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    Thread: Jim Henson Company ends business relationship with Chick-fil-A over anti-gay views

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      07-24-2012 10:06 AM #36
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      If they could make their waffle fries in the shape of swastikas Id probably just laugh.


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      07-24-2012 10:12 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      I was 100% with you until you made this point. For that reason, I won't buy a chicken sandwich from you.
      I'm selling cookies...and free candy.

      I'm totally for gay marriage and on top of that I'm not religious at all. I just think this whole fuss is over something that should already be known.
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      07-24-2012 10:14 AM #38
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      07-24-2012 10:22 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      They have donated millions to 'anti-gay' Christian groups.
      What does that mean? The Christian wing of the Republican party? Southern Baptist Churches? The Boy Scouts?
      The line seems dubiously vague.
      As I recall, it's to citizen/protest groups like those that lobby companies and state governments and that sort of thing.

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      Other fast food chains are speaking out about their views of gay marriage...

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      07-24-2012 10:35 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Time for a GTI View Post
      Hmmmm.

      Children's show characters.....gay sex.....it feels like there's an OT story here somewhere
      Yeah, whatever happened to that episode of iCarly with the teacher jizzing on her face anyway?
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      07-24-2012 10:38 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Yeah, whatever happened to that episode of iCarly with the teacher jizzing on her face anyway?
      Forgot about that one

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      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Yeah, whatever happened to that episode of iCarly with the teacher jizzing on her face anyway?
      I totally forgot about that!!! did it ever air?
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      07-24-2012 11:04 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      Yeah, whatever happened to that episode of iCarly with the teacher jizzing on her face anyway?
      This comment is relevant to my interests, but I'm afraid to enter the terms into google at work.
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      07-24-2012 11:10 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by DSG-TDI View Post
      Would it make any difference for those of you who tolerate Chick-fil-A's intolerance if they financially supported groups higher on the hate group food chain than anti-gays? What if they financed the Aryan Nation? The American Communist Party? Neo Nazis?

      A hate group is a hate group and no damn chicken sandwich is worth financially supporting those a**holes' agendas in ANY WAY.
      Did someone say party?

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      07-24-2012 11:32 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      This comment is relevant to my interests, but I'm afraid to enter the terms into google at work.
      This.

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      07-24-2012 11:48 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Manu44 View Post
      Edit...and since when has homosexual marriage become a "human right" ?
      Ummmm...beacuse they are human and should have the same rights as anyone else.

      Remember blacks and whites couldn't marry not that long ago either.

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      07-24-2012 12:03 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by DSG-TDI View Post
      Would it make any difference for those of you who tolerate Chick-fil-A's intolerance if they financially supported groups higher on the hate group food chain than anti-gays? What if they financed the Aryan Nation? The American Communist Party? Neo Nazis?

      A hate group is a hate group and no damn chicken sandwich is worth financially supporting those a**holes' agendas in ANY WAY.
      You are very intolerant to their viewpoint.
      By your own definition, that makes you a hate group.
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      07-24-2012 12:06 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You are very intolerant to their viewpoint.
      By your own definition, that makes you a hate group.
      I think he needs one more person. Maybe two.

      Would a two person hate group just be a hate pair?
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      07-24-2012 12:19 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by winstonsmith84 View Post
      Tax? I don't mind paying state sales tax. Every time a see a pothole, a school that is falling down or a canceled essential state program, I remind myself why.
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      07-24-2012 12:53 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by DSG-TDI View Post
      Would it make any difference for those of you who tolerate Chick-fil-A's intolerance if they financially supported groups higher on the hate group food chain than anti-gays? What if they financed the Aryan Nation? The American Communist Party? Neo Nazis?

      A hate group is a hate group and no damn chicken sandwich is worth financially supporting those a**holes' agendas in ANY WAY.
      Because not getting married = genocide of all your clan.

      I'm not against gay marriage, but try to separate the drama from the queen, eh?

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      07-24-2012 01:07 PM #52
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      07-24-2012 01:10 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by EGSEDAN View Post
      Ummmm...beacuse they are human and should have the same rights as anyone else.

      Remember blacks and whites couldn't marry not that long ago either.
      Marriage is not a basic right guaranteed to all living breathing human beings. It's a ceremony and title made up by a religion. It's that simple.

      If gay people want to be married they should start their own church and call it whatever they want.

      The only thing that would be wrong about that is if the government didn't give the gay people that were humdingered the same benefits as the normal people that were married.

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      07-24-2012 01:12 PM #55
      Mmm. Just had one of their sandwiches. Drive through was backed up for days.

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      07-24-2012 01:15 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      The only thing that would be wrong about that is if the government didn't give the gay people that were humdingered the same benefits as the normal people that were married.
      Ding ding ding. The real issue isn't "marriage," it's giving privileges to some and excluding them from others. If gays (or whomever!) were able to simply designate their partner (or trusted next of kin of choice) their executor, trustee, medical POA, beneficiary, and so forth, and call their relationship what they wish, it'd be much less unfair. As it stands, male-female marriages are allowed special legal status and priveleges that are not afforded to others.
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      07-24-2012 01:20 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      Ding ding ding. The real issue isn't "marriage," it's giving privileges to some and excluding them from others. If gays (or whomever!) were able to simply designate their partner (or trusted next of kin of choice) their executor, trustee, medical POA, beneficiary, and so forth, and call their relationship what they wish, it'd be much less unfair. As it stands, male-female marriages are allowed special legal status and priveleges that are not afforded to others.
      That's cuz hetero couples can reproduce and create more slave children for the corporate overlords. Same sex marriages don't produce children so they are no benefit to the corporate overlords that control government.

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    22. 07-24-2012 01:20 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      If gay people want to be married they should start their own church and call it whatever they want.
      We have (for those of us that are spiritually inclined).

      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      The only thing that would be wrong about that is if the government didn't give the gay people that were humdingered the same benefits as the non-same-sex people that were married.
      (FTFY BTW.)

      And therein IS the problem. The federal government, and most states, does (not "if"...IDK what you mean by "if") discriminate in this fashion. Ask just about any GLBT person and nearly everyone will tell you it's a civil issue, not a religious or spiritual one.

    23. 07-24-2012 01:21 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      Ding ding ding. The real issue isn't "marriage," it's giving privileges to some and excluding them from others. If gays (or whomever!) were able to simply designate their partner (or trusted next of kin of choice) their executor, trustee, medical POA, beneficiary, and so forth, and call their relationship what they wish, it'd be much less unfair. As it stands, male-female marriages are allowed special legal status and priveleges that are not afforded to others.
      Mostly true. However it is about marriage in a sense because marriage is a civil and legal package deal that easily grants all of those status and privs in one fell swoop.

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      07-24-2012 01:22 PM #60
      All I want is some damn swastika fries !!

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      07-24-2012 01:25 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Village Idiot™ View Post
      Marriage is not a basic right guaranteed to all living breathing human beings. It's a ceremony and title made up by a religion. It's that simple.

      If gay people want to be married they should start their own church and call it whatever they want.

      The only thing that would be wrong about that is if the government didn't give the gay people that were humdingered the same benefits as the normal people that were married.
      Hi. You're wrong.


      1. Marriage has been co-opted by, but used to be separate from (and in many places still is), religion. If it's a religious ceremony, why do you need a government license? Why can it be performed by a judge or justice of the peace?
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      07-24-2012 01:33 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      All I want is some damn swastika fries !!
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      07-24-2012 01:34 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by gti_matt View Post
      Mostly true. However it is about marriage in a sense because marriage is a civil and legal package deal that easily grants all of those status and privs in one fell swoop.
      It is, and the issue is that some civil partnerships are allowed access to that package and others aren't, for very arbitrary and subjective reasons.
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      07-24-2012 02:44 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      If it's a religious ceremony, why do you need a government license? Why can it be performed by a judge or justice of the peace?
      if it's NOT, the why all the fuss?

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      Quote Originally Posted by sirswank View Post
      if it's NOT, the why all the fuss?
      Religion?

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      Religion?

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      07-24-2012 05:26 PM #67
      Anyone ever read The Forever War? One day it'll be normal to be gay and us straight people will be the outcasts...that's before the clones though...and the clones end up de-gayifying people.

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      07-24-2012 06:00 PM #68
      Marriage is a religious institution.
      Marriage is hell.
      married people are not happy.
      Gay means happy.
      if gays married then they wouldn't be happy anymore.
      Gays don't realize how good they have it.
      I'm married. My life sucks.
      My wife can legally take half my stuff.
      I wish straight people couldn't marry.
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      07-24-2012 06:41 PM #69
      I think instead of giving benefits to gay people who marry, they should take them away from straight people who marry. Why should married people get tax breaks and other benefits over single people?
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      Quote Originally Posted by sjt1985 View Post
      Why should married people get tax breaks and other benefits over single people?
      Because married people generate economic activity that is exponentially larger than the mere pittance we get in tax breaks.

      That includes gay couples (especially ones that adopt)
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