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Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy meets with college leaders about LGBT issues
Dallas Voice.com ^ | Aug 31 2012 | Anna Waugh

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 Thursday’s 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 UTA’s 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, UNT’s associate director of retail dining services, told its student newspaper that the on-campus location wasn’t 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 university’s five-year contract with the company would make removing it soon impossible.


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Wonder what is up with this? ugh...
1 posted on 08/31/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

“anti-gay”? He never said anything derogatory about gays. All he said he believed in traditional marriage.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 2:38:53 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: scottjewell

nothing he can say will appease them. hope he wears a vest.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 2:39:56 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: scottjewell
Lying media.

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.

4 posted on 08/31/2012 2:40:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: vet7279

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.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 2:41:24 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

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.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 2:42:12 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: skeeter

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.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 2:43:18 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Mach9

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...


8 posted on 08/31/2012 2:45:21 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
A conciliatory meeting only works when both sides are willing to be conciliatory.

Who believes the LGTB fanatics are open minded in any sense of the phrase?

I agree there is no upside for Mr Cathy

9 posted on 08/31/2012 2:46:32 PM PDT by skeeter
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The details of Thursday’s meeting were brief and given by an unnamed source, but centered around “diversity, hospitality, and the opportunity to find common ground,”

"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.

10 posted on 08/31/2012 2:48:37 PM PDT by marron
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Major mistake. I learned long ago that when you acknowledge people like this and appear publicly wherever they are, you lend them credibility.

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.

11 posted on 08/31/2012 2:49:14 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: scottjewell

Not sure this is a good idea. Whatever he says or does will be twisted by the homogoons.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 2:51:06 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

i agree fully.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 2:54:51 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: elkfersupper

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.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 2:56:36 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: marron

Let’s hope he doesn’t concede any more than that.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 2:57:23 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

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


16 posted on 08/31/2012 2:59:53 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When is Fox News gonna fire Karl Rove?)
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To: SeminoleCounty

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.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

What do they want a gay chicken sandwich?


18 posted on 08/31/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: Leep

No, I think its worse: They want him to appear to be wrong.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 3:06:38 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
He is at the "tip of the spear" on this one. You have to awaken the American public to the hostility that these pro-homosexual groups pose to our free society. They absolutely oppose "equality!" That little "equal" sign on the backs of cars you see has nothing to do with "equality." They want superiority over religious institutions. They want Christian organizations bowing before their homo gods. You look at the laws that they are trying to ram through and you will read how they want fines imposed on those who do not submit to their "diversity." Their diversity is nothing but perversity, plain and simple.

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.

20 posted on 08/31/2012 3:14:23 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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Mr Cathy, please remember:

Queers: "We are the 2-3%."

Are they really worth the effort? I can guarantee you the queers' attitude is not going to change. Will yours? I hope not.

21 posted on 08/31/2012 3:18:25 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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These people are foul


22 posted on 08/31/2012 3:18:38 PM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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“These people are foul”

Fowl? Hee, hee!


23 posted on 08/31/2012 3:19:50 PM PDT by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: skeeter

Exactly right.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 3:22:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: scottjewell

If Cathy caves, I fear that his big, new, following will cave, too.

Sometimes when some one, or group is pushing hard, best thing to do is to move aside and let them fall on their face.

I would just shut the campus locations Dow, help the franchisees relocate off campus, and let the “students” survive on lunchroom food.


25 posted on 08/31/2012 3:23:16 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: FrankR

I agree with you. Let the campus ones go, focus on different locations. And don’t make concessions. This is how gay marriage became so accepted: Too many people in the forefront made concessions.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 3:25:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: clamper1797

Ha, fouls going after the fowl.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 3:34:24 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: missnry

You are 100% correct.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 3:39:33 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: scottjewell

I don’t think he’s going to concede anything. The Left-wing media has continuously misrepresented his original statement from the get-go. The meeting is probably just to clarify what his position is.

I’m sure many of these dolts truly believe that Cathy doesn’t want to serve “gays and lesbians” when nothing cold be further from the truth.


29 posted on 08/31/2012 3:43:42 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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It was Cathy whose anti-gay comments earlier this summer sparked the protest.

This is a LIE and I'm so sick of seeing it repeated ad nauseum.

Cathy made NO "anti-gay" comments whatsoever. And he didn't spark any protest -- his words in support of marriage were taken out of context as a convenient way for the queer agenda-pushers, esp. the ones in the State Run Media, to smear conservatism and capitalism. The only "controversy" was the one they INVENTED.

30 posted on 08/31/2012 3:44:21 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: scottjewell

He’ll say “I make chicken. Do you like chicken?” And then maybe hand over some chicken scratch, if you know what I mean.


31 posted on 08/31/2012 3:44:35 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: upchuck; All

I’m with you. If Cathy concedes, before you know it the LGBTs will be suggesting that Chick-Fil-A sign up for diversity training programs for all employees.

And after the success of Aug 1 Chick-Fil-A appreciation day, do we now want to go to CFA to celebrate diversity? Does it behoove a traditional Christian man to celebrate diversity?


32 posted on 08/31/2012 3:45:44 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: VeniVidiVici

“I’m sure many of these dolts truly believe that Cathy doesn’t want to serve “gays and lesbians” when nothing cold be further from the truth.”

Yes but knowing these lgbt dolts as I do, it doesn’t matter that Cathy and CFA are perfectly happy to serve them good food at good prices. What bothers them is that he is not celebrating and embracing their full equality in marriage. For them, that equals hate and makes them feel unwanted and icky. They are so arrogant and sick it boggles the mind.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 3:49:13 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

There is nothing “gay” about homosexuals. They all are bitter and filled with hate. “Gay” my @$$.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 4:18:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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"The details of Thursday’s 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. "

By that the writer means Dan Cathy's chance to repent and embrace their deviant lifestyle. They do not want common ground. Like all leftists, they want total dominance and the ability to control others.

35 posted on 08/31/2012 4:24:08 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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Par for the course. Gays have recently been caught in a number of anti-gay assault and vandalism fabrications. There is no issue, so they create one. Dan Cathy should stay the hell away from them, because this meeting will only become twisted to their aims.


36 posted on 08/31/2012 4:26:52 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: ronnyquest

Agreed.


37 posted on 08/31/2012 4:32:54 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I agree with you; these “meetings” are often a precursor to caving, or at least watering down one’s initial views. He should have said, politely but firmly, that there was nothing to discuss, since his opinion is already known.


38 posted on 08/31/2012 4:35:21 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: scottjewell

I think Mr. Cathy is pretty fearless. You can’t hide from these people so you might as well meet them and state your position and reasons behind them. He doesn’t have to pander to them and he knows it, given the record sales CFA has been having.


39 posted on 08/31/2012 4:40:52 PM PDT by Clock King
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Bad move by Cathy, methinks.


40 posted on 08/31/2012 4:40:52 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: scottjewell

Count me in with the “bad move by Cathy” crowd. He should know by now that those who reject God’s Word have no moral incentive to deal honestly with those who accept it.


41 posted on 08/31/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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“opportunity to find common ground”

How about the freedom to have his own personal opinion?


42 posted on 08/31/2012 4:55:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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Starting immediately after the "winter break" all Chik-fil-A sandwiches will be served only on toast, by wait-persons dressed as lumber jacks, ballerinas, or characters from Peter Pan, according to their own preference.

In addition, ten percent of profits will be donated to a "charity" that you don't want to know about and Mr. Cathy will write a 5000 word essay on the historic social contributions of the Village People.

Meanwhile, the guy who spray painted "tastes like hate" on a So Cal Chik-fil-A will not be charged...

43 posted on 08/31/2012 4:58:37 PM PDT by norton
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ha, you are a comedic genius .....that is what they would like for sure...


44 posted on 08/31/2012 5:01:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I’m going to guess that CFA will be told their problems will go away if they make large donations to Obama and various LGBT groups.


45 posted on 08/31/2012 5:02:30 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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Right the thing I liked about the Aug 1 CFA Appreciation day was the drawing of a bold line between “us” and “them” - common ground just means giving in to all their dorky agenda items.


46 posted on 08/31/2012 5:03:21 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: SauronOfMordor

and in addition, if they also promise (as the gay lawsuit against Chick fil A in Illinois stated) to have mandatory diversity training.


47 posted on 08/31/2012 5:06:36 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: VeniVidiVici

If he goes, they will claim he said things he never said.

It’s a trap.


48 posted on 08/31/2012 5:07:24 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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49 posted on 08/31/2012 5:17:01 PM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: preacher

they seem not to have an answer for that...


50 posted on 08/31/2012 5:17:57 PM PDT by scottjewell
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