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Chick-fil-A flap embroils N.Y.U.; Vote on fall menu
The Villager ^ | Aug 19 2012 | Gary Shapiro

Posted on 08/19/2012 6:17:26 AM PDT by scottjewell

A local food fight is causing a lot of squawking in the Village.

The ruckus began when Dan Cathy, president of the Atlanta-based restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, criticized gay marriage. N.Y.U.’s Weinstein Residence Hall, which is currently closed for summer break, serves food from this company.

The Village location is the only Chick-fil-A franchise in the city.

Hillary Dworkoski, a former student at N.Y.U.’s Gallatin School of Indi-vidualized Study, caused a lot of clucking by circulating a petition at, urging N.Y.U. to stop doing business with Chick-fil-A.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is openly gay, stirred the pot last month when she used Council letterhead in a message to university President John Sexton, asking him to cancel ties with Chick-fil-A. More feathers flew because she opened by mentioning her official capacity “as the Speaker of the NYC Council, and on behalf of my family.”

If Quinn had her way, students might have to gobble up other offerings at the Weinstein dining room on University Place, like Quiznos subs, fruit-filled pancakes and “Grab n’ Go” items like sushi.

N.Y.U.’s decision on the subject is pending. In a statement, a spokesperson said, “The recent remarks attributed to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy about gay marriage are out of step with N.Y.U.’s views on this matter, and with our practices.” As to the school’s next move, the statement said, “The University Administration will ask the University Senate to take up the issue of Chick-fil-A’s status on campus again when it reconvenes this fall to make a recommendation on how to proceed.”

In a written statement, Steve Robinson, Chick-fil-A executive vice president of marketing, said, “We value everyone and strive to treat all people with a caring spirit.” An online press release for the company says, “Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”

Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t feel it’s government’s duty to flush Chick-fil-A out of the city. On WOR Radio’s “The John Gambling Show with Mayor Mike,” Bloomberg said it was inappropriate for “government to look at somebody’s political views and decide whether they can live in the city or operate a business in the city or work for someone in the city.”

Similarly, Gregory Angelo, chairperson of Log Cabin Republicans of New York State, representing gays and lesbians within the Republican Party, cried “fowl” at the effort to ban the chicken chain.

“I do not want elected officials making the choice of how or where to spend my money,” Angelo said.

Tina Montenegro, an N.Y.U. doctoral student in French literature, said the owner of Chick-fil-A stating his opinion “is free expression.”

Marion Nestle, a professor in the nutrition department at N.Y.U., said, “It seems to me that there are two issues here. Should N.Y.U. permit franchises on campus from fast-food companies with distasteful views about sexual preference? And should N.Y.U. permit fast-food and beverage companies to be on campus at all?”

Nestle said such fast-food companies market themselves to poor families and children both here and in developing nations.

“The Chick-fil-A issue is a good reason for N.Y.U. to reconsider all of its arrangements with fast-food and soda companies,” Nestle stated.

On another gustatory note, radio host Gambling said the chain’s chicken sandwiches were tasty. The mayor chimed in, “Never had one, I didn’t know about them until I read about them in the paper.”

The L.G.B.T. Center on W. 13th St. declined comment on the politically incorrect poultry place.

However, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the local gay and lesbian synagogue, said, “As individual consumers, we should express our values through how we spend our dollars.”

TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; homosexualagenda; leftismoncampus; nyc; nyuliberalfascism
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To: upchuck
I agree good advice, but the gays seem to have lost that
game in a big way.Amen
41 posted on 08/19/2012 10:28:26 AM PDT by gakrak (“If you put the Fed Gov in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.”)
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To: mountn man

Yes, true.

They need to silence all dissent, and Christians are the worst dissenters of all because they cannot be persuaded to change their views. This is why Tony Perkins is correct when he says the FRC shooting was part of the “war on religion”.

42 posted on 08/19/2012 10:32:50 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: mountn man

Bump to some EXCELLENT points!

43 posted on 08/19/2012 11:10:51 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Venturer
They ask for tolerance for their perverted sexual inclinations while they will not tolerate a Chicken sandwich.

They hav 'tolerence' only for the things they believe in.

No tolerance for Christianity
No tolerance for Boy Scouts
No tolerance for white guys
No tolerance for small business owners
No tolerance for Corporations

The libs are the least tolerant people on the planet. Well, maybe one step up from Islamists, who the libs tolerate.

44 posted on 08/19/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: scottjewell

Here’s the latest sodomite hate-rant in front of a Chick-Fil-A, directed at a Roman Catholic priest praying the rosary:

If university student don’t want Chick-Fil-A, just don’t patronize them. Let your fellow students, faculty, and staff who want Chick-Fil-A eat there. That is (or at least used to be) the American way—NOT banning, boycotting, and bullying!!!!

Maybe you can LEARN something—why people WANT Chick-Fil-A—why your campus Christian fellowship groups will eat there after their services, Bible studies, etc. Are these people REALLY “hateful bigots”, or is there something else going on?

Can you trust “gay liberation” and “human rightser” groups to give you your information? What gives the Southern Poverty Law Center the authority to determine what is a “hate group”? Is the whole “hate group”, “hate speech” and “hate crime” business really valid, or an intellectual, moral and legal fraud?

Learn, learn, LEARN!!!!

45 posted on 08/20/2012 6:21:40 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Momto2

Thanks, nuggets w/ the Polynesian sauce it will be!

46 posted on 08/20/2012 6:50:58 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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You are the seocnd to recommend the nuggets & the Polynesian sauce, so thanks & that is what I will have!

47 posted on 08/20/2012 6:52:26 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: leaning conservative

Let us know what you think!!
(Don’t forget the waffle fries :)

48 posted on 08/21/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT by Momto2 (I hate it when I wake up and Obama is President.......)
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To: Momto2

I had the fries & I have to say the ketchup packets (like little bottles) are SO cool...............I put ketchup on each fry!

I’m hungry & living in the country is not the best when you have a craving!

49 posted on 08/22/2012 6:23:43 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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