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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I just can't believe this company is being lambasted because it publicly espouses Christian values.
    And it isn't lip service either, there was a story about a mentally challenged person here who couldn't find a job due to his disabilities, the meticulously chosen franchisee here decided to take a chance on the kid and said it's his best hire ever. The kid got spending money and I believe moved up since the story and is a customer favorite, very helpful and friendly, and all this came because of the christian values of helping others and giving people a chance.

    I don't believe it's my place to comment on SSM even as a Catholic, and it isn't my place to judge but I do respect that other Christians do interpret the teachings a different way. Chik-fil-a is entitled to their beliefs, as are Mrs. Henson and the customers of the establishment, I just don't think it's a huge thing to hoot and holler over. And I really need to get my chicken club sandwich fix settled soon.
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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, so? No one here is saying she can't. Just that it's meaningless for her to do so. As I stated, her father's company doesn't own the Muppets anymore, haven't for a decade. They don't license Chik anything - Disney owns the Muppets and their marketing outright.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    K, but the owner is free to do so. Does Chick-Fil-A refuse service to gays? I don't care if the owner happens to be religious, it has no bearing on me.
    Nope, to my understanding there's not systemic discrimination against homosexuals.

    I think you have people in three different levels of camps in terms of the "really" outraged.

    - Those who are focusing their outrage primarily that the owner has a very fundamentalist view on gay marriage/homsexuality and expressed it in a way some find "disgusting"

    - Those who are focusing their outrage primarily that the company gives charitable money to organizations who hold stances that are opposed to gay marriage and other gay rights

    - Those wh oare focusing their outrage primarily that the company gives charitable money to organizations who specifically hold radical views regarding gays (homosexuality should be illegal, etc)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I just can't believe this company is being lambasted because it publicly espouses Christian values.
    Odly, most christians I know personally are ok with SSM. Maybe you just don't understand what christian values really are. Or maybe there are tons of different sects within christianity all of which calim to have the one true set of christian values....

    Personally, if people use their religion as an excuse to be an ass, I still call them an ass, and Chic-Fil-A is acting the ass.
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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?
    Here's the thing, I feel VERY strongly for SSM. I had a brother who was gay and was with the same man for 18 years. He died without having the right to marry the person he loved. So, yes, I feel it is right to base my spending habits on companies that openly are against SSM like Chic-fil-A.

    If someone else feels that strongly against SSM, then it would be right for them as well to not spend money someplace that supports SSM.

    There are people on the right and left that will either shop or not shop at places that say Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays. While I think that may be silly, someone may feel strongly enough either to shop or not shop there.

    I guess my point is ultimately it is my money, and for what I have control of, I will decide who gets it.

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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 thought it was christians who claimed that god gave us free ****ing will. Apparently that is only when you don't do what those same christians like what you 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
    but we have found out that the henson company will no longer work for chik fil a

    guess we won't have anymore cows telling us to 'eat more chicken'
    But that's a bit of a lie on her part. They don't own the Muppets anymore, haven't since 2002. There is no evidence they have any relationship, business or otherwise, with Chick now.

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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.
    Yeah, from what I've read, they close on Sundays, so that their employees are free to go to church.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Yeah, from what I've read, they close on Sundays, so that their employees are free to go to church.
    What if their employees are Jewish?
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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
    No one?

    Form the OP:

    It's a pity that simple symbols and characters from childhood now have to be politicized.
    That doesn't say she can't speak her piece. Just that it's a shame she's politicizing characters that her company no longer owns.

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