Skip to comments.Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy meets with college leaders about LGBT issues
Posted on 08/31/2012 2:36:53 PM PDT by scottjewell
With Chick-fil-A fights breaking out on campuses across the country, including several in North Texas, company CEO Dan Cathy reportedly met with college leaders to discuss LGBT issues in Atlanta on Thursday.
It was Cathy whose anti-gay comments earlier this summer sparked the protest.
The details of Thursdays meeting were brief and given by an unnamed source, but centered around diversity, hospitality, and the opportunity to find common ground, according to the source.
Cathy is trying to repair relationships with colleges in an effort to further expansion plans for more on-campus locations across the country, many at large schools.
The University of North Texas was the first of five area colleges to start a petition calling for the university to remove the restaurant from its student union. UTA later followed and members of UTAs GSA are preparing to present the petition and a resolution to school officials.
SMU officials have already said they would not remove the restaurant from its campus. Kim Schroder, UNTs associate director of retail dining services, told its student newspaper that the on-campus location wasnt going anywhere soon.
Schroder said the petitions from a UNT student and a separate one created by an alumnus have not affected business, and the universitys five-year contract with the company would make removing it soon impossible.
“anti-gay”? He never said anything derogatory about gays. All he said he believed in traditional marriage.
nothing he can say will appease them. hope he wears a vest.
Can't really whip up outrage if they quote his actual words, so they characterize them instead. A statement expressing preference for heterosexual marraige becomes 'anti-gay'.
Lying sacks of dung, all of em.
I know. I wish he wasn’t even giving in to a meeting: Concessions with LGBT advocates always backfire: Before you know it, they will be saying he’s come out for gay marriage - even though he’s said no such thing. I don’t like that he had a “diversity meeting”. It rankles.
Who, exactly, are “college leaders”? It’d be nice to know whether he’s talking to kids or adults—not that there’s much difference in academe.
You ought to see the lies some gay advocates are making of this meeting. One gay site is claiming “after the summer’s PR disaster, Cathy may be trying to change his ways”-—unbelievable fabrication. I don’t think he should have gone to any “diversity” meeting, bad move.
Yeah, I get the feeling they’re being vague so they can pump up the story. and no, there’s not much difference these days...
Who believes the LGTB fanatics are open minded in any sense of the phrase?
I agree there is no upside for Mr Cathy
"We have several kinds of chicken, and plenty of places to sit. Make yourselves at home".
And, when you're ready, I'll pray with you.
I really don't care what people do with their own genitalia, but it is pure silliness to respond to or appear with radicals of any stripe.
Not sure this is a good idea. Whatever he says or does will be twisted by the homogoons.
i agree fully.
I agree- and already they are twisting things on some gay sites, saying Cathy is trying to do damage control after a PR disaster and trying to mend his ways. Pretty bad: even though its all lies it will make headlines.
Let’s hope he doesn’t concede any more than that.
I hink CFA and the Cathy family need to focus more on keeping their non-university facilities going....instead of pandering to the homosexual community.
As many have already commented....there is never a 50-50 with the homosexual community...and they will attack you no matter what is conceded
Yes - in fact, once you make concessions to them, they will begin to up the ante , just as they have done with the general culture. They are about as arrogant an obnoxious and power-hungry a group that has ever existed in human history.
What do they want a gay chicken sandwich?
No, I think its worse: They want him to appear to be wrong.
Cathy should confront these hypocrites and put it out in front what is actually happening. In fact they don't want to celebrate diversity. They want every Christian organization to submit to accepting homosexuals into their organizations. They can't reproduce homosexuals! They need to recruit them! To recruit them they need these Christian organizations silenced through any means possible. Their agenda is to do it through the laws of the land.