Mike, the Muppets ... and Chick-Fil-A
There’s a controversy brewing over statements made by Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy and now the Muppets and Mike Huckabee (pictured) are squaring off on opposing sides.
Here’s what happened:
Cathy was quoted in a July 2 Biblical Recorder story as saying that he supports the biblical definition of the family unit. Here’s an excerpt from the story:
Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about this opposition.
“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.”
The company’s CEO Lisa Henson who is said to be a strong supporter of marriage equality, decided to end her company’s relationship with the restaurant chain and donate the money they have received from Chick-fil-A for the toys to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Enter Huckabee, a Baptist preacher, former governor and former Republican presidential candidate. Huckabee announced on Facebook that he supports Chick-fil-A’s right to uphold its biblical stance. He is now calling for a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”
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