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School blocks Chick-fil-A as dining option, cites values

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2018 file photo, Athens newest Chick-fil-A signage is set to open in downtown, Athens, Ga. Rider University removed the restaurant from a survey asking students what restaurants they would like on campus, "based on the company's record widely perceived to be in opposition to the LGBTQ community." The fast-food chain was included in previous surveys. Chick-fil-A says it has "no policy of discrimination against any group." (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
November 27, 2018 - 10:19 AM

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Students at a private university in New Jersey can eat more chicken as long as it's not Chick-fil-A.

Rider University removed the restaurant from a survey asking students what restaurants they would like on campus, "based on the company's record widely perceived to be in opposition to the LGBTQ community." The fast-food chain was included in previous surveys.

Chick-fil-A says it has "no policy of discrimination against any group," and that its corporate purpose is "to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us."

Rider says it understands some may view the decision as a "form of exclusion." But the school says it wanted to be "faithful to our values of inclusion."

The university plans to hold a campus forum on the issue.

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