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Muppets-makers end partnership with Chick-Fil-A over marriage stance

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  1. Ironically Chick-Fil-A’s anti gay stance has helped the gay community it appears.

  2. MamaMeggie 23 Jul 2012, 6:19pm

    How can you treat all customers equally and also give money to organisations that oppress them?

  3. It’s time to shame the bigots – it’s time to stop the rot-
    it’s time for all the muppets – to give the chick the chop!

    1. Paddyswurds 23 Jul 2012, 8:58pm

      The bigots are doing it for themselves….admirably.

  4. Pig-Fil-A anyone?

    1. This is highly offensive to Miss Piggy. I am sure she would not want her kind to be associated with such a disgusting business.

  5. I’d have thought a real Christian organisation would find worthy causes to fund – feeding the poor, for example.

    1. Real Christians are like God- evil, bigoted, hateful, and disgusting

      1. No they are not! The real Christians I know are decent people who embrace equality and justice.

        It’s the men in power who pervert faith to protect their interests who are evil, bigoted, hateful and disgusting. Don’t lower yourself to their level by being as ignorant as them!

        1. Ben Foster 23 Jul 2012, 9:18pm

          She already is at their level. Her ideas about trans people would make the homophobes blush in shame.

          1. Oh really? Would I advocate for the murder of trans people? No, I wouldn’t.

            And the thing is, being trans is a choice, unnatural, harmful, and wrong while being bi or gay isn’t. All I say is that trans shouldn’t exist, because it harms and is based on hate

        2. Also, you transcultists are obsessed with hounding my posts, even ones that have NOTHING to do with being trans

          It shows how psychotic you really are

          1. DJ Sheepiesheep 23 Jul 2012, 10:48pm

            In the space of a handful of posts, you have insulted all Christians and Trans folk. That kind of blunt bigotry is not welcome on this site. If we were all a little more measured in our comments then no one would be hounded.

          2. I will always insult Christianity because it’s an evil cult that mistreats women and LGBs among many types of people. I only insulted trans people because Ben Foster decided to attack me on a post about Christianity, bringing up the months old fact that I’m trans critical, and said that my views about transsexuality/transgenderism are far worse than homophobes views about homosexuality/bisexuality.

            Do you know what’s not welcome in my book? Evil cults, Christianity and the trans cult included

          3. Being trans is actually provable, there have been studies into trans people that have proved they had the brain structure of the gender they identified with.

          4. Trans critical? You’re a bit more than that dear. But I really have no interest in raking over all the old ground again so again I’ll reitirate my same point again and leave it at that. LGB and T people helped earn you the rights you enjoy today. Show some bloody respect

          5. Evil cults = trans people in ‘your book’

            ??????

            Lumi, your book is alongside the Bible for intolerance. And I WILL keep bringing it up because you pretend to be a voice of reason when you are not. Even your views about religion are over the top.

      2. Just for another possible approach, out of a wish to look at both possible sides of a question, I suggest you have a look at the recent article on this site about former-archbishop Desmond Tutu. It might help you recognise that not all professed Christians are bad. (I say this as a committed atheist.)

        1. Yes, Desmond Tutu is an inspiration to us all!

      3. Oh bloody hell, you’re back :(

        1. I did wonder if PN had blocked her on account of her Transphobia. Apparently not :\

      4. Now I have something to do while Keith is on holiday!

        Joy, there is a god!!

        1. He tried to come back this morning but was blocked!

  6. thx Kermit.

  7. Take that, you badly-spelt junk food!

    *does Miss Piggy karate chop*

  8. Out of the 1600 locations it’s food for thought! (pun!)… how many franchises would publicly distance themselves from Corporate policy? or worse bankrupted ? How many gay employee’s and their grandparents, parents, brothers & sisters, nephew’s niece’s cousins and friends and supporters have hurt or been offended and will now boycott this restaurant chains bigoted stance.

    In 2012 when corporations are, or wish to “appear” as politically correct people leasers…. how many would want to participate in a fire sale to buy or bail our this sinking ship called Chick-Fil-A?

    Kudos to Boston and Lisa Henson.

    The Corporate PR statement made last week is offensive, hypocritical and transparent, and should fool no one!

    1. Corr: “People Please rs

  9. Paddyswurds 23 Jul 2012, 8:29pm

    The irony is so delicious, which is more than we can say for Chick Fil-A’s….. Boom.

  10. Nice. I hope Chik-Fil-A changes their bigoted cult views or goes out business. Even if I did eat meat I wouldn’t go there, as I’m not an idiot. Everyone with a brain needs to stop going there or stop being affiliated with them.

    1. Hi Lumi.

    2. Pot, kettle, calling…..

      And lol…. “I’m not an idiot”…..! Pull the other one!

  11. I used to like Chick-Fil-A when I lived in the Tennessee, USA. Not anymore!

  12. I’m not ignorant. What’s ignorant is believing
    -the world was created in six days
    -man was created from dirt
    -woman was created from the rib of man
    -all the animals in the world could fit on a boat the size of the ark
    -the “flood” actually happened
    -that there was only one language and race at the time the Tower of Babel story took place
    -women are less than men
    -women should submit to men
    -marriage is between a woman and a man only
    -homosexuality is unnatural
    -polygamy is okay
    -slavery is okay
    -violence is okay
    -murdering babies is okay
    -the Red Sea was split in half
    -evolution didn’t happen
    -the Earth is 6000 years old
    The list goes on

    Christians are brainwashed followers of a cult that was made up to control them —- a cult that’s evil, bigoted, hateful, and disgusting

    1. Paddyswurds 23 Jul 2012, 9:03pm

      @lUMI bAST…
      ..”.man was created from dirt” ….shouldn’t be on your list as scientifically this one is actually correct. We are all made from the same matter as the rest of the Universe, Carbon or colloquially “dirt”

      1. Paddyswurds 23 Jul 2012, 9:04pm

        Lumi Bast **

    2. Well, we’re actually star dust, not dirt. There’s a difference. Christians believe that man was created from dirt, the literal dirt that’s on the ground. Modern humans did not just go up from out of dirt.

      1. de Villiers 23 Jul 2012, 9:51pm

        The creation story is metaphorical.

        The first account in Genesis has Adam made in God’s image, to subdue the earth. Adam is created jointly with Eve.

        In the second, Adam is created from the dust. God breaths into his nostrils the breath of life. He is told to cultivate the garden. Adam emerged alone and Eve appeared subsequently as a complement.

        Adam one is practical, not concerned with metaphysics but practical “how”. He wishes to achieve, dominate and reach greatness. Eve is his equal – a metaphor for equality in community as equal partners. He acquires dignity by external triumph over nature and through equals.

        Adam two is reflective. He asks not “how” but “why”. He seeks redemption through control not of nature but himself, finding dignity in the depth of crisis and failure. He remembers he is dust. His greatest success, a new identity with a Eve, requires his overpowering and sacrifice. In defeat he finds his companion and a new “I”.

        Two sides to man in poetry.

        1. Yes yes, de Villiers, that’s all very well and we know it’s the intelligent, worldly view, the Necessary Myth (as it used to be called). The trouble, as I’m sure you know, is that US-type fundamentalists don’t have this flexible, poetic approach to the scriptures, they decide that it’s ALL the Word of God, except that which (like mixed fibres or shellfish) doesn’t suit their agenda.

          And it really won’t do, you know.

          1. de Villiers 24 Jul 2012, 1:51pm

            I agree – what is incorrect and wrong is the literal approach of American literalists. The bible is not to be read literally – and was never intended in this way. All the stories are myths – truths given voice in story to aid their recollection.

            That many read scriptures in a literal and overly basic manner should not, I hope, detract from a higher reading.

          2. and was never intended in this way.

            Are you sure? I should think that 1000+ years ago (heck, 400+) ordinary people were expected to, and did, believe it the literal truth. It’s the scientific discoveries (eg that the universe wasn’t centred on the earth) that gradually made people shift their argument to it being ‘poetic truth.’

          3. de Villiers 25 Jul 2012, 8:46am

            It can never have been literal truth – the gospels all contain different and conflicting facts. The bible is a collection of stories – myths containing strands of truth to enable them to be better remembered.

            When the texts become frozen and fossilised instead of being re-interpreted to explain the present day then they become meaningless.

          4. I was actually referring to Genesis, but even when it comes to the Gospels it was certainly the case that for many years, and certainly up to today in the developing world, believers were not encouraged to question irregularities but to accept them as truth because of the god-moves-in-mysterious-ways principle. It is much the way ‘faith’ is cultivated in certain strands of Islam too.

        2. Paddyswurds 24 Jul 2012, 12:07am


          2He seeks redemption” for and from what exactly…..

          1. de Villiers 24 Jul 2012, 1:48pm

            Loneliness.

      2. It’s a poorly written story, and even if it was a metaphor, there’s still rampant misogyny, violence, and other evils

      3. Paddyswurds 23 Jul 2012, 11:57pm

        @Lumi Bast….
        …….everything in the universe is stardust. Where do you imagine dirt comes from, pet?

      4. Paddyswurds 24 Jul 2012, 12:05am

        …and also for your information, everything you eat comes from what you call thexdirt on the ground. If you grow a plant in a pot long enough eventually you will be left with nothing in the pot but grit and non organic compounds. Hence everything you eat has come from dirt as did everything your mother and all your ancestors right back to when we were mere slime on the waters edge. Why do you imagine a farmer must keep putting fertiliser on his land when growing grass for instance. Please don’t try to correct me as you obviously don’t have the intellect to understand the nature of life on planet Earth.

      5. Paddyswurds 24 Jul 2012, 12:54am

        What do you think dirt is made from? Everything in the universe is carbon based, you, I and dirt……….

      6. Star dust…. lol!

        Are you a scientologist as well as a transphobic bigot??

    3. Umm, you forgot the talking snake and the magic apple….

    4. Yeah and bats are birds, and Egyptians held Jews as slaves, and dark skin is a curse, and men own women

      “The list goes on” is definitely plentiful!

    5. You forgot one of my favorite parts, that clothes with different kinds of fabric should not be worn.

  13. I pity gays/bis that believe in an cult that hates them

    1. a*

  14. That There Other David 23 Jul 2012, 10:41pm

    Haaaaiiiiiiii-yah!!

    Wacca wacca

  15. Read this in a USA paper regarding Chick-Fil-A: “Christianity has no room for bigotry and hatred. Unless, of course, it is Christianity in the United States, where hateful, bigoted, narrow-minded individuals cloak themselves in Godliness. No wonder this country is in such a mess. The biggest travesty that ever befell the Republican party is when it was hijacked by the religious right.”

  16. GingerlyColors 24 Jul 2012, 6:38am

    Well done, Muppets. I would love to see a return of the Muppet Show, which used to screen on Sunday evenings during the early 1980’s. It was a brilliant light entertainment show with sketches, guests, music and comedy and who can forget ‘Pigs In Space’?

    1. That There Other David 24 Jul 2012, 11:59am

      Don’t you mean Piiiigggss in Spaaaaaacccceeee?

      Best thing on TV back then by a long way :-)

    2. Spanner1960 26 Jul 2012, 6:00pm

      It was awful…
      Apart from Statler and Waldorf, the two old guys in the wings that complained about how crap it all was… I based my life on those guys! ;)

      1. That is not a surprise ;-)

  17. Bill (Scotland) 24 Jul 2012, 5:15pm

    I am glad the creators of the Muppets have called off future partnerships with this bigoted outfit, but the way this article is written it seems to imply they have had previous partnerships with it. Did they not know the kind of company they were dealing with, or is it only now that a furore has broken out about the anti-gay nature of Chick-Fil-A policies that the makers of the Muppets find it expedient to change their sponsorship affiliations. Call me cynical, but this sounds like a PR stunt.

  18. In the words of the great green frog when the would come to an end *clapping* “Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!

  19. Spanner1960 25 Jul 2012, 12:07am

    Chick-Fil-A’s apparently introducing frog’s legs to the menu.

  20. Chik-Fila have been creating fake facebook profiles to defend themself from the angry public. lol – on a serious note impersonating a child on social media? … that should be criminal, its what peados do to start grooming kids. its sick

    http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/10418/20120725/chick-fil-a-busted-facebook-false-profile-named.htm

  21. Statler: The question is, what is a Chick-Fil-A?
    Waldorf: The question is, who cares?

  22. Donate millions of dollars to “the cause” and boast and brag about it, but when it hurts your pocketbook, by all means move forward by trying to shove it back into the closet !!
    You’ve been OUTED Chick-Fil-A !!
    Feel great !?! No ?? Walk a mile in a gay person’s shoes now and see what its like….but wait, you just did right? You’ve come out loud and queer for the religious right, but it backlashed on you (effectively in the pocketbook) and what did you do when people have a voice to call you on it…. back to your closet you ran…..and to try to save face and reduce the harm economically to your business, you shall leave it (now !!) to the gov’t and political arena…..
    How does it feel ?? You now know what it has been like to be gay, to have no protection under the laws of the land, to be in a position of losing a job or a home, to be prejudiced against, to suffer public abuse…..to have laws made or threatened to be remove you from society. Open mouth and swallow foot !!

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