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Pure hypocrisy: In order to value diversity, we must discriminate

By Scott Tibbs, May 24, 2011

"Chick-Fil-A has no place on Indiana University Bloomington's campus, A campus that values diversity!" - Tagline for the "Kick Chic-Fil-A off IUB's Campus!" group on Facebook.

OK, so let me get this straight: In order for Indiana University Bloomington to value diversity, we must practice discrimination by banning Chick-fil-A from campus for holding opinions that are not approved by militant homosexuals. Somehow, I am pretty sure that discrimination does not honor diversity and tolerance.

Militant homosexuals claim to want "tolerance," but that is a fraud. What they actually demand is acceptance. If you do not accept homosexuality as a moral choice, you must be censored and/or punished. This is a very intolerant way of dealing with disagreement, but this is nothing new for militant homosexuals at Indiana University.

We saw this in action back in 2003, when militant homosexuals demanded that the university censor Professor Eric Rasmusen's MyPage site due to politically incorrect statements on his blog. (See previous articles from September 8, 2003, September 14, 2003, September 21, 2003, September 24, 2003 and October 4, 2003.)

Acceptance is very different from tolerance. As Mike Adams points out, "Tolerance presupposes a moral judgment." Militant homosexuals who demand that Chic-fil-A be punished for donations to unapproved issue-advocacy organizations do not know the first thing about tolerance. For them, it is "My way or the highway."

Let's keep in mind that there is absolutely no evidence that Chick-fil-A has in any way discriminated against any student at Indiana University, either in employment or in providing services to customers. If that were the case, there would be legitimate grounds for removing the chain from campus. Simple disagreement with homosexuality is not legitimate grounds for punishment by the Thought Police that militant homosexuals fantasize about.

Finally, read the description for the group written by an alleged "student" at Indiana University:

As many of you know Chick-fil-a is a chain of restaurants that Openly donate food and money to some of the most hateful Anti-Gay organizations in the country including Focus on the Family, the Ruth Institute, the National Organization for marriage, and many others!
Chick-Fil-A is currently located in the basement of The Wells library, a place thousands of students pass through everyday. The library is a place where every student, facility member, and staff member should feel welcomed and safe. This can be hard to do when a company that is so ingrained in the Anti-Gay movement is right under their noses.
As Students we have a voice and the right to stand up and defend ourselves and our University against Homophobia and Bigotry!

Here's an idea: Learn the basic grammatical rules of the English language, specifically what should and should not be capitalized. Spend more time being a "student" and less time advancing hypocritical censorship.

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