I'm in favor of gay rights but we're talking about company that donated less than 0.02% of their revenues over the past ten years to charities that (as one part of their larger mission) support a traditional definition of marriage. Chick-fil-A makes a bunch of other, more unquestionably positive donations to charities as well. Doesn't seem like forcing these guys off college campuses is really the best use of time.
Yeah, but getting in front of a camera, or getting your name in print, is as important as the cause, apparently.
It is amazing to me that this is happening. If you don't agree with my lifestyle, why should you change to accept me? If I do not agree with your political stance, or ideology, why should you change to please me? If NYU freshman Hillary Dworkoski is so upset about this, then don't go there. Make a statement by not spending your money there. If they aren't making money, they will leave. I loved this statement:
These donations, say NYU freshman Hillary Dworkoski, show that the restaurant is out of sync with her university’s “open and inclusive campus.”
“Maintaining a contract with an anti-gay vendor like Chick-fil-A undermines what makes this university so great,” she wrote, in a Change.org petition asking the school to give the fast food chain the boot.
Dworkoski, a bi-sexual, acknowledges that the Student Senators Council recently voted against removing vendors for “political reasons,” but argues that the school still allows the removal of companies that “violate human or labor rights.”
So, she admits that this has nothing to do with them accepting her as bisexual. Then she rants about human rights. What about the rights of the people to work there to earn money? I guess that isn't as important as her getting her name out there for everyone to read.
I wonder what would happen if a popular restaurant chain left because of the bullying of Chick-Fil-A to leave? What would the outrage be then? Or would that restaurant be labelled as a sympathizerto an unpopular cause? Oh, the drama....
You never stand so tall as when you kneel to help a child.
This secular liberal atheist will take all the Chik-Fil-A Ms. Dworkoski doesn't want, then. People have the right to support whatever causes they want... me, I just want one of those chicken biscuits.
I have only been to Chi-Fil-A once because it was right next to the hospital when my father had heart surgery. I got sick of hospital food and needed to get outside for a while. Can't remember the specific chicken sandwich that I got but I remember that it was good but not great. If I would have been impressed I certainly would have been back. My wife always has to go to Inn-N-Out when we are back in California as well. We see no reason to not go to a business just because they openly promote their religion.
Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.Bill Watterson, cartoonist, "Calvin and Hobbes"