Eat More Chicken and Your Skin Will Thicken|
February 4, 2013
My friends at Campus Reform are on top of it, as usual. They always expose the
thin-skinned idiocy of campus liberals and give me lots of column fodder in the
process. Thanks guys. The next round of waffle fries is on me.
Campus Reform is reporting that Chick-fil-A, the popular fast food restaurant
chain, has now been dubbed a "symbol of hate," by a professor at Eastern
Illinois University (EIU). Lisa Moyer, who teaches in the Family Studies
Department at EIU, apparently made the comment with a straight face, although
some have suggested that the term "straight face" reinforces heterosexist
oppression. Regardless, her comment reinforces my belief that it is always a
mistake to choose a major ending in the word "studies."
Moyer made her strangely uninclusive remarks in response to questions about a
faculty resolution at EIU. The resolution proposed expelling a Chick-fil-A
restaurant from campus in order for the university to be more inclusive. Because
of the franchise's alleged opposition to homosexuals, some faculty decided that
getting rid of them would promote diversity by producing complete uniformity of
thought on issues related to sexual orientation. Talk about queer reasoning!
Moyer, in typical liberal fashion, has projected her hatred of Chick-fil-A onto
the restaurant itself and has characterized their company logo as a symbol of
hate. I suppose it's now in the same category as a burning cross or a Nazi
swastika. In her recent interview with Campus Reform, she elevated
hypersensitivity to a Zen art by arguing that her efforts to censor this "symbol
of hate" are justified because Chick-fil-A makes a lot of students, particularly
in the LGBT community, "feel uncomfortable.” (See
www.CampusReform.org for additional
Although the Faculty Senate resolution to remove Chick-fil-A from campus was
defeated 3-6, the LGBTXYZPDQ community won anyway. That is all because the
discussion resulted in the school opening an office for LGBTQ outreach. When
they win they win and when they lose they still win - so long as they keep
reminding everyone they feel uncomfortable and need special protection.
So I've been thinking about it and I've decided that our LGBTQIA Office here on
my campus makes me feel uncomfortable. In fact, the rainbow is a symbol of hate.
So, next week, I plan to introduce a resolution to ban them from campus. I
expect the resolution to be defeated because it is idiotic. I'm just hoping I
get a special office as a consolation prize - simply for being a narrow minded
Make no mistake about it: the best way to get money in higher education is to be
a thin skinned bigot. African American centers reward racial hypersensitivity,
Women's Centers reward gender hypersensitivity, and ABC-LGBT-XYZ-PDQ Centers
reward unmitigated religious intolerance.
So what exactly is the motivation for all of this thin-skinned
hyper-ventilating? Just follow the money. At the end of every rainbow flag,
there's a pot of gold - and usually a few burned out professors smoking pot as
It is true that Chick-fil-A initially came under fire last summer after CEO, Dan
Cathy, indicated personal opposition to marriage. But that wasn't the real
issue. The real outrage was over Cathy's personal donations to pro-family
conservative groups such as the Family Research Council. The attempt to organize
a boycott of the chain was simply an effort to cut off the flow of money to
So those of us who support traditional marriage must borrow a page from the pink
play book and do the same. If you are donating to a school that houses one of
these LGBTQ outreach centers, then shame on you. Give your money to a pro-family
"hate group" instead. They tend to be more inclusive anyway.
Oh, yes, and buy more chicken with the money you save from those withheld
donations. It'll keep you from having a cow whenever you encounter a divergent
Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina
Wilmington and author of
Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting
Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand, due out in