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

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

    I guess Bert and Ernie can get married now.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    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.
    Absolutely. If you care that much about your principles are decide to work with a company that is so fundamentalist in it's christian beliefs that it chooses to take a loss financially and close on Sundays and you didn't take the time to find out basic things like this at the time...which likely wouldn't have been difficult at all...then it makes me think that this stand is less on principle and more on making a public statement.

    That said...guess what?

    I go to Chick-Fil-A for my fast food, not my political views

    I go to the Muppets for nostalgic memory of my childhood, not my political views

    I'm going to continue to eat tasty nuggets, and I will likely be laughing along to Sheldon singing "Am I a Man or am I a Muppet" whenever the new Muppet Movie makes it onto HBO/Cable/Netflix Insta-queue

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

    All this talk about chick fil a makes me hungry. I am taking the family there for dinner tonight.
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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 go to the Muppets for nostalgic memory of my childhood, not my political views
    with that said, I really miss Jim

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Absolutely. If you care that much about your principles are decide to work with a company that is so fundamentalist in it's christian beliefs that it chooses to take a loss financially and close on Sundays and you didn't take the time to find out basic things like this at the time...which likely wouldn't have been difficult at all...then it makes me think that this stand is less on principle and more on making a public statement.

    That said...guess what?

    I go to Chick-Fil-A for my fast food, not my political views

    I go to the Muppets for nostalgic memory of my childhood, not my political views

    I'm going to continue to eat tasty nuggets, and I will likely be laughing along to Sheldon singing "Am I a Man or am I a Muppet" whenever the new Muppet Movie makes it onto HBO/Cable/Netflix Insta-queue
    Except, of course, some small percentage of whatever you spend on those tasty nuggets will be spent somewhere de-humanizing gay people. Which, of course, is your choice. They won't be doing it with any of my money, which is my choice.
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Except, of course, some small percentage of whatever you spend on those tasty nuggets will be spent somewhere de-humanizing gay people. Which, of course, is your choice. They won't be doing it with any of my money, which is my choice.
    You never know what is happening with all your money do you?
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    Re: Muppets owner Lisa Henson severs ties with Chick-Fil-A over SSM

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Except, of course, some small percentage of whatever you spend on those tasty nuggets will be spent somewhere de-humanizing gay people. Which, of course, is your choice. They won't be doing it with any of my money, which is my choice.
    So its "de-humanizing" now ? They have the exact same rights as me, and I am now "de-human" ?

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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
    So its "de-humanizing" now ? They have the exact same rights as me, and I am now "de-human" ?
    Treating gay people like something is wrong with them IS de-humanizing them. There is nothing wrong with them being gay.

    If gay marriage were legalized, you would have the same rights to marry someone of the same sex too. Win/win for everyone to allow gay marriage.

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

    Hey Henson, don't donate my paycheck to GLAAD.

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