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Muppets bash Chick-fil-A over owners faith

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
 


No, that is conservatism.

And yes, you are a liberal. Stop your lies about me.




posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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you guys are ALL off topic.....


now....what about my Elmo, and Cookie Monster...., someone explain to me about that part of it

I identified with Cookie Monster.....



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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Since when does someone's religious beliefs matter at a fast food restaurant? What should matter; is the food good, is it fresh, was your order right and did you receive the customer service you deserved?

Other than being closed on Sunday's, they are not pushing their beliefs onto people that choose to eat there.

IMO The Jim Henson Co. has no right in bashing a company because they have a Christian belief. If they need something to do, they can bash the president for the horrible job he has done, or bash Michael Moore for being an idiot or bash Donald Thrump for that crazy hair.

In other words, there are far more worse things they can focus their attention on versus a company that employees gay people yet doesn't believe in their sexual practice.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by mjfromga


I must, respectfully, disagree with you. There is a movement to make anti-social behaviors considered innate qualities. Such that, child molesters are now stating that this is something they cannot help - they are born with that desire. Should we ever consider child molestation to be normal and good...even if that person could not help it? Hypothetically, what if because of exosure to chemicals or hormones, this behavior became even more commonplace to the point where 25% of men desired children? Should we allow this? We don't have to hate them, but we don't have to approve of the behavior either. A person can control his/her desires otherwise you would see bored housewives rolling around in the oranges with the produce boy each time you visit the grocery store. We might have certain sexual orientations due to genetics, chemical or hormone exposure, or choice. But, we can all control our sexual behavior. This is a different thing than being born tall or black. It's really more akin to being fat or skinny. Many believe we are born/have the genetic propensity towards a certain weight and physical appearance. Others claim it's all the choice of what we put in our mouths. Mostly, I think with both weight and sexual orientation, there is a little of both involved. The point is, you can and should stand up for what you believe in or society will go to Hell in a Handbag. Such disagreement doesn't imply hatefulness.



I don't agree about your thoughts on sexual orientation.

Why would anyone choose to be gay and live a life of constant ridicule and discrimination?

And the ultimate question is.
Who do homosexuals hurt by being gay?

If it's no one why not let them do as they wish?

That should be our litmus test. Who do they hurt by being gay?



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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"Other than being closed on Sunday's, they are not pushing their beliefs onto people that choose to eat there."

Well, except for the fact that they are donating millions to deprive others the rights they assert for themselves. That and the fact that they happily take the money of gay patrons while spending to limit their rights. That's really the picture of the modern Christian -- smile at you and sing hymns on Sunday as they self-righteously act in the background to deprive you of the same rights they demand as their natural right. Pretty detestable I think.
edit on 24-7-2012 by pajoly because: correction



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by KnightFire
Since when does someone's religious beliefs matter at a fast food restaurant?


Ask it the company. Apparently Chick-fil-A fired a muslim because he didn't take place in the companys "employee prayer" round.
Looks like a very, very sick company run by some major assholes. It's one thing to be a religious nutcase, it's another to force all employees into this crap. And all this Anti-Gay Bull# comes also from the fact that the Key people in the company are blinded by religion, once again proving that religions sucks and shouldn't have a place in the 21st Century.
It's good that the Hensons company stood up and cut they ties with those backward thinking idiots



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by pajoly
reply to post by KnightFire
 


"Other than being closed on Sunday's, they are not pushing their beliefs onto people that choose to eat there."

Well, except for the fact that they are donating millions to deprive others the rights they assert for themselves. That and the fact that they happily take the money of gay patrons while spending to limit their rights. That's really the picture of the modern Christian -- smile at you and sing hymns on Sunday as they self-righteously act in the background to deprive you of the same rights they demand as their natural right. Pretty detestable I think.
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I wonder how their openly gay employees are truly treated on the job?



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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I may be the only meat eating Texan on the face of the earth who couldn't care less about chick-fillet. While the components on their own are good, the finished product, to me, lacks something. I care little for an individual's personal beliefs, since they are not up for open discussion in polite company, but to run an entire company on the pretext of showing their so called religious roots in the 21st century only makes them look absurd. Now, if they were located in a region where the blue laws were still in place and economically sound practice, then that would be one thing. To do this as they do only makes them appear pretentious at best, and somewhat insulting at worst. How bad we are for having duties and chores on the 'holy day of rest'! This latest brewhaha between the owners of of a mediocre fast food chain and an entertainment enterprise only shows one more step of division between commerce and the religious.
Honestly, folks. If you are so entrenched in your beliefs, that's fine. No problem. But as they say, religion is like a male's privy member. Be proud, but don't whip it out in public, beating people over the head with it, and for crying out loud, don't shove it down my or my children's throats.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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No, the company that owns the rights to the Muppets has decided that it does not want its product to make money for a right-wing, homophobic Christian nut job. They have every right to do that, just as you have every right to purchase the awful chicken sandwiches that Chick-fil-a makes so that your money supports homophobia and the denial of civil rights to gays and lesbians. Knock yourself out. I understand that Mike Huckster is promoting a "Be Nice to Chick-fil-a Day" on August 1st. So run right out and buy yourself one of their sandwiches on the 1st and help contribute to the Cathy' family's bottom line. I'm sure they'll thank you.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by LibertyLover
No, the company that owns the rights to the Muppets has decided that it does not want its product to make money for a right-wing, homophobic Christian nut job. They have every right to do that, just as you have every right to purchase the awful chicken sandwiches that Chick-fil-a makes so that your money supports homophobia and the denial of civil rights to gays and lesbians. Knock yourself out. I understand that Mike Huckster is promoting a "Be Nice to Chick-fil-a Day" on August 1st. So run right out and buy yourself one of their sandwiches on the 1st and help contribute to the Cathy' family's bottom line. I'm sure they'll thank you.


When I see something like this, It conjures up images of the Jonestown massacre......

That's why I stay away from those businesses that go out of their way to advertise their "faith" in some make believe fantasy...

Could they be mixing up a fresh batch of "Kool-Aid"?
You just never know.......



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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It's pretty stupid imo
a private company can say whatever they want, just like gays can live as they want



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by windword

Originally posted by pajoly
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"Other than being closed on Sunday's, they are not pushing their beliefs onto people that choose to eat there."

Well, except for the fact that they are donating millions to deprive others the rights they assert for themselves. That and the fact that they happily take the money of gay patrons while spending to limit their rights. That's really the picture of the modern Christian -- smile at you and sing hymns on Sunday as they self-righteously act in the background to deprive you of the same rights they demand as their natural right. Pretty detestable I think.
edit on 24-7-2012 by pajoly because: correction


I wonder how their openly gay employees are truly treated on the job?


As far as I've heard, no Chic-fil-A has been slapped with a discrimination lawsuit for mistreatment of any gays. I'd say that's pretty good evidence.

I support gay marriage, but I really couldn't care less about this whole thing. Dan Cathy is a private individual, who owns a private business, and can say what he wants. If it backfires on him, then it's his cross to bear.

I'll just keep eating his crack sandwiches and waffle fries as long as they're open.

/TOA



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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Wouldn't know, Chick-fil-A refuses to come to Vegas because of some religious zealot reason that defies logic. This isn't Sodom or Gomorrah its just a town that has casinos.

Piece of crap company IMO. Do not judge lest ye be judge, or some bull like that.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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I think its the beginning of the end for the Henson company --- I would rather have a Chik-Fil-A than a muffet.
sorry cookie monster but you got go find a job.... your fired.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Good for jim henson. If they dont agree with policies of a company they dont have to do business with them. Why should they?



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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Originally posted by pajoly
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just as I will count you among the right wing faux Christian bigot.


Excuse me????????

There's no need to be ugly towards me. You don't know me. That proves to me that you yourself are not a very nice person, to make silly uncalled for remarks like that.

I merely think that people let their emotions get the best of them, such as in this case. Such as you have.

Personally, I don't care what people do in their lives or who they decide to marry. As long as people are happy is all I care about.

All I know is Chik-fill-A has the best chicken sandwich going. And their views don't bother me one bit. I don't go there for church, just to eat.

P.S. I'm an Independent, not right/left. I'm also non-denominational, in other words I don't belong to any one religion/church...... so I think if there's a bigot here, you need to look in the mirror. And while you're at it, take some courses in mannerism. No need for name calling.... a little civility goes a long way. IMO...



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by windword
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There's a difference between normal and natural. Some people are born with 3 nipples. It's not normal, but it's natural. Tattoos aren't natural but they're normal.


Very nicely said, good point.

I say to each there own and what ever makes them happy.

Neither side should force their issues on the other side, it will never accomplish any thing.

People are a very diverse species and as such have very different views on all topics. If we could all just get along without name calling and such, we'd be better off. But then again, we are human & name calling & bullying seems to be the thing now a days, sadly.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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So basically, you are bent out of shape because an independent company that doesn't support YOUR point of view, has come out and said they don't support a different independent company that is aligned with YOUR point of view, correct?
Isn't it funny (not funny Ha ha...) that people with your point of view always seem to forget Mathew 7:3-5?
Perhaps a little Luke 4:23 might do you some good...
And no, I'm not even a little religious, but there are many good parables in your Big Book of Desert Fairytales...
Shame most of those that do puport to follow it, so quickly push it aside when it suits them...



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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The Muppets used to be so great...now I just can't stand their clearly political positions. It used to be about Kermit and Pig's in space...now it's about idealologies and criticisms. Honestly...these people have lost their way and this fierce attack on a fast food company will only do them harm financially..I personally will boycott anything Muppets at this point on.



posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
So the muppets won't go eat at Chick-fil-A. How much do muppets eat anyways?
All the more chicken for the rest of us. Yipppeeeee!


LMAO....


Save some for me & Kangaruex4Ewe please.....



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