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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 12:11 AM #26
      I know that comment wasn't intended to be funny, but it struck me as so...
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      07-24-2012 07:19 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      Perhaps as a company, internally, they have not. But they do, as a company, support groups that actively seek to discriminate against gays.
      I understand and like I said everyone is welcome to vote with their wallets.

      I have an issue with this "OMG Christian founded and run company is against gay marriage! Dogs bark. News at 7:00." Mentality now that they have "officially" taken a position. This is more 90% jump on the bandwagon and 10% I am going to vote with my wallet.

      Actively discriminating against and supporting their religious beliefs are two totally different things. The first they are not doing and the second they are within their rights to do. As people are within their rights ti no longer eat there. Just dont make this out to be shocking news.

      Oh, and biased website link above is biased. Go figure.

      Edit...and since when has homosexual marriage become a "human right" ?
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      I'm just imagining what it was like to have an F-22, which is a positively gigantic fighter plane, just sort of sidle up next to you in midair. Just kind of like, 'sup, dudes, aloo snackbar.

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      07-24-2012 08:09 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Manu44 View Post
      Edit...and since when has homosexual marriage become a "human right" ?
      I was 100% with you until you made this point. For that reason, I won't buy a chicken sandwich from you.
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      07-24-2012 08:56 AM #29
      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.

      I do think it telling that they can be so profitable being closed every Sunday.
      Maybe having a guaranteed day off really helps the morale of low pay fast food workers?
      I said morale, not moral..
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      07-24-2012 09:00 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      This is the correct way this argument needs to be handled, not with personal attacks but with your wallet. If you don't like a companies beliefs, don't support them, that's why I haven't been to a Walmart in the better part of a decade (but that's for a different thread all together). Glad to see someone/company standing up for this stuff.

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      07-24-2012 09:00 AM #31
      Hmmmm.

      Children's show characters.....gay sex.....it feels like there's an OT story here somewhere
      Scotch. It's time.

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      I want to start a fundamentalist bakery called "Let he who is without sin snatch the first scone"

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      07-24-2012 09:18 AM #32
      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
      I ****ed a bisexual Miss Piggie once. Granted, she wasn't the real Miss Piggie....

      aw, who am I kidding... she was just fat.
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      07-24-2012 09:24 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      ... she was just fat.
      and snorted a little during sexy time?
      Scotch. It's time.

      Quote Originally Posted by westsideseal View Post
      I want to start a fundamentalist bakery called "Let he who is without sin snatch the first scone"

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      07-24-2012 09:41 AM #34
      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.
      Go Gators!

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      07-24-2012 09:59 AM #35
      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.

      If they could make their waffle fries in the shape of swastikas Id probably just laugh.

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      07-24-2012 10:06 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by xombiesarelove View Post
      If they could make their waffle fries in the shape of swastikas Id probably just laugh.


      Or just crosses.
      Go Gators!

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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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      I'm just imagining what it was like to have an F-22, which is a positively gigantic fighter plane, just sort of sidle up next to you in midair. Just kind of like, 'sup, dudes, aloo snackbar.

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      07-24-2012 10:14 AM #38
      Remember when Proctor & Gamble was bank rolling Satan worshippers?
      Scotch. It's time.

      Quote Originally Posted by westsideseal View Post
      I want to start a fundamentalist bakery called "Let he who is without sin snatch the first scone"

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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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      07-24-2012 10:31 AM #40
      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

      I was talking about big bird.
      Scotch. It's time.

      Quote Originally Posted by westsideseal View Post
      I want to start a fundamentalist bakery called "Let he who is without sin snatch the first scone"

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      07-24-2012 10:59 AM #43
      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?
      Scotch. It's time.

      Quote Originally Posted by westsideseal View Post
      I want to start a fundamentalist bakery called "Let he who is without sin snatch the first scone"

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