Cynthia Newman, Dean of Business Administration College at Rider University in New Jersey, has decided to leave her post over the stupid of allegedly good reasons.
Quote her values as a "very committed Christian," Newman has decided to retire as the dean of the school's refusal to allow Chick-fil-A on campus.
"As some of you already know, I am a committed follower of Jesus Christ," Newman said in her announcement, first reported by Campus Reform. "As such, I try every day to do exactly what Chick-File-A presents as its superior worldly value: to glorify God by being a faithful steward of everything that is entrusted to me and to have a positive influence on all who come in. contact me. "
According to the Washington Times, rider administrators sent students a survey of which restaurant they would most like to see on campus. Although the Chick File A won, the school made the decision against the Atlanta-based chain because of its story of homophobic feeling.
Rider, who said that Chick-fil-As's values were not yet in line with their own, explained their decision to students in an email during November.
In June 2012, Chick-fil-A president and COO Dan Cathy told radio talk show-host Ken Coleman that America was "inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist on Him and say," We know better than you about what is a marriage. "I pray the grace of God to our generation who has such a proud, arrogant attitude to believe that we make sense to define what marriage is about.
A month later, when he pressed his previous comments by appearing on another radio program, leaned in.
"We are very supportive of the family, the biblical definition of the family unit," said Cathy. "We are a family owned business, a family run business, and we are married to our first wives. We thank God for that. We will do everything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very committed to it, "he added." "We intend to hold the course," he said. "We know that it may not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles. "
Chick-fil-A, co-sponsoring an event for an organization that lobbied for a potential ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender, so pushback from city governments and consumers Like Cathy's comments, by September, after losing his licensing agreement with Jim Henson Company for children's toys, she announced that he would donate donations to LGBTQ + rights organizations, and in 2014, Cathy Atlanta told the Journal Constitution that he regretted making his company synonymous with bigotry
Newman, a "very committed Christian", told Campus Reform that she felt "stopped in the stomach" by the university's statement. A dean since 2017, she will leave her role as dean on August 31, continues its role as professor.
Kristine Brown, Rider's Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications, thanked Newman for her contribution.
"While respecting Dr. Newman's personal decision," Brown said Tuesday, according to NJ.com, "we argue that the decision to choose a restaurant franchise on campus was by no means a judgment of religious values. Rather, our intention was to promote sense of respect and belonging for all members of the campus community, including those who identify as LGBTQ +. "