Chick Fil A possibly banned at the University of Houston.

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    So guys last week the SGA voted to remove Chick Fil A from campus (Yay Gays). Opposition has started and because of a contract with Aramark it is still up in the air. I have been apart of a group for a political science class not related to the ban and a couple group members are the lead opponents of banning Chick Fil A. It was an interesting discussion today about it and there was no hate in their words. They spoke based on the options for food and how how a corporation shouldn't be banned based on how they spend their money.

    I dislike Chick Fil A more than anyone. However, I seem to be siding with CFA on campus. I don't believe they should be banned. Now I wouldn't mind seeing them go but they shouldn't be forced out. A majority of the students want CFA and will be outraged if it is shut down. Just because you support CFA doesn't mean you are homophobic.

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  • kevmoran

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    Dec 05, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
    I don't think people realize how common it is for a religious conservative to run a company. You've got the ones where it has come out (CFA, Salvation Army), but most chains are equally homophobic. If we want a witch-hunt, we'll end up hungry with nowhere to shop.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:03 AM GMT
    kevmoran saidI don't think people realize how common it is for a religious conservative to run a company. You've got the ones where it has come out (CFA, Salvation Army), but most chains are equally homophobic. If we want a witch-hunt, we'll end up hungry with nowhere to shop.


    considering the health benefits (or lack thereof) of most of these places, would that really be such a bad thing?
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    msuNtx said...They spoke based on the options for food and how how a corporation shouldn't be banned based on how they spend their money....


    For a very long time I would not buy a Ford, not even having to do with how they spend their money now, but for their antisemitism of generations ago. But, at least as far as I know, they're not the same company now as they once were and certainly the Ford Foundation does a lot of great work so I reconsidered.

    Were Henry Ford alive today would I want to see his cars on campus? Fuck no. He can go fuck himself in hell with a chicken sammich.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    I think the consumer should vote with their wallet. It's great to increase awareness though so that people know what their money is going to. But the "ban" approach is a slippery slope.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:12 AM GMT
    Chik-fil-a is Chicken Fried Hate.

    Consumers have a choice regarding where they spend their dollars. The market listens to the money. And, corporations which do not demonstrate true corporate social responsibility will find themselves with less and less market share until they die from cash-flow asphyxiation.

    Corporate Social Responsibility is also more than just "doing good", it's "being good".

    "Hate" is neither.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    Look, I actually knew a dude who said he doesn't eat CFA because of the whole situation. He eventually caved and ate at the CFA on our campus. icon_confused.gif CFA is still the most popular eatery on my campus, so it's here to stay. Do I agree with CFA and where their profits go? Honestly, I'm neutral and don't care either way because I enjoy their food and excellent service.

    Point being, people knew CFA was a Christian ran chain. After all, it closes on Sundays. Of course the head would believe in "traditional marriage." And let's not forget all the sales CFA had when it was "CFA Day" and you saw huge crowds gathering around to support. I don't think CFA should be banned off any college campus because:

    1) That's one less food service for students to eat at and students lose their jobs
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    2) Their presence does not harm LGBT students in anyway possible.

    Just my 2 cents though.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:16 AM GMT
    I personally don't think they should be forced out..now if a community wont let them in that is different. Like how CFA is not allowed in the city of Boston. But they have the right to express their opinions...however, they must also accept that while they are going to have support their going to have opposition...and for a business I believe it is the dumbest thing they can do.

    Now I believe CFA should be banned for the fact it is one of the most unhealthy foods you can get...I find it remarkable they can advertise that eating chicken is better than beef when all they do is fry their food.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
    It's disheartening to see so many people cave to Chick-Fil-Hate just because it tastes good to them.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Dec 05, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    Awareness campaigns .... Yes.

    Bans .... No.
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    Dec 05, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
    I had chick fil a the other day, but it was my co-worker who bought it for me.


    still Im so ashamed of myself. but you gotta admit, they make fucking delicious chicken sandwich. oh gosh Im craving.
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    Dec 05, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
    dude, have you seen the line of students trying to get CFA at uc satellite during lunch hour? Apparently lots of UH students really like CFA, they will not be happy about it.
    From my POV, UH already has a limited dining option, I think removing CFA will only make it worse.
    Just like what you said:
    msuNtx saidJust because you support CFA doesn't mean you are homophobic.

    I just don't see the point of banning it.
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    Dec 05, 2012 7:42 AM GMT
    And besides, they're so busy protesting the banksters and the good for nothing wars and they're so busy protesting for human rights for gay people and when you go onto campus you see how very politically energized the children are so of course they should have their fucking chicken sammiches. They need their energy.

    Christ, what are they supposed to do? Give up a fucking french fry for a principle? God forbid they should inconvenience themselves to make a point.

    Oh look, an online petition we can sign.
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    Dec 05, 2012 7:56 AM GMT
    nel_ternity saiddude, have you seen the line of students trying to get CFA at uc satellite during lunch hour? Apparently lots of UH students really like CFA, they will not be happy about it.
    From my POV, UH already has a limited dining option, I think removing CFA will only make it worse.
    Just like what you said:
    msuNtx saidJust because you support CFA doesn't mean you are homophobic.

    I just don't see the point of banning it.


    those fatty - including me should stop eating greasy food so pretty much the school did them a favor.

    Beside there's a whole bunch of food trucks around where they can get their lunch from, Kurbside Eatz is my favorite.
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    Dec 05, 2012 8:40 AM GMT
    I don't think CFL should be banned. You have a choice to eat there or not. Besides, if your working on yer 6-pack abs, why do you want to eat that fat-filled shit anyway? I actually hate Dan Cathy. Sorry I do. He's a total douche and that fuckin company won't get my HARD earned money. Let the breeders make their own stupid decisions. Let the breeders get fat eating shit food until their bellies expand over their waists and let the gays look fabulous as usual. I think it's really that simple. Grease = social death.
  • FLMatman

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    Dec 05, 2012 11:33 AM GMT
    It is very easy guys. You spend your money where it is appreciate and the profits are reinvested back into the community into non-political, non-profit causes like Habitat for Humanity, breast cancer, children causes, and legitimate animal rights groups to name a few.

    Since the Chick-Fil-A controversy, I will not visit or patronize their places until they publically acknowledged what they did wrong to our community by promoting and spewing hatered and intolerance messages as a for-profit business. It is the same reason why I do not shop at Walmart or eat at Cracker Barrel. In the acts of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, it is an economic boycott as I am voting by spending my hard-earned and honest dollars at corporations and businesses that appreciate my patronage!
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    Dec 05, 2012 11:36 AM GMT
    I'm in a bit of a conundrum with Chick-Fil-A. Because I just found out that our band admins will be providing that for dinner one night during our trip to the Fiesta Bowl. icon_eek.gif Do I eat it? I've never had Chick-Fil-A, but I kinda believe in principles...then again I probably might be using and buying stuff from less-that-reputable anti LGBT organizations but I don't even know it.
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    Dec 05, 2012 11:48 AM GMT
    Wait...we're still talking about Chick Fil-A?
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    Dec 05, 2012 2:52 PM GMT
    I don't think they should be ban for that reason. I dislike them for what they stand, but it wouldn't be enough to ban them for it. I would understand if CFL was completely removed from the public school system. Here in Montgomery co. Most CISD schools serve CFL for lunch.
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    Dec 05, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    If an institution wants to ban them, I am fine with it. If Chic wants to open across the street from the campus, thats fine.
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    Dec 05, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    I confess I really love me some Chick Fil A.

    The company upper echelon may be anti-gay but I've never felt and mistreatment from the bottom end workers who are more pleasant than any other fast food chain.

    Banning won't do anything other than incite right wingers that gays are out on an agenda to get them.
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    Dec 05, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidI confess I really love me some Chick Fil A.

    The company upper echelon may be anti-gay but I've never felt and mistreatment from the bottom end workers who are more pleasant than any other fast food chain.

    Banning won't do anything other than incite right wingers that gays are out on an agenda to get them.


    and by not it says its ok to shit on gays because who give a fuck about a bunch of ferries who fuck each other in the ass.
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    Dec 05, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    Corporations are not people, and do not have rights.
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    Dec 05, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidCorporations are not people, and do not have rights.


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    Dec 05, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    and by not it says its ok to shit on gays because who give a fuck about a bunch of ferries who fuck each other in the ass.


    How far do we take that.