Remove the Chick-fil-A from the LBJ Student Union at Texas State University
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Stop the Hate at Texas State

Remove the Chick-fil-A from the LBJ Student Union at Texas State University

    1. Petition by

      Brenton Ferarra

Chick-fil-A has long been a supporter of anti-gay charities like the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family. In 2005, they even included a CD-ROM from Focus on the Family in kid's meals! They have presented somewhere in the realm of $2-$5 million to anti-gay organizations, some listed as hate groups with the Southern Poverty Law Center. While they have listed that they do not discriminate against people of different gender identities and sexual orientations, they have still expressed interest in donating to the same anti-gay charities working against equality for all. COO Dan Cathy has confirmed that his organization is anti-gay, as he considers it "against traditional family values." The values and mission of their business is, therefore, clearly incompatable with our mission and values, as stated in our official policies: "01.01 Texas State is committed to an inclusive education and work environment that provides equal opportunity and access to all qualified persons. Texas State, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and institutional values, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, or sexual orientation."

This campaign is not directed against any individual employee, nor is it against Christians in general, but against the use of the money of those allied against LGBT inequality being used to harm the gay community--something Chick-fil-A seems intent upon continuing. This is not just about their organization opposing marriage for all, but also the view of homosexuality as inferior to heterosexuality, and therefore supporting hatred, social inequality, and family strife among those of us with LGBT family members and friends.

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    1. Reached 500 signatures
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    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Robert McAlmon SAN MARCOS, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Chik-fil-A is a company whose owner spends millions of dollars to fund hate groups that actively support needless discrimination against gays, limiting their civil rights, spreading wild misinformation about them, even going as far as to successfully push for the death penalty to be inflicted on gay people in Uganda. This is a chance for Texas State to send a positive message that it will not passively support oppression toward a significant and totally undeserving portion of its student body, as well as for Texas State to set an example for other schools.

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    • Rebecca Farmer SAN MARCOS, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I do not want Texas State to be associated with a company that does not value the LGBT community , which is so important to them.

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    • free speach SAN MARCOS, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Chick fil a has the right to their opinions too, LGBTdoesn't want to limit Chick's right to be who they are, do they. Weren't the Chick people born that way too. Be tolerant.

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    • Laurel Isaacs AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      It is unacceptable that our university helps a discriminatory business make more money to donate to anti-gay organizations. This may be our generation's contribution to the long fight for equal rights and treatment of all humans.

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    • Norm McMaster AUSTIN, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I do not want this kind of intolerance represented at a college my children go to.

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