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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    So its "de-humanizing" now ? They have the exact same rights as me, and I am now "de-human" ?
    Clearly you don't 'get it'. Have somebody explain it to you.
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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.
    I just can't believe this company is being lambasted because it publicly espouses Christian values.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Given an option between Chick-Fil-A and the Muppets, I'll take the chicken guys.
    I thought you were moving to Iran. Do they have Chick-Fil-A in Iran?
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I just can't believe this company is being lambasted because it publicly espouses Christian values.
    I wasn't aware 'christain values' were the same thing as anti-gay bigotry. I guess it depends on what kind of christian you are.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I just can't believe this company is being lambasted because it publicly espouses Christian values.
    No. They're being lambasted not for espousing the values, but for actually walking the talk, Maggie. That's not very popular anymore.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    That's part of why I left the Christian Faith.... nobody willing to stand up for Right and Wrong anymore. Besides, I was always more of an Old Testament fan anyway.
    I see why Iran has such an appeal for you.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I just can't believe this company is being lambasted because it publicly espouses Christian values.
    Except, of course, that it isn't.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    I wasn't aware 'christain values' were the same thing as anti-gay bigotry. I guess it depends on what kind of christian you are.
    I think she means those Pharisees virulently opposed to Jesus' teachings rather than the actual Christians who follow Him.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I just can't believe this company is being lambasted because it publicly espouses Christian values.
    As long as they're not deprived of their right to worship, I don't see what the problem is. They have the right to express their beliefs and other people have the right to express disagreement with those beliefs.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Clearly you don't 'get it'. Have somebody explain it to you.
    There's nothing special about "liberal stupidity". Its just as stupid as other stupidities.

    Now let's have some mayors start revoking the business permits of anyone deemed to be a pro-gay business owner. Or in fact, an actual gay business owner. Or at least not renew those licenses.

    See how that works ? See how damn stupid liberals have become ?

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