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Berenstain Bear Family Responds to Chick-fil-A Controversy

The Jim Henson Company recently ended its relationship with Chick-fil-A after the fast food chain’s CEO Dan Cathy told The Biblical Recorder that he does not support the legalization of gay marriage.

Since then, the chain has filled kid’s meal bags with picture books from The Berenstain Bear series. As controversy spread about Cathy’s stance, the Berenstain family posted an official statement.

UPDATE: 80,000 fans have signed a petition urging HarperCollins to end its relationship with the fast food chain.

Here’s an excerpt: “Our publisher, HarperCollins, is marketing several of their Berenstain Bears titles through a kids’ meal promotion at Chick-fil-A scheduled for August…The Berenstain family does not at this time have control over whether this program proceeds or not. We hope those concerned about this issue will direct their comments toward HarperCollins and Chick-fil-A.” (Via Hollywood Reporter)

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