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The war on poultry rages on yet another public university campus – this time at the University of Nebraska – Kearney.

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The hullabaloo started last January when students were asked to select a new dining option for the student union. Their choices included Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, IHOP, A&W and Sbarro.

The youngsters chose Chick-fil-A – in a landslide. I mean, who doesn’t love a plump juicy chicken breast tucked between hot, buttered buns?

However, it turns out majority does not rule at the University of Nebraska – Kearney. A vocal minority pitched a fit and demanded that Chick-fil-A be banished from campus.

Among those opposed to the chicken restaurant were members of the university’s Queer Straight Alliance (QSA).

We only hope to create dialogue on the importance of being aware to issues facing diverse and minority students,” QSA president Tiff Weekley told the Kearney Hub. “Though majority voices are most often heard, it is important to listen to what issues are facing all students and to start conversations around those.”

All the anti-chicken contingent needed for their nefarious plan to succeed was a yellow-bellied student government. And they got what they were looking for.

“We decided, after much consideration, to poll students again,” student body president Evan Calhoun wrote on his Facebook page.

Calhoun then went on to explain why Chick-fil-A would not be included in their new poll.

“When we learned more about Chick-fil-A and its corporate values and discriminatory policies, and after hearing these concerns raised by a section of our student body, we concluded that these corporate values are not aligned with our values as a student body, and it is not in the best interest of our UNK community to pursue Chick-fil-A right now,” he wrote.

Calhoun did not provide any evidence that Chick-fil-A has ever discriminated against anyone – especially the LGBT community. But these days – facts don’t seem to matter.

The university’s spokes-dude, a fellow by the name of Todd Gottula, told the local newspaper that Chick-fil-A has not been banned. Well, that depends on what your definition of ban is, Mr. Gottula.

The conflict stems from the Great Chicken Conflict of 2012. I was reporting from the frontline trenches of that battle. Chick-fil-A’s president had the nerve to speak out in support of traditional marriage. That prompted all sorts of protests and outrage from militant LGBT activists and chicken-bigots.

Meanwhile, all those kids who wanted to eat more chicken are fighting mad, the website Campus Reform reported.

Pro-poultry student Aaron Ohri fired off a letter calling the student government’s decision a “complete and total slap in the face to many of us on this campus who believe that Chick-fil-A is not wrong in what they believe.”

“I understand that a Christian lifestyle in this day and society is completely ‘disrespectful’ but please do not ever again send me an email speaking for the ‘whole student body’ when you do not have a clue what most of us actually think,” he wrote in a letter to the university.

The grownups at the University of Nebraska – Kearney should’ve told the anti-chicken mob to retreat to their finger-lickin’ safe spaces. But that’s not what happened.

University spokes-dude Gottula actually commended their behavior.

“It’s a shame that one piece of the puzzle, a chicken restaurant, is kind of hogging the story, when there’s some value here in seeing what our students like and would like to see in the union that would benefit them and make it a more enjoyable place to hang out,” he told the newspaper.

Well, Mr. Gottula, when you put the puzzle pieces together you discover a very disturbing national trend. Those who do not affirm the LGBT agenda are systematically being silenced.

Unless you ascribe to their point of view – you are not welcome to participate in the public marketplace – of ideas or commerce.

You will be made to conform -- resistance is futile.
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Ya know, I'm getting a little sick and tired of these universities letting the mental midgets run the show, and the administrations doing absolutely nothing or siding with the morons. I think it is time for taxpayer dollars to stop being sent to these universities. If you want to go to college pay for it yourself.
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Ya know, I'm getting a little sick and tired of these universities letting the mental midgets run the show, and the administrations doing absolutely nothing or siding with the morons. I think it is time for taxpayer dollars to stop being sent to these universities. If you want to go to college pay for it yourself.
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Maybe they should start a national boycott. Worked out great last time that happened.
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Maybe they should start a national boycott. Worked out great last time that happened.
i never tried them but once and was disappointed because i like chicken
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Let those clowns keep up their puppet show. They will become as irrelevant to society as homosexuality is to the human race.
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Isn't there some "safe space" these morons can go cry in?
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they'll embrace and tolerate muslim ideas on campus but not christian.

they'll embrace or tolerate companies that support euthanasia, abortion and produce products that are harmful. They'll stand in line for products and services from apple and google who both commit literal crimes against personal privacy and both have people dying and killed in foreign countries to produce their products and protect those companies positions overseas.

While chick-fil-a is leading the way in removing chemical filled chickens from fast food in the US.

Chick-fil-a who have already been brow beaten into only PASSIVELY acknowledging the terrifying family values agenda of --one man and one women = a marriage and basis of family-- can't be tolerated to exist in their presence.

but drugs, free or paid premarital heterosexual, homosexual, transexual, pan species sex is OK! promoted at parties and in CLASS! Muslim women walking the campus in burkas or head wraps is OK! that's "their culture"!! Rappers ---white, black and asian-- calling women fat Bitches and Whores is OK and the music is brought and sold freely on and off campus without a murmur of complaint about any "offensive" against anyone.

what's wrong with this picture folks?
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Whatever happened to the concept of "don't like it, don't buy it"? There are plenty of establishments and businesses that I do not like or approve of for various reasons-so I choose to not shop there. I move on with my life. I don't throw a ****fit and demand they not be allowed to operate.
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the below is from the the dailybeast .
It's Interesting , but in many way it's a worrisome and telling article .

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08.28.15 7:05 PM ET
It’s Time For Gays To Forgive Chick-fil-A
Denver City Council’s decision to delay a deal for a Chick-fil-A at the city’s airport is misguided. Let the company go ahead: It has atoned for its past sins.


It’s time to take a page from the Christian playbook and forgive Chick-fil-A.
I’m an agnostic queer woman who, of course, takes issue with Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay past but the company has moved on and we should, too.
There are bigger fish—nay, chickens—to fry.

Even though Chick-fil-A’s most egregious missteps now have years of dust covering them, the Denver City Council hemmed and hawed this past week about a proposed Chick-fil-A location in Denver International Airport.
As The Denver Post reported, Councilman Paul López called the deal “really, truly a moral issue on the city” and Councilwoman Robin Kniech raised concerns about “corporate profits [being] used to fund and fuel discrimination.”
The Business Development Committee voted Tuesday to delay the deal—already seven years in the making—for two more weeks.
Four of its six members of also raised concerns about the company’s policy of closing franchises on Sunday, which, given Chick-fil-A’s recent financial performance, seems like a moot point.
Chick-fil-A’s sales are soaring and it is currently the most popular fast-food chain in the country. This should be a no-brainer for any airport, especially one full of travelers who are a mile high in every sense of the term.
Is Chick-fil-A still a matter of public morality? Does it fund discrimination? If the Denver City Council’s clock stopped three years ago, the answer is yes.

Yes, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy publicly voiced support for “the biblical definition of the family unit” in 2012. ( a christian who says he believes the Bible. this must not be DONE!! without PUNISHMENT against his livelihood)
Yes, the Cathy family’s WinShape Foundation donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT organizations like the Family Research Council. (the FAMILY's PERSONAL Activities THEY MUST ATONE!!)
And it is hard to forget the images of anti-marriage protestors swarming Chick-fil-A restaurants three years ago at Mike Huckabee’s behest—a stunt, by the way, that the Chick-fil-A brass did not endorse.
But it’s not 2012 anymore. It’s 2015. The LGBT movement as a whole is far from over but same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide, so it doesn’t exactly matter what Dan Cathy thinks about that particular issue.
The company’s new foundation also ended nearly all of its donations to anti-LGBT organizations in 2012, with $25,390 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as the only potential sore point. (fellowship of Christian Athletes might believe the Bible still. They must be crushed eventually)
So why are we—fellow LGBT folks and political allies—still living in the past?

There’s no point in further punishing a company that has already felt and reacted to the public’s wrath, especially when the far right is eager to depict LGBT people as censorious, religious-freedom denying, anti-Christian bigots. (oh my, why would anyone get that idea.. not from emotionally charged punishments of public and private Christian beliefs and activities.)
Conservative media outlets love stories like Denver City Council’s recent vote and for good reason: At a time when LGBT leaders are still looking to advance discrimination law and transgender equality, an attack on Chick-fil-A paints the movement as being drunk on its own victory.
There’s also this dirty little secret to consider: Most of the LGBT people I know love Chick-fil-A. (If you’ll recall, one of the most enthusiastic endorsements of the company in 2012 came from drag queens who urged us to “chow down at Chick-fil-A even if you’re gay.”)
It’s anecdotal data, true, but my experiences were corroborated by our own Justin Jones’ reporting on Chick-fil-A’s foray into Manhattan. It used to be the case that queer chicken-o-philes like myself would have to trek all the way to the Paramus Park Mall for a fix but soon, no longer.
My own history with Chick-fil-A is embarrassing to admit, but I’ll share it in the interest of full disclosure. As a child, I wrote a letter to the company praising their chicken nuggets and received a free T-shirt in return—an inexpensive gift that I accepted (and used as pajamas) well in advance of my time at The Daily Beast but if it compromises my integrity, so be it.
A decade or so later, when I was accepted to a doctoral program in Atlanta, I was as excited about moving to the Chick-fil-A capital of the universe as I was about the offer itself. And for five glorious years, I lived in the city where chicken sandwiches are an acceptable fuel source and waffle fries rain from the sky.
But that also meant that I was at the epicenter of 2012’s Chickengate. Student leaders at the famously LGBT-friendly Emory University campaigned for months to banish Chick-fil-A from our cafeteria.
I was the one eating Chick-fil-A in a dark corner somewhere before going to volunteer at the LGBT office—a tactic that many of my friends, most of them queer, also used to avoid shaming looks on campus.
School administration initially supported Chick-fil-A, acknowledging that its presence on campus “has become a symbol of exclusion for some community members” but upholding Dan Cathy’s right to “open expression.” But in spring 2013, Chick-fil-A was removed as part of a larger overhaul to campus dining options. Emory administration maintained that the decision was not political. (LOL!)I started leaving campus for lunch.
Even back then, the logic of “gaycotting” seemed a little lost. Chick-fil-A was a target for a real and, yes, justifiable anger but part of the boycott’s appeal was that its impact could be measured in binary terms: The restaurant was either on a college campus or it wasn’t. The company either maintained a sponsorship or they didn’t.
At a time when the LGBT movement was making piecemeal gains in a culture war more nebulous than it is today, a chicken sandwich made for an easy rallying cry.
These days, however, voicing opposition to Chick-fil-A just seems like vengeance.
Denver City Council’s finger-wagging isn’t the only time this has happened, although it is the most recent.
In April, Johns Hopkins students voted to oppose a purely hypothetical Chick-fil-A on campus that had not even been announced.
The next month, students at Valparaiso University in Indiana campaigned against a potential location on their own campus.
As Chicago Tribune reported, students at Valparaiso felt that Chick-fil-A’s actions were “still recent history.”
But recent history is still history. No one has to like Chick-fil-A as much as I do—such a thing might not even be possible—but trying to thwart its expansion when the Great Gaycott of 2012 already achieved its goals might not be the soundest political strategy.
Remember the old saying: Revenge is a dish best served between two buttered buns.
She does make her humorous point in mentioning her love of the food. And how she and others homosexual marriage supporters were actually IN THE CLOSET eating chick-fil-a while publicly "boycotting" it.
but that itself is a telling point on in an odd way. --and there's no perfect groups in this type of thing--- but it is interesting that a group that promotes doing whatever their bodies crave sexually also has trouble honestly boycotting what their bodies desires as far as food is concerned as well. Does the same go for drug use too? i wonder. Though I'm open to drug legalization. I'd have voted for that before... lonng before... homosexual marriage . If the left had been honest enough to put that up for a vote that is. Instead of sending it through the side door of the courts... as was done with abortion btw.
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