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 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...