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Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« on: July 24, 2012, 04:53:41 pm »
So recently, Chick-Fil-A's CEO came out and said what we all know.  That he, and by extension his company, endorses the biblical definition of marriage.  Or at least the one idiots think is the biblical definition of marriage.  One woman, one man.  Because I'm like that.  Most recently is that their kid's toys were provided by the Jim Henson Company.  And after that little announcment, JHC decided it didn't want to play anymore with a fast food joint that endorses discrimination

Kermit and Miss Piggy won't be chomping down on Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches any longer.

 The Jim Henson Company will stop providing toys for the fast food chains kids meals because of Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance.

On Facebook, the company said that CEO Lisa Henson is a strong supporter of  marriage equality and decided to end the relationship with the food-maker. The company behind the Muppets will donate the money it received from Chick-fil-A to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

"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," the statement reads.[/url]

So Chik-Fil-A then sent out a store-wide sign to all their franchises detailing just how to proceed when a customer asks why they can't get a little finger puppet for their kid's to play with for the time it takes to get home from the drive-in.  And here's the sign.



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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 05:35:57 pm »
I cannot for the life of me understand why corporations are involving themselves in the same-sex marriage debate on either side.  I'm not really sure what they gain from it.  Invariably they end up drawing one consumer base while alienating another.  Remember the whole hullabaloo over the multicolored Oreo cookie?  Well this is the opposite of that.

I mean seriously, these people are selling cookies, chicken sandwiches, and other consumer products.  Why should anyone give a shit what the upper management or board of directors of this company or that one thinks about the issue?

(unless, of course, it is all an insidious plot to allow corporations to legally marry each other, in which case God/Allah/Buddha/whatever help us all)
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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 05:38:42 pm »
Yeah, Chik-Fil-A's coming out as homophobic isn't going over well at all.

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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 05:41:26 pm »
Well, lying about the whole thing and making the toys look unsafe.

These people sure practice Christian values, alright.

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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 06:34:28 pm »
I'm still trying to find that biblical definition of marriage.
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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 07:06:31 pm »
Now we just need to get the info out that Dominos Pizza is a fundie company.

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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 07:14:44 pm »
Feel that Christian love. And proper values.

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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 07:21:58 pm »
I cannot for the life of me understand why corporations are involving themselves in the same-sex marriage debate on either side.  I'm not really sure what they gain from it.  Invariably they end up drawing one consumer base while alienating another.  Remember the whole hullabaloo over the multicolored Oreo cookie?  Well this is the opposite of that.

I mean seriously, these people are selling cookies, chicken sandwiches, and other consumer products.  Why should anyone give a shit what the upper management or board of directors of this company or that one thinks about the issue?

(unless, of course, it is all an insidious plot to allow corporations to legally marry each other, in which case God/Allah/Buddha/whatever help us all)

Mostly, it comes down to the sense of consumer pride. People on both sides of the issue want the companies they support to in turn support them. For bigots, that means they don't want companies who "cater to the faggots". For reasonable people, they don't want to be lining the pockets of bigots.

I never have and never will eat Chik-fil-A. Their stance on gay marriage is the primary factor in that. Why would I spend my money at a place that will donate my money to causes that will try to negatively impact my life?

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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 07:30:38 pm »
So Chik-fil-a supports the biblical definition of marriage. Which one?

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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 07:35:04 pm »
Gonna go with Genesis 2:24 there Alex.

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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 08:35:39 pm »
The Daily show covered this rather nicely. And hilariously.

Seriously. Watch it.
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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2012, 09:45:00 pm »
Now we just need to get the info out that Dominos Pizza is a fundie company.

Hey, I worked for Domino's, I still like them.  One of the best jobs I had (for exercise, since I was going door-to-door and hanging promo tags off of doorknobs)
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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2012, 10:09:54 pm »
I'm still trying to find that biblical definition of marriage.

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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2012, 10:20:05 pm »
Now we just need to get the info out that Dominos Pizza is a fundie company.

Hey, I worked for Domino's, I still like them.  One of the best jobs I had (for exercise, since I was going door-to-door and hanging promo tags off of doorknobs)

Well, Domino's founder is notoriously anti-choice, and gives a shit load of money to anti-choice groups like Operation Rescue
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Re: Jim Henson Company severs relationship with Chik-Fil-A
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2012, 12:44:11 pm »
I cannot for the life of me understand why corporations are involving themselves in the same-sex marriage debate on either side.  I'm not really sure what they gain from it.  Invariably they end up drawing one consumer base while alienating another.  Remember the whole hullabaloo over the multicolored Oreo cookie?  Well this is the opposite of that.

I mean seriously, these people are selling cookies, chicken sandwiches, and other consumer products.  Why should anyone give a shit what the upper management or board of directors of this company or that one thinks about the issue?

(unless, of course, it is all an insidious plot to allow corporations to legally marry each other, in which case God/Allah/Buddha/whatever help us all)

Mostly, it comes down to the sense of consumer pride. People on both sides of the issue want the companies they support to in turn support them. For bigots, that means they don't want companies who "cater to the faggots". For reasonable people, they don't want to be lining the pockets of bigots.

I never have and never will eat Chik-fil-A. Their stance on gay marriage is the primary factor in that. Why would I spend my money at a place that will donate my money to causes that will try to negatively impact my life?
That and you simply don't want to alienate a chunk of your clients.

Chick-Fil-A's case is different though, since it is IIRC family-owned, and not publicly listed as these other companies are. Meaning Casey, the CEO, has no one to answer to but himself. In most companies usually its a combination of customer demand and investor pressure that determines what the employees, especially the CEO, does. In private companies the investor pressure is gone, in the hands of a CEO who decided losing a few customers may be worth clarifying his stance. Customer pressure may also be less significant for them compared to Jim Henson, or Starbucks, because their customer base consists mostly of the same bunch who would probably vote against gay marriage anyway.