LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WKU risks falling down slippery slope in Chick-Fil-A controversy

Travis Besaw

Chick-Fil-A’s CEO believes in biblical marriage; do people think he is the only one in the world? I believe in biblical marriage, so will I be kicked off WKU’s campus or anyone else who shares the same belief? What about all the other religious organizations and groups? What about students and staff that come from countries where gays are murdered because of Sharia Law, will they be kicked off campus?   

WKU is a secular campus and in being a secular campus they should act that way. And by they, I mean the students and staff because that is WKU. Ultimately it is the board’s decision on what will happen to Chick-Fil-A on WKU’s campus, but if you’re going to protest Chick-Fil-A and throw them off campus, you have to throw off all students, administrators, staff and religious organizations who only support traditional marriage because anything less would make WKU the most hypocritical university in the world and WKU wouldn’t want that, right? But then again, I guess if you kick all of those people and groups off WKU’s campus they will no longer be secular anymore either. So I guess the decision should be, does WKU want to be a secular campus that welcomes all races, creeds, religions or sexual orientation just like Chick-Fil-A does in all of their store locations? Or should WKU choose to be a communist campus where you can only attend if you sign that you must believe in and abide by the theories of WKU and any other thoughts or beliefs – whether racial, biblical, social, or religious – will not be tolerated.

The choice is yours.    

Travis Besaw 

Bowling Green

Former student/WKU supporter