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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Me...personally? I agree. Even Reverend Wright said that Obama really never has held a real interest in religion.
    What does his "real interest in religion" (or lack thereof) have to do with gay marriage?

    And while that I'm sure makes some people even more happy, you are then forced to face the incontrovertible fact that if that all be true...he merely used gay people and gay marriage for nothing more than a political ploy his entire political career up to and including his now public 'support' of gay marriage. Tokens...thats awesome. Support THAT guy some more!
    I thought it was pretty obvious from the beginning that he didn't actually believe the bull**** he was saying about marriage being between a man and a woman, and it looks like I was correct. If I had actually believed him, I would've been much less inclined to vote for him in 2008. Same goes for John Kerry in 2004.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Got breakfast a Chick Fil A this morning. Holy freaking awesome burrito Batman. Everything else aside this chicken burrito is awesome.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    What does his "real interest in religion" (or lack thereof) have to do with gay marriage?



    I thought it was pretty obvious from the beginning that he didn't actually believe the bull**** he was saying about marriage being between a man and a woman, and it looks like I was correct. If I had actually believed him, I would've been much less inclined to vote for him in 2008. Same goes for John Kerry in 2004.
    It speaks VOLUMES about how much he 'cares' or about his values. It speaks volumes about how he views the gay community. Of course...why SHOULD he 'value' the gay community since they so easily sell out their own 'values' when it comes to politics.

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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    The sad thing is, by taking what Mr. Cathy knew full and well was a polarizing stance, Chick-Fil-A will suddenly attract the support of some while repelling others. They're a fast food chain, for god's sake. Not a church. If he wanted to preach this kind of crap, at the very least he should have had the decency to do so from a church, if he weren't to have the decency not to say it in the first place. If this comes back to bite Chick-Fil-A hard--which I damn well hope it does--he'll have nothing to blame but his own stupidity.
    chik fil a is a family owned business; cathy's family
    so, he can use his enterprise as a mechanism to push his social/political/religious agenda
    the fellow is willing to put his money and his business on the line to support his wrong-headed campaign to prohibit marriage by individuals of the same sex
    he need not be in a church pulpit to do that
    while i oppose his message, we should in no way challenge his right to express it
    but i do agree with you in that i hope he and his franchisees suffer greatly because of his intolerant stand
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    It speaks VOLUMES about how much he 'cares' or about his values. It speaks volumes about how he views the gay community.
    Or: It shows that he didn't want to take a political stance he perceived to be harmful in 2008, but by 2012 he calculated it wasn't all that harmful anymore. He is a politician, after all.

    Of course...why SHOULD he 'value' the gay community since they so easily sell out their own 'values' when it comes to politics.
    What was their alternative? Voting for John McCain?
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A to support gay marriage - Chicago Tribune

    "The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors," the company said in a statement posted on their official Facebook page.

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    The Henson company, whose Muppet characters are hugely popular, said its Chief Executive Lisa Henson is a "strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD," the company said in their statement.


    Chick-Fil-A has not hidden its Christian mission statement from day one, which precedes the founding of Henson's company. If Henson actually gave a damn about the issue, rather than responding to pressure and then grandstanding, they might have never chosen to associate with Chick-Fil-A at all.

    It's a pity that simple symbols and characters from childhood now have to be politicized.

    It's the owners money and they can do as they please. Wonder if Ms. Henson will returned/give away previous donations? Probably not.

    Why, with all the money the Muppet trademark makes, hell I've bought at a minimum 3 Grovers, does anyone give them money?

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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    It's the owners money and they can do as they please. Wonder if Ms. Henson will returned/give away previous donations? Probably not.

    Why, with all the money the Muppet trademark makes, hell I've bought at a minimum 3 Grovers, does anyone give them money?
    Chick-Fil-A contracted with the Jim Henson Company to include muppet toys in kids' meals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Or: It shows that he didn't want to take a political stance he perceived to be harmful in 2008, but by 2012 he calculated it wasn't all that harmful anymore. He is a politician, after all.
    What was their alternative? Voting for John McCain?
    you continue to confirm the point. He doesn't give a **** about the gay community. He sees them as a tool...as a vote, and nothing more. And since you do readily compromise your 'values', why shouldn't he see you that way? Must suck to be a token.

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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    So chik had no problem selling out to a pro gay group for profit then said:

    Representatives for Chick-Fil-A were not immediately available for comment on Monday, but the company posted on their Facebook page last week that their restaurants "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect - regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender."

    That's completely false considering their comments against SSM.

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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Got breakfast a Chick Fil A this morning. Holy freaking awesome burrito Batman. Everything else aside this chicken burrito is awesome.
    And you won't get "the gay" from it!


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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