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Chick-fil-A petition receives backlash
The Oracle USF ^ | Sep 13 2012 | Meghan Mangrum

Posted on 09/13/2012 7:51:17 AM PDT by scottjewell

An online petition calling for the removal of Chick-fil-A from the Marshall Student Center (MSC) has received considerable feedback — both support and backlash -— from the USF community.

Though only a little over 100 signatures have been added to the petition on Change.org since last week (the petition had 771 signatures as of Wednesday night), it has received strong reactions.

Scott Ferguson, an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, created the petition.

As news of the petition’s existence has spread, he said he received negative feedback — including bigoted emails from other USF professors, negative messages to his personal cell phone and a hate fax from a number he said he thinks is from within the university.

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“Of course a USF professor would do this,” Jonathan Vasquez wrote on The Oracle’s Facebook page. “This is ridiculous. It’s the most affordable option on campus; why would he try to take that away from students simply because he doesn’t agree with the CEO?”

Though cheap chicken was most important to many students, some felt that Chick-fil-A also has the right to operate under whatever values they want.

“So USF should ban anyone who doesn’t meet their definition of ‘diversity’?” Stewart Collins wrote on The Oracle’s Facebook page. “You start banning a company or group because they have a set of values (mind you they haven’t discriminated anyone because of their sexual orientation) and you open Pandora’s Box. If you don’t agree with Chick-fil-A, don’t go there.”...

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; homosexualagenda
At least some students and professors have sense, and hope the backlash continues...
1 posted on 09/13/2012 7:51:20 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

The most apalling part of this is that the petition was started by a “professor”...which in the liberal arts means, “I couldn’t get a job in a McDonalds if my life depended on it, so I took up teaching liberal arts.”

What a maroon.

This idiot should be drummed out of any real university.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 7:53:29 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: scottjewell

Scott Ferguson, no doubt a homosexual with too much time on his hands, should be given extra hours of work in the student cafeteria to earn his paycheck.


3 posted on 09/13/2012 7:54:39 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: scottjewell
...Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies...

Too funny!
4 posted on 09/13/2012 7:55:09 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: scottjewell

Another “Studies” Professor. Go figure.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 7:55:30 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: scottjewell

I wonder how “diverse” their “minority clubs” are in their membership...


6 posted on 09/13/2012 7:57:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Billthedrill

a “-studies” degree today is worth what a high school diploma was worth 40 years ago.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 7:58:18 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: scottjewell
including bigoted emails from other USF professors, negative messages to his personal cell phone and a hate fax

As opposed to the love-filled, inclusive, and tolerant petition.

8 posted on 09/13/2012 7:59:06 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Right Brother

Anything negative is instantly re-translated by the left into “bigotted” and “hate”.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 8:02:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: scottjewell
Scott Ferguson, an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, created the petition.

Scott Ferguson - Assistant Professor
Phone: 813/974-9380
Email: sferguson@usf.edu
10 posted on 09/13/2012 8:04:03 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Da Coyote
This idiot should be drummed out of any real university.

You need to read this:


11 posted on 09/13/2012 8:08:21 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: oh8eleven

Thanks for that contact info ;-)


12 posted on 09/13/2012 8:09:06 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Da Coyote

Absolutely.


13 posted on 09/13/2012 8:09:44 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

There is a need for a good old fashioned tar an feathering in South Florida.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 8:12:02 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: scottjewell

What the Fluke is a USF?

Oh yeah, a loser school.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 8:14:40 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: txrefugee
should be given extra hours of work in the student cafeteria to earn his paycheck.

Not if he's got his hands on "too much time".

16 posted on 09/13/2012 8:14:44 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: scottjewell

Started by an idiot “teacher” that couldn’t get a job at a fast food joint.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 8:30:25 AM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: fwdude
a “-studies” degree today is worth what a high school diploma was worth 40 years ago.

Not true.

40 years ago you could get a job with a high school diploma.

18 posted on 09/13/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1333 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: oh8eleven

Start an on campus petition to remove Scott Ferguson from campus and see if it gets more than 771 signatures.


19 posted on 09/13/2012 9:03:48 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: scottjewell
Finally was able to track down some pics.. (From USF):













I am sure you can tell pretty quickly in most of the photos which one he is :p
20 posted on 09/13/2012 9:06:15 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: scottjewell
Oops.. I messed one up (so it didn't post..), here it is:






21 posted on 09/13/2012 9:08:46 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: Bikkuri

So why is an assistant professor handing out recognition plaques? That is the deans job.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 9:13:05 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Good question.. Maybe the Dean isn’t that Uppity about a ‘Liberal Arts’ division? o.O


23 posted on 09/13/2012 9:15:00 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: null and void

40 years ago you could get a job with a high school diploma.”

Very, very true. Attended high school is a small rural community in Kansas. Only 2 of my classmates went on to college right out of high school - one to be a dentist, the other a doctor. Most of the rest of us went but in the evenings and weekends because we had great full-time jobs during the workday. We actually learned how to do something useful in our classes.

Employers also didn’t require drug tests or ask if we had had a felony. So much has changed in addition to the curriculum and educational standards.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 9:16:49 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Bikkuri

Thanks for all those pics! Fast work ;-)


25 posted on 09/13/2012 9:22:09 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Da Coyote

“This idiot should be drummed out of any real university.”

That idiot is what comprises the majority of what is called professors at almost every Univeristy.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 9:30:57 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. Really NOW!!!!)
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To: Bikkuri
Well, it looks like they flew from San Fran over to “Sanibel Island Resort” in Florida for these fine awards.

Wonder how much the taxpayers of CA coughed up to make this trip for all these perfessers.

Because we know that there are no beaches, sandy or full of shells, anywhere in CA.

27 posted on 09/13/2012 9:49:02 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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Well, it looks like they flew from San Fran over to “Sanibel Island Resort” in Florida for these fine awards.

Wonder how much the taxpayers of CA coughed up to make this trip for all these perfessers.

Because we know that there are no beaches, sandy or full of shells, anywhere in CA.

28 posted on 09/13/2012 9:49:06 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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OK, so it is the Univ of South Florida.

Still a pricey resort ...

29 posted on 09/13/2012 9:52:04 AM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: null and void

LOL. Too true.


30 posted on 09/13/2012 10:10:58 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: dirtymac

Da Coyote ~ “This idiot should be drummed out of any real university.”

dirtymac ~ “That idiot is what comprises the majority of what is called professors at almost every University.”

Sunlight is a disinfectant. Maybe it’s time we illuminated the cockroaches out of academe and into somewhere they belong...


31 posted on 09/13/2012 10:20:18 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1333 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: scottjewell

“Acceptance” and “diversity” brings back such sweet memories of my college days in Northern California in the early seventies. The age of the birth of “soul food” to the general population. Couldn’t get enough people, even blacks, to eat all that fried “stuff” nor eat collard greens? Solution was easy. The only food served on campus was soul food! The move made the owner of the local burger joint rich and darned near busted the school cafeteria!

A Lib wants change, they’ll choose how you’ll do it!


32 posted on 09/13/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: cpa4you

Yes, that’s the truth...


33 posted on 09/13/2012 12:32:01 PM PDT by scottjewell
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