SPEAK OUT: Chick-fil-A Stance on Same Sex Marriage

Atlanta-based restaurant company gains supporter, loses backer. Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee suggests Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day; Muppets cut ties.

The recent controversy over the stance of Chick-fil-A on same-sex marriage has now drawn in Mike Huckabee, the former presidential candidate and Fox TV commentator.

Huckabee, also an ordained Southern Baptist minister, has called for Aug. 1 to be Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, and he has set up a Facebook page for that purpose.

"The goal is simple: Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1," read Huckabee's statement on the Facebook page.

Do you support Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day? Share your thoughts.

However, the Jim Henson Co., which had worked on creating Muppets characters for Chick-fil-A, has dropped support, according to the Los Angeles Times. Proposed Muppets offerings included five build-your-own puppets from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, using pieces that are punched out from the plastic meal container, according to a cached version of the Chick-fil-A website.

But after last week, when President Dan Cathy said the fast-food giant was “guilty as charged” of supporting “the biblical definition of the family unit,” Henson Co. nixed the partnership.

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So time to Speak Out: Where do you stand on the issue? Will you participate in Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day? We have a Chik-fil-A at Regency Mall. Share your thoughts.

Pamela July 30, 2012 at 06:20 PM
@The Hoffa, I was just being sarcastic because in my opinion this whole thing is silly beyond sensible words :/
Pamela July 30, 2012 at 06:38 PM
@ Edward Willing....... Hostile much? Such a smart comment over something so stupid, wouldn't you agree? Both sides are going far and beyond, to prove their points. IMO, everyone should stay home on the 1st with their families and work on becoming BETTER human beings to one another. "That's all people like Pamela" think about.
C. Harris July 31, 2012 at 05:13 PM
I am not following the conversations regarding Obama. This article started out stating that Henson backed out. I must have missed something. However, I support and agree with Cathy and will be donating a meal or two to a lucky family since I am unable to eat this type of at this time. Mr. Cathy keep the faith. You will be awarded in the afterlife. God bless.
mau August 01, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Jim Henson Co. has no tolerance for traditional marriage. Boycott them for their reverse discrimination.
mau August 01, 2012 at 11:17 PM
So how does everybody feel about the head of Amazon speaking out in favor of gay marriage and Mayor Rahm Emanuel discriminating about Chic-Fila by banning them. Anybody planning on boycotting them?


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