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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    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.
    Forgive my pointing this out, but that is not the standard. Well, not the "liberal" standard. The Ten Commandments in a Courthouse denies no one a right to worship. Dittos saying a prayer in school.

    In the case of Chic-Fil-A, the government is discriminating against them because of a legal political or religious belief.

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

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    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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    Except, of course, that it isn't.
    Most Christians, I think, would say that marriage between a man and a woman is biblically correct. (I support gay marriage, so don't climb all OVER my ass. Ha!) Thank heaven there are enough pick-and-choose Christians in our country that also espouse to the "Judge not . . ." part. But Christianity itself doesn't support gay marriage. Period.

    What anti-gay bigotry? Maybe I've missed something...because that's wrong.
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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
    Forgive my pointing this out, but that is not the standard. Well, not the "liberal" standard. The Ten Commandments in a Courthouse denies no one a right to worship. Dittos saying a prayer in school.

    In the case of Chic-Fil-A, the government is discriminating against them because of a legal political or religious belief.
    You're not making any sense in the context of this thread. This is not about the government, nor is it about what is on a Courthouse's walls or praying in public schools. This about the Cookie Monster and chicken sandwiches.
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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.
    The Muppets are about teaching tolerance and diversity. If you think that is "politicization", then you also have to be outraged at every Sunday School in the nation.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Most Christians, I think, would say that marriage between a man and a woman is biblically correct. (I support gay marriage, so don't climb all OVER my ass. Ha!) Thank heaven there are enough pick-and-choose Christians in our country that also espouse to the "Judge not . . ." part. But Christianity itself doesn't support gay marriage. Period.

    What anti-gay bigotry? Maybe I've missed something...because that's wrong.
    I think they mean the anti-gay or fix-the-gay organisations that Chick-Fil-A donates tons of money to.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Most Christians, I think, would say that marriage between a man and a woman is biblically correct. (I support gay marriage, so don't climb all OVER my ass. Ha!) Thank heaven there are enough pick-and-choose Christians in our country that also espouse to the "Judge not . . ." part. But Christianity itself doesn't support gay marriage. Period.

    What anti-gay bigotry? Maybe I've missed something...because that's wrong.
    The kind that says that if gays get married God wrath will be bestowed upon us. It's ridiculous on it's face. Or does God only care about American gay marriage?
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    The kind that says that if gays get married God wrath will be bestowed upon us. It's ridiculous on it's face. Or does God only care about American gay marriage?
    Where did ChickFilA's CEO say anything like this?

    I'm not sure, but I'm guessing that the US has become among the most tolerant nations of the gay/lesbian lifestyle. We have a ways to go, but we're on the right path, that's for sure.
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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
    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 ?
    Except, of course, I have expressed no opinion on the action of this 'liberal' mayor or any other 'liberal' mayor. Since you asked, I oppose the notion that the weight of government should be brought to bear on these people, no matter how bigotted they are.

    What I said was that I choose not to give my money to businesses who are likely to use some of that money to fund bigoted activities which dehumanize people based on their sexual orientation.

    See how that works?
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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
    Forgive my pointing this out, but that is not the standard. Well, not the "liberal" standard. The Ten Commandments in a Courthouse denies no one a right to worship. Dittos saying a prayer in school.

    In the case of Chic-Fil-A, the government is discriminating against them because of a legal political or religious belief.
    Can you tell me what the First Commandment is?
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I think they mean the anti-gay or fix-the-gay organisations that Chick-Fil-A donates tons of money to.
    who does chick fil a donate money too that is wrong?
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