Monday, February 7, 2011

Chik Fil A

Recently some people on campus have been upset at Chik Fil A because they pretty openly don't like gay people.  Personally I kinda figured this to be the case from the beginning since they aren't open on Sundays, but whatever.

Anyway, as you probably know the Daily Grind sells Chik Fil A on Thursdays and it is quite delicious.  So do you think the school should keep selling Chik Fil A in the Grind on Thursdays?  I think SDS is going to protest it.  Leave a comment!

24 comments:

  1. they should have chipotle instead! and everyday instead of just thursdays!

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  2. Yeah, I figured the same thing. They've always been open about being a religiously-based organization, so I really don't know why this comes as a shock. Obviously I'm not implying that all religion equals homophobia, but really. If a company has an open religious affiliation, they're probably supporting related religious groups.

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  3. Please don't take away my Chik fil a :(

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  4. I think they shouldn't sell it anymore. But that's pretty much because I'm a vegetarian and I wish they'd sell something I could actually eat instead.

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  5. Yes please to Chipotle! Even besides this issue, they are really good about getting organic/local ingredients and are probably way healthier.

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  6. and chipotle can offer vegetarian options as well! win all around!

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  7. The campus center could also start selling Chipoltaway

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  8. I'm pretty sure there's no way the campus center is going to sell Chipotle. Logistically it isn't feasible at all.

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  9. I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy...February 9, 2011 at 1:35 AM

    By selling Chik-Fil-A on campus, St. Mary's is contributing to their profit-making, which enables them to continue donating so much money to so many actively anti-gay organizations. I know no fast food chain is completely without fault or corruption, but Chik-Fil-A is unique in that it funds organizations that are homophobic to the extent that its personally offensive (and oppressive) to the LGBTQIA community- many of whom are also a part of the St. Mary's community. I point this out because, as this issue pertains to our campus, I'm less concerned with Chik-Fil-A's politics than I am with making St. Mary's a comfortable, inclusive place for everyone here.

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  10. I like their milkshakes but not their treatment of unlike-minded people.

    I am so torn and hungry.

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  11. I'm going to bring this issue up at SGA and the Food Services Committee because it seems to be a big issue (possibly)

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  12. "A Pennsylvania outlet’s sponsorship of a February marriage seminar by one of that state’s most outspoken groups against homosexuality lit up gay blogs around the country." http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/us/30chick.html

    ONE outlet - not the entire chain.

    Tolerance is a two way street, and though I am a liberal and very supportive of gay rights, I can't see how making a big fuss about a donation from one outlet of an openly conservative Christian is going to win allies to the struggle for equality. In fact, it just makes Chik fil-a look like some poor unfortunate underdog vs. the big bad liberal machine.

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  13. I heard rumblings of it being a single franchise but never saw the proof, thanks for that

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  14. WinShape Foundation

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  15. The above comment is incorrect. Though the original story referred to one franchine, the Chick fil-A does regularly make donations to groups like "Focus on the Family" and shit like. dis iz dumb.

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  16. Chick-Fil-A has the right to contribute money to whoever they want, just as I a member of the GLBTQ community have the right to think that they are crazy and creating way too many enimies by supporting hateful candidates. Do I think that a school such as ours that constantly preaches about how tolerant of everyone we are should carry chich-fil-a? NO! It would be a little different if these candidates were simply against gay marriage but check out their actual platforms and you will find just what these people are advocating! All it takes is a few keystrokes to find out more. Our school, by selling their product is supporting these people, I think it is wrong. But then again isnt that a form of intolerance in itself. So go ahead you chicken murdering gay hating food chain, serve up your pointed agenda promoting specials but I wont be buying them. In the end you can cast your vote and I'll cast mine.

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  17. I like burgers and guy on guy actionFebruary 9, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Don't on hate chicken killers- not all carnivores/omnivores are homophobic.

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  18. I believe they were hating on Chik-Fil-A

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  19. For every chik fil a sandwich the school sells, I am going to have sex with another female.

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  20. *QUEER
    CONSENSUAL
    female sex
    typo
    most sincere apologies.

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  21. So, it seems to me that this country has this economic system in which each individual person has the opportunity to choose whether or not they want to buy something.

    If you are unhappy with chick-fil-a's donations, don't eat there and don't buy their food from the grind. It's that simple. If enough people stop ordering it from the grind, eventually, the grind will stop selling it because it doesn't make enough money.

    Don't try to force your own anger at this company on everyone at campus, who, believe it or not, does not have the exact same ideology as you, or who just plain don't give enough of a crap to stop eating some damn good chicken.

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  22. I don't think sds and everyone are trying to force their anger on anyone, but the fact remains that chick fil a is spending students' money in ways that they are likely to disagree with. Informing consumers of the social effects of their purchases isn't an assault on capitalism. chick fil a has a right to donate money to bigots, but if st marys is truly as inclusive as it claims to be, doing so ought to hurt thrie profit margins. If people want to see less money going to these causes, what else can they do besides not buy the sandwiches and encourage others to do the same. I'm sorry you don't give enough of a crap about your queer friends, peers, and relatives to stop picking a sandwich over their rights.

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  23. I think everyone's always known Chik-fil-A was an uber Christian company, but it's only now coming to light that not only are their individual chains actively supporting anti-gay organizations (and don't be fooled - that's exactly what these "defense of marriage" groups are, nothing less), but now it's coming out that the company, on the national corporate level, is not only giving money and supporting these same anti-gay groups (including the whole ridiculous "ex-gay" movement), but they're actively denying same-sex couples the right to use their conference facilities.

    So, basically, it's one thing to be religious and disagree, but it's another thing to actively participate in discrimination.

    Based on that, I can't see how SMCM could support that kind of organization.

    Now, let's talk about Chipotle's hiring practices that are coming under fire... :)

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  24. BTW, things are heating up:

    Boycott: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134667143267330

    Boycott the boycott: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111998838876508

    LOLTASTIC.

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