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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.
    Perhaps. But she's as free to speak as anyone else. Many a company doesn't want their name attached to someone or something that might reflect badly on them. And stupid, like we heard from Chick-Fil-A, well, someone might not want that to reflect on them. And anyone is free to say so.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    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.
    Hey hey hey

    It's android phones/tablets that have like a 6 month life span before the new and improved one comes out Apple you get 1 year before you're outdated relative to Apple technology (and like, -6 months sometimes relative to the tech field as a whole)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    The issue with (Chick-fil-a, edited to correct a juvenile mis-spelling) seems to be based not on thier Christianity but on their political positions.
    And what political position does Chick-Fil-A take?

    Claiming is has to do with Christianity is just a ploy for sympathy.
    You're really going to have to clear this up for me...Who is claiming that what has to do with Christianity?
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Perhaps. But she's as free to speak as anyone else. Many a company doesn't want their name attached to someone or something that might reflect badly on them. And stupid, like we heard from Chick-Fil-A, well, someone might not want that to reflect on them. And anyone is free to say so.
    Yeah, but as I read more on it, turns out to be an empty threat on her part. What she fails to mention was that Disney has owned the Muppets outright since 2002 and the Jim Henson Company no longer has any interest in them.

    I'm pretty sure Disney will keep on licensing the Muppets to Chik.

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

    I didn't even know that Chic-Filet was a "christian" organization.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I didn't even know that Chic-Filet was a "christian" organization.
    I thought it was a fastfood joint.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, but as I read more on it, turns out to be an empty threat on her part. What she fails to mention was that Disney has owned the Muppets outright since 2002 and the Jim Henson Company no longer has any interest in them.

    I'm pretty sure Disney will keep on licensing the Muppets to Chik.
    Doesn't matter. Either way, she can say what she pleases.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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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 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.
    Deliberately missing the point is a lame way to score cheap points.

    "More inclusive than thou" is self-righteous grandstanding, too.
    Last edited by ChuckBerry; 07-26-12 at 02:34 PM. Reason: re-phrasing
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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

    I look forward to all those very principled people coming out loud and strong against the black and hispanic groups that are accpting of homosexuals but dont believe gay marriage is 'right'. Just like...you know...the president...up until he decided to play his 'gay token' pawn.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I didn't even know that Chic-Filet was a "christian" organization.
    Well it's not a "chrisitan" organization as in it's goals are religious...but it's "christian" in the notion that its owners business practices and views are highlighly influenced by their religion.

    Anyone that frequents a Chick-Fil-A should have at least a guess that they may be religious as I'm sure they've gone "Hmm, I'd love some [insert chick-fil-a food] right now" only to drive by the resturant and go "Ah ****! I forgot it's Sunday" because they close every single sunday.

    In most stores there's usually a poster explaining why, due to the deeply held religious beliefs, they are closed on Sundays.

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