Henson pulls support for Chick-fil-a

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by KVUE News

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Posted on July 24, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 24 at 10:33 AM

The fallout from Chick-fil-a's opposition to gay marriage continues.

The Jim Henson Company is cutting ties with the fast-food chain. The company was in a partnership with Chick-fil-A to feature Jim Henson’s Creature Shop toys in kids’ meals from July until August 18th.

But last week, Chick-fil-a restaurant's CEO Dan McCarthy said in an interview that the food retailer supports the Biblical definition of the family unit.

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

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, an advocacy group for lesbian, gay and trans-gender people.

 

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