Johns Hopkins University Student Government Bans Chick-fil-A

The Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins University has banned any current or future Chick-fil-A development by a 18-8 vote. The reason — surprise, surprise — is that the delicious culinary institution “microaggresses” against the LGBT community.

The SGA resolution so reads:

Whereas visiting prospective current students, staff, faculty, and other visitors who are members of the LGBTQ+ community or are allies would be subjected to the microaggression of supporting current or future Chick-fil-A development plans … Therefore, be it resolved that the SGA does not support the proposal of a Chick-fil-A, in current or future sense, particularly on any location that is central to student life.

Trigger warning -- microaggresions ahead

Trigger warning — microaggresions ahead

It appears that the resolution was written and passed, despite there currently being no apparent plans to build a Chick-fil-A, in response to a couple of students expressing their desire to see the restaurant on campus.

While Chick-fil-A stands in opposition to same-sex marriage, the fast food chain has also committed itself to “[treating] every person equally, regardless of sexual orientation.” It is unfortunate that the student government of JHU is unable to separate the political views of the chain’s owners from the way it treats all employees and customers, which is with dignity and respect. SGA may disagree with the stance of the chain on this single issue, but claiming that the chain is discriminatory or “microaggressive” is simply out of touch with reality.

Chick-fil-A, besides delivering an extremely high-quality product at an affordable price, also has very friendly and competent employees.