Skip to comments.Jim Henson Company ends business relationship with Chick-fil-A over anti-gay views
Posted on 07/23/2012 4:56:54 PM PDT by IbJensen
Kermit and Miss Piggy won't be chomping down on Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches any longer.
The Jim Henson Company will stop providing toys for the fast food chains kids meals because of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance.
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On Facebook, the company said that CEO Lisa Henson is a strong supporter of marriage equality and decided to end the relationship with the food-maker. The company behind the Muppets will donate the money it received from Chick-fil-A to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
"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 statement reads.
The controversy over Chick-fil-A's views on gay rights came to a head after the the company's president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that he was "guilty as charged" when it came to his support for the Biblical definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman.
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"We are very much supportive of the family -- the Biblical definition of the family unit," Cathy said. "We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."
The company has also reportedly donated millions of dollars to anti-gay Christian groups. With over $4 billion in revenue, Chick-fil-A has continued to stress its religious values by refusing, for instance, to open on Sundays.
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Guess I won’t be buying Muppet-brand toys, books, or videos for my granddaughter any more.
I will be buying some Chik-fil-A next chance I get.
I will buy nothing that the Henson company produces and encourage everyone to stop going to “Sesame Place” in Bucks County, Pa.
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Chick-Fil-A can find better toys from a better company - good riddance to the muppets.
I wish there was a Chick-Fil-A closer to my home than Fairfield (I live in San Jose). Then again I’ll be passing through Fairfield on my way north this weekend, so maybe I’ll give them my business this Friday.
And yet, he wouldn’t allow Bert and Ernie to be considered homosexual “partners” as the clamoring homo-Nazis demanded. Did he change his mind?
For them to bow to 1-1/2% contingent of sodomites is pathetic. That leaves 98-1/2% of us to continue to give support to this fine business.
May they go the same way that J.C. Penney is going.
Sesame Street always had liberal undertones throughout.
It’s gotten much worse naturally, along with that abomination Disney Channel.
Ditto. I will be buying Chic-fil-A gift cards for everyones (family) birthday, now, though
The Jim Henson Company ended it’s business relationship with Jim Henson in 1990.
Yes, I hope Jim Henson company pays for this down the line. They should have been supportive of Chick-Fil-A, instead they snatch the donated toys away from the kids’ happy meals. They obviously care more for gays and lesbians than they do for children.
Ummm, The Jim Henson has been dead for decades.
Elmo just became fodder for our shooting range.
Kermit is gay? That explains a lot actually...
So this is what it comes down to. If a company doesn’t bow down to the sodomites, it’s ostracized. I’m so sick of this homosexualist crap!
Hang in there, Chick-Fil-A. It’s going to be a rough ride. But you should know you have a lot of support for your stance, even though the media will make it sound like you’re pariahs. Hold your ground.
Imagine that. NAMBLA by any other name...
Yep, Bert just couldn’t handle it, since Ernie told Rubber Ducky that he was “the one.”
Gee, who woulda thunk it: people whose work consists of playing with puppets being pro-gay rights.
I’ll be eating at Chick-fil-A every chance I get.
Dear God that’s gonna leave a mark! Where are they gonna find toys? WHERE I tellya!?
A rub a dub dubby—yes, that’s the way the rubber duck quacks and the tragic down-low life in the Sesame Street fast lane.
Bert, Ernie and George Soros are behind this.
I think the one in SJ is opening this Friday.
The folks on the “other” team don’t like Chick-fil-A ‘cause it doesn’t serve all beef wieners.
Jim Henson Studios is located less than two blocks from Chick-fil-A’s Hollywood franchise. Does this mean that Henson employees are going to have to find a new lunch venue?
I forgot to add tuna tacos!
Frankly, I don’t understand the homosexualist insanity that’s spreading through America’s corporations. Pray tell, what marketing advantage does Jim Henson Co. gain by declaring war on Chick-Fil-A? Do they honestly think this will spur purchases of Sesame Street branded products? Or, do they just not give a damn?
It may be the latter given our neo-fascist president. Nowadays a corporation doesn’t have to be good at business so much as being good at getting lucrative government handouts and using government regulations to strangle the competition.
My purchases are insignificant, but when I’m comparing two products, I really do avoid those companies that push the homosexual agenda. It may not matter to them, but I won’t give them my business if they choose to stick their sick political agenda in my face!
this is plain nuts and the media never tell people the truth about this agenda and that goes for the cowardly phony Hannity etc.
We’re talking about what the majority want and think about marriage and now we have idiots and ignorant dopes making it out that hiomo sex and marriage is normal.
Marriage is between one man and one woman and regardless of how the media and the kooks try and make it look that they’re in the majority they are not and we all need to speak out on our views regarding this...
Parades, flags, boycotts etc and all because a man likes getting off wiht another mans crap hole or a woman wearing a strap on pretending she is a man. Then thye say they’re proud of this yet years ago they said it was teir private business...
Staying silent has only helped their agenda, being a coward like Hannity is helping their agenda and hurting our children.
I’m off to GA soon and planned my trip up there by stopping off at their stores for the family. I will also be at the eat in and if they want to act all perverted then they will hear from me seeing as they want attention like a baby does.
Miss Piggy and Kermit were too misanthropic faggot lovers !!!
Gee. . and PEDOPHILIA, too, since Elmo is only four years old. Disgusting! No wonder Bert hanged himself. :o)
I wish there was a Chick-Fil-A closer to my home than Fairfield (I live in San Jose).
Wouldn’t this one be closer?
this is nuts , people having sex in a very unnatural way and unhealthy way is now considered to be normal to certain fools and then they say they should be married.
WOW now if talk radio and those on TV actually got some guts and mentioned this then lets see how the homostapo reacts especially when the majority of this country find out about what their agenda is about and how they go about forcing their agenda onto the public.
As for chick-fil-a, then we have one here and the place is always ful, and they do a hell of a lot for the comunity, a damn sight more than queers for sure.
Well, if your only option was Ms. Piggy, what would you do?
Frank Oz is the main guy now. He is the voice of Miss Piggy but not Kermit. He was the first to declare himself queer as a 3 dollar bill several years ago.
This would be a fantastic opportunity for them to partner with a company that shares their values and expand both of their market shares.
Bert and Ernie throw a hissy fit?
The Jim Henson Company Does Not Merely Provide Chick-a-fil with toys for the fast food chains kids meals.
They actually sell them.
The Jim Henson Company says it will be donating its final residual check from Chick-fil-A to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Chick a fil = $4 Billion +
Jim Henson = $6 million +
So a tiny little company that doesn’t make in a year what Chick a fil earns in a little over 8 hours is going to hurt?
Only getting hurt here is Henson and I guess if they can afford this kind of hit, well then by all means....have at it.
Shoot yourself in the foot.
I don’t believe that one’s open yet. I just had hamburgers at Five Guys and Chick a Fil wasn’t open yet.
That was a week ago though.
I’m going to Chick-Fil-A tonight.