Militant Gays Protest Chick-fil-A at “Catholic” Duquesne University

The campus homosexual club claims the restaurant is a “risk” to LGBT safety

by Trey Elmore • ChurchMilitant • April 24, 2017

PITTSBURGH – The campus of Duquesne, a Catholic university, is becoming a new battleground for campus safe spaces politics, political correctness and religious liberty and expression. In March, the university’s homosexualist club, known as Lambda Gay Straight Alliance, proposed that the university’s student government association exclude the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from the campus’ Options Food Court.

The proposal did not pass, and the chain will be included on campus. Now the pro-LGBT club is complaining.

Rachel Coury, Lambda GSA’s president, lamented to the university’s newspaper: “I’ve tried very hard within the last semester and a half to promote this safe environment for the LGBTQ community. So I fear that with the Chick-fil-A being in Options that maybe people will feel that safe place is at risk.”

“They’re babies,” said Sean Parnell, a U.S. Army Ranger and Duquesne alumnus. “That is the dumbest thing that I’ve ever heard.”

“Safe spaces don’t prepare kids for the real world,” he went on. “You know what that is? That is fascism cloaked in free speech.”

He continued:

That is her basically saying that if you don’t believe the same thing that I do, you need to leave my campus, leave my university, get out of town or shut down your business. That was not what America was founded on, and that was not what universities were founded on either. And truthfully, she should be ashamed of herself.

The events picked up national attention April 13 when Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted: “Luckily these students won’t likely have to tackle issues more stressful than a yummy chicken sandwich in their lives … Oh Wait #triggered.”

Lambda GSA’s Facebook page shows a following of 61 people. Duquesne’s student body, postgraduates included, totals 10,363. Church Militant reached out to the organization to ask for an estimate of its membership numbers, but as of press time has received no response.

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