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Chick-Fil-A's Christian Ties Stir College Opposition
Baptist Press ^ | 3/8/12 | Anne Reiner

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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TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: chickfila; christophobia; homosexualagenda; tolerantleft
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To: xzins
The Chick-fil-a in our area is closed on Sundays. I thought they all were.

They all are...it's company policy. That's why I didn't add a wink to my original post.

51 posted on 03/16/2012 10:09:33 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: marshmallow
Someone should ask these college punks WHY they hate Christians...

If they HATE Christians because they perceive Christians as 'hating' sodomites, then they are no better than those they accuse of intolerance.

52 posted on 03/16/2012 10:17:59 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: WashingtonSource

Liberals and marxists get their panties in a bunch because somebody somewhere might be doing or saying something THEY don’t approve of...


53 posted on 03/16/2012 10:20:51 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: Attention Surplus Disorder
Liberals to conservatives: "Don't like abortion? Don't have one."

Conservatives to liberals: "Don't like Chick-Fil-A? Don't eat there."

54 posted on 03/16/2012 10:22:27 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: marshmallow
"We are proud of the decision that affirms our university's commitment to be an inclusive, diverse community that is respectful of all,"

...except Christians.

55 posted on 03/16/2012 10:24:38 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: xzins
The Chick-fil-a in our area is closed on Sundays. I thought they all were.

That boycott sure worked fast. The libs forced Chick-fil-a to close down all their stores one day a week. :-)

That'll teach 'em.

56 posted on 03/16/2012 10:36:43 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: who knows what evil?

Rush’s “new castrati” would have their way with you such that a shirt change from the emitted spittle would be mandatory.


57 posted on 03/16/2012 10:38:12 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: P-Marlowe; Night Hides Not

If you all don’t put the smiley faces in, then you must realize that some of us (me included) are too straight-forward and a bit too dense to get it.

Here I’m taking you seriously!

I prefer money over apologies. :>) (note smiley face but feel free to send money anyway.)


58 posted on 03/16/2012 10:47:22 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins
I prefer money over apologies. :>) (note smiley face but feel free to send money anyway.)

Apologies, FRiend, but I had to take out a second job to pay for replacement keyboards. One would think I would have learned my lesson by now: never drink while FReeping.

59 posted on 03/16/2012 1:17:19 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: Night Hides Not

Thank you for your kind words, NHN, and sense of humor.

It’s welcome these days when the serious overwhelms.

Thank you for your service.


60 posted on 03/16/2012 6:26:25 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: marshmallow

Maybe they could find a vendor who serves hot dogs dipped in dark sauce?

I love Chik fil A.


61 posted on 03/17/2012 6:32:19 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: marshmallow

STOP THE PRESSES - The Homos are UPSET!


62 posted on 03/17/2012 6:39:23 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: marshmallow

” ...Incensed over the company’s Christian values ...”

Now THAT is a good one!

Gotta love those fringies!


63 posted on 03/17/2012 7:12:59 AM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: FrankR

Chick-Fil-A is one of those restaurants that runs things a little different than the others, I have noticed that...

They are pretty generous in their work hours, and their actual restaurants are closed on Sunday. Which sounds to me like a good thing if I am Christian, and if I’m not, well, it’s great to have a regular day off each week, right?

Otherwise, CFA at least hasn’t thrown loads of political ads on their walls, so why care?


64 posted on 03/17/2012 2:43:54 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Morpheus2009

Three things you’ll never find on the NU campus:

1) Chick-Fil-A
2) Football
3) The Beanpot Trophy


65 posted on 03/19/2012 7:09:27 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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