village in New York City – the home of Stonewall, and in many ways, gay rights.

Way to go, Hillary.