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”.
Civil unions should have never been agreed to in the first place as it has helped to pass more laws for these people , so much so that they’;re a protected class whilst the majority of the country have become minorities with their rights.
A small group of students, yet again we have a few loons on the left dictating what should open, what should close who should fail etc and all the time shouting tolerance and diversity whilst missing the point in what they shout.
No doubt the MSM , oh wait we don’t have a media anymore we have the lefts propaganda, oh well no doubt the likes of Hannity, oh wait the phony cowardly Hannity won’t talk about conservative social issues
Ah well it’s left to sites like this to get the message out about how pathetic and dumb the loons on the left are.
“We are proud of the decision that affirms our university’s commitment to be an inclusive, diverse community that is respectful of all,”
They are extremely respectful of Chick-Fil-A and Mr. Kathy aren’t they?
‘All of this with a wholly manufactured, non-existent problem-Homophobia.’
I don’t think it is non existent, just extremely hyped. Same with racism or sexism etc. There are real cases of these things but it’s like the story of the boy who cried wolf. When you cry racism, sexism or homophobia for every thing that happens to you that you don’t like then nobody believes you when there is a real “wolf”.
Many on the left are not supporting gay rights as much as opposing Christianity, any way they can. today, by calling it anti-gay. Tomorrow, by pushing for multiculturalism to strengthen groups that are more anti-gay and anti-woman than any conservative ever has been.
To the boycott buffoons:
1) Is it possible to order Chick-Fil-A by the pallet?
2) To what specific queer organizations should I send a copy of my receipt, with the addendum that my order is made in DIRECT response to their FagFacism attacks on a decent, moral business?
“I dont think it is non existent...”
Just what exactly is homophobia, then?
does that mean then that there will be MORE for the rest of us? Good!!!
does that mean then that there will be MORE for the rest of us? Good!!!
So why didn't someone try to collect signatures from some of the other 98.5% of the students? Maybe then the college administration might have some ammo on their side if they wanted to allow Chick-fil-A, or the next group that the homosexual activists decide to target, to continue operating.
Chik-Fil-A provided food for the Maryland March For Life in Annapolis Md. Great job guys!
I would suggest some nicely phrased messages to them.
Name: Nyul, Renata
Primary Appointment: Director-Communications
Primary Department: University Communications
Remind them that their decision is quite bigotted against those who espouse a different view and that their lack of tolerance is quite apparent.
Why doesn’t this school teach free market principles? If you don’t like it don’t eat there.
Liberal wallow in misery and unhappiness and want to spread it to everyone else.
Because those students would have been surrounded by activists screaming that they were "homophobic", brand their signature-collecting to be a hate crime, and demanding the administration expel them and anybody who signed their petition.
Look at what happened to people who were listed as contributing to the Cal Prop 8(Defense of Marriage Act). They got hate mail, death threats, boycotts, firings, etc.
I was just by a Chick-fil-a on the far northside of Indy this afternoon.
The place was packed to the hilt. I might go back and get some more just to show my protest of the protest.
Homophobia by definition is irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals . I have known people that were afraid to be in the same room with homosexuals. There are people that hate ALL homosexuals and there are people that will bully and physically abuse someone because they are a homosexual.
I don’t think that all crime against a homosexual is committed because they are homosexual but there is some.
Homophobia is NOT opposition to the lifestyle or political agenda of homosexuals. I oppose those things. However, I am not afraid of them nor do I hate them. I have two family members that are homosexual. I love them because they are family. They know how I feel about their lifestyle. I am not homophobic because I oppose the lifestyle.
Just because the left overuses a word like homophobia that does not mean that it doesn’t exist. The problem is allowing the left to define the terms and shape the argument.
Homophobes are those who have sexual intercourse with people of the same sex, who refer to themselves as "gay" because they cannot admit to themselves that they are indeed homosexuals.
What? Are you being sarcastic? I don’t understand your post.
Maybe by the pullet.
We ate McDonalds last night because the wife wanted a Big Mac, the first time in a long time. We eat at Chick Fil-A two to three times per week.
Not only is there a better quality of employees and food at Chick-Fil-A but there is just a better quality of customers who eat a Chick-Fil-A.
I’ve never eaten at one of their restaurants. I may just have to start visiting them to show my support.
Your post stated that you thought there was such as thing as people who were afraid of being around homosexuals and were therefore homophobic.
My post simply stated that the only homophobes I have ever experienced were homosexuals who were afraid to admit their homosexuality and therefore referred to themselves as "gay."
In fact, someone who can't stand to be around homosexuals, might just be exhibiting a revulsion rather than a phobia.
Indeed. Liberalism is truly, as Michael Savage says, a mental disorder.
Man...if I was going to Northeastern and I was FINALLY going to get some Chick-Fil-A on campus only to be thwarted by the student senate over stupid philosophical differences, I’d go ape-$%^& on them.
I don’t think, I know people that are afraid to be around homosexuals. I am not sure why. I don’t know if they are afraid it is contagious or afraid that their own reputation will suffer or what but it is irrational.
I also think that it isn’t just fear but hatred would also fall under the category. I certainly hate that some homosexuals are loud and obnoxious and in your face with their lifestyle. However, I don’t know any personally that are like that.
It’s like racism. There are people that hate other people because of the color of their skin and would harm someone because of it. I have no idea why. I like or don’t like people based on who they are not a group that they belong to. That would include homosexuals. I certainly don’t approve of their lifestyle but that doesn’t mean that I hate them personally because they are homosexuals. I DO hate what the homosexual agenda is doing to our country though.
“annual sales figures topping $3 billion, “
And closed on Sundays too!
Everything is politics to liberals - even fast food. Sounds like Chik-Fil-A would be better off building somewhere where grown-ups live.
We should encourage everyone who wants to boycott Chick-Fil-A to just make it a point never to eat there on a Sunday.
Maybe they can then force Chick-Fil-A to close on Sundays.
The Chick-fil-a in our area is closed on Sundays. I thought they all were.
No work Sunday actually makes great sense for managing time off for employees. It’s all the same day. No hassle scheduling.