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    3/18/2013 9:31:03 AM Posted by Adam Tragone

    Chick-fil-A EatMorChikin by Brendan Pringle

    The Left declared victory at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia after the administration tentatively decided to kick Chick-Fil-A off its campus.

    The  Atlanta Journal-Constitution, however, noted on Wednesday that the change is not final.

    According to the school's administration, its decision was not political. As Emory's Food Advisory Committee co-chair Michael Sacks commented in an interview: "A chicken sandwich isn't very popular, so we want to do a burger place."

    But given the university's location, the excuse seems a bit baffling. When was chicken ever unpopular in Georgia-home of the Zac Brown Band ("and a little bit of chicken fried…")?

    Another co-chair, Karoline Porcello, even told the campus newspaper that a contributing factor was that the restaurant didn't rise to the standards of campus life and student values.

    So who's telling the truth?

    While Emory University's real motivation remains unclear, the Left argues that it has a lot to do with pressure from gay advocates at the university over the past six months. During a protest in November, a student activist named Grant Schleifer told reporters that he felt that Chick-fil-A's presence on campus is hurtful to the gay [LGBT] community and reflects poorly on the student body's morals.

    "A hateful group can't live in our home because it makes it a toxic environment. It's uncomfortable for gay people and their allies," Schleifer said.

    For one, Chick-fil-A is not a hate group; it is a restaurant, and its leadership has said nothing "hateful" about gay people.

    Moreover, it hasn't been demonstrating on campus. It has only been serving chicken.

    In December, the Student Government Association passed a resolution opposing Chick-fil-A, and despite a response from the SGA, they continued their relentless assault on the chicken eatery for its mere existence on campus.

    It's fair to suspect that these attacks motivated the Food Advisory Committee's sudden decision.

    Hopefully, other universities will not acquiesce to the same liberal pressure. In the meantime, students may want to "Eat Mor Chikin" while they still can.

    Brendan Pringle is a development officer at Young America's Foundation
    • Readers' Comments

    • Can we please have the definition of student body morals from homosexual activist Grant Schleifer and his allies? Who is being divisive here? Isn't hate equal to being intolerant? Is Grant S. being a bigot in his statement about hate? Grant can't live side-by-side with a chicken restaurant whose distant owner expressed family values as his philosophy? I'd like the (short) list of the student body's morals delineated on paper so the rest of the immoral student body knows when it is being politically incorrect. Does anybody have a yellow sticky handy for Grant?
      Posted by Celine on 03/18/2013
    • I was anything but moral when I was in college, but that was ages ago, I'm sure youth has changed! LOL It's just chicken! Don't eat it if the beliefs of the owner bother you. There has been no hate from Chik, just the opposite...but the ppl who say Chik hates appear to be the ones filled with hate. Can they hear themselves!
      Posted by Kris on 03/20/2013
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