Skip to comments.Students Across U.S. Demand Removal of Chick-fil-A From Campus
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 companys anti-gay stance.
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 weeks media blitz over the fast food chains 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-As 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-As 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
This petition looks like it’s winning BIG time! Funny as hell.
Chick-fil-A: End the hypocrisy! Stop serving gay chickens
by Steven Hoffman
They've been there for how long?
And then, all of a sudden, they could create a hostile environment?
They COULD create a hostile environment ?
BTW: using the company logo like they have in the sign is a violation of the company's copyright. They should be sued for copyright infringement.
I refuse to believe that Gay is Cool.
Because only sick people need a doctor.
The ‘belly of the beast’ is where the light shines brightest.
Plenty of useful idiots on both sides. I see all the cultural “warriors” haven’t noticed that Sheldon Adelson owned chapels conduct gay “wedding” ceremonies.
You are correct!! You beat me to it. I'd sue their asses.
Those kids don’t know what they want. They just do what their idiot liberal professors tell them to do.
I think the gays would prefer going to Dick-Fil-A....I’ll leave it to you to determine what the “A” stands for.
Evidently these ‘students’ have never had a class on The First Amendment and Religious Freedom.
Also sounds like a heck of a lot of campuses may be looking at a collective class action law suit. regarding discrimination of same.
Do these people have no idea what a registered trademark is?
“Have we lost the youth? If so how?”——
Perhaps through not enough focus on social conservative principles, and too much focus on fiscal conservatism.
Man does not live by bread alone. It is the social concerns which make us human.
You could get rich if you copyrighted that slogan... Next time warn us ahead to avoid coffee being sprayed all over the keyboard.
“A successful business man expresses his religious beliefs and now his company is being banned?”
It’s OK, it’s for gay rights.
We now can base our business licensing on the religious beliefs of the owner. That’s been illegal and immoral since May 7, 1945, so this really is a big deal.
They are people with different lifestyles and opinions than us - therefore they must be removed and replaced only with people who adhere to only our approved list of beliefs and lifestyle views that conform to our own so that diversity can be preserved.
They could serve really huge sausages and hot dogs.
After a couple years of not being able to get a job with their degrees, these idiots will be more than happy to fry chicken at CF.
And some of these petitions on Change.org are so hubristic it kills me, such as:
“Chick-fil-A: We demand the Chick-fil-A executive apologize and change his position”
Okie, riiight, he’s going to change his life-long views because you kids demand it. Okie.....
For these nit-wits, diversity = liberal PC values - All Christian and conservative bigots need not apply.
If you look at their latest petitions, every single Gay Rights petition now concerns Chick-Fil-A.
They have found a scapegoat. Why aren’t they asking if Herman Cain’s Godfather’s Pizza supports same sex marriage???
I hope these smug self-righteous brats are aware that Farrakhan’s group and Islam oppose homosexuality, and the Muslims oppose it rather definitively.
I for one will be ordering breakfast on the 1st.
If they succeed in ousting CFA, it will affect the franchisee more than the CFA corporation. I’m guessing that the stores aren’t company owned.
Im also guessing that the CFA stores have a contract with the colleges, and not the students, which would render the “petitions” a moot point.
If the campus stores are just satellite loans of stores owned by the same franchisee, the should just announce that the are closing the campus locations. Sometimes, when being pushed, moving you hand and letting your opponent fall on their faces is the best defense. They could claim “closed for remodeling” and see what happens in 90 days or so.
Most of this is college faddism and symbolism over substance malarkey. Among a lot of the OWS-minded “students” being gay is the “new cool”, and they follow the crowd.
Unless it's the 'Jerry Sandusky' kind of homosexuality, that's perfectly okey-dokey with them.
These students would be better concentrating on their studies instead of trying to suppress freedom of expression.
Their future Chinese and Indian competitors are busy learning differential equations while our students participate in discussion groups expressing their disdain for the First Amendment.
That poster would be a violation of the trademarks for Chick-Fil-A.
Meanwhile, I bet most of these schools are public schools, and therefore would not be able to remove a restaurant on this basis.
I do expect that on some campuses, the kids will decide not to eat there anymore. Next will be pressure on theme parks, which I’ve always been amazed at having Chick-fil-a, since sunday is a major theme park day and the restaurants are closed on Sunday.
Interestingly, in ALL the discussions, nobody really has pointed out to these pro-gay intolerant haters that most Chick-Fil-A restaurants are INDEPENDENTLY OWNED and OPERATED. they follow the rules about Sunday, but they make their own decisions about what local charities to support.
Not much of a surprise at Minnesota State University (I did my graduate work there). This is the same university that used student funds a few years ago to put Muslim foot baths into the Student Union building restrooms. Catholics, Lutherans and other denominations have to go to off campus student centers for religious services, but Muslims students can use the Student Union building and not have to trudge across campus in the cold Minnesota winter for their worship.
Of course. It is the height of pride, arrogance, and hubris to DEMAND that a human being abandon his own conscience and convictions. There is something very evil about this whole stance toward Chick-Fil-A.
Yep. I also understand that whether they’re “pitcher” or “catcher”
makes a difference, in their minds. If the former, they don’t consider themselves homos.
I asked my daughter why she wanted to keep people from seeking out treatment if they wanted it. I pointed out that many people think alchoholism has a genetic component, and that people like to drink, and people should be allowed to drink if they want, but some people DECIDE they don’t want to drink, and look for help.
I asked why a person who felt attracted to men, but didn’t want to be that way, shouldn’t have the right to get help overcoming that attraction, or at least controlling it.
I then said it seemed gay people were happy to force “confused” kids to be taught all about being gay, “just in case”, but wanted to force people who thought they might be gay to remain that way, whether they wanted to be or not.
I also pointed out to her that Chick-Fil-A supports organizations which do many good things for people, ONE of which is to SUPPORT traditional marriage. Note that they aren’t really trying to “ban” same-sex marriage; same-sex marriage is currently illegal in almost every place, and they are trying to maintain the status quo.
Think about this petition. It has the most signers.
Chick-fil-A: End the hypocrisy! Stop serving gay chickens
by Steven Hoffman
If you were wondering what Van Jones does with his time since being exposed by Glenn Beck, this is it.
He scours the countryside for the soft underbelly of corporate targets who might be vulnerable to such pressure tactics. If Chick-Fil-A has such a big presence on college campi, this one could really heart.
It’s what makes Jones so valuable to the Leftist machine.
Skulls full of mush proving once and for all that the colleges consist of 100% useful idiots.
Maybe all these universities and colleges should ask their tolerant Muslim Student Association their opinion on homosexual and homsexual marriage.
I am praying for Mr Cathey to be strong and not cave on this, no matter what, like every almost every other non-pro-homosexual agenda public figure has, under the weight of unrelenting homosexual lobby harassment.
“There is something very evil about this whole stance toward Chick-Fil-A.”
Yes and it seems Chick-Fil-A has struck a nerve, and Satan appears to be really upset. There is no way to explain the influence that 2 percent of the population has had on the downfall of our culture without thinking that Satan himself is behind them.
You have to understand the liberal (idiot) definition of a hate group.
Do they agree with the liberal point of view? No? Then it is a hate group.
See how easy that is?
While your correct.. It’s no place to run your business.
It is where you go to save souls.. Not sell chicken if they don’t agree with you.
I love chick-fil-a...
I have to wade through flaming libs and their BS to get there.
I do it because their food is good. However, once they open a store that is not in the center of the liberal meca.. I won’t ever visit that store again.
The unfair advantage the 2% have is the press is with them... time to get real on this topic.
Chick and other businesses can retaliate. If politics determine where businesses can exist, then businesses can tell the students and universities, politics of the student applying or the school they graduate from, can determine if they can be hired. In a recession, students are more vulnerable financially to argue with a company looking for employees. So a student better think, risk future employment or shoot off his big mouth. Lesson one in life, if you go after someone’s livelihood he will go after yours.
You’re probably right.
Gays are 2% of the population. Gays are what percentage of a the average newsroom?? Twenty percent - MUCH higher than 2%. And conservatives? Fifty percent of the population - and less than 1% of an average newsroom?
Now the 'firestorm erupted' comment makes more sense.
Hey New York Times - this is why you're losing money...
“This is just an outgrowth of the persistent pro-homosexual agenda being foisted on the kids in our elementary and high schools.”
Bingo. They were raised for this moment, groomed for it.
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