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

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    As a gay person, I will still patronize chick-fil-a. Dan Cathy feels as strongly about his values, beliefs, and convictions as I do about mine. If you as an indidual or as a group are intolerant of his values, convictions, and beliefs, how can you then expect him (or others) to be tolerant of yours?

    I grew up with Bubba Cathy's kids- spent a lot of time with Bubba, Dan, and Truett as a kid. They will not compromise on their beliefs. I respect that. I can also say that while they believe homosexuality and SSM are wrong, they are not hateful people. They are kind generous people whose beliefs I do not personally agree with.

    Gay people, if it is your goal to promote tolerance, you should do that.
    Yep a good friend of mine is gay and he said how disappointed he is at Chick-fil-A's stance, but he will continue going there to show them that being gay isn't a problem.
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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.

    One company decides not to do business with another. It's an issue of branding and marketing, not politics.

    That being said -- Homosexuality and gay rights need to stop being a 'political' issue. We need to stop seeing two points of view and come to understand that there is only one side to human rights, dignity, and fairness.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Yep a good friend of mine is gay and he said how disappointed he is at Chick-fil-A's stance, but he will continue going there to show them that being gay isn't a problem.
    It's really not ChickFilA's stance. Those stores are franchises . . . owned by individuals who have their own opinions on the subject.

    Your friend is right. It shouldn't make any difference. Hell, for all we know, the CEO at McDonald's is a Nazi. There. Godwinned.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Of course, were a country star do the same thing today, the same ninnies who boycotted them would treat them like heroes.
    Of course they would. It doesn't matter that they disrespected "the President." It's that the Chicks disrespected a REPUBLICAN President


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

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikaze483 View Post
    As a gay person, I will still patronize chick-fil-a. Dan Cathy feels as strongly about his values, beliefs, and convictions as I do about mine. If you as an indidual or as a group are intolerant of his values, convictions, and beliefs, how can you then expect him (or others) to be tolerant of yours?

    I grew up with Bubba Cathy's kids- spent a lot of time with Bubba, Dan, and Truett as a kid. They will not compromise on their beliefs. I respect that. I can also say that while they believe homosexuality and SSM are wrong, they are not hateful people. They are kind generous people whose beliefs I do not personally agree with.

    Gay people, if it is your goal to promote tolerance, you should do that.
    If more people on both sides of this argument shared this ideology they could have come together and resolved this by now. Instead they feel the need to attack each other which makes the other side attack. Reason and understanding is a far more efficient tool than anger and fighting.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    I seriously doubt there are 1 million moms in this group but that's a good attempt. The only boycotts by cons are small fringe groups and there is no comparison to the boycotts by the mainstream liberals that includes politicians. Personally I am against boycotting anybody for their religious or political beliefs. This is a free country and if you start fearing retribution for your beliefs you have lost your freedom. These liberal boycotts in America are not much different from burning books in Nazi Germany.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Of course they would. It doesn't matter that they disrespected "the President." It's that the Chicks disrespected a REPUBLICAN President
    Disrespecting a Republican president is unpatriotic. Disrespecting a Democratic president is ok. Everyone knows that. Sheesh.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Your Star claimed offensive and disrespectful things were said about gays by chic CEO. All I can find is that he came out against gay marriage. Apparently she is misinformed and reactionary.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Your Star claimed offensive and disrespectful things were said about gays by chic CEO. All I can find is that he came out against gay marriage. Apparently she is misinformed and reactionary.
    YourStar and many others are on one side of this argument. Because these two sides can only fight anything the other side says or does is an attack.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Of course they would. It doesn't matter that they disrespected "the President." It's that the Chicks disrespected a REPUBLICAN President
    Patriotism can be quite the subtle thing, Rocket. Luckily for us, Sean and Rush are always there for our benefit to explain these subtleties.
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