CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - After Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy made public remarks that the chain does not support gay marriage, Sara McNamara put down her last Chick-fil-A sandwich and got to work.
"I started an online petition to prevent a second Chick Fil A from coming to the College of Charleston campus. It's a slap in the face," said McNamara, a lesbian who says she's appalled by Cathy's words.
Plans are already in the works to bring a second Chick Fil A to campus in Berry Residence Hall. A C of C spokesperson told Live 5 News construction is already under way and it will open in the fall.
McNamara has already gathered 319 signatures. The Facebook group titled "College of Charleston students and friends against homophobic Chick Fil A" already has over 700 members. She plans to present the petition to College of Charleston leaders after school starts.
Some students said they might not agree with Cathy's statement, but they don't see it as a good enough reason to keep it off campus.
"Their opinion on gay marriage has nothing to do with making my food," said an incoming freshmen.
Another man said the whole thing has been blown out of proportion, and Cathy should use this as a learning experience.
"It's already negatively affecting his business. It was a dumb move on his part. A very bad P. R. move."