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UTPA Chick-Fil-A greeted by protestors on first day of school (FReep a poll)[Edinburg, TX]
KGBT-TV ^ | August 27, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 08/27/2012 12:14:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A new Chick-Fil-A restaurant on the UTPA campus in Edinburg was greeted by protestors on the first day of classes.

Students and staff all clamored to buy meals from the new restaurant early Monday afternoon.

But a small group of protestors has stationed themselves outside restaurant.

The UTPA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Alliance is circulating a petition to have the school close the Chick-Fil-A.

Working from behind a security fence, the group collected signatures from supporters.

Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy recently set off a firestorm of controversy and created a national debate about gay rights.

Cathy confirmed more than $3 million in contributions conservation and anti-gay groups such as the Family Research Council.

Chick-Fil-A, which is closed on Sundays, has always maintained itself as a Christian business.

In a previous statement, UTPA officials said the school “was surprised and disappointed by the comments made by Chick-fil-A’s president,” and that it opposes “discrimination in any form."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Food; Politics
KEYWORDS: chickfila; christians; college; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; lgbtq; samesexmarriage; texas
The pictures tell the story.
1 posted on 08/27/2012 12:14:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

..and take the poll.


2 posted on 08/27/2012 12:24:35 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Homosexuals, along with Braack, are the most serious enemies of America!


3 posted on 08/27/2012 12:25:18 PM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to say more but I agree the pics tell the story. I’d say Chick-Fil-A is winning the battle on all fronts...;)


4 posted on 08/27/2012 12:26:04 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FReeped, my friend... and, please don’t go ballistic on those of use who still don’t trust Romney.. We all want the best for our country (and hope for Conservatives).


5 posted on 08/27/2012 12:26:39 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: jsanders2001

Sure wish CFA was publicly traded, I think their future is bright.

Hope their employees have profit sharing.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 12:28:11 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cathy confirmed more than $3 million in contributions conservation and anti-gay groups such as the Family Research Council.

I love that non-sense sentence. You can clearly see the writer is one with the protesters. The word conservation is so seared in their mind they can’t spell conservative, or make a coherent sentence


7 posted on 08/27/2012 12:28:41 PM PDT by Figment
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is UTPA?


8 posted on 08/27/2012 12:28:41 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Students and staff all clamored to buy meals from the new restaurant early Monday afternoon

Right there is all you need to know. The Chick-Fil-A will stay. It makes the school money.

9 posted on 08/27/2012 12:29:06 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My bet is that not one of those heterophobes has earned a single honest dollar in their lives, unlike Dan Cathy, but they believe they have the right to shut his business down because they hate him.

Hate is a heterophobe value.

10 posted on 08/27/2012 12:30:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Bikkuri

Huh? I’m someone who still doesn’t trust Mitt Romney! The alternative is UNTHINKABLE though. It’s like having a choice between Hubert Humphrey and Joseph Stalin. Which would you choose? Third party, write-in, not voting, whatever is a vote for B.H. Obama. Simple as that.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
UTPA officials said the school...opposes discrimination in any form.

except when it comes to hiring conservative instructors.

12 posted on 08/27/2012 12:30:59 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Forrestfire

The University of Texas - Pan American. http://www.utpa.edu/


13 posted on 08/27/2012 12:32:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Forrestfire

University of Texas Pan Am in Edinburgh


14 posted on 08/27/2012 12:32:19 PM PDT by Figment
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Photobucket
15 posted on 08/27/2012 12:34:07 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The pictures tell the story.

It looks to me that there may be more protest signs than there are protesters.

16 posted on 08/27/2012 12:40:55 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: immadashell

And who did Dan Cathy “discriminate” against? I don’t think he turns away homosexual customers or job applicants, does he? From what I understand, he took some hard-earned money out of his own pocket and gave it to groups that promote the traditional family. PERIOD.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CFA Appreciation Day was a smashing success and the gay kissoff was an embarrassing, dismal failure. The left has lost their war against CFA but they apparently need some further humiliation. OK, then..step right up.
18 posted on 08/27/2012 12:42:38 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

looked at those photo’s and WOW awhat a bunch of rabid ugly smelly looking dirty lot they are.

As for BI, TRANS, homo, cross dresser what eevr these freaks call themselves, then they all need to seek mental help.

Turd poking or a woman trying to look like a guy and then having to wear a strap on is not healthy, nor is it normal but a mental sickness.

Also poking feces can also rip that thin film seperating the prostate which can put feal matter int that area which creates more diseases and lets not forget the colon is there too.

Then add that fecal matter left on a penis for just a few minutes starts causing all sorts of diseases and other ghastly sick disgusting things.

and all because a chicken burger place said normal marriage is what he views


19 posted on 08/27/2012 12:43:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc
The pics say it all...nine whining sodomites vs. nine hundred hungry customers.

Sodomite FAIL...as usual.

20 posted on 08/27/2012 12:46:49 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

LOL Got that right, seriously though they actually think sepcial rights shoudl be given on how they like their sex


21 posted on 08/27/2012 12:59:50 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought it was: University of Texas - Port Arthur. :(


22 posted on 08/27/2012 1:04:54 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Or the University of Texas - Pennsylvania.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 1:07:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Freep the Poll on the page!
24 posted on 08/27/2012 1:12:56 PM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll speak for God only after I do a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It looks that a whole 9 protesters showed up compared to hundreds of customers.


25 posted on 08/27/2012 1:15:31 PM PDT by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe the University of Texas - Pennsylvania should join up with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. It would confuse a lot of people!
26 posted on 08/27/2012 1:16:58 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Loud Mime

done but I;ve just read another thread where 850 students signed to get CFA out and one freeper actually wants us to sign it with silly names.

[sigh and rolls eyes] it doesn’t matter what name we put it matters how many sign the stupid thing and now we have freepers wanting us to sign it.

no frigging wonder we are losing this war AARRGGHH


27 posted on 08/27/2012 1:19:27 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From one of the idiots commenting on the article:

Michael Mena · The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA): Ana, Hundreds of gays are being slaughtered in Uganda. (Research how chickfila is connected)

28 posted on 08/27/2012 1:30:17 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Forrestfire

It is basically in Mexico. Rio Grande Valley.


29 posted on 08/27/2012 1:45:30 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GAPING A-HOLES continue to pour business into Chick. FANTASTIC! Hope they NEVER get it.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 2:00:42 PM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...

Read the story and: FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!***
FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list.
And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin’, if I miss them.
(looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

Do you think UTPA should cancel the contract to open a Chick-Fil-A restaurant on campus?

Yes

No

Not Sure


31 posted on 08/27/2012 2:27:15 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t by those trying to sell me a car.Page ain’t loading


32 posted on 08/27/2012 2:48:14 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My husband and I ate at Chik-Fil-A on Saturday at the Mall and then went to see “2016”. There were lines to get to the chicken sandwiches - unlike any of the other food outlets. It was the first time my husband had Chik Fil-A and he liked it.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 2:53:25 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: dynachrome

So far, it would appear that the sensible element in our society is winning this one.


34 posted on 08/27/2012 3:09:16 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

University of Transexuals, Provincetown.


35 posted on 08/27/2012 3:19:29 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks... I freeped.


36 posted on 08/27/2012 4:17:18 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Doogle

Do you think UTPA should cancel the contract to open a Chick-fil-A restaurant on campus?

Yes
16%

No
82%

Not Sure
2%

Total Votes: 3979


37 posted on 08/27/2012 5:14:43 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

82 to 16 No. Wonder how many times we have to say this before they get it?

@Forrestfire- It’s in the Valley (Texas); between McAllen &&& I’m not sure. There’s a whole string of towns going west from Mc. Rio Grande City is in there A very pleasant area (good road, fairly clean) about 12 years ago. DH had a claim at one of the colleges there. I’m not sure if it was this one.


38 posted on 08/27/2012 5:21:25 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No 83%


39 posted on 08/27/2012 5:29:32 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: TheOldLady

Yes
16%

No
83%

Not Sure
2%

Total Votes: 4002


40 posted on 08/27/2012 5:42:51 PM PDT by Tigercap
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From what I understand, he took some hard-earned money out of his own pocket and gave it to groups that promote the traditional family

Well that's the problem isn't it? Libs believe only the government should give money (yours and mine) to organizations they like such as Planned Parenthood and NAMBLA and labor unions. Lefties certainly don't give any of their own money to charity.

41 posted on 08/27/2012 5:52:12 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Doogle; dynachrome

Poll at link.

What do you think?
Do you think UTPA should cancel the contract to open a Chick-Fil-A restaurant on campus?
Yes .......... 16%
No .......... 83%
Not Sure ....... 2%
Total Votes: 4087


42 posted on 08/27/2012 7:37:18 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hate these ambiguous sites.

Try as hard as I might, I can't tell where the heck this is. Edinburg, WHAT? What's UTPA?

43 posted on 08/27/2012 7:40:02 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: nascarnation
Sure wish CFA was publicly traded, I think their future is bright.

That would be a tragic mistake. Being publicly traded would make Chick-fil-A vulnerable to a hostile takeover by the Gaystapo. The Cathy's know EXACTLY what they are doing.

44 posted on 08/27/2012 7:52:53 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FReeEEeePED:

Yes 16%
No 83%
Not Sure 2%

8 PM California Time.

Isn’t it time for these little pretend revolutionaries “fighting the good fight” to go home to mommy’s basement??


45 posted on 08/27/2012 8:01:08 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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