After the Jim Henson Company posted a message on their site, disavowing and dissolving their merchandise partnership with Chik-Fil-A over their stated positions on gay and lesbian marriage, at least one Chik-Fil-A restaurant posted this.
I don’t know if this was a corporate memo or if it was only the one restaurant, but it sounds pretty corporate-speaky to me:
“We apologize for any inconvenience but as of 7/19/2012 Chick-fil-A has voluntarily recalled all of the Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Puppet Kids Meal toys due to a possible safety issue. Please be advised that there have not been any cases in which a child has actually been injured, however there have been some reports of children getting their fingers stuck in the holes of the puppets. We are offering a substitution of a complimentary kids Icedream cone in its place until a replacement toy is available.”
Translated: “You made us look bad, we’ll tell people your toys hurt children!”
As I’ve learned from my time at Liberty University, lying to cover up your own bigotry is a Christian value.