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The Muppets DUMP Chick-fil-A: The Jim Henson Company Joins Protest Of Anti-Gay Company, Pulls Business

The Jim Henson Company creator and owner of The Muppets which in the past has had promotional deals set up with Chick-fil-A’s for its childrens’ meals which included promotional toys,  a series of Bear in the Big Blue house books,  five Pajanimals books in 2011, and a Jim Henson’s Creature Shop toy series in 2012 has severed all business ties with the company.

The Jim Henson Company will also donate all payments from the company to them to an LGBT organization and has joined the National Boycott due to Chick-fil-A’s  anti-gay stance.

Via The Henson Company’s Facebook page:

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.

Wonderful move by the Henson Company but one point does have to be made clear here.

Chick-fil-A is not only anti same-sex marriage. They are Anti-Gay PERIOD.

Chick-fil-A’s charitable arm has donated MILLIONS to anti-gay groups and nationally recognized hate groups whose hateful agendas go far beyond same-sex marriage but extends to other issues LGBT related issues as fighting ENDA and the repealing of DADT.

Also, one of Chick-fil-A recipients was Exodus International an “ex-gay” organization that uses conversion therapy to attempt to turn gay people straight and has ruined the lives of countless of thousands of gay men and has even led some to commit suicide.

Chick-Fil-A is not only anti same-sex marriage. They are anti-gay everything plain and simple.

This is not a just a one issue subject and we shouldn;t let it be portrayed that way.

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5 thoughts on “The Muppets DUMP Chick-fil-A: The Jim Henson Company Joins Protest Of Anti-Gay Company, Pulls Business”

  1. Bravo to the Henson company. Muppets were anti-bullying before anti-bullying was in vogue. Chick-fil-osers position is corporate bullying, pure and simple. If I wanted a side-order of opinion, I’d have asked for it.

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