Mr. Horton, I want to first applaud you for taking a stand. During my tenure at UNC Wilmington, I was in the largest minority on campus, those who took an activist stand. It is not easy to stand up for what you believe in, and I commend you for doing so. In your protest of Chick-fil-A’s presence on campus, I believe you bring up a valid point. Why should entities exist on a college campus that offend people’s values, no matter what those might be? Since Chick-fil-A is a private business, which receives no taxpayer funding and is a food ‘choice’ for students, that might be a mute subject. If the students of UNCW do not wish to support that business, it will cease to exist on campus. If the majority of students believe the way you do, then you will most likely be able to accomplish your goal, with having it ‘removed’ from campus.
Since you have brought this issue up however, I encourage you to take a stance on these beliefs. For years while at UNCW, I protested the fact that taxpayer funding (as well as tuition funds) were going to support the LGBTQIA center and the Women’s Resource Center on campus. Both of these organizations offend fellow students with their support of the controversial issues of gay marriage and abortion. Many students at UNCW do not support these beliefs and are highly offended by them since they go against their morals and beliefs system. Surely you would not be for public funds offending students, even more than you are against private funds doing so. If you need any assistance in protesting these centers and their questionable moral behavior, I have contacts who would be glad to support you. I think that with the help of others who believe that a college campus is no place for offensive programs funded by taxpayers, a true change can be made. Let me know if I can be of any assistance in the removal of funding from these outlets. Best Regards, Kevin King UNCW Class of 2010