Skip to comments.Chick-Fil-A's Christian Ties Stir College Opposition
Posted on 03/15/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by marshmallow
BOSTON (BP) -- Last week, the student senate at Northeastern University, in Boston, voted to end negotiations to bring fast-food chain Chick-fil-A to campus after students protested over the company's affiliation with several Christian organizations the students say have an "anti-gay" agenda.
The Atlanta-based company, dogged for months by accusations of homophobia, insists it is "not anti-anybody" but instead simply wants to "graciously serve great food and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."
But students from at least 10 campuses aren't buying it. Incensed over the company's Christian values, they opposed new franchises and lobbied for the removal of existing restaurants on campuses across the country. Although the furor has generated a lot of media attention, prompting the company's president to publicly defend its philanthropic affiliations, it's not likely to hurt Chick-fil-A's bottom line. With about 1,540 restaurants in 38 states and annual sales figures topping $3 billion, the company still has plenty of fans.
At Northeastern, the student body eagerly embraced Chick-fil-A's proposal to become a vendor in the student center, until a small group of students complained about the organizations to which the company contributes through its WinShape Foundation. Led by Senior Taylor Cotter, a member of the school's' student senate who spent almost a year opposing the company's interest in coming to campus, the students circulated a petition and gathered 300 signatures -- about 1.5 percent of the student body. Despite the relatively small opposition, the school's student government quickly voted to end negotiations with the company.
School administrators supported the decision, saying the company's principles contradicted Northeastern's respect for diversity and support for the gay community: "We are proud of the decision that affirms our university's commitment to be an inclusive, diverse community that is respectful of all," college spokeswoman.........
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Let them eat tofu.
Typical liberal philosophy:
“We tolerate anybody... except those that we hate.”
Let them eat buckets of pink slim..........
The university respects diversity as long as you are in full agreement with their narrow ideology.
Diversity is only allowed when you think the right way.
Is it not remarkable how our finest universities encourage aberrant behavior?
All of sudden, everyone has a right not to have their feelings’ hurt...unless, of course, one disagrees. Then it’s a lot pain for those who echo the truth of things.
they shout for tolerance and yet are intolerant to ones religion or business practises .
The left have never been bright but boy this just shows how they really are dumb.
Anyway why would they want to open up in the socialist state of MA where students have high opinions of themselves and is a breeding ground of the futures arrogant self absorbed c community.
As for the diversity they preach, well, they think a man sticking his penis up another mans arse or licking another man is diversity or a woman actually saving to wear a strap on and pretend she is a man or even all of them acting like a bunch of fruit cakes with a mental problem at their parades is diversity.
> School administrators supported the decision, saying the
> company’s principles contradicted Northeastern’s respect
> for diversity...
Oh, that’s right. Silly Christians. Don’t you realize that diversity is defined by the ritual of human sacrifice, in the form of the slaughter of gestate babies?
I mean, what could be more diverse than burning little babies alive with saline solution, literally flaying their skin off them? Or, how about dismembering them alive in their mommies’ wombs with surgical tools? Or, better yet, poking a hole in the base of their skull as they’re being born and decerebrating them with a high-powered vacuum?
Now THAT’s diversity!
One of my favorite lines from "Serenity".
The most disgusting thing about liberals is, if THEY hate something, they’re not happy until EVERYBODY ELSE hates it too.”
Yup. Look at these brain-dead rich liberals like Buffet who bitch like homos when they ‘demand’ govt raise their taxes. No one is stopping them to make a check to their beloved gubmint’. They have to make sure a law is passed to make all of us miserable. God, I hate liberals
I have a suggestion for this group: let them show their potential economic clout by ordering food at Chick-Fil-A on a Sunday.
what is it with the loons anyway?
If they don’t want to eat there then don’t but why take that option away for others?
Diversity, tolerance, etc they shout these words and have no clue what they mean.
The left always act like babies on these issues.
Don’t like it don’t buy it, it’s that simple but I’m guessing that these loons really know that the things they do not like or wants are not what the majority want thus they stop them from opening, once too late they boycott.
I remember years ago in Boston the state of love , ARF, where Hooters tried to open, but women groups tried to stop them.
Hooters was about to open and suddenly they had a fire and just before they opened.
The people who are like that need to stay up in the north east and stay the hell away from us normal folk down here and the midwest .
“until a small group of students complained”
I am so sick of bending over backwards to try to placate a small group of people who will not be placated.
so stupid. Guess I need to pull out “Animal Farm” and read it again to remind myself how far our country has jumped the rails...I’ll do it while I happily munch on Chik Fil A’s food and praise them for sticking to their Christian values. I think Forrest Gump’s mom was right: “Stupid is as stupid does.” Those universities are just dumb!
This is a plain example of John 1:5 ..”light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.”
“...dogged for months by accusations of homophobia...”
And that is the goal isn’t it?
Harrassment, eventually with the assistance of the bane of America-ScumAttorneys.
All of this with a wholly manufactured, non-existent problem-”Homophobia”.
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