August 14, 2012
Davidson College will no longer serve Chick-fil-A meals at late-night events until the student union holds a public hearing on the founder's stance on same-sex marriage. Davidson regularly rates way up there on lists of forward-thinking liberal arts colleges. Good for them. I abhor mixing politics/religion with consumerism, especially on a large scale. I've spoken to people who agree with Big Chicken Cathy's opinion but don't wand a retail referendum. I pass Chick almost every day; haven't seen a crowd since "appreciation day" suggested by Mike Huckabee and endorsed by Sarah Palin (who no longer has a horse the race but tries desperately to keep her profile high, should a TV producer be watching). Never heard whether the backlash "kiss-in" reached Moore County or whether this was a single news cycle story. But I predict that customers who don't want a side of politics with their tenders will drive an extra mile to KFC, Bojangles or Hardee's. However, maybe Chick will get catering business at the upcoming Republican convention. This story still has, uh, legs.