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

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    who does chick fil a donate money too that is wrong?
    That depends on your point of view. You might very well think there is absolutely nothing wrong with any of the following organisations. If you're gay, some names might be a tad bit familiar and not in a good way:

    IRS 990 forms show that WinShape , the restaurant chain's charitable foundation which was founded by Chick-Fil-A's chairman S. Truett Cathy in 1994, gave to the following groups in 2009:

    Marriage & Family Legacy Fund: $994,199
    Fellowship Of Christian Athletes: $480,000
    National Christian Foundation: $240,000
    Focus On The Family: $12,500
    Eagle Forum: $5,000
    Exodus International: $1,000
    Family Research Council: $1,000

    Chick-Fil-A Donated Nearly $2 Million To Anti-Gay Groups In 2009 | Equality Matters
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Do you also think the it is the right thing for those who are not in favor of ssm to boycott and refuse to support any organization or store that does support ssm or is run by homosexuals? Should consumers really be basing their spending habits on the sexual preferences and opinions of business owners?
    You are using a false equivalency. Pro-SSM people aren't dehumanizing the other side like the other side is.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Am I missing where The Muppets had anything to do with ChikAFilA to begin with? Was there some sort of prior business relationship? Did they sometime in the past use Muppet characters in their advertising?
    did chik fil a send a check to henson for no reason?

    Sounds like the daughter is desparate to reinvigorate her father's business. Their revival movie barely made it's nut and the government is increasingly pulling out of PBS (a prime source of Muppet revenue).
    she is doing well enough to forego payment from chik fil a

    What Lisa Hensen thinks, so what? Might as well be quoting a random dude on the street.
    what she did was effective enough to get you to post
    then we must conclude you do care about what she thinks
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    That's a fair comment.
    I do sometimes wonder how many people I see posting their outrage concerning Chick-Fil-A and their negative actions in regards to the civil rights of gay people are posting their thoughts from their iPhones and iPad's brought to you by workers who have such horrendous working conditions due to the lack of rights that suicides of employees were viewed as normal occurences.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I do sometimes wonder how many people I see posting their outrage concerning Chick-Fil-A and their negative actions in regards to the civil rights of gay people are posting their thoughts from their iPhones and iPad's brought to you by workers who have such horrendous working conditions due to the lack of rights that suicides of employees were viewed as normal occurences.
    Don't be so hard on iPhone and iPad owners. They are obviously emotionally handicapped. That is the only way to explain why they would pay too much for a product that will be replaced in six months by a new one.

    You make a good point. I dare anyone to find products at Walmart that aren't made in China. We can thank every President since Nixon for this crap.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    Do you also think the it is the right thing for those who are not in favor of ssm to boycott and refuse to support any organization or store that does support ssm or is run by homosexuals? Should consumers really be basing their spending habits on the sexual preferences and opinions of business owners?
    I think anybody should be able to boycott anything for any reason, logical or not. Boycotts are passive and harm nothing. If it feels good - do it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    You are using a false equivalency. Pro-SSM people aren't dehumanizing the other side like the other side is.
    It is not. Do you think those who do not support ssm should be boycotting businesses too? i should word it as, it is the right thing for them to do.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I think anybody should be able to boycott anything for any reason, logical or not. Boycotts are passive and harm nothing. If it feels good - do it.
    I dont think anyone would argue that they shouldnt be able to. The question is, is it the right thing to do?
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    did chik fil a send a check to henson for no reason?
    That was my question in the first place. Thank goodness someone here was bright enough to answer the question rather than just repeating it.

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    she is doing well enough to forego payment from chik fil a
    Actually, no, they're not doing all that well. Hensen and Compnay has languished since Jim died.

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what she did was effective enough to get you to post
    then we must conclude you do care about what she thinks
    No, remember where you are. This is a discussion forum. I was responding to the other members on this topic. But let's just pretend I did care about Lisa Hensen's opinion on this or any other matter. Is it positive attention or negative? Will it encourage me to buy their products, or leave them on the shelf?

    They sell to parents for children. Making the Muppets gay in the minds of parents isn't going to help sales. Which is Lisa's primary duty as head of the company.

    Edit: Aha! Now I see why Lisa is making this public. It's a face-saving move (they were about to get sued):

    Coincidence! Chick-Fil-A pulls Jim Henson toy over ‘safety issue’ as company blasts restaurant’s anti-gay stance

    The notice on the counter of Chick-Fil-A location in Plano, Texas says that a Jim Henson Company Creature Shop Puppet was pulled because some children's fingers got stuck in the toys' holes, but recall, ostensibly dated July 19, became public knowledge after Henson's CEO criticized the chaIn's anti-gay stance.


    Read more: Coincidence! Chick-Fil-A pulls Jim Henson toy over
    Last edited by clownboy; 07-26-12 at 02:20 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Some people fail to recognize that it is quite possible to be a Christian without being a hateful bigot spreading lies in order to try to damage a group of people.

    The one's who actually follow Jesus' teachings, for instance.............
    Homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord. That IS Jesus's teachings.

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