It's The Muppet Show! With special guest – liberal ideology!
By J.J. Jackson
So, The Jim Henson Company is upset that Chick-fil-A is a company that operates and promotes biblical principles, one of those principles being that marriage actually has a definition. Unfortunately, that definition does not account for man on man or girl on girl action. So, in response, for a crime against liberalism, toys featuring The Muppets will no longer be provided for the company's kid's meals.
This is, once again, a prime example of Liberalism Uber Alles from the insensitive, intolerant left. And yes, the move most certainly does show the intolerance of The Jim Henson Company. Specifically, it is intolerance directed at Christians who will not liberalize their ways. They are, after all, refusing to deal with another company solely because their beliefs are different from their own.
While it is entirely The Jim Henson Company's right to do this, it is just another window into the soulless pit of the left.
It is important to note that Chick-fil-A's refusal to adopt the left's embrace of the oxymoronic idea of "gay marriage" harms no one. Well, it might make a some effeminate males seek out a fainting couch. Some overly butch females pump their angry fists in the air. But why? Because, Heaven forbid, people don't want to give in to a nonsensical demand that homosexuals be allowed to redefine marriage so that they can wed their same sex partners?
Any "harm" is imagined and self-inflicted. Just like it would be self-inflicted harm if I foolishly led myself to believe that I could be the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, only to be summarily rejected the opportunity based on the glaring fact that I have no ability to be such. Come to think of it, with as poor as their offensive line blocks at times, why on Earth would I want to be the starting quarterback anyway?
But here's the rub. By embracing liberalism whole hog, The Jim Henson Company actually puts itself as a competitive disadvantage. Ok, so Tickle Me Elmos will be a huge hit among the gay community this year. But what else do they get from pandering to 1%, at best, of the population?
While they no doubt feel that this is actually a blow against Chick-fil-A, it really is not. Think about it. After all, Chick-fil-A does not advertise with The Jim Henson Company. But The Jim Henson Company does advertise, or at least did, with Chick-fil-A. That means less exposure for the liberally inclined Muppets. Perhaps not a bad thing.
Chick-fil-A will have no problem finding someone else to provide toys to their popular kid's meals, no matter how much the liberals protest, shout, and threaten. That is a fact.
Plus, if Chick-fil-A wants to, they can buy advertising time in any showing of The Jim Henson Company's products on television by simply calling up the network and doing so. They never have to worry about what Kermit the Frog or Miss Piggy (perhaps Kermit's gay lover in drag?) have to say about it.
So who really loses? Of course, those who cling to liberalism and want to destroy all who will not bow down before them are the losers. But don't expect liberals to understand that, which is exactly why they always wind up failing.
Chick-fil-A will go on without The Muppets, no matter how much the left wishes it were otherwise. Now, excuse me while I take a bite of my Spicy Chicken Sandwich Delux, now with 20% less liberal whining. YUM!
J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at http://www.libertyreborn.com.