Muppets Dump Chick-fil-A Over Christian Values & Gay Marriage

Muppets dump Chick Fil-A over Christian values

(NY Times)

The Muppets dumped Chick Fil-A this week for not supporting gay marriage and for their traditional Christian message.
World Net Daily reported:

The Jim Henson Co., owner of the widely promoted Muppets characters, says it won’t be working with Chick-fil-A any more based on the statement of Christian faith from the restaurant chief that he does not endorse homosexual marriage.

“The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over 50 years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A (sic) that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors,” said a Facebook statement from the company. “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 (sic) to GLAAD [ a homosexual promotion organization].”

…The dispute developed after Dan Cathy, the chief of Chick-fil-A, which was begun by his father, Truett Cathy and now is a $4 billion-plus a year business, recently gave an interview to The Baptist Press and said, “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

The Henson company, which had been working with Chick-fil-A on a promotion of kids toys for kids meals, then erupted with what one outspoken traditional marriage supporter described as “fundamental intolerance of Christians.”

That’s from Peter LaBarbera, of Americans for Truth, who advocates for traditional marriage and defends against the attacks on Christian beliefs that come from homosexual activists.

Just last year the Muppets released a movie that promoted a left-wing agenda. The movie even featured bad-guy oilman Tex Richman, the evil capitalist and oilman.

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  • PegLeg

    We embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusiveness toward all those people who AGREE with us! Damnation to all those who are close minded and have a different world view! Amen!

  • Blue Hen

    #1 has it right. You can close the comments now.

  • Gregory

    For a kid service provider, Muppet’s is remarkably intolerant of Christians. I have not seen a Muppet show in years, maybe the purpose of the intolerance is publicity by kicking Christians. But that would suggest that the Muppet’s are crass commercial intolerant, not just intolerant.

  • StandUpChuck

    Think I will go eat at Chick-fil-a for lunch today. Usually dont because they are more pricey than most but I commend Dan Cathy for standing up for what he believes. Let those who disagree boycott, the rest of us will continue to patronize CFA. I know many people who work for CFA and have met Truett once, these people stand up for their values and dont compromise.

  • Militant conservative

    Love the peach shakes, OMG


  • bg


    the politics of the Muppets only attracts those with Puppet mentalities..


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  • Jim

    Curious that the Jim Henson Co does not have a contact link on their website. I was going to call them out on their intolerance.

  • Gail

    Never been to a Chick-fil-a. You can bet your sweet ass I am going now!

  • donh

    The Muppets have been indoctrinating homosexual marriage onto unsuspecting toddlers since broadcasting Bert and Earnie…>

    Now watch how quickly the government media fascists sitting in their government cubicles … monitoring the internet for PC violation postings on your tax dime…lash out in some angry mocking troll beat down of what I just said.

  • wtd

    No chick-fil-a near me, deep in blue country. Sigh. Should I be in the neighborhood where one exists, I will go out of my way to patronise the establishment.

    As for the muppets – feh. Muppets=>Sesame Street=>PBS=>Progressivism=>Communism

    Even as a child, I was turned off by the ‘don’t worry, be happy’ in the ghetto mentality.

  • bg


    The Children’s Story (#9)

    Secrets of Communism (by any other name)

    Murder by Communism (by any other name)

    [But communists could not be wrong. After all, their knowledge was scientific, based on historical materialism, an understanding of the dialectical process in nature and human society, and a materialist (and thus realistic) view of nature. Marx has shown empirically where society has been and why, and he and his interpreters proved that it was destined for a communist end. No one could prevent this, but only stand in the way and delay it at the cost of more human misery. Those who disagreed with this world view and even with some of the proper interpretations of Marx and Lenin were, without a scintilla of doubt, wrong. After all, did not Marx or Lenin or Stalin or Mao say that. . . . In other words, communism was like a fanatical religion. It had its revealed text and chief interpreters. It had its priests and their ritualistic prose with all the answers. It had a heaven, and the proper behavior to reach it. It had its appeal to faith. And it had its crusade against nonbelievers.

    What made this secular religion so utterly lethal was its seizure of all the state’s instrument of force and coercion and their immediate use to destroy or control all independent sources of power, such as the church, the professions, private businesses, schools, and, of course, the family.]

    Proof: Establishment Media Controlled by Government

    ‘Timeline to Global Governance’


  • FedUp

    Ah geez! Now stuffed animals want to set moral standards. As a Christian, I find Henson’s stance morally reprehensible! Wonder how he’d react if it were the muslims making the same position Hmmmmm?

  • kato

    Never been to a Chick Fil-A, but I’m going to start eating there.

    Actually, I’ve heard the food is very good.

  • Restless

    Hmm. Interesting how their alleged “diversity and inclusiveness” is NOT inclusive of Christian viewpoints.
    “We are liberal and open-minded and tolerant, and we love and respect a diversity of lifestyles and viewpoints… unless you disagree with us. Then we hate you.”


    I will frequent their establishment now that I realize they are on the right side of reason.

    People of the same gender cannot marry. To suggest the opposite is insane.

  • bg


    Gail #10 July 24, 2012 at 9:49 am

    oh yes!!

    best Chick-fil-A ad on the market!! :-)


  • donh

    Why does a gay cross the road ?

  • J

    Sounds like Muppets producers are bigoted, narrow minded and hateful Christophobes, Islamophobes and heterophobes.