Flies Eat Shit, Frogs Eat Flies But… Kermit Won’t Eat at Chick-Fil-A

I usually stick to posting strictly trans-related material here, but I really like Kermit.  

Jim Henson’s Muppets Split With Chick-Fil-A Over Gay Rights

Reprinted from ABC News
By Annie Rose
Jul 23, 2012 4:58pm

A Chick-fil-A in Atlanta. Mike Stewart/AP Photo

Customers going to Chick-fil-A in search of a Muppets-inspired toy along with their Chick-n-Strips will be greatly disappointed.  The toys are no more.  The Jim Henson Company, founded by the creator of The Muppets, has severed all ties with Chick-fil-A and announced on its Facebook page that “we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors.”

The Jim Henson Company had formed a partnership with Chick-fil-A at the beginning of summer in order to feature Jim Henson’s Creature Shop toys in kids’ meals from July until Aug. 18. Then, Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan McCarthy, announced his support of Christian organizations that oppose gay marriage.

In an interview with The Baptist Press earlier this month, McCarthy was upfront: “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,” said McCarthy.

A report from the LGBT advocacy group Equality Matters said that Chick-fil-A donated more than $3 million from 2003 to 2009 to Christian groups that oppose homosexuality. The company then escalated its donations, giving $2 million to such causes in 2010 alone, according to Equality Matters.

On its Facebook page, The Jim Henson Company mentions its CEO, Lisa Henson, as a “strong supporter of gay marriage.”

The Jim Henson Company says it will be donating its final residual check from Chick-fil-A to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.   http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/07/jim-hensons-muppets-split-with-chick-fil-a-over-gay-rights/

The Jim Henson Company’s announcement on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-jim-henson-company/july-20-2012/10150928864755563

Muppets Don’t Tolerate Bigotry!

Reprinted from:   The Solipsistic Me
Michael Hulshof-Schmidt’s Musings About the World We Live In
July 23, 2012

As Chick-Fil-A continuesto spew its ugly venom at the LGBTQ community, The Jim Henson Company has said ENOUGH to hate and has broken ties with the homophobic fried chicken Dwarf House. Chick-Fil-A has a long-standing history of bigotry and homophobia; it is nice to see the Jim Henson Company demonstrate integrity by divorcing themselves from the squawker of oppression.

Henson Company released the following statement regarding the termination of the relationship:

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. 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 to GLAAD. (http://www.glaad.org/)

TSM also has to give kudos to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for his strong stand by vowing to not allow the chicken peddlers to open a franchise in Boston. With each voice and each act of integrity, we move toward equality and leave those that oppress us on the wrong side of history!   http://hulshofschmidt.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/muppets-dont-tolerate-bigotry/

Here are some pictures that have started circulating on Facebook since the Jim Henson Company announced its intention to terminate its relationship with Chick-fil-H8:

Boycott

It’s really too bad about Chick-fil-A being so full of hate.  I’ve been boycotting them for more than a year because of the CEO’s support of anti-LGBT hate groups, such as NOM, but I really love their sandwiches, unhealthy as they may be (what fast food isn’t unhealthy?!)    Last year someone told me that a specialty sandwich at McDonald’s tasted “exactly like” CFA’s chicken sandwich.  It did not.  But I found this video today, and although I have not yet tried this recipe, I thought I’d post a link to a video that demonstrates how to make it; the ingredients are listed on youtube with the video.  Click on the link to watch it:

Chick-Fil-Gay Sandwich

I think Kermit T. Frog has always been a friend to LGBT people.  Why else would he sing about rainbows? 😉

Click on the picture of Kermit T. Frog below to hear his rendition of the Academy Award-winning song for Best Song in 1979, “Why are There So Many Songs About Rainbows?”  It is sung by Kermit as the movie’s opening number and reprised by the whole cast of Muppets at the end of the movie. The single of this song reached #25 on Billboard’s “Hot 100 Singles” chart in 1979.

Why are There So Many Songs About Rainbows

Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it.
I know they’re wrong wait and see.

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.
Who said that wishes would be heard and answered when wished on the morningstar?

Someone thought of that and someone believed it.
Look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing and what do we think we might see?

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.
All of us under its spell.
We know that it’s probably magic.
Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.

Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors.
The voice might be one and the same.

I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.

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