This story perfectly illustrates how progressives often hinder progress by obsessing over identity items.

Campus Reform reports:

UW Madison College Dems at each other’s throats over Chick-fil-A

A University of Wisconsin – Madison College Democrat published an op-ed in the school’s student newspaper after she expressed concern over the group’s support for Chick-fil-A, citing her sexuality, and other members expressed indifference.

UW Madison student Anna Barry wrote the piece, which was titled, “Dear College Dems: My sexuality is not a joke,” regarding comments made in the College Democrats’ GroupMe chat on July 17. Barry claimed that the club was preparing for a “statewide volunteering day of action” and that a group member had offered to provide Chick-fil-A to any member who helped knock on doors.

“As a bisexual woman, I responded, reminding the chat that Chick-fil-A funnels money directly to anti-LGBTQ+ organizations,” later characterizing the Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Paul Anderson Youth Home as “three groups with a clear history of anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination.”

According to the Chick-fil-A Foundation’s website, the company donated $150,000 to the Salvation Army in 2017, funding camps for children, as well as the Atlanta, Ga. Angel Tree program, which provides holiday gifts to poor children. The same year, the foundation donated $1.6 million to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for school programs and sports camps. As for the Paul Anderson Youth Home, Chick-fil-A donated $6,000 to the group in 2017 for a yearly Christmas dinner theater, as well as a bike ride fundraiser. The three groups have indicated, tovaryingdegrees, that they do not support homosexuality.

Barry claims that one of the College Democrats members responded to concerns she raised, saying, “worth it tho [sic],” a statement which was “favorited” by the former group chair and former executive board members.

Other members allegedly responded, “We have bigger fights to fight than chick fil a [sic],” as response Barry said she was “terrified” to receive, and “sorry, I forgot im [sic] homophobic.” Barry says that this message was likewise “favorited” by several current College Democrats. Campus Reform was unable to obtain screenshots of these posts.


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