Jim Henson Company Muppets Boycott Chick-Fil-A, Support Gay Marriage

July 25, 2012 6:18 PM EDT | By Anthony Smith
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Chick-fil-a comes under fire for anti-gay remarks. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Talk about your rainbow disconnections.

On Monday, July 20, 2012, it was announced that the Jim Henson Company would be ending its long-standing relationship with fast food restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A, after an announcement from Dan Cathy, the chicken giant's CEO, stating in no uncertain terms that the Chick-Fil-A would do everything in its power (read: fry chickens?) to strengthen and uphold the sanctity of traditional, biblical marriage.

In an announcement on the Jim Henson Company's Facebook page, a representative wrote: "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."

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This comes just shortly after Chick-Fil-A's announcement in Baptist Press that they are "guilty as charged" for their support of "the biblical definition of the family unit."

Chief Executive Lisa Henson has gone on the record for being a "strong supporter of gay marriage," has directed her company to "donate the payment [they] received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD," the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

Though representatives for Chick-Fil-A could not be reached for comment, they posted to their Facebook page that their restaurants employees would "treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect-- regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation, or gender."

Of course, it should be noted that treating has nothing to do with believing.



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