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University of Maryland students gather signatures to get Chick-fil-A out of food court
Washington Post ^ | Aug 18 2012 | Malu Banuelos

Posted on 08/18/2012 12:40:42 PM PDT by scottjewell

The Chick-fil-A same-sex marriage debate doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Ever since President Dan Cathy stated his stance on gay marriage last month, the fast-food chain has been under scrutiny.

Now, some University of Maryland students and staff are working to get the restaurant off their campus.

They’re using online petitioning via change.org to persuade Adele H. Stamp Student Union officials to remove the restaurant, reports campus newspaper The Diamondback,

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; freespeech; homosexualagenda; intolerance; marriage; universityofmaryland
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College kids are as silly as ever...
1 posted on 08/18/2012 12:40:50 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Message to University of Maryland students:


2 posted on 08/18/2012 12:43:51 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: scottjewell

I’m sure CFA’s lawyers are preparing appropriately, including motions for costs and lawyers’ fees. This isn’t even a close call: obvious attack through government, based on the victim’s religious and political views.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 12:45:16 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: scottjewell

Under scrutiny? That implies some sort authority on the part of the scrutinizer. No, they’ve been under attack by the intolerant, left wing, self-appointed thought police.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 12:45:33 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Mandrake gestures hypnotically)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

LOL. ;-)


5 posted on 08/18/2012 12:45:33 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Alumni need to provide counter force.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 12:45:38 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: pogo101

Agreed.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 12:46:16 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I bet they wouldn’t lift a finger to get a Muslim-owned business off of the campus. If they think that the owner of Chick-fil-A is tough on gays, they should see was Islam has to say about them.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 12:46:37 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: scottjewell

Thank you. I’m quite proud of this one. ;)


9 posted on 08/18/2012 12:47:17 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Yep, welcome to the People’s Democratic Republic of Maryland! That’s why I moved, years ago!


10 posted on 08/18/2012 12:47:37 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: scottjewell
Liberal college kids generally have more time for crapola like this. They are majoring in art history, interpretive basket weaving, etc. Conservative students are studying 18 hours a day to major in engineering, computer science, etc.
11 posted on 08/18/2012 12:47:49 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: VoiceOfBruck

Of course it’s preposterous, there is no reason whatsoever for them to be “under scrutiny”; they have nothing to hide. It makes it sound as though they have board of health violations or something - that’s what it usually means when a restaurant is under scrutiny. Silly.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 12:48:11 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Isn’t it time to disband some of the more troublesome Universities?

;o)


13 posted on 08/18/2012 12:48:34 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: scottjewell

I wonder if a counter petition for Fruitless Friday’s would ring a bell among those little intolerant smucks?


14 posted on 08/18/2012 12:49:31 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Good point - and that’s been true for decades. I recall reading once - cannot recall what book it was in - that a conservative student sat alone studying while his classmates piled into a bus to go to some leftist-type demonstration. He says he knew right then that what he was doing was important, and that his classmates were off on a fool’s errand.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 12:50:31 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

16 posted on 08/18/2012 12:51:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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“Ever since President Dan Cathy stated his stance on gay marriage...”

He didn’t attack so-called ‘gay marriage’ (spit). He reaffirmed his support for ***traditional Biblical marriage***. I haven’t read anywhere where one of these LSM moron writers gets it correct, yet. The White Hut’s talking point agenda is so obvious.


17 posted on 08/18/2012 1:01:46 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: scottjewell
A few hundred thousand conservative protesters show up at Chick-fil-A vs 3 students going out to get 'signatures' on a petition... who get better more press coverage?

The three students who fit the liberal lie...

I'll bet half the names are fake. I'd like to know what dem operative called this one in - and who organized it. The butt boys at the WP had that information about the original protest - the one that was real. Why not about this one?

18 posted on 08/18/2012 1:02:31 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: scottjewell

Let them eat turtle.


19 posted on 08/18/2012 1:02:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: scottjewell
A few hundred thousand conservative protesters show up at Chick-fil-A vs 3 students going out to get 'signatures' on a petition... who gets better more press coverage?

The three students who fit the liberal lie...

I'll bet half the names are fake. I'd like to know what dem operative called this one in - and who organized it. The butt boys at the WP had that information about the original protest - the one that was real. Why not about this one?

20 posted on 08/18/2012 1:04:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (Politics is war without bloodshed, and war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse Tung. We're at war)
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To: scottjewell

Ahhhhhhh!! The intolerance of the “tolerant left” on display yet again.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 1:05:05 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: scottjewell
UMCP students like their sodomy.
22 posted on 08/18/2012 1:05:37 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: carriage_hill

yes, it is at that.


23 posted on 08/18/2012 1:06:35 PM PDT by scottjewell
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24 posted on 08/18/2012 1:07:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: GOPJ

Let them keep spinning out their delusions. It’ll all come back to haunt them in November.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 1:07:43 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

U of M students who disagree (if there are any) should launch a petition to get the U of M out of town....


26 posted on 08/18/2012 1:08:01 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: scottjewell

I wonder how these students feel about the LGBT shooter at the FRC? Will they sign a petition to pressure the SPLC to stop listing the FRC as a hate organization?


27 posted on 08/18/2012 1:08:53 PM PDT by Truth29
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We both know the answer to that question. :-(


28 posted on 08/18/2012 1:09:28 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Open a Chick-fil-A University across the street.


29 posted on 08/18/2012 1:09:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Siri says: Romney never met a homosexual he didn't like.)
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I wonder if these young bird brains will assist the newly unemployed Chick-fil-A workers find a new job.


30 posted on 08/18/2012 1:10:58 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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I guess they don’t understand free enterprise or entreupeneurship.


31 posted on 08/18/2012 1:11:14 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: scottjewell

The hate from the leftists appears yet again.


32 posted on 08/18/2012 1:12:03 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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Parents spend thousands for this education...kids with crap for brains...


33 posted on 08/18/2012 1:16:23 PM PDT by goat granny
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I would like to know what proportion of faggot students this protest is led by. If it is a majority oe just a fringe movement. I live in Md., and we will send these students a message in the November elections when we vote on the referendum against same sex marriage.

Close the friggin place up is this is all they have to do while studying to become America’s new generation of whiners.


34 posted on 08/18/2012 1:23:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: GOPJ
A few hundred thousand conservative protesters show up at Chick-fil-A vs 3 students going out to get 'signatures' on a petition... who get better more press coverage?

They aren't even "going out" to get signatures; they're using a lefty online petition site. Not a heck of a lot of work. And, says the article at the link, they are "aiming for 1,000 signatures." Out of a student body of 37,000, not even counting faculty and staff, I'd say they'd best not be business majors.

The link is loading so slowly I must continue to paraphrase here. The manager of the University food court said that CFA has an air-tight contract for the coming student year, and that "students will vote with their feet", adding that of all the UM food court stands last year, CFA was voted #1.

The article also related that a previous petition against McDonald's for ostensible animal cruelty did not result in a removal from campus.

And lastly, I went to change.org and searched under "Education" and "Gay Rights" [sic] for the petition, and could not locate it.

35 posted on 08/18/2012 1:23:24 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Venturer

see post 35


36 posted on 08/18/2012 1:25:16 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: scottjewell
I'll play devil's advocate here. If there was a fast food chain in which the owner openly advocated homosexuality and was himself a practicing homosexual who lived with another man, and conservative students got together to get this restaurant removed from their campuses, would we on Free Republic be cheering them on or attacking them for being against free speech and free enterprise?

An interesting question.

Of course, I believe that this effort to remove Chick Fil-A from campus is silly. All these students have to do is simply not go there. Without customers, they would be forced to shut down. But of course, these "high-minded" students no doubt realize that a large percentage of the student body probably has no objections to the owner of this chain exercising his right to free speech so instead, the seek to forcibly impose their morality upon the rest of their fellow students - just like a totalitarian regime would do. Also, it probably makes them feel self-important, which a lot of insecure young people have a need for. Chances are, these students have low self-esteem and are probably getting lousy grades to boot.

37 posted on 08/18/2012 1:27:35 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: pogo101
Adele H. Stamp Student Union seems to be owned and managed by the university's division of student affairs.

That doesn't mean that there isn't a nonprofit organization in there someplace, but checking the net didn't surface anything like that.

That means, of course, it's just another jackbooted arm of the fascist state and the lawsuit will probably succeed beyond their wildest dreams (when it happens)

Note, many large state universities have independent, privately owned student unions.

38 posted on 08/18/2012 1:35:48 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: scottjewell

Especially in the People’s Democratic Republic of Maryland.

(how can anyone stand to live in that shizhole?)


39 posted on 08/18/2012 1:36:15 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: SamAdams76

Yes, its true what you say of students being insecure and needing “causes” to bolster them.

As far as your question goes, No, I don’t imagine FReepers would mind if conservative students petitioned a gay restaurant. But think about it: Social conservatives have been vastly outnumbered on this issue since the early ‘90s. So the playing field is not level.


40 posted on 08/18/2012 1:38:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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We know the two things modern-thinking college students of today care most about are tolerance and diversity.


41 posted on 08/18/2012 1:41:00 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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Excellent graphic. Says it all ; )


42 posted on 08/18/2012 1:44:31 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Celtic Cross
They are majoring in art history, interpretive basket weaving, etc.

These days it's all Gender Studies all the time.

43 posted on 08/18/2012 1:51:36 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Col Frank Slade

How many of tha CFA employees are also U of M students?


44 posted on 08/18/2012 2:03:32 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: reg45

Probably none.


45 posted on 08/18/2012 2:08:17 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: scottjewell

Wasn’t it Amy Carter that was told by Brown University to pick a cause and stick with it, she couldn’t partake in EVERY demonstration coming down the Pike? And, if not mistaken eventually thrown out.


46 posted on 08/18/2012 2:15:17 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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UM should consider itself lucky to have a Chick-fil-A in the food court .... a lot of community colleges don’t even have food courts.


47 posted on 08/18/2012 2:17:07 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: clee1

Maryland is a great State, we just have lousy politicians.


48 posted on 08/18/2012 2:34:41 PM PDT by Venturer
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“The tyrant’s heel is at thy door, Maryland, my Maryland.”

Yet another state dominated by the liberal politics of a single large city. Like Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Iowa, etc.

Went to Chick Fil-A for lunch today, here in South Carolina. Place was mobbed!


49 posted on 08/18/2012 3:21:46 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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Iowa?

Des Moines proper is 200,000 out of 3 million. The rest of the Des Moines metro area leans Republican. Iowa’s Democrat strength is in the eastern Iowa counties with a high percentage of Catholics.


50 posted on 08/18/2012 3:31:08 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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