"According to a photo published to the 'Wipe Out Homophobia
" Facebook group, Chick-Fil-A has announced a voluntary recall of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Puppet Kids Meal toys, and is blaming it on safety issues. There's no information on when the notice was allegedly put up, but the 'recall' is backdated to one day before
the Jim Henson Company cut ties with Chick-Fil-A for its donations to anti-gay groups."*
All this comes on the heels of Chick-Fil-A's COO, Dan Cathy, owning up to the company's contributions to anti-gay causes
in a recent interview: "Well, guilty as charged
." [more inside]
The granting of gay marriage rights in New Hampshire seemed to be a step in the right direction.
However recently there is a push back to refuse service in public places to the gay community based on religious objections
, seemingly against earlier legislation written to stop this exact type of discrimination
You may or may not remember a similar story featuring an upstate New York town clerk (NYT)
April 14, 2005: The Day of Truth.
On April 13th thousands of students will don black-and-red t-shirts and remain quiet for the ninth Day of Silence
in order to "recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment--in effect, the silencing--experienced by LGBT students and their allies." But this year the Alliance Defense Fund
, "a legal alliance defending the right to hear and speak the Truth [yes, "Truth" is capitalized] through strategy, training, funding, and litigation," plans to add a twist to the occasion by following up with its so called Day of Truth in order to protest the homosexual agenda
and promote their interpretation of Christianity. Though in their "Hostile Questions"
section they claim they're not Day of Silence copycats, in addition to the silent treatment like their DoS foes students who register will receive t-shirts and explanation cards to distribute to inquiring minds, albeit with a slightly altered message.
But will it draw participants? Well, Clint Armstrong can't wait--he staged a protest of his own last year.