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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.
    You know, just because someone is Christian does not inherently mean they do not believe in same sex marriage.

    This isn't against Chick-Fil-A's "Christian" values.

    Rather this is against the comiany's lobbying against the rights of homosexuals.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    ok. how exactly am I mindlessly partisan? Please explain that to me.


    after you are done explaining to me how i am a mindless hack, how about you show me where i have ever said that either side was less tolerant than the other.

    While you are at it show me where I have said I have no issue with the behavior of intolerance by others.

    If you want to throw these types of statements out there against me how about you take some time to support them. Otherwise these are just mindless attacks
    "The bias in your posts betrays a bias against people, not behavior, and makes you a standing hypocrite willing to ignore intolerance from people you agree with and to scathe at intolerance from people you have a personal agenda against. All your latest posts have done is confirm this for me and anyone else who has read them."

    I pointed out several cases where conservative organizations engaged in the same kind of intolerant behavior you derided same sex marriage advocates for and you acknowledged it and then persisted to make claims indicative that only same sex marriage advocates engage in such intolerance. When pressured you made posts deriding same sex marriage advocates in general revealing that you have a personal bias against them. This is indicative that you are willing to ignore intolerant behavior from those who share your bias against same sex marriage advocates.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    I have always "gotten it" What you don't get is that people have a right to their opinions and beliefs, and they should not be destroyed for expressing them no matter how offensive. Its called FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
    What is "destroyed"?
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    What is "destroyed"?
    Their profits in the more socially liberal areas. But there's nothing wrong with a boycott.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Their profits in the more socially liberal areas. But there's nothing wrong with a boycott.
    That is like how Starbucks has seen drop offs in their most socially conservative areas because of their pro gay stance. People are free to vote with their wallets. Money is free speech.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    That is like how Starbucks has seen drop offs in their most socially conservative areas because of their pro gay stance. People are free to vote with their wallets. Money is free speech.
    Exactly, free speech is a double edged sword.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    About this, a smart businessman would have shut the **** up, and never said a damn thing about this issue. His job is to sell chicken to people, not comment on controversial social issues. All the controversy surrounding this is not helping Chick-Fil-A in the slightest.
    You're judging smartness, I'm not. Frankly I don't care, it's a lot of hoopla over nothing. Liberal Christian-haters ****ting their pants over Christian values is actually fun to watch. They are so ****ing stupid, and their Chicken Little attitude as though an apocalypse is coming. Hahahahaha, maybe we'll get lucky and it'll take ten years off of each one of their lives.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You're judging smartness, I'm not. Frankly I don't care, it's a lot of hoopla over nothing. Liberal Christian-haters ****ting their pants over Christian values is actually fun to watch. They are so ****ing stupid, and their Chicken Little attitude as though an apocalypse is coming. Hahahahaha, maybe we'll get lucky and it'll take ten years off of each one of their lives.
    You ah... You ok bro?

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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
    Oh, but out of the shoot Chicago and Boston mayors came out guns a blazing with "I don't want that business in my city". Of course they backtracked, because they weren't elected dictators, just majors. So yes, there were some that wanted to define where he gave his money. And they weren't afraid to use political power to do it, until they found out they couldn't.
    Try as I might, I still don't see any actual examples of someone (mayor or otherwise) telling the business owner where he can or can't donate money to political causes.

    I DO see one or more mayors expressing outrage at the Chick-Fil-A owner's financial support of harmful causes.

    I DON'T see anyone being told to whom/what they can or cannot donate money.

    You DO get that expressing outrage over something != telling someone what they can/can't do, right?
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    perhaps you should go read some of the stuff people are saying on here, facebook, and even in person before making statements like this.
    So you can't refute my point with logic, or facts so you say some vague statement that makes you seem to have the moral high ground. When you clearly don't, and just want to pretend that the people who are rightfully offended are actually wrong.
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