The University of Kansas is hosting a Spring art contest titled “But the chicken’s good…?” in response to a new campus Chick-fil-A.

The Sexuality and Gender Diversity Faculty & Staff Council and the KU Department of Visual Art are joining together to make sure that the students on campus have a chance to express their anger over the fast food restaurant’s “brand.”  (Translation for word “brand” in this context: their founders’ commitment to Judeo-Christian values, such as being closed on Sunday. Their current president, Dan Cathy, is opposed to same-sex marriage personally, but they serve anyone who comes through the door.)

“In light of the controversy over the installation of Chick-fil-A in the Kansas memorial union, the SGDFS council would like to open up a campus conversation about the meaning of the brand” flyers popping up around KU’s campus read.  “Some members of KU’s community have felt alienation and anger over the University’s financial investment in a company whose owner has expressed virulent homophobic views; others cite allegiance to the food’s tastiness or the lack of other inexpensive options.”

Have you ever heard the phrase “higher education bubble?” This is it: KU faculty members have argued the new Chick-fil-A could harm the “physical, emotional, and mental well being of marginalized and LGBTQ people.”

Such hyperbole and navel-gazing!

I guess this is all you can expect on college campuses these days, but – as a parent – I wouldn’t pay a dime to send my kids to be taught by such emotionally unstable, logically fallacious, and factually inaccurate faculty members.

But I do agree that the chicken tastes good.

Hat Tip: Campus Reform




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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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