Evict homophobic Chick-Fil-A from KSU's Carmichael Student Center
  • Petitioned Dr. Daniel S Papp

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President of Kennesaw State University
Dr. Daniel S Papp
Executive Assistant to the President
Lynda Johnson
Chair of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
TJ Greggs
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Dr. Michele DiPietro
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Dr. Luc D. Guglielmi
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Dr. Teresa M. Joyce
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Jillian Ford
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Linda Lyons
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Rob Nolen
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Susan Ristau
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Dr. Michael Sanseviro
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Kathryn Siggelko
Board Member of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
Jeremy Walts
Director of Culinary and Hospitality Services
Gary Coltek
Associate Director of Culinary and Hospitality Services
Jenifer Duggan
Marketing Manager of Culinary and Hospitality Services
Melissa McMahon
Meal Plan Specialist of Culinary and Hospitality Services
Lisa Fink Treadway
Renee Sher
Associate Chair of the President's Commission on GLBTIQ Initiatives
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Evict homophobic Chick-Fil-A from KSU's Carmichael Student Center

    1. Hyacinthe de la Sinthomee
    2. Petition by

      Hyacinthe de la Sinthomee

      Kennesaw, GA

Greetings

For years, Kennesaw State University has included with in its mission statement the following sentence: "Faculty, staff and administrators [of Kennesaw State University] are committed to providing a challenging and facilitative collegiate environment that fosters ... global and multicultural perspectives." And, for much of the time the above sentence has been within Kennesaw State University's mission statement, Chick-fil-A has sat in the Carmichael Student Center and served chicken sandwiches.

It was not until this month, July 2012, that Kennesaw State University's mission statement's veracity was put into jeopardy. This month, Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A said, during an interview with the Baptist Press, that Chick-fil-A is "very much supportive of the family"--that is, "the biblical definition of the family unit": one man and one woman. However, this request for Chick-fil-A's eviction from Kennesaw State University's campus is not just about "gay" marriage, in addition to Chick-fil-A's CEO making blatantly heterosexist and homophobic comments, Chick-fil-A's charitable arm, The WinShape Foundation, has donated over $4,000,000.00 to anti-LGBTQ organizations like the Marriage and Family Foundation, the Family Research Council, and the National Christian Foundation. 

It is the opinion of many students, faculty and staff members, as well as people in the university's local community that believe that Kennesaw State University must make a choice to either up hold the inclusivity as outlined in their mission statement or to gravely disappoint not only the university's large LGBTQ population, but also the great many faculty, staff members and local community members.

Kennesaw State University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Mission Statement: 
https://web.kennesaw.edu/diversity_inclusion/content/mission-goals 

"The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works in alliance with students, faculty, administrators, staff and the surrounding community to promote Kennesaw State University’s vision of developing a strong multicultural, diverse and inclusive educational environment. Kennesaw State University is committed to producing well-educated students and future leaders who are well-prepared to effectively compete in a global society as well as to support continuous professional development opportunities and provide a wide range of resources to faculty, administrators and staff in order to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion awareness." 


For references please see below: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a-president-anti-gay_n_1680984.html

 

http://equalitymatters.org/factcheck/201207020001

 

Kennesaw State University's Mission Statement:

http://www.kennesaw.edu/mission.shtml

 

Image pulled with attribution from: 

http://www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/campus_tour/sl_student_center.htm

 
Yours Quite Queerly, 

Hyacinthe de la Sinthome
KSU student '13

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
    2. WSB-TV Coverage

      Hyacinthe de la Sinthomee
      Petition Organizer

      Hi everyone,

      Tonight, August 1, WSB-TV provided coverage of this petition and the petition that arose in reaction to this one, as well as information concerning Chick-fil-A appreciation day. In the interview, Amy Napier Viteri interviewed KSU student, Brittnie Card, who supports not only Chick-fil-A's anti-LGBT stance but also supports Chick-fil-A's presence on campus. WSB-TV did not interview a single person involved with this petition or anyone who did not support Chick-fil-A's anti-LGBTQ stance and/or Chick-fil-A's presence on Kennesaw State's campus. We see this is an instance of biased journalism.

      Within the next day, we will be working arduously to interview with WSB-TV so that our voices will not be further silenced by those who support Chick-fil-A's wicked ways.

      Please continue sharing this petition everywhere possible.

      Y'all's Quite Queerly
      Hyacinthe de la Sinthomee
      Petition Organizer

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Nicholas McCann ACWORTH, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need to protect our rights as both students and ctizens.

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    • Will Sanders COLUMBUS, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I am a gay student who attends KSU and I do not want my university to support a business that supports foundations that work against my favor.

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    • Micaela Hays MARIETTA, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      By having a company that supports hate groups remain on campus, this makes me feel as though our college and education are supporting this organization.

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    • Dee Seymore SMYRNA, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      I do not want my school to support a company that has hatred for a group that belongs to society

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    • camille caldwell KENNESAW, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      i am lgbt

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