Food fight in the culture war
Tolerance. The concept could be a bumper sticker.
But if so, it would not be welcome on the campus of Northeastern University, which just banned Chick-fil-A from campus.
From The Boston Glove via TaxProf (h/t Instapundit):
Northeastern University said yesterday that a Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant will not be coming to campus, after the college’s student government denounced the chain amid reports that it supports groups opposed to gay and lesbian rights…. The Equality Matters website, which advocates for full equality for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people, reported that tax records show that the company’s charitable arm, WinShape, has donated millions to antigay causes in recent years.
Chick-fil-A responded, in particular to the characterization of its charitable foundation donations to a Christian sports group as “anti-gay”:
As some have looked back at the public giving records of the WinShape Foundation, they have unfortunately misinterpreted this support as having a political agenda, largely referencing any religious or faith-based giving as “anti-gay.” For example, if you take the example of FCA [Fellowship of Christian Athletes], and ask us what was the purpose of the giving, it was to support inter-city mentors and chaplains for schools and colleges primarily here metro Atlanta. Those monies have been labeled as “anti-gay” because of the affiliation with a faith-based organization.
This is how they do it, just label anyone who disagrees with you “anti-____” and bingo, boycott and exclude.
This is, of course, the same Northeastern University which hosts an anti-Israeli student group seeking to ban Sabra Hummus (made in Virginia by an Israeli-affiliated company) from campus as part of the Boycott Divest Sanction movement.
I wonder if any Jewish groups at Northeastern are seeking to ban foodstuffs which originate in countries which are anti-Semitic?
Somehow, I doubt I’ll be getting a Chick-fil-A in Ithaca anytime soon.
The end result of this food intolerance stinks.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
The (increasingly aggressive, intolerant) gay lobby is something even Breitbart didn’t really challenge.
I, for one, commend you for calling attention to this travesty.
C’mon, Prof… EVERYBODY knows those radical Christians don’t open on Sunday! They HAVE to be all kinds of knuckle-dragging hill-billies!
As Homer Simpson would say…”Mmmm, chicken!”
You know, Newt is right. This is the most important election. This election will decide in what direction this country goes and right now it is going to hell in a handbasket!! I for one love Chick-fil-A!!!! Yummy!
YET….. the muslims are anti-gay and they won’t say a word regarding that! You can’t make this stuff up!
Yeah, but THEY kill you. Those Christianists just sell you chicken.
Not hard to pick which one to mess with…
True – pick the easy target. But in the end it is going to come down to what, the Muslims will be left? Then what is going to happen? ZERO TOLERANCE!! OFF WITH THE HEAD!
OR it’s what, The Communists vs. The Muslims?
I think they really aren’t thinking this crap through.
(I have no idea if that makes any sense) sorry!
Esra Taft Benson Warned of this: Listen to this and know that if Obama is reelected the Headline for NewsWeek Magazine won’t be “We Are All Socialist Now” it will read “We Are All Communist Now”
1. The black vote is more strongly anti-gay than most voting blocs. I gather that it was a difference-maker wrt California’s Proposition 8. However, either gay activists do not openly criticize blacks*, or their attacks go deliberately unreported by the media (or a combination of both).
*A suspicious person might speculate that the gay anti-Chick-fil-A activists are quite aware that Chick-fil-A’s FCA donations support inner-city mentoring.
2. This is how they do it, just label anyone who disagrees with you “anti-____” and bingo, boycott and exclude.
Also ____phobic and ____ist. With exemptions, of course, for the likes of Robert Byrd.
Chick Fil A, as frequent customers already know is all about Christian values. In the retail trade, it is well known that if you want Chick Fil A in your shopping center, you have to accept the fact that they will not open on Sunday – period!
Protect LGBT rights, but criticize devout Christian principles – yeah, that’s the ticket.
Two more things:
1. Can some enlightened progressive provide us with their new non-exclusionary, non-prohibitive, “tolerant” definition of “marriage”?
2. Can someone — perhaps someone with access to academic databases — tell us when the “slippery slope” was deemed a logical fallacy? Was this claimed in classical rhetoric? Or is this a clever manipulation of academic terminology introduced more recently, say, when the 60s radicals infiltrated the academy en masse?
I’ve never had a Chick Fil A, but I hear they are delicious.
And this boycott bullshit is just getting stupid.
I like the democratic ideal of a boycott, BUT a BUYcott also is totally democratic, free-market, and it WORKS.
I am not a great fan of Chik-Fil-A’s food (tho I LOVE their bill-boards), but I WILL order from them to make a statement.
Is anyone aware that ABC is going to run a new series this year called “GCB?” And what does that stand for? Good Christian B!tches. Except ABC had to change the name of the program to GCB (Good Christian Belles) when a feminazi group objected to the term “b!tch” and said it was a perjorative against women. No objection to a weekly mockery of Christianity seems to be forthcoming.
Oh, and from the website, it seems that it will be filled with the things that Christians support; divorce, backstabbing, one primary character is married to a gay man. (snarc intended)
Is there a war on Christianity as Rick Perry first pointed out? You betcha. And there is a war on Jews and Israel, as well. But you see, the left will not defend those faiths until it is their ox that is being gored, like the war Alan Dershowitz has declared on Media Matters, only because it is his pro-Israel, pro-Jewish ox that is being gored.
I see the billboards for that show all over Austin. It looks terrible and will probably fail.
Chick Fil A is a wonderful place to go – The people working there are *always* positive, the food’s good, it’s healthy, they regularly have deals for families with small kids. I go there a couple of times a week (as part of my buy-cott). Not because they’re Christian (or not). But because I try to support every company I see that really is doing an outstanding job against much larger competitors. Count how many times you see a real smile at McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.
This is very true. Chick-fil-A is one of the rare chain restaurants that does friendly authentically – it really is laughable this is the chain the left wants to go after (but totally understandable).
Are you kidding me? We all just transferred to Georgetown. We may be stupid, but we ain’t dumb, know what we mean?
Over at Georgetown, we can get a large order that serves 25, 3.627 times a day at
Fil AChick Fil A, right Sandra?
That was just UGLY…but I like it…
Tanks. LOL. I blame the asininity of todays world OR # 44, but, I repeat.
hee hee hee.
you little evil funny people are my favorite.
Chick-Fil-A is a wonderful sandwich. Usually when I decide to have one, the place is always crowded and can’t get in.
As Terri said….this election is more important than ever. We have to change things in a very big way. Hope we get the right candidate.
As someone who sees these things as not isolated incidents, but carefully planned and executed steps to “progress” by the Marxists..
I always look to the next step-
As in, once you’ve successfully mandated every must have free contraceptives, then you mandate that they use them.
So, how far away are we from seeing establishments/businesses banned for serving hate fulled bigots, i.e. Christians?
The Night of Broken Glass in coming to America.
We still pay our law enforcement officers, right? Even if union associated thugs were the one’s rioting, do you think they would let their cities be destroyed or their neighbors harmed? I would hope not, personally. I see a lot of comments from young people on leftist websites wishing for violence. If they were to do so, it would serve them right if the police decided to try out the latest in anti-lethal crowd control.
These kids are punks who have watched too much anime (Japanimation – for those who don’t know) and have probably never been in a fight in their lives. But when it comes to a large-scale destruction of personal property, I’m sure many would join up – and then complain when the gov’t decides to start using more surveillance in cities and in the air with drones.
Their website and cow campaign, worth a look.
Of course, they discriminate against chickens.
Somebody forgot to program these students that the slaughtering of chickens is a holocaust on par with other holocausts.
Is PETA sleeping on the job? Chick-fil-A is anti-gay and pro-genocide.
LukeHandCool (who has always thought that chicken tastes like chicken).
You caught the story about PETA killing 95%+ of the animals it takes in, right?
People Exterminating Thousands of Animals….
There is also the matter of several hundred thousand birds (including protected and endangered species) slaughtered annually as they fail to run the windmill gauntlet.
This does not even consider the environmental and human hazards that are created during the recovery and development of the so-called “green” technologies.
The operative principle is: out-of-sight and out-of-mind.
There are no longer any objective standards. There is only emotional extortion and appeals to humanity’s basest nature.
Wind turbine = Cuisinarticus gianticus
The huge wind farm up around Abiline has been redesigned so that the blades are larger and consequently run slower, posing less threat to the birds. The biggest complaint is that the hawks seem to like to play tackle-chase with the blades.
Perhaps some liberal student at some tony university can create a program to create greater sensitivity to the wind turbins in the hawk population. You know, like and educational program for hawks on the dangers of being hawks?
What is their effective power density?
“Somehow, I doubt I’ll be getting a Chick-fil-A in Ithaca anytime soon.”
That is a shame, Professor. Chick-fil-A is easily tops in fast-food. I’ve noticed in my travels that New Englanders tend to stick to just a few preferred chains (Dunkin’ Donuts & Nathan’s hotdogs). I doubt you’ll be getting a Whataburger, Waffle House, or Movie theaters as great as the Alamo Drafthouses anytime soon, either. It seems to me that the southern economic climate just allows for more of everything, and thus greater variation.
Although I do know Ithaca is gorges!
I tried the find-a-location on the Chick-fil-A web site. Seems all of the ones in New York were not near the intersection of interstates. Fortunately, one is less than a mile from my home. The staff is always very courteous and helpful. Waffle House also has friendly staff.
I wonder if the GLBT community Northeastern has the support of the Muslim Student Union.
No, but I’ll bet the Muslim Student Union has the support of the Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgendered community.
Oh, yeah. Useful idiots are useful…right up to the point they’re not…
Anchovy: hahaha that is hilarious!! I am the closing manager of a rival chain (only regional,mind you) and I sneak over to chick-fil-a for waffle fries all the time!! I,too,consider this a buy-cott, though I doubt my employer would understand!:P
With the rejection of both God and nature’s order, there is no longer an objective standard. There is only relative and progressive dysfunction. Both traditional morality and evolutionary fitness will be selectively disregarded in order to accommodate individual dreams of physical, material, and ego instant gratification. This is, of course, nonsense, but it is a clear reflection of a decadent society in decline.
The next election will confirm the direction and corruption a consensus of our population have accepted. In 2010, there was an indication that individuals rejected “progressive” standards. If that sentiment prevails in 2012, then there is hope to realize positive progress.
That said, with the rejection of objective standards, why are the homosexuals and other confused individuals advocating for persistent discrimination based on the puerile standard of physical intercourse?
Anyway, I have heard that we should not focus on “social” issues; but, paradoxically, it is those same interests who have moved those issues to the forefront and rightly so. The confusion that has evolved around these issues are central to the progressive corruption and general malaise that afflicts our society. Well, it is actually the more general dreams of instant gratification that are the principal sponsor of corruption; but, we cannot consider those dreams selectively and piecemeal, since the dysfunction they invite is progressive and cumulative.
Oh, and the class of confused people is expansive. If anything, the deviant behaviors, including promiscuity and abortion, practiced by heterosexuals, poses a greater threat to the short-term health and long-term viability of a society and humanity.
I had lunch at Chik-Fil-A today and ordered an extra serving of “anti-gay” with my waffle fries!
Guess I’ll just have to “Eat Mor Chikin”
And we care about people going to a liberal university in a liberal town why? Chick-Fil-A does more good than the entire faculty of said establishment of miseducation.