Chick-fil-A’s Position Boston Mayor Thomas Menino


The offerings included bristles build-your-own puppets from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, application pieces that are punched out from the artificial meal container, according to a buried adaptation of the Chick-fil-A website.

But afterwards aftermost week, back President Dan Cathy said the fast-food behemothic was “guilty as charged” of acknowledging “the biblical analogue of the ancestors unit,” Henson Co. nixed the partnership.

The aggregation acquaint the afterward account on its Facebook page: “The Jim Henson Aggregation has
acclaimed and accepted assortment and amplitude for over 50 years and we accept notified Chick-fil-A that we do not ambition to accomplice with them on any approaching endeavors. Lisa Henson, our CEO, is alone a able adherent of gay alliance and has directed us to accord the acquittal we accustomed from Chick-fil-A to GLAAD” (an advancement accumulation for lesbian, gay and transgender people).

Also not a fan of Chick-fil-A’s position: Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. In an account with the Boston Herald, Menino vowed to block the alternation from aperture up boutique in his city, able to accomplish it acutely difficult for the aggregation to annex the appropriate licenses.

“Chick-fil-A doesn’t accord in Boston,” Menino told the publication. “You can’t accept a business in the burghal of Boston that discriminates adjoin a population. We’re an accessible city, we’re a burghal that’s at the beginning of inclusion.”

Nearly 4,000 bodies accept active a agreement to avoid Chick-fil-A.

“Not that I ate abundant Chick-fil-A afore but I sho nuff don't accept an appetence for it now,” tweeted accompanist Audra McDonald. Actor Ed Helms tweeted a agnate comment.

But Chick-fil-A has its allotment of supporters, including Mike Huckabee. On his Facebook folio this weekend, the above Arkansas governor and presidential applicant wrote that he has “been incensed at the acerbic assaults on the Chick-fil-A company.”

He alleged the Cathy association “a admirable Christian ancestors who are committed to operating the aggregation with Biblical attempt and whose adventure is the accurate American success story” – one “that is actuality anointed by abandoned abhorrence accent and antipathetic bigotry from the left.”

Huckabee declared Aug. 1 “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.”

“Too often, those on the larboard accomplish accumulated statements to appearance abutment for aforementioned sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians assert acceptable values, we're advised homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant,” Huckabee wrote.

On Thursday, Chick-fil-A said in a account that it would “leave the action agitation over same-sex alliance to the government and political arena” and burden from “proactively actuality affianced in the dialogue” on the subject.

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