Anna Oakes has a good article in the current Watuauga Democrat
But, there is still much to be concerned about...
1. Apparently several hundred of our future leaders have signed a petition asking a state run institution to penalize a private company based solely on that company's executives voicing of an opinion which they disagreed with...Don't these people accept "diversity and inclusion" for those people with whom they may have philosophical, religious, or political differences. Isn't ASU concerned about these petitioners not accepting other views? Or, at the very least, respecting the constitutional rights of others?
2. According to the ASU statement, "Staff working in the Chick-fil-A area of our dining hall are university employees and are committed to Appalachian’s respect for diversity and inclusion.”"....
This makes me wonder first, how do they know that? Did they interview the employees to determine their feelings on "diversity and inclusion" ? Did the employees take a "loyalty oath"?.and....more importantly, what if SOME employees did not fully agree with Appalachian's position on "diversity and inclusion?" Would they then, based on their beliefs being "out of step" with the University's, be terminated from employment there?
Or would a few employees who weren't sufficiently "committed" to ASU's position been sufficient to ban the company from campus?
Are there "thought police" on campus who make sure that all employees are in agreement on what ASU is "committed" to?
Finally, shouldn't employees be judged on their actions on the job? Their ability to perform the duties of their position? Their TREATMENT of customers irregardless of the employee's personal opinions?