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Students Across U.S. Demand Removal of Chick-fil-A From Campus
Frontiers LA.com ^ | July 26 2012 | Stephan Horbelt

Posted on 07/30/2012 8:44:33 AM PDT by scottjewell

Students from seven schools across the country have launched petitions on Change.org demanding removal of Chick-fil-A franchises over the company’s anti-gay stance.

From Change.org:

WASHINGTON, DC – Students from seven schools across the country have launched petitions on Change.org in the past 48 hours demanding the removal or prevention of Chick-fil-A franchises on their campuses following this week’s media blitz over the fast food chain’s public stance against same-sex marriage.

The petitions target officials at the University of Illinois, University of Kansas, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ball State University, College of Charleston, Wichita State University, and Minnesota State University.

“In the last several days, the president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, reaffirmed the company's anti-gay marriage stance and their allocation of funds to support organizations countering the marriage equality movement,” wrote James Castle, a recent graduate of KU, in his petition on Change.org. “Because Chick-fil-A's stance on gay rights could create a hostile environment for queer youth and allies, having a Chick-fil-A on campus deeply conflicts with The University of Kansas Mission on Values and the Chancellor's and Provost's personal commitments to diversity at KU.”

Last week, a media firestorm erupted when it was revealed that Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told a radio interviewer that “as it relates to society in general, I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than You as to what constitutes a marriage’... I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about."

Chick-fil-A’s charitable arm, The WinShape Foundation, has long been a supporter of organizations that aim to ban same-sex marriage. Through WinShape and direct charitable donations, Chick-fil-A is reported to have given more than $2 million to anti-gay groups.

The student-led movement to block Chick-fil-A from college campuses began last fall when students at 11 schools launched petitions on Change.org after a similar round of media coverage. One such student at Northeastern University started a Change.org petition that, after gaining just over 600 signatures, helped in stopping Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant on its campus. Another student at New York University launched a petition on Change.org that attracted nearly 15,000 signatures, sparking protests against Chick-fil-A’s presence that continue to roil the campus.

Petitions launched on Change.org in the past 48 hours targeting Chick-fil-A: http://www.change.org/petitions/u-of-illinois-evict-chick-fil-a-from-the-illini-union http://www.change.org/petitions/the-university-of-kansas-remove-chik-fil-a-from-ku-memorial-unions http://www.change.org/petitions/iupui-remove-chick-fil-a-from-the-campus-center-food-court http://www.change.org/petitions/president-ball-state-university-remove-chick-fil-a-from-ball-state-s-campus http://www.change.org/petitions/college-of-charleston-cofc-against-the-opening-of-a-homophobic-chick-fil-a-on-campus http://www.change.org/petitions/wichita-state-university-remove-chick-fil-a-from-the-rhatigan-student-center http://www.change.org/petitions/minnesota-state-university-mankato-remove-chick-fil-a-from-the-centennial-student-union


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; chickfila; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; leftismoncampus; liberalfascism; thisisourfuture; youth
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I expect more campuses will enter the fray. Guess chicken outrage is the new flavor of the month for these hypocritical activists.
1 posted on 07/30/2012 8:44:37 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Useful Idiots all.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 8:47:09 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: scottjewell
Just don't eat there.

But that wouldn't be fascist enough.

3 posted on 07/30/2012 8:47:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: scottjewell

How about defunding public schools for their anti-American policies.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 8:47:37 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: scottjewell

[ I expect more campuses will enter the fray. Guess chicken outrage is the new flavor of the month for these hypocritical activists. ]

It is a whole lot safer than complaining about an entire politcal idealolgy/religion hell bent on stoning Homosexuals and mutilating women.


5 posted on 07/30/2012 8:47:37 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: scottjewell

The Gay mafia is coordinating through email and social media to stifle any dissent. It’s one of their tactics and they’ve got trolls working on most news comment boards.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 8:48:08 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: DuncanWaring

Those useful idiots will be eating CF on the weekends.
Once you get hooked on those CF sandwiches and biscuits, it is hard to get “unhooked.”

They will be back.

Anyone else here eating at CF on Aug 1?
I am!


7 posted on 07/30/2012 8:48:54 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Hypocrisy, thy name is Leftist.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You said it, brother. They want their hour in the spotlight.


8 posted on 07/30/2012 8:49:01 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
This will be the cause of the year for all the skulls full of mush this year.
A large employer in my town, has one on their premises for their employees.
Waiting to hear the “activists” gear up their publicity machine to force the company to dump Chik Fil A.
9 posted on 07/30/2012 8:49:13 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Overblown headline. Schools across US (only four)!


10 posted on 07/30/2012 8:49:41 AM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

[ Just don’t eat there.
But that wouldn’t be fascist enough. ]

They won’t be haqppy until “thought crime” is a capital offense, and when that happens they won’t last very long after the opposition gets into power and is able to use the tools they foolishly helped to setup.


11 posted on 07/30/2012 8:49:52 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: scottjewell

Chick-Fil-A will be here years from how.

Most of those campi will not - given the education “baloon” coupled with the incredibly low IQ of the vast majority of our “students”.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 8:49:52 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: scottjewell

Let’s see if the hypocritical little twerps follow up with this one.

Mohammed taught that homosexuals should be executed.

Do you really want to fund this agenda?

If not, help us kick the Mosques and Moslem groups off campus.

My guess is, “That’ll be the day.”


13 posted on 07/30/2012 8:51:28 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: scottjewell

Students from 7 colleges.

Great-—How many students. 7 students in 7 different colleges, or thousands.

If this is what is happening to our young people does anyone question why Homo’s want their perversion taught to Kindergarten kids? Get em while they are young.
It works, Hitler did it.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 8:51:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: DuncanWaring

Idiots is right.....as far as “useful”, you’re being too generous. They’re absolutely useless idiots.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 8:52:05 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: scottjewell

Most of the Universities listed appear to be State (Read:TAXPAYER) funded schools. If these little brats do not want to eat at Chick-fil-A? Fine. Let them eat at the college cafeteria like the rest of us did and get the scoots like the rest of us did!


16 posted on 07/30/2012 8:52:11 AM PDT by donozark (A Socialist is a Communist who doesn't have the balls to pull the trigger!)
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To: Timber Rattler

You better believe it. They are nothing if not persistent, militant, organized, and determined to silence and humiliate all dissenters, no matter how innocuous.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 8:53:22 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell
Occupy Chick-fil-A!!!
18 posted on 07/30/2012 8:53:27 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: DuncanWaring
Useful Idiots all.

Took the words right out of my mouth...

19 posted on 07/30/2012 8:54:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: scottjewell

“Do you really want to support this agenda?”

Yes!


20 posted on 07/30/2012 8:54:54 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Venturer

You nailed it. If you’re on the “correct” side of the queer agenda, numbers don’t matter, ya see. If it was ten in ten different universities, the lame-ass media would report this as a “tidal wave of dissent”, donchaknow.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 8:55:07 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Westbrook

“Let’s see if the hypocritical little twerps follow up with this one.

Mohammed taught that homosexuals should be executed.

Do you really want to fund this agenda?

If not, help us kick the Mosques and Moslem groups off campus.

My guess is, “That’ll be the day.””

I hear you - just try and make up posters like that and hang them in college campuses and you will be arrested as a hateful, dangerous bigot. Funny, ain’t it.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 8:55:36 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Venturer

Probably 7 rump rangers that are vegan anyway.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 8:56:03 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: scottjewell

I predict that the only thing that could happen at the government schools (public universities) is that the administration will not renew their contract whenever it comes up for renewal. Otherwise it would be a case of religious discrimination at the very least and for a government school that is a severe no-no.

Private universities may find it easier but it would still be difficult. If students want to boycott that is everybody’s right (except for Obamacare). Still unless you can show a pattern of discrimination in hiring or customer treatment or a failure to keep to contractual obligations or health and safety codes, this is going to be a school administration nightmare for even the most liberal institution.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 8:57:06 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: scottjewell

If a non BLT-G organization created a list of those companies which favor homo “marriage,” and began advocating the cessation of all commerce with one business at a time, how would those protesters (and government reps) react?


25 posted on 07/30/2012 8:57:43 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: scottjewell
They need to spend an hour with this guy instead.

26 posted on 07/30/2012 8:59:04 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: scottjewell

...and they are FAR outnumbered by the students who would be furious if their campus Chick Fil As were closed.

But let’s not let the facts get in the way of a good narrative....


27 posted on 07/30/2012 8:59:17 AM PDT by Random_User_250
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To: scottjewell

It’s OK now to use religion when deciding what business to give a permit to. It has not been ok since 1945, but we are progressives and we are progressing.

But it’s for gay rights, so this sort of discrimination is OK.

If they drive the CFA off campus, will the other on-campus businesses hire the CFA students and make up the lost rent to the school?

If a Chic-fil-a were to be firebombed, it’s for gay rights.


28 posted on 07/30/2012 8:59:49 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
"Occupy Chick-fil-A!!!" --- - ha, I was thinking the same thing. Just waiting for them to turn it into another Occupy movement. But then, they already have their "OCCUPY HOMOPHOBIA":
29 posted on 07/30/2012 8:59:57 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

THIS is where Chick-Fil-A can really get hurt...colleges.


30 posted on 07/30/2012 9:01:06 AM PDT by montag813
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To: scottjewell

The Chicken inquisition of 2012.


31 posted on 07/30/2012 9:01:37 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: scottjewell

ho hum. last week it was Mitt and his security comment, before that it was ocupy wall street and before that it was the arab spring and before that and before that and before that


32 posted on 07/30/2012 9:02:50 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
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To: montag813

They could simply move their store off campus. Well, not simply. Students who don’t give a cluck about the activist’s cause and love Chik-Fil-A might see their comrades in a whole new light.


33 posted on 07/30/2012 9:04:34 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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I think they should replace those locations with muslim owned food venues. They should hold Eid celebrations outside so all the students can see and enjoy. Remember kids, it's all about diversity.


34 posted on 07/30/2012 9:05:13 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: scottjewell
Someone needs to place a poster right next to each of these posters saying:

"The Islamic leaders of the OPEC that provides most of the world's oil and fuel, fund a religion and other radical organizations that claim that homosexuals should be put to death.

Do you really want to support such an agenda?

Think before you get in your car to drive, or flip the switch to use electricity, or fly in an airplane on vacation, or eat food that's been transported by diesel trucks."

35 posted on 07/30/2012 9:05:26 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: RightOnline

They’re “useful” to the Homosexual Mafia.


36 posted on 07/30/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: scottjewell

Have we lost the youth? If so how?


37 posted on 07/30/2012 9:06:48 AM PDT by chargers fan
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To: montag813

I am having a hard time understanding why anyone would want to open a store in such a limited market. Or what a christian company would want to open a store in the belly of the beast.

In Minnesota they have 3 stores. Two on campus and one behind the TSA wall of insecurity at the airport.


38 posted on 07/30/2012 9:09:50 AM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: scottjewell

I guess they prefer sausages...........


39 posted on 07/30/2012 9:10:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: scottjewell

nice poster!

I know where I am eating lunch today!

it’s nice to know who the good guys are :)


40 posted on 07/30/2012 9:11:13 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: scottjewell

This is just an outgrowth of the persistent pro-homosexual agenda being foisted on the kids in our elementary and high schools.


41 posted on 07/30/2012 9:11:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Chick-Fil-A is the new South Africa.


42 posted on 07/30/2012 9:11:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: scottjewell

these imbeciles ought not burn their bridges...Chick-A-Fil may be the only job they can get after graduation


43 posted on 07/30/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT by wny
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To: scottjewell

Across the nation? Bunk—the kids are on vacation.


44 posted on 07/30/2012 9:13:17 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: a real Sheila

I would be eating at Chick Fil A on Wed., except that there isn’t one within 50 miles of here. But, I used to love their sandwiches, and I’ll eat there if one opens in the neighborhood.


45 posted on 07/30/2012 9:14:00 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: scottjewell

Hmmm... looking at the poster, I’m thinking maybe Chick-fil-A could sue someone for unauthorized use of a copyrighted/trademarked logo.


46 posted on 07/30/2012 9:14:33 AM PDT by Walrus (ICH BIN EIN ARIZONAN!)
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To: scottjewell

Last night on the local DC news, I heard them say the owner of CFA ‘donates to hate groups’.

The ‘hate group’ in question [as defined by the Southern Poverty Law mob] was Focus On The Family.

Seriously.

I love FOTF and listen to their radio broadcasts all the time.


47 posted on 07/30/2012 9:14:38 AM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: scottjewell

This is a case of the 2 percent herding the mindless majority, people who better get used it, because they’ve lost the good sense to lead themselves.


48 posted on 07/30/2012 9:16:14 AM PDT by pallis
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To: scottjewell

Of these Organizations that attempt to “cure” Homosexuality, do they kidnap innocent happy Gays off the street and force treatment on them?

My guess is the Gays in question seek treatment because they want to improve their lives, just like Alcoholics that attend AA Meetings.


49 posted on 07/30/2012 9:16:57 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Commie is an Impeached Commie.)
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To: a real Sheila

Oh, yeah. Wife and I are making our first-ever visit to Chick-fil-A on Wednesday.

LET’S ROLL !!!!!


50 posted on 07/30/2012 9:17:20 AM PDT by Walrus (ICH BIN EIN ARIZONAN!)
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