Posted by: Ann Corcoran | August 20, 2012

Chick-fil-A under attack on college campuses, including at the U. of MD

The Washington Post has a brief mention from AP yesterday, hat tip: Cathy, about a student petition to give Chick-fil-A the boot from the University of Maryland campus.  The thought-police are alive and well in O’Malley-land (but we knew that!):

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Some students at the University of Maryland want Chick-fil-A to close its campus location.

The students have started a petition to get the campus Chick-fil-A shut down in response to comments about same-sex marriage by a company executive. The online petition calls on the university to replace the Chick-fil-A in the Stamp Student Union building with a more accepting and maybe even healthier dining option.

There is more here at NBC Washington which tells us that 600 (so far) have signed the petition at that Obama-inspired organization Change.org.  That is 600 more college kids and their professors who have given their contact information to the for-profit Change.org to sell for marketing purposes.

If you haven’t heard of the controversy (away in the arctic for the summer?) visit our earlier post here about the highly successful Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.


Responses

  1. All in favor of this. Get rid of Chick-Fil-A and end the programs that U of M funds by having Chick-Fil-A pay to be on campus. And speaking of being on campus, give CFA the boot and do away with those jobs that probably help a few dozen students pay for their education. We don’t want any of that personal responsibility ethic creeping into our educational system. Better to do away with CFA than to protest the wars overseas that the President whom Change.org supported has continued and expanded.

  2. I suppose they are also protesting the many middle eastern eateries in their communities due to the extreme reactions gay people receive in the mosques they visit. While I don’t necessarily agree wih Dan Cathy, it saddens me that college students are too ignorant to see the hypocrisy in what our government leaders choose to acknowledge and/or ignore. Freedom of speech is a right we all share, even if the words aren’t always pleasant to hear. My eleven year old twins and ten year old actually did a short video on the entire controversy. If they can understand the concept of the first amendment, surely our leaders can. YouTube – Chik-fil-A bell girls

    • Love it! Thank the girls for their creativity!


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