Web gossip site FishbowlLA praised the announcement that the Jim Henson Company would be severing its ties with fast food chain Chick-Fil-A over its donations to groups that support traditional marriage.  Except that’s not exactly how Fishbowl writer Matthew Fleischer put it.

Some good news from the Jim Henson Company, which announced late last week that they are severing their business partnership with the notoriously anti-gay, fast food company Chick-Fil-A.

Chick-Fil-A had been offering Jim Henson “Creature Shop” toys in its “Kids Meals.” Nice to know the Muppets will no longer be pushing an anti-gay agenda…or cheap, terrible food that makes kids obese.

Notorious?  That’s a label pro-gay forces are using in an attempt to smear the chain which is run by noted Christian S. Truett Cathy.  What’s Cathy’s sin?  Donating money to groups that believe marriage is between one man and one woman.

Of course companies that support gay marriage or gay rights aren’t notorious in the eyes of the left, and this is just one more example of the intolerance of the left for any opinion that doesn’t square with their own.

Cathy is a well know Christian and his beliefs shouldn’t come as a surprise to his detractors. The chain is famous for closing their stores on Sunday, making it a true day of rest for its employees.

The fact that Henson severed its ties should be all that surprising since it is owned by the Walt Disney Co., which is a big supporter of gay rights.  It’s more of a surprise as to what took them so long to figure this out.

All this seems lost on Fleischer and his pals on the left, but then again no one ever accused them of being rocket scientists.

Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar sound off against GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s signing of a pledge against gay marriage and pornography.

The pledge issued by Iowa group The Family Leader has since been amended to remove the reference to slavery but that wasn’t good enough for Whoopi.

While there is no defense for the slavery section at least it has been removed so Whoopi should just calm down.  It’s so typical of liberals like her to see racism in everything conservatives do and this is no exception.

As for Behar she made light of the gay issue by saying Bachmann had 150 foster kids and one of them was bound to be gay and that no one believes that being gay is a choice.  Really?  I know plenty of people who think exactly that and take issue with the so called science claiming that homosexuality is genetic.

Also Behar poked fun at the anti-pornography clause of The Family Leader’s pledge by telling the audience that if porn is banned wives will have to sleep with their husbands again.  Where is NOW when you need them?

Pornography is one of the most destructive addictions on the planet and has destroyed countless lives and marriages and resulted in women being verbally and physically abused.  And Behar is making fun of it.  Women’s rights groups should be outraged that she said this but since Behar is a liberal she will get off scot-free.

The lone conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck didn’t help Bachmann by saying that teh signing of the pledge effectively put the nail in her coffin for her presidential hopes.


On April 19th at the Miss USA pageant a new hero of the family values movement was crowned in the form of Miss California Carrie Prejean.

During the crucial question and answer portion of the pageant Prejean had the misfortune of being quizzed by gay blogger Perez Hilton who asked her whether or not she thought that all states should mirror states like Vermont and California  and legalize these unions.

In response Prejean said , “I think it’s great that Americans are able to choose one or the other … same sex marriage or opposite marriage,” then added, “I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman … that’s how I was raised.”

Instead of finding her answer honest and refreshing Hilton and the other politically correct judges crowned Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton the new Miss USA who to this day hasn’t commented on how she feels about same-sex marriage so she can remain a viable commodity in the eyes of pageant officials.

For Prejean the fallout has been mostly positive as she has become a media sensation and appearing at public events with groups opposed to gay marriage which sparked the state pageant officials to consider dethroning her for supposedly violating her contract.

Then yesterday came the fake drama when Donald Trump announced that Prejean would keep her title after all.

My first reaction to the controversy was that it was great to see someone stand up for their values even if they were politically incorrect.  But after photos surfaced of Prejean only partially clad for some underwear photos from several years ago and the revelation that she had breast implants I began to wonder why the conservatives, especially the family values groups would embrace her so readily.

Yes, she espoused their viewpoint on gay marriage, but she also claimed to be a Christian and that means living your values every day even if it means making professional sacrifices.  For me the photos were an example of a young woman more interested in her career than her faith and she only compounded that by getting the breast implants.  She obviously saw the pageant as nothing more than a women as sex objects contest and abandoned any pretense of Chritianity by seeking to augment her physical assets.

Prejean has capitalized on the controversy both pro and con and Donald Trump who owns the Miss USA pageant has been basking in all the attention on an event that is usually just a news footnote.  More publicity for the Donald will equal more money for the Donald.

It’s time that the media and the conservative movement move on and find something worthwhile to talk about and let Carrie Prejean fade to black as soon as possible.

The voting is over and Prop 8 banning gay marriage in California passed.  Normally after the votes are in and there is a clear winner the voters go on there way and wait for the next election and the next set of initiatives.  But thanks to gay activists who are infuriated that the system failed them the issue of gay marriage is alive and well in California.

Actually I didn’t think the issue would totaly fade away but I have been taken aback by the beahvior of activists who have taken to the streets to protest the vote.

It has been well doscumented that the Mormon church which has a large membership in California energized its members to actively support Prop 8.  This wasn’t a political issue for them as much as it was a moral issue.  As with most Christian churches the Mormons believe that marriage is between a woman and a man and Prop 8 would have forced Mormons and others to obey a law that ran counter to their theology.  More importantly it would have also required Mormon Bishops to perform gay marriages if asked or face legal penalties if they refused and that was something they were not willing to do.

While the Mormons certainly played a large part in the passage of Prop 8, the Catholic church with an even larger membership than the Mormons used the resources at its disposal to help assure passge of the initiative.

Yet where is the anger directed?  At the Mormons of course.  I am not sure why they have been singled out except that they are an easy target.  Mormons are known to be extremely faithful to their doctrine and favor traditional families.  They also have built many large Temples that tend to stand out from the surrounding area making the edifices a prime target for protestors.

What the protestors fail to recognize that by singling out one faith and focusing their ire on the Mormons they are practicing the very bigotry they accuse the church of practicing against them.

The Catholic church which has sharp disagreements wth Mormon theology has rushed to the Mormon’s defense with this statement from William Weigand the former Bishop of Salt Lake City;

“Catholics stand in solidarity with our Mormon brothers and sisters in support of traditional marriage–the union of one man and one woman–that has been the major building block of Western Civilization for millennia.

“The ProtectMarriage coalition, which led the successful campaign to pass Proposition 8, was an historic alliance of people from every faith and ethnicity. LDS were included–but so were Catholics and Jews, Evangelicals and Orthodox, African-Americans and Latinos, Asians and Anglos.
“Bigoted attacks on Mormons for the part they played in our coalition are shameful and ignore the reality that Mormon voters were only a small part of the groundswell that supported Proposition 8.
“As the former bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, I can attest to the fact that followers of the Mormon faith are a good and generous people with a long history of commitment to family and giving to community causes.
“I personally decry the bigotry recently exhibited towards the members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints–coming from the opponents of Proposition 8, who ironically, have called those of us supporting traditional marriage intolerant.
“I call upon the supporters of same-sex marriage to live by their own words–and to refrain from discrimination against religion and to exercise tolerance for those who differ from them. I call upon them to accept the will of the people of California in the passage of Proposition 8.”
SOURCE: Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento
Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento 
Kevin Eckery, 916-443-2528 

While the Mormons and the Catholics were a major force in the passage of Prop 8, they weren't the deciding factor.

Based on exit polls blacks favored the ban by a 70-30 margin, so where are the protests at black churches?

Apparently that won't happen since they are a solid Democratic voting bloc, but according to Michele McGinty of 
Beliefnet.com they are angry at blacks.

A couple of excerpts from McGinty's blog.

It was like being at a klan rally except the klansmen were wearing
Abercrombie polos and Birkenstocks. YOU N*, one man shouted at men. If
your people want to call me a F*, I will call you a n*. Someone else
said same thing to me on the next block near the temple...me and my
friend were walking, he is also gay but Korean, and a young WeHo clone
said after last night the n* better not come to West Hollywood if they
knew what was BEST for them.


Three older men accosted my friend and shouted, “Black people did this, I hope you people are happy!” A young lesbian couple with mohawks and Obama buttons joined the shouting and said there were “very disappointed with black people” and “how could we” after the Obama victory. This was stupid for them to single us out because we were carrying those blue NO ON PROP 8 signs! I pointed that out and the one of the older men said it didn’t matter because “most black people hated gays” and he was “wrong” to think we had compassion. That was the most insulting thing I had ever heard. I guess he never thought we were gay.


“I have received several phone calls from Blacks, both gay and straight, who were caught up in Westwood around the time of that march. From being called ‘niggers’ to being accosted in their cars and told that it was because of ‘you people gays don’t have equal rights and you better watch your back,’ these gays have lost their d* minds.”

Gay activists would do well to channel their energy into positive efforts that would advance their cause instead of protests and name calling which only remind voters why they voted the way they did.


While conservatives ponder living under an Obama presidency and Democratically controlled House and Senate, California liberals (read Hollywood) are stunned by the passage of a gay marriage ban in their state.

There is no doubt that the Obama candidacy brought out far more black and Latino voters than normal, but while that was good for the Democrats it was also bad for the supporters of gay marriage.

Exit polls showed that blacks voted for the ban by a whopping 70-30  percent margin and Latino’s by a smaller 51-49 percentage.  With white voters mostly favoring gay marriage there is no doubt among experts that the black vote was the key to victory for supporters of Prop 8.

If you think of it though it makes perfect sense.  Blacks and Latino’s are more liberal in general on economic issues but tend to be more socially conservative than white Democrats.

This has to do that most blacks are very religious at their core and are faithful churchgoers where they have been taught that marriage is between a man and a woman.  The same can be said for most Latino’s who tend to be mostly Catholic and much more traditional in their viewpoints than white Catholics.

Couple the California victory with that of similar measures in Florida and Arizona, the gay adoption ban in Alabama and the ending of affirmative action in three other states and conservatives actually have something to celebrate.

For the Democrats and President-Elect Obama they should be mindful that just because these groups voted for them and generally agree with their policies that if they dare to tread into highly charged social issues like gay marriage they will  be in for a rude surprise.