An LGBTQ group launched a campaign to push for the eatery’s removal, saying that “even the bags have become a symbol of hate.” [everyone who's ever had a cross burned in their yard or a concentration camp ID number tattooed into their arm could not be reached for comment - j] Chick-fil-A’s support for traditional marriage, which has recently grown more controversial, apparently had group members worried that its presence would trigger retaliation for their lifestyle. “Please look at this from a moral standpoint,” one student pleaded before the vote, “look at the kids that are here that are telling you, ‘I do not feel safe on this campus anymore.’”
Well, I have no comment, because that's just silliness. But some creative person needs to come up with something new for UNM students to protest about.
Maybe this is just a story about how long it takes cultural phenomena to make it to the University of New Mexico. After the protests, I understand the students all put on their snuggies and danced away Gangnam Style.