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  1. We are what we are
    August 16, 2012

    Let us not forget that Chick-Fil-A donates millions of dollars every year to anti-gay hate groups. That is what should keep this food chain out of the university, not Dan Cathy’s gross opinions of his “belief” of the bible.

    • John
      August 17, 2012

      And yet, we continue to tolerate the Catholic Church's anti-gay positions and activities.

      • John the Baptist
        August 17, 2012

        Gee, somehow you conveniently forgot to also include many Protestant denominations and many of the Jewish and Islamic communities.

        No surprise. Bigotry comes in many forms.

    • Jay Toozer
      August 17, 2012

      Discrimination is discrimination no matter how much money someone gives. Plantation owners spent $100's of thousands of dollars feeding African Americans, but still held them as slaves.

      Spending money doesn't give one the right to take away someone elses' equal rights.

      • BD57
        August 19, 2012

        Which would mean you should decline to patronize Chick-Fil-A.

        Now … where exactly does that give you the right to decide whether anyone else does?

      • Brett
        August 19, 2012

        And yet dem politicians continue spending trillions of dollars to keep blacks poor. And controlled and reliable votes and I know you think that is just fine!

    • thelastminstrel
      August 19, 2012

      Chick-fil-a donates to groups that hold seminars to teach couples how to make their marriages stronger. To say that someone hates you because they dissagree with you is the way a child reasons. Grow up.
      It is the ultimate hypocrisy for someone who whines, moans, and wails that they have the right to live their life free of societys restrictions to then demand that all mankind march in rigid lockstep with their beliefs and opinions.
      The ubiquitus cry of the gay movement is " the government has no right to regulate behaviour in my bedroom." If that is your demand, where in the blue blazing bloody hell do you aquire the right to regulate the thoughts in my brain?

    • B4B
      August 19, 2012

      Just curious…. What then was your opinion of Obama, who until just a few months ago, held the exact same opinion on the definition of marriage ( one man, one woman ) as espoused by this chik-fil-a honcho ?

      Did you call him "anti-gay" or accuse him of being filled with "hate" ?

      Did you donate to Obama's senatorial or presidential campaigns ? If you did, and we apply your logic equally, you donated money to a "hate group".

      Or are you applying a double standard?
      Or perhaps it IS possible to intellectually disagree with someone's view of marriage without HATE ?

      So, in your effort to promote "tolerance" we should be intolerant of adverse opinion?
      Is that really your position?

      Do you realize that banning Chik-Fil-A because of someone's personal or political opinion is wrong the same way that banning you for your opinions is wrong?

      The fact that Chik-Fil-A employs LGBTs without discrimination demonstrates that they are able to tolerate views that differ from their own.

      Who then is the intolerant here?

    • Trump
      August 19, 2012

      So Chik-Fil-A commits thoughtcrime and therefore must be banished from the university?

    • rspung
      August 19, 2012

      they are not hate groups. and chick-fil-a does not discriminate based on anything.

  2. Rick H.
    August 19, 2012

    Screw them. Saying gay "marriage" is a farce isn't "anti-gay", it is stating the obvious.

    The fact that these loud mouthed twits have such a large say on college campuses says a lot about why our higher ed system is so mediocre after years of being dominated by liberals. College graduates by and large cannot engage in critical thinking and half of them can't get a job that actually requires a degree in their major.

  3. claire
    August 19, 2012

    They market to poor people? Have you ever eaten there? It's like $9 for a sandwich, side and drink. Poor people arent going to be eating there too often…….. duh.

  4. Senator Blutarsky
    August 19, 2012

    The left has really lowered the bar on what constitutes hate and bigotry. Back in the day, you had to actually, you know, hate people, and maybe even oppress them for good measure. Now all you need to do is fail to offer your full-throated support for gay marriage and you’re the moral equivalent of Bull Connor (which party did he belong to again?).

  5. Raydar
    August 19, 2012

    The left proves over and over to be more intolerant than the right.

  6. princetrumpet
    August 19, 2012

    What utter garbage. If disagreeing with the idea that same sex marriage is no different than traditional marriage, then, fine… after years of having dear and close friends who are gay, colleagues whom I admire that happen to be gay, hiring people that are gay… it seems I'm a hater. Fine, have it your way. I'm a hater. Enjoy your self-fulfilling prophecies.

  7. Irony Monitor
    August 19, 2012

    "…out of step with N.Y.U.’s views on this matter…"

    Out of step? It's indeed time to flush out anybody not in lock-step. What a chilling comment that would be expected from, say, a Chinese university.

    Just another example of why university is the antonym of diversity.

  8. Steve
    August 19, 2012

    College campuses are the least tolerant places in America. Even liberal newspapers and mayors saw the wrong in kicking groups out of cities for their political beliefs – and this is a majority view. The tyranny of the majority and the trampling of minority rights in alive and well at Liberal U.

  9. firstpoppa
    August 19, 2012

    So one person states their view on a topic – and the gays throw a tempter tantrum. The same folks who were asking for "tolerance", now show the "tolerance" they are capable of. OUR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY!

    Hey Christine Quinn! When I you going to start issuing uniforms? That way you'll always know who THE ENEMY is.

  10. LizardLips
    August 19, 2012

    The crux of the 'free-speech' debate is the leftists' attempts to mislabel and frame arguments in the most extreme terms i.e. disagreement now becomes hate and hate therefore can and does lead to physiological and psychological injury and/or death. Scarier still is how they've co-opted the public sector into acceptance, who now actively engage in advocacy for the so-called aggrieved and move to legislate in order to 'protect' them.

    Hate Crimes legislation, anyone?

  11. djaymick
    August 19, 2012

    Here's the problem. NYU gets their funding from the state. The state gets their money from the residents that earn money and pay taxes in the state. It's not separated into two buckets – Democratic and Republican taxpayers. Also, the students aren't discriminated against based on their political values (I hope). Therefore, a publicly funded school doesn't have the right to transpose their values on the students or their vendors.
    If NYU thinks it's their right, then the taxpayers should have the right to decide if they should continue to receive their taxes.

  12. fedup
    August 19, 2012

    I am so tired of the left and their agenda. We used to be a free country. Now everyone is sooo offended on everything and everything MUST be banned if it offends.

  13. Trump
    August 19, 2012

    I was for gay marriage but I'm also for the right of people to be against it. The left in this country are fascist thugs, nothing more. This proves it.

    Given how this is turning out, I regret supporting gay marriage now.

  14. DeVan
    August 19, 2012

    NYU better brush up on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act which prohibits discrimination based on religion, not to mention the prohibition of free speech guaranteed in the First Amendment. Be careful what you wish for….Chick Fil a today, NPR tomorrow….?

  15. DeVan
    August 19, 2012

    So nothing in the Constitution, or anything anywhere, defines what constitutes a marriage? So multiple spouses is OK? Spouses of any size, age, gender? So I can marry my son, thereby making him my spouse, so he, now being my spouse, inherits my estate with no obligation to pay taxes on that estate? Point is, libs never think things through to the unintended consequences of their hair brained ideas.

  16. ThisHasGottenSilly
    August 19, 2012

    I agree with the Rabbi and should NYU ban this restaurant I, as a regularly contributing alumni, can let my wallet speak. I am contacted annually by many organizations and institutions and understand that a personal opinion and corporate philosophy are distinct. I contribute based not on what an individual might say but what the corporations actions are. There seems to be lost however whenever a group feigns selective outrage and fails differentiate between the individual and the organization

  17. Jana
    August 19, 2012

    I hate to say this, but this is the wrong fight. Public support is for free speech and the way this fight is gearing gay activists come out as bullies. Everybody has the right to express their opinion. If you're going to penalize Chick-fil-a for that, you better be ready to do so across the board. It also speaks badly about any law student, law school and faculty in NYU that permits such repression. I always respected or thought that the NYU law school was superb, now I understand that they're just a bunch of windbags or charlatans, basing the constitution only on particular values or interest…

  18. bob smith
    August 19, 2012

    where was thier ban on any barack obama stickers, or literature up to 3 months ago
    because until then obama supported tradtional marriage.
    the intolerance of the left is legendary

  19. Senator Blutarsky
    August 20, 2012

    I always thought the Red Sox and their fans were just fellow citizens peacefully exercising their rights, including the right to express opinions with which I disagree. How blind I was.Thanks to the Southern Poverty Law Center, I now realize what should have been obvious all along – the Red Sox and their followers are a hate group:

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