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Jim Henson Company ends business relationship with Chick-fil-A over anti-gay views
MSN ^ | July 23, 2012, | Brent Lang

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chickfila; culturewars; fuelmo; gaystapo; henson; homosexualagenda; muppets
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Chick-fil-A has every right to feel the way they do and I applaud them for standing by their values. I also respect that they are NOT open on Sundays and that they have never "bowed" to pressure to be open 7-days a week---love that they believe that day is for families--wish more businesses were like that--when I was a kid, none of the stores were open on Sundays--that was a day for church and family, not shopping.. now, it's greed that keeps businesses open! kudo's to Chick-fil-A for sticking to their principles and to hell with Henson and their homosexual muppets!
1 posted on 07/23/2012 4:57:03 PM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Guess I won’t be buying Muppet-brand toys, books, or videos for my granddaughter any more.


2 posted on 07/23/2012 4:59:05 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: IbJensen

I will be buying some Chik-fil-A next chance I get.


3 posted on 07/23/2012 5:00:19 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: IbJensen

I will buy nothing that the Henson company produces and encourage everyone to stop going to “Sesame Place” in Bucks County, Pa.


4 posted on 07/23/2012 5:02:06 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: DallasDeb

Hollywood: Company Headquarters

1416 North LaBrea Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323.802.1500
Fax: 323.802.1825

New York office

37-18 Northern Boulevard, Suite 400
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: 212.794.2400
Fax: 212.439.7452


5 posted on 07/23/2012 5:02:46 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: IbJensen

Chick-Fil-A can find better toys from a better company - good riddance to the muppets.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 5:02:53 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: IbJensen

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.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 5:03:21 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on...)
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To: IbJensen

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?


8 posted on 07/23/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: scottjewell
Chick-Fil-A can find better toys from a better company - good riddance to the muppets.

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.

9 posted on 07/23/2012 5:05:40 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: IbJensen
I applaud Chc-Fil-A. When is enough going to be enough?

If we who are true Conservative Christians don't stand up and confront the rotting from with in this country is experiencing, who will.

I plan to pass by companies that bow to the new world order and give more business to places like Chic-Fil-A
10 posted on 07/23/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Stand for something, or fall for anything.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Sesame Street always had liberal undertones throughout.

It’s gotten much worse naturally, along with that abomination Disney Channel.


11 posted on 07/23/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: DallasDeb

Ditto. I will be buying Chic-fil-A gift cards for everyones (family) birthday, now, though


12 posted on 07/23/2012 5:08:08 PM PDT by Afterguard
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To: IbJensen

The Jim Henson Company ended it’s business relationship with Jim Henson in 1990.


13 posted on 07/23/2012 5:08:36 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: IbJensen
Anytime there's a Chick-fil-A nearby and it's time to eat, that's where I go.
14 posted on 07/23/2012 5:08:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
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To: laweeks

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.


15 posted on 07/23/2012 5:10:55 PM PDT by scottjewell
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To: fwdude
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?

Ummm, The Jim Henson has been dead for decades.

16 posted on 07/23/2012 5:11:07 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: IbJensen

Elmo just became fodder for our shooting range.


17 posted on 07/23/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: IbJensen
(AP) Depressed over Chick-fil-A's position, rumors of Ernie's dalliances with Elmo and other personal issues, Bert hanged himself today.
18 posted on 07/23/2012 5:11:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: IbJensen

Kermit is gay? That explains a lot actually...


19 posted on 07/23/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: IbJensen
I'm getting REALLY HUNGRY right now!Image and video hosting by TinyPic
20 posted on 07/23/2012 5:12:28 PM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: IbJensen

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!


21 posted on 07/23/2012 5:12:31 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: IbJensen

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.


22 posted on 07/23/2012 5:12:44 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IbJensen
surprise surprise. the business of someone whose career was entertaining children is pro queer.

Imagine that. NAMBLA by any other name...

23 posted on 07/23/2012 5:13:11 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If Bill Ayers had a son, he'd look like James Holmes.)
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To: tumblindice

Yep, Bert just couldn’t handle it, since Ernie told Rubber Ducky that he was “the one.”


24 posted on 07/23/2012 5:14:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: IbJensen

Gee, who woulda thunk it: people whose work consists of playing with puppets being pro-gay rights.


25 posted on 07/23/2012 5:14:37 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: IbJensen

I’ll be eating at Chick-fil-A every chance I get.


26 posted on 07/23/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: IbJensen

Dear God that’s gonna leave a mark! Where are they gonna find toys? WHERE I tellya!?


27 posted on 07/23/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (If Bill Ayers had a son, he'd look like James Holmes.)
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To: dfwgator

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.


28 posted on 07/23/2012 5:17:22 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: IbJensen

Bert, Ernie and George Soros are behind this.


29 posted on 07/23/2012 5:18:56 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I think the one in SJ is opening this Friday.


30 posted on 07/23/2012 5:19:02 PM PDT by super7man
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To: IbJensen

The folks on the “other” team don’t like Chick-fil-A ‘cause it doesn’t serve all beef wieners.


31 posted on 07/23/2012 5:19:30 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: All

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?


32 posted on 07/23/2012 5:20:12 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: IbJensen

I forgot to add tuna tacos!


33 posted on 07/23/2012 5:20:31 PM PDT by 1raider1
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To: scottjewell

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!


34 posted on 07/23/2012 5:23:41 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: IbJensen

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.


35 posted on 07/23/2012 5:25:54 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: IbJensen
See?

Miss Piggy and Kermit were too misanthropic faggot lovers !!!

36 posted on 07/23/2012 5:25:54 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: tumblindice

Gee. . and PEDOPHILIA, too, since Elmo is only four years old. Disgusting! No wonder Bert hanged himself. :o)


37 posted on 07/23/2012 5:28:30 PM PDT by Twinkie
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

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?

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Chick-fil-A-Comes-to-San-Jose-151464285.html


38 posted on 07/23/2012 5:29:30 PM PDT by deport
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To: IronJack

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.


39 posted on 07/23/2012 5:30:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: AndrewB
Kermit is gay? That explains a lot actually...

Well, if your only option was Ms. Piggy, what would you do?

40 posted on 07/23/2012 5:31:43 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: Cyclone59

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.


41 posted on 07/23/2012 5:31:58 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Twinkie
Chick-fil-A is building a new store here in Muncie. I'm counting down the days! One glorious chicken sandwich, TWO delicious chicken .... with waffle fries! Ah, ah, ah!
42 posted on 07/23/2012 5:34:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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Looks like there is trouble on the block


43 posted on 07/23/2012 5:35:41 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: IbJensen

WHO GIVES A RAT'S HINDQUARTERS??


44 posted on 07/23/2012 5:38:28 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: scottjewell

This would be a fantastic opportunity for them to partner with a company that shares their values and expand both of their market shares.


45 posted on 07/23/2012 5:38:44 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: IbJensen

Bert and Ernie throw a hissy fit?


46 posted on 07/23/2012 5:41:36 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: IbJensen

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.

Revenues:

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.


47 posted on 07/23/2012 5:47:32 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: IbJensen
Jim Henson Company is just standing up for Bert and Ernie Support Gay Marriage Pictures, Images and Photos B&E Brokeback Pictures, Images and Photos
48 posted on 07/23/2012 5:49:34 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: deport; ZirconEncrustedTweezers

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.


49 posted on 07/23/2012 5:53:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: F15Eagle

I’m going to Chick-Fil-A tonight.


50 posted on 07/23/2012 5:53:47 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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