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No Chick-Fil-A For Bert & Ernie

By Charlotte Robinson, July 24, 2012
The anti gay company Chick-Fil-A is already feeling the effect of their homophobic position in the pocketbook. On Monday The Muppets took a stance on gay marriage & severed ties with Chick-Fil-A. The Henson Company decided to end its relationship with the fast food chain after the company’s chief executive, Dan Cathy, told a Baptist magazine that he & the Chick-Fil-A Company support “the traditional family,” last week. The Jim Henson Company announced that it did not wish to partner with Chick-Fil-A on any future endeavors. This summer the company had provided Muppets toys for Chick-Fil-A children’s meals with Jim Henson's Creature Shop toys marketing campaign that runs from mid-July until August 18. According to a company statement, Chief Executive Lisa Henson is a “strong supporter of gay marriage & has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD." The Jim Henson Company isn’t the first to denounce the restaurant’s anti gay position. Last weekend Boston Mayor Thomas Menino vowed to block the restaurant from coming to the city. You have to love our mayor here in Boston. After all Massachusetts is celebrating its 8th year of marriage equality. Chick-Fil-A is trying to do some damage control though representatives were unavailable for comment. They posted a statement on their company’s Facebook page declared that the chain would "treat every person with honor, dignity & respect - regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.”
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