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Kermit and Miss Piggy won’t be chomping down on Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches any longer. The opposition of fast food chain’s CEO towards same sex marriage has been termed as the key reason that led to the eventual meltdown of their relationship.
On its Facebook page, the company said that CEO Lisa Henson is a strong supporter of marriage equality and has decided to end the relation with the food-maker. The company behind the Muppets will donate the money it received from Chick-fil-A to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
“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,”the statement reads.
The controversy sparked over the views expressed by Chick-fil-A’s president Dan Cathy when he told the Baptist Press that he was ‘guilty as charged’ when it came to his support for the Biblical definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman. Cathy further said: “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.”
In addition to this the company has also reportedly donated millions of dollars to anti-gay Christian groups. Even with over $4billion of its revenues, Chick –fil-A has continued to stress on its religious values by refusing to open on Sundays.
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