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Jim Henson Company Yanks Its Toys From Chick-Fil-A Kids' Meals
Newsbusters ^ | 7-22-12 | Tim Graham

Posted on 07/23/2012 12:03:31 AM PDT by Mozilla

Don't look now, but the Muppets want a divorce. The Jim Henson Company is scrapping its kids'-meal-toy relationship with Chick-Fil-A now that the left-wing pressure is on to boycott the Christian fried-chicken chain, which is offering toys right now from the Jim Henson Creatures' Shop line.

Muppet chieftain Lisa Henson went to Harvard and was president of Columbia Pictures, making her a progressive elite on both sides of the country. They announced on their Facebook page Friday they were strong supporters of "gay marriage" and were donating their Chick-Fil-A proceeds to the gay censorship cause:

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. Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: chickfila; muppets; pedophiles
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I find it very disturbing that a company like The Jim Henson Company, which has created so many characters that children love, would be such a strong supporter for homosexuality. I'm glad to see them go
1 posted on 07/23/2012 12:03:40 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

What started as something at least decent got taken over by the phaggots. Who was that gay Muppet?


2 posted on 07/23/2012 12:07:25 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Mozilla

The Jim Henson Company chickened out...


3 posted on 07/23/2012 12:07:25 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1279 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Mozilla

Henson died of HIV, I believe. No surprises here.


4 posted on 07/23/2012 12:09:00 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Mozilla

Welll im going to chick fil a all week f them


5 posted on 07/23/2012 12:10:14 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Mozilla

Well I hate to see The Henson company do this but if you give me the choice between supporting Chck Fil-a or the Muppets, I’m going with the cows. Eat more chicken!!! Don’t let the door hit Snuffy on the butt


6 posted on 07/23/2012 12:10:41 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: mojito

pitching (or in his case catching) for the wrong team


7 posted on 07/23/2012 12:13:34 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Mozilla

Just wow. Gay marriage is a children’s toy issue? How many gay people procreate naturally?


8 posted on 07/23/2012 12:15:30 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Mozilla

They can say all the idiotic things they want. Almost every Christian I know has gone to chick fil a this week, bet they had a great week.

I’ll make sure to go this week myself. And I’ll think next time before I buy muppet stuff. Mad at both Oreo and JC Penney right now, put some oreos back on the shelf yesterday when I remembered their new “cookie”.


9 posted on 07/23/2012 12:16:42 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Mozilla
Intolerance is a two way street.

The backlash coming against domestic communists, perverts, baby killers, and homosexuals will be astonishing in its barbarity and swiftness.

All it takes is the right leader and the right message, which is that the leftists have to go, and by any means necessary.

10 posted on 07/23/2012 12:17:03 AM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Mozilla; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

I’ve never had a Chick-Fil-A but after all this crap the last couple of days,. I think I’ll go to the one they just built about four miles from here.

If they have comment cards, I’m going to let them know that they just got a new customer because of their stand.

If their food is any good, I might even go back again.


11 posted on 07/23/2012 12:17:46 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: mojito

Henson died of organ failure due to Strep A....responsible for things like strep throat and rheumatic fever....this is not pneumocystis which is associated with AIDS


12 posted on 07/23/2012 12:18:12 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: mojito

No...Henson died from the bacteria that causes strep throat. He didn’t go to a hospital until it was too late, likely due to his Christian Science upbringing. He was never gay or an itravenous drug user. He did NOT die of HIV infection.


13 posted on 07/23/2012 12:18:45 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Mozilla

Looks like “Zoe’s Dance Moves” is gonna be my last association with Le Muppae!

Dammit. My kid carries that doll around like it was an appendage.


14 posted on 07/23/2012 12:19:06 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Mozilla

I say parents should pack up the toys and send them to the Henson person. I don’t know if it is a he or she and don’t want to offend. Chick fil A could put up bins in their stores for donating the kids meal toys to GLAAD.


15 posted on 07/23/2012 12:19:09 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Mozilla

Didn’t Mr. Cathy speak out against gay marriage? How does that become ‘spoke out against being gay’? Am I wrong about what he said?


16 posted on 07/23/2012 12:20:20 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Mozilla
That's good for a couple more trips to Chick-Fil-A.

Thanks to all the adverse reaction they're getting, looks like I'll be eating there quite a bit from here on.

17 posted on 07/23/2012 12:21:02 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: Mozilla
Henson was born in Mississippi and reared here. He died of a streptococcal pneumonial infection, not AIDS. I believe its his daughter's beliefs, Lisa, that is pro homosexual and liberal having been brought up in the NE and schooled in the bastions of liberalism. I'd stick with the founder of Chick Fil A for his staunch stand against these reprobates.
18 posted on 07/23/2012 12:21:42 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: petitfour

silllllllllllly


19 posted on 07/23/2012 12:22:06 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: shibumi

Oh, their food is quite good. I had some for the first time last year when I visited Texas. Ended up going a second time with my wife. I wish they had a store up here, but they won’t enter Washington State. Same thing with Cracker Barrel.

I’ve heard tell that some chains won’t come here because the state government and tax code are not ‘business friendly’.


20 posted on 07/23/2012 12:24:07 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: petitfour

The visuals this conjures up in my imagination are positively disturbing.

“Big Bird” indeed!


21 posted on 07/23/2012 12:26:12 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: hoagy62

There are a lot of national chains we don’t get here despite our proximity to the Chicago Metro Area.

NorthWest Indiana (Gary, East Chicago, Hammond etc) is a very iffy business climate. (Unless of course, you happen to be a crack or meth dealer. And in that case, you’d better be connected to the right gang.)


22 posted on 07/23/2012 12:29:03 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Mozilla

Just sent them an email.


23 posted on 07/23/2012 12:29:23 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Bert & Ernie
Ernie is the b%&#Ch. Big cry-baby!


24 posted on 07/23/2012 12:32:01 AM PDT by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: Mozilla

Yes it’s very important to support the marriage of men who put their penises in other mens’ rectums. And Jim Henson will pursue this important agenda by denying a toy to kids who buy a chicken sandwich.


25 posted on 07/23/2012 12:34:42 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: shibumi

The food is very good. Some of the best fast food around.


26 posted on 07/23/2012 12:39:48 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: vetvetdoug

I thought all the muppets were in retirement homes, addicted to Oxycontin.


27 posted on 07/23/2012 12:43:08 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Williams
Yes it’s very important to support the marriage of men who put their penises in other mens’ rectums. And Jim Henson will pursue this important agenda by denying a toy to kids who buy a chicken sandwich.

Thanks for putting it in its proper perspective. These homophiles are loathesome.

28 posted on 07/23/2012 12:44:53 AM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Mozilla
Life is not easy for aging Hollywood stars.


29 posted on 07/23/2012 12:46:14 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: TheWriterTX

If I eat at fast food I’ll go to their shop every time except
on a Sunday which is their business.
Muppet, smuppet.

I’ll eat where I want, etc..

They can keep their Muppet Chinese toys annnd..... do a Henson with them.


30 posted on 07/23/2012 12:52:07 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: glyptol

Should have been Henson..

arose is a rose.


31 posted on 07/23/2012 12:53:54 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: I still care
"JC Penney "

Not everyone is aware that JC Penny's new president Michael Francis, made the outspoken homosexual Ellen DeGenerate their national spokes (person?).

Sales plummeted and he lost his job quick.

yitbos

32 posted on 07/23/2012 12:54:37 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: mojito
First I've ever heard that!

A lot of people have bacterial pnuemonia that aren't HIV.

33 posted on 07/23/2012 12:59:13 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Who was that gay Muppet?”

Kermit the fag.


34 posted on 07/23/2012 1:03:16 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: shibumi

Just get some chicken tenders, pick a sauce, an order of fries and a coke. Don’t try to go on Sunday. ;-)


35 posted on 07/23/2012 1:09:32 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: mojito

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/05/29/science/the-doctor-s-world-henson-death-shows-danger-of-pneumonia.html

He died of pneumonia.


36 posted on 07/23/2012 1:11:23 AM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: Mozilla

WHo are these f2gs thinking they can enlist in their pink war against America or Christians? Some “happy” people who cannot deal with reality. They all do this stuff with creep factor, for political reasons. Gay marriage is creepy.


37 posted on 07/23/2012 1:15:10 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Mozilla

I have never eaten at Chick-Fil-A but I guess it is time. I may even do it weekly if I like it.


38 posted on 07/23/2012 1:31:42 AM PDT by bertdog1
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To: Mozilla

So? Who cares!


39 posted on 07/23/2012 1:36:08 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Mozilla

So? Who cares!


40 posted on 07/23/2012 1:36:24 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Mozilla

Children’s TV production has a ridiculous percentage of homosexual employees.


41 posted on 07/23/2012 1:40:23 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: shibumi

Great. It is time to thank the companies who have the guts to stand up for the country and conservative principals.


42 posted on 07/23/2012 2:34:04 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: Mozilla

I always try to shop that way. That’s one half of the reason I haven’t eaten at a McD’s or BK in almost three years.

(The other half being that their stuff is crap.)


43 posted on 07/23/2012 2:42:15 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: JudgemAll

Yeah. The left goes basically Occupy Wall Street when they hate something. Deranged. They protested outside Fox News back when Glenn Beck was there. They then tried a failed campaign against Whole Foods. It goes on and on. Nuts all of them. Now they are trying to attack Chick-Fil-A. Moonbats as well.


44 posted on 07/23/2012 2:44:30 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: Tunehead54

Now this really isn’t fair to the Seventh Day Adventists (or Messianic Jewish Christians). Chick-Fil-A ought to give its franchisees a choice of Saturday or Sunday sabbaths.


45 posted on 07/23/2012 2:51:22 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: bruinbirdman
Not everyone is aware that JC Penny's new president Michael Francis, made the outspoken homosexual Ellen DeGenerate their national spokes (person?). Sales plummeted and he lost his job quick.

Ha Ha that's great. What kind of idiot would think DeGeneres would be a good spokesman? Well, maybe for Subaru.....

46 posted on 07/23/2012 3:06:19 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Mozilla

Big Bird is a homo.

Good riddance.


47 posted on 07/23/2012 4:07:52 AM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: Mozilla

Anthropomorphizing animals and aliens has been one of the left’s best tools for breaking down racial and cultural barriers. The Muppets, the characters on Star Trek, and all the others were designed to make the differences between blacks and whites, and between heteros and homos, seem minor.

It worked.


48 posted on 07/23/2012 4:29:45 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Mozilla

The Jim Henson company makes sex toys?


49 posted on 07/23/2012 4:45:47 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: mojito

My memory is that Jim Henson died of a virulent blood infection after refusing for days to get medical help because he was a member of the Christian Science Church. It was too late when he did go for medical help. This sticks in my mind because I took sick one evening at our mountain house with terrible shakes. My wife insisted we go home without any delay. Reaching home I passed out and my son and wife drove me to the emergency at a hospital a few blocks from our home. At the hospital I was given some shots which I later learned were a number of antibiotics. I woke up in the hospital where I stayed seven days, What is so intriguing is that when I woke up in the hospital the doctor told me that I had a blood disease like Jim Hensen who died the previous day. It took me six months to get back to anywhere near my previous health. Since then I have to be very careful about getting any blood infections.


50 posted on 07/23/2012 4:47:29 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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