LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The University of Louisville has been criticized by a conservative group after taking a stand against the Chick-fil-A located in the student activity center.
Chick-fil-A has come under fire in recent weeks after the company's president spoke out against gay marriage.
Top university officials, including president James Ramsey, have refused to eat at the campus location and were reviewing the chain's contract with the university. President Ramsey said the university is still meeting with the student government association and other campus groups.
"The provost who's here, she'll be meeting with people on both sides of the issue; She's done that, she's had conversations with the SGA, she had meetings scheduled with other groups. We want to take this and make it a teaching moment and learning moment for everyone on both sides. Tolerance goes both ways," said Ramsey
On July 31 the group "Family Foundation" compared the university to George Orwell's dystopian novel 1954.
Wednesday is the unofficial Chick-fil-A appreciation day. As of Tuesday afternoon more than 529,000 people have accepted an invitation to take part in it. It was created by former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
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