Tell Mississippi State University: Remove Chick-Fil-A, Stop Supporting Anti-Gay Agenda
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Tell Mississippi State University: Remove Chick-Fil-A, Stop Supporting Anti-Gay Agenda

    1. Petition by

      Deirdre Brockwell

      Oak Ridge, TN

Across the country, gay and straight students at colleges and universities are standing up to Chick-fil-A -- a popular restaurant chain with lucrative franchises on hundreds of campuses. Why? Because Chick-fil-A is using their profits to support anti-gay groups who oppose marriage equality for LGBT Americans.

While Chick-fil-A serves famous sandwiches and waffle fries, Chick-fil-A’s charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation, hosts annual retreats with leading anti-gay groups like the National Organization for Marriage, Focus on the Family, the Ruth Institute, and the Pennsylvania Family Institute -- groups focused on banning same-sex marriage across the country. Pressured to stop supporting these organizations, a senior leader at Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Foundation instead praised the work of infamous anti-gay activist David Blankenhorn for helping push bans on same-sex marriage.

Mississippi State should be a place that supports equality for everyone -- where all students, staff and community members feel welcome. We should not be allowing corporations to do business on our campus if they are using their profits to strip fundamental civil rights from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Please join me in calling on our school’s leadership to remove Chick-fil-A from campus -- unless and until the restaurant chain withdraws its support for anti-gay organizations.

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    • Andrea Babb NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • over 3 years ago

      As an alumnus, I am proud of MSU's attempts to create a more diverse and welcoming campus. This would be a great step in the right direction.

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    • Jacob Shannon MONTREAL, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank you for all you are doing to support LGBTQQIA+ rights!

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    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Don't give your food money to the people who would love nothing better than to DESTROY you and yours! These bigots are out for your blood -- quite literally -- so, let them fade into history and be seen no more on ANY college campus in this or any country!

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    • DeGuyz in Mississippi POPLARVILLE, MS
      • over 3 years ago

      Be a part of history in Mississippi and send the state your message.

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    • Alan Ditmore LEICESTER, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      For the environment and low school taxes due to low gay fertility. http://tinyurl.com/townBC2 http://tinyurl.com/towncontraception http://tinyurl.com/opcensor

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