Gay-Hating Chick-Fil-A Cow Mascots Found on WV Street Poles
Graffiti has sprung up in Morgantown, WV near West Virginia University that appears to be related to the controversy surrounding restaurant chain Chick-fil-A and its ties to anti-gay, 'pro-family' groups.
Julia Hall, vice president of the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Mountaineers, said the group had no idea of the signs prior to Monday, and she was not sure if the fliers sympathize with anti-gay or pro-gay movements.
It was announced last summer that West Virginia University signed a contract with the company for the installation of the restaurant in the Mountainlair, which will be opened sometime in February or March.
Hall said BiGLTM members have discussed the issue of boycotting the company, but their opinions are divided on support or opposing the addition in the Mountainlair.
"While we're against anti-gay statements, there isn't enough support among us to oppose them on campus," Hall said.
The Morgantown Police Department was not previously aware of the signs and sent officers to inspect them Monday. Police dispatchers said the signs could be considered hate crimes depending on charges made by the court, if the company or a person who made the signs is found.
"Chick-fil-A's Corporate Purpose is 'To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us, and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.' As a result, we will not champion any political agendas on marriage and family. This decision has been made, and we understand the importance of it. At the same time, we will continue to offer resources to strengthen marriages and families. To do anything different would be inconsistent with our purpose and belief in Biblical principles."