‘Christian’ Dean Resigns Over University’s Chick-fil-A Decision

A dean at a New Jersey university resigned saying the school’s decision to not consider bringing Chick-fil-A to campus because of its opposition to the LGBT community made her feel “like I had been punched in the stomach.

Cynthia Newman, former dean of Rider University’s College of Business Administration, said her views as a “very committed Christian” and the fast food chain’s views “mirror” one another. Newman’s resignation was first reported Tuesday by Campus Reform, a conservative news site that bills itself as a higher education watchdog.

In a video interview, Newman said she resigned as dean last month. She confirmed the resignation to the AP. Rider University, located outside Trenton, had sent a survey last year asking students which restaurants they would like to see on campus. In November, Newman said, a second survey was sent but did not include Chick-fil-A as a choice.

The university said at the time the restaurant was taken off the list because of its opposition to the LGBT community and their values do not align with Rider’s values. “I felt like I had been punched in the stomach when I read that statement because I am a very committed Christian,” Newman told the website. “I really felt it very personally.”

Chick-fil-A has donated millions over the years to groups that oppose same-sex marriage. In 2012, the company’s chief operating officer criticized same-sex marriage, prompting some politicians to block the chain from expanding in certain areas.

Newman said when the university released “talking points” to staff about what they should say to anyone critical of the decision instead of an apology, she couldn’t adhere to them. “I am not willing to compromise my faith and Christian values and I will not be viewed as being in any way complicit when an affront is made to those values,” she said.

Edited via Newser.

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3 Responses to ‘Christian’ Dean Resigns Over University’s Chick-fil-A Decision

  1. Michael John Scott Reply

    March 6, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Krazy Kristians!!

  2. Glenn R. Geist Reply

    March 7, 2019 at 8:21 am

    There is nothing in the real world I can honestly see as a “Christian Value” since what I read – and I’ve read it all – is all about selling everything including your clothes and use it to help the poor and sick. There is nothing about you punishing people you don’t approve of. For most of the braggarts claiming tome kind of moral superiority, all it is is a way to get out of the guilt of simply existing and avoiding the punishment that never ever will come. Still I don’t give a damn what crazy, neurotic (and worse) shit people believe, but don’t point it at me and if you can’t handle the truth, get the hell out of my country, my health care and my private life and go back where you came from.

  3. Bill Formby Reply

    March 9, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    There has been a standard introduced into American life that one cannot oppose anything said or done to oppose anything that has anything to do with Christianity. It makes not difference whether you are of the Christian faith or not, you may not critique the Christian ideas. You may not point out the things about Christians believe that are wrong, you must just let them be and assume they are all well and good. Never mind about the slavery of the Christians, or the adultery, or the hippocrsy they must be accepted without question because they were part of the world of the Hebrews. Horse Shit

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