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    Angelique LopezApr 10, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    “I think you need to reevaluate your religion and how you view people if you’re not viewing them as people anymore… You don’t get to value your personal beliefs over someone else’s existence.”
    I don’t think it’s fair to immediately conclude that Isaiah’s and others students’ religion and views do not see the LGTBQ+ community as people, or that they are opposed to the LGTBQ+ community’s existence. It’s also not fair to immediately conclude that YCT is choosing a “passive stance on LGBT rights because it’s not convenient for them to fight for it” and because YCT doesn’t “want to expend the energy.”

    The main reason people protest the vote against Chick-fil-A, as Isaiah said, is religious freedom. Some students’ religions believe in the traditional definition of marriage, but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily against gay people. If the presence of Chick-fil-A on campus is such an offense that Trinity needs to remove its presence on campus, what does that mean for religious groups at Trinity? For example, Catholicism also believes in the traditional definition of marriage between a man and woman, and that homosexual acts are sins. Does that mean the presence of CSG, or other Christians that believe in the traditional definition of marriage, on campus is controversial too? that we need we must consider not having them on our campus either?

    How about this: Why don’t those who don’t want to support Chick-fil-A simply not buy from Chick-fil-A?

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    EmilyApr 8, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I think that part of the problem here is a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be a member of a marginalized community. Of course a “majority” of students would be on-board with Chick-Fil-A being in revolve because a majority of the students at this university are not directly affected by Chick-Fil-A’s donations. Framing the conversation around sales as opposed to the comfort and safety of marginalized students reinforces the idea that we are addendums to Trinity’s community as opposed to being valued members.

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    Rob CramerApr 6, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    This guy Isaiah Mitchell sounds like an absolute bigot in these quotes. Oyyy Trinity.

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    Stacy DavidsonApr 5, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    When the Dean of Students responds to student concerns about a social justice issue using the words “control” by the “University” and “sales”, I think we can agree that the administration continues to be tone deaf to how their decisions impact the student experience and their personhood on that campus. Where was the “thoughtful student discussion” before this decision was made? Did the Dean not know about Chic-Fil-A’s history? He claims to be such an ally of diversity. He created a Facebook page for diversity discussions. I guess he didn’t get the memo on this one even though this has been common knowledge for quite some time. And now he wants to post articles to read? Ha, nice try. I applaud students who continue to challenge the administration on their lack of awareness of what are some very basic social justice issues for students on campus. It was exhausting for me when I tried to have these types of discussions with my colleagues and was told by the VP of Student Affairs to stop making them feel like Trinity is “broken.” #whitefragility

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    David TuttleApr 4, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I want to add that I also mentioned we could discontinue using Chik-fil-A quite simply and quickly. The Dean of Students Office and Trinitonian are planning a program to discuss this topic, tentatively on April 17 at 8 pm. My thoughts are that if the students collectively want this discontinued, we would take the advice of SGA as the student representative organization in the form of a resolution.

    Some interesting pieces to inform discussion:

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Students react to Chick-fil-A’s presence in Revolve