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University Board Votes to Keep Chick-fil-A on Campus Despite Protests

3 May

 

 

Elon University’s board of trustees voted to keep Chick-fil-A on campus despite protests from the “tolerant” student government.

The Elon University board of trustees voted last week to keep a Chick-fil-A on campus despite a vote from the school’s student government to remove the popular fast food chain for its president’s stance against gay marriage.

The movement to oust the chicken sandwich restaurant began last year when company president Truett Cathy stated his opposition to gay marriage…

…Student reaction to the decision has been mixed.

Cameron Saucier, a sophomore at Elon, said he believes there are more important things for the board to worry about than a restaurant primarily known for its chicken sandwiches.

“We’ve had several public forums and committees to discuss whether to keep a fast food chain when we have tuition hikes coming up next year and other issues that need to be addressed,” Saucier stated. “It’s kind of ridiculous.”

He said he believes the entire Chick-fil-A controversy was a result of political correctness taking over his college campus and is representative of how opposing thoughts are not welcomed at Elon.

“Political correctness has just gone way too far on Elon’s campus and the whole incident should’ve never happened in the first place,” Saucier commented.

While Saucier seemed fine with the school’s decision, members of Elon’s LGBT community were offended that the school decided to keep the restaurant.

“The fact that Elon condones [Chick-fil-A] both surprises and upsets me,” Holly Brown, a member of the LGBT group Spectrum, told Elon Local News. “You would think preventing discrimination would be more important than a chicken sandwich.”

 

 

 

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Duke Raises Fees to Provide Sex Change Surgery to Students

3 May

Sexual reassignment surgery for transgendered students will be covered in students’ health care plans, starting this fall:

Administrators signed a new contract with Duke’s health insurance provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, that will include up to $50,000 to cover sexual reassignment surgery, Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek confirmed. With this new coverage, she said, all vital aspects of transgender health care—counseling, hormone therapy, and surgery—are now included in students’ plans.

“The addition of sexual reassignment surgery with a $50,000 cap makes Duke’s student health care plan one of the most, if not the most, transgender-inclusive plans in the country,” said junior Sunny Frothingham, the incoming outreach chair for Blue Devils United. “This is a huge step forward for Duke”…

…The additional coverage will have a “minimal” impact on cost to students, Wasiolek said. The coverage will cause a 0.3 percent increase to student costs…

…Tobia added that this inclusion is one step to further ensure that students spanning the LGBT community feel welcome at Duke.”

Interesting.  I wonder if Duke would ever consider taking a “step to further ensure” that Conservative students feel welcome there?  I won’t hold my breath.

Yale University will now cover sex change operations as well.

Priorities.

 

Nice Knowing You, Chris Broussard

29 Apr

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The big story of the day (to some) was NBA player Jason Collins coming out as gay.  Collins became the first active players in one of the major pro sports to do so.  As expected, Democrats were elated.  Michelle Obama gave him a big shout out.  Bill Clinton joined in as well.  And least surprising of all, Barack Obama made sure to get a phone call in (and make sure that everyone in the media was aware of it).

Everything was going great until Chris Broussard appeared on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines.” Broussard is an NBA analyst and routinely appears on ESPN.  During a discussion of the big news that Jason Collins had come out as gay, Broussard has this to say:

“I’m a Christian. I don’t agree with homosexuality,” Broussard said. “I think it’s a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is.

“If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin … that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,” he added.

Uh-oh.  Not good.  I’m sure that the higher-ups at ESPN nearly fell over when they heard about this.

As expected, #firechrisbroussard is already up and running on Twitter…created, of course, by the “tolerant” ones out there.

This subject is a tough one for me.  Gay people don’t bother me.  Religious people don’t bother me either.  Although there are exceptions, religious people typically are not tolerant of gay people (particularly gay people getting married).  But liberals, gay or otherwise, are definitely not tolerant or respectful of religious people.  So, I don’t see liberals ever having much of a leg to stand on when it comes to calls for tolerance.  If they ever practiced it, it might carry more weight when they demand it.

Tolerance is not simply being for gay people getting married or being pro-choice.  It is being tolerant of people with whom you disagree.  And I don’t see much of that coming from liberals these days.

I will be surprised if Broussard is not relieved of his duties at ESPN within the next day or so.

 

 

I Wonder if Obama Will Call These Kids to Offer His Condolences?

1 May

 

Obama’s pick for spokesman for his anti-bullying campaign, Dan Savage, is going about as well as expected.

Recently at a high school journalism conference, Savage, after making reference to just having sex with his male partner,  launched a profanity laced attack upon the Bible and Christianity.  He mentioned that regarding homosexuality, “we can learn to ignore the bulls***” contained in the Bible.  He then went on to elaborate [erroneously] on how the Bible endorsed slavery and the honor killing of women who lose their virginity before marriage.  He then intimated that the GOP would like to see both slavery and honor killings restored.  He closed his attack by referring to the Christian students who walked out of his screed as “pansy-assed.”

What a shocker, a liberal, pretending to be offended by being bullied because of his beliefs, is actually a hard-core bully himself.  He’s so offended by the LGBT community being harassed and bullied over the years that he started the It Gets Better Project, that has led to multiple Democrat politicians, including Obama, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi to make personal “It Gets Better” YouTube videos themselves.  Yep, Mr. Savage is so tired of being bullied for his beliefs that he decided to attack Christians for their belief in the Bible in front of a group of high school students, then made fun of them for walking out in disgust by calling them “pansy assed.”

Nice pick, Mr. President.

So, that leads me to the question.  Will President Obama call these students who were offended by the comments of Mr. Savage?  We all know how concerned President Obama was for Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke after she was insulted by Rush Limbaugh a few months ago.  He was so concerned that he called her personally to offer his support.  I guess if you are asking tax payers to pay for your contraceptives you are somehow more noble and worthy of a phone call from the President that if you are just some Christian who was attacked for your religious beliefs.

Here are a few more gems from Mr. Anti-Bullying himself:

In a December 2010 interview with Newsweek, he called Supreme Court Justice Scalia a “c***sucker.”  On Bill Maher’s show he said that he wished “the Republicans were all f***ing dead.”  He later told Maher that he wanted to “f*** the s*** out of [Santorum].”

That is exactly the type of person I would expect the President of the United States to pick as the head of his anti-bullying campaign!  What an asset to the team!

Here is the video of Dan Savage’s attack on Christians and the Bible in front of high school students:

 

This piece from The American Thinker sums it up nicely:

Based on how quickly Barack Obama raced out to the microphones to address what he felt were demeaning comments directed toward the frail Ms. Fluke, is Obama planning on doing likewise and officially distancing himself from Dan Savage by publicly addressing his “inappropriate,” anti-Christian remarks?

When he’s finished straightening out Mr. Savage, will the President then be phoning the children who were called ‘pansy asses’ by his abusive White House guest, as he did Sandra Fluke ?  Will he tell the kiddies their parents should be proud of them for the dignified way they respectfully dismissed themselves from the awkward confrontation?

Afterwards, at his next press conference, will Obama share that he thought about how terribly his Christian daughters Sasha and Malia would have felt being singled out and insulted in such a public way, just for going to a high school journalism conference?

Will Barack Obama condemn verbal and religious abuse of any kind and remind America “The remarks that were made don’t have any place in the public discourse.” Or will Mr. Obama send a strong but silent message of agreement to the anti-bullying bully Dan Savage by choosing to say absolutely nothing at all?