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General Mills Comes Out Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment, Cites ‘Inclusion’
AFTAH ^ | June 18 2012 | Peter LeBarbara

Posted on 06/19/2012 5:54:31 AM PDT by scottjewell

Remember when Big Business was conservative and was protested by hippies and leftists? Well now, socially speaking, corporate titans are siding with the Left against historic Judeo-Christian values – and God-fearing Christians and Jews are chiding the soulless, capitalist sellouts. The latest Behemoth to kick the Creator to the curb is General Mills — seemingly right up there with apple pie and motherhood as a symbol of American wholesomeness, but no more.

General Mills is maker of these iconic breakfast cereals:

Cheerios Chex Cinnamon Toast Crunch Fiber One Kix Lucky Charms Monsters Total Trix Wheaties

In bowing to the revolutionary, homosexualist redefinition of marriage, the cereal giant has had to re-invent morality itself. Thus it employs the same sanctimonious Diversity Doublespeak as all social leftists who — no matter what destructive policies they pursue — pat themselves on the back for being on the side of “progress.” How telling that a company like General Mills is now serving up the pablum of “inclusion” to justify its immoral turn.

General Mills boasts that its goal “is to be among the most socially responsible food companies in the world.” Memo to General Mills: promoting homosexuality (linked disproportionately to disease and dysfunction) as normative behavior – to the point of undermining natural marriage — is not “socially responsible” but rather the opposite, even though it earns plaudits from the usual morally-challenged suspects. (See this biased “Wikipedia” entry which, sounding like a press release for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, notes that General Mills “received positive feedback for its stand [against the Minnesota marrriage amendment] which is expected to attract people to its global workforce.”)

Apparently General Mills’ executives, like those at Starbuck’s and other mega-corporations, are betting that more American consumers are FOR the sexual sin of homosexuality than against it. Time will tell if they are right, but regardless, corporate profits do not dictate moral Truth.

There are now far too many pro-homosexuality major corporations for us to declare this offender versus that offender a boycott target — so pro-family consumers can make their own purchasing choices. As for me, I will hesitate before buying a box of Wheaties or Cheerios, if only to strike a small, lonely blow for what’s right.

Besides, Aldi does a pretty good rip-off of Cheerios and Wheaties. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

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LifeSiteNews reports:

Bye Bye Cheerios?: General Mills announces support for gay ‘marriage’

By Thaddeus Baklinski

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, June 15, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Minnesota-based food giant General Mills has publicly come out in opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

Currently same-sex “marriage” is against the law in Minnesota. However, in November, Minnesotans will vote on the amendment which would insert the true definition of marriage in the state constitution…

According to a post put up Thursday, June 14 on the General Mills company blog by Ken Charles, vice president of global diversity and inclusion, “General Mills CEO Ken Powell on Wednesday addressed 400 local gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender professionals and announced that the company opposes the amendment.”

“While General Mills doesn’t normally take positions on ballot measures, this is a business issue that impacts our employees,” Charles said in his post. “I am proud to see our company join the ranks of local and national employers speaking out for inclusion…”

Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a major advocate for the marriage amendment, blasted the General Mills Corporation for effectively declaring a “war on marriage” with its own customers.

“Marriage as the union of one man and one woman is profoundly in the common good, and it is especially important for children,” said Brown.

“General Mills makes billions marketing cereal to parents of young children. It has now effectively declared a war on marriage with its own customers when it tells the country that it is opposed to preserving traditional marriage, which is what the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment does.” … [LifeSiteNews article continues HERE]


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: business; buylocal; cheerios; corporateamerica; fiberone; generalmills; homosexualagenda; marriageamendment; mn2012; total; wheaties
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1 posted on 06/19/2012 5:54:41 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Post Toasties and I’m good.


2 posted on 06/19/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: scottjewell

Tasteos are just as good. General Mills not too long ago was an annual contributor to the bloody Planned Predators, and were proud of it.

I called their main office and asked the person who’s in charge of donations, if she ever thought that General Mills is contributing to an organization that is involved in killing 1,500,000 future baby food clients EVERY YEAR just here in U.S.A.? She had a prepared comment that was just plain stupid.

So, I asked her what does she think my boss would say if I told him that I was directing company funds to a group that will essentially dwindle my marketing base by 1,500,000 customers every year. Again, a prepared comment.

Incredible lack of common sense marketing logic. And then to be helping a disgusting organization whose prime goal is the destruction of 1,500,000 helpless American citizens. How that equates to good business management is beyond me.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 6:19:07 AM PDT by laweeks
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Why the hell is General Mills getting involved in this? How exactly does manufacturing sweetened breakfast cereals qualify a company to speak to the morality of homosexual “marriage?”

Its arrogance, plain and simple.

I’m done with General Mills.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 6:21:02 AM PDT by PGR88
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5 posted on 06/19/2012 6:23:03 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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6 posted on 06/19/2012 6:25:39 AM PDT by narses
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To: scottjewell

So, does General Mills, in the spirit of “inclusiveness,” also support consanguinity?


7 posted on 06/19/2012 6:31:00 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: PGR88
Why the hell is General Mills getting involved in this? How exactly does manufacturing sweetened breakfast cereals qualify a company to speak to the morality of homosexual “marriage?”

Its arrogance, plain and simple.

I’m done with General Mills.

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- sweetened breakfast cereals - may be the “tell” to this.

Isn't the WH leading a crackdown on sugary sweets? Perhaps a little strong-arm is at play here. Still, no need to roll over like a yellow dog, IMO.

So long General Mills.

8 posted on 06/19/2012 6:34:09 AM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: wolficatZ

LOL!


9 posted on 06/19/2012 6:35:16 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: MestaMachine

Post cereals are better, anyway. I can’t recall the last time I bought a Big G cereal.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 6:36:47 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Be yourself. Everyone else is taken!)
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To: scottjewell

They just can’t resist getting into the act, can they... General Mills could’ve simply said it’s in the business of producing cereal and other food items, not influencing national or state policy.

But.. n-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!!!!!!!! GM just had to jump onto the “queer-as-the-in-thing” bandwagon.


11 posted on 06/19/2012 6:37:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: MestaMachine

I checked - my breakfast of choice is from Kelloggs.


12 posted on 06/19/2012 6:38:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ScottinVA
The worst of it is that this has become such a wide-spread corporate agenda (taken from the gay agenda, at their urging) that now all opposition is deemed "stupid". From a liberal publication: "The statement comes two weeks after Minnesota for Marriage blasted Target for its pro-gay "Wear It With Pride" collection, calling it a "stupid move." We'll see come November, but recent polling suggests Minnesota for Marriage stands a better chance than ever of looking pretty stupid itself come Election Day. With a majority of survey respondents saying they think same-sex couples should be able to marry, at this point supporting gay marriage may simply be good business." http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2012/06/mn_for_marriage_on_general_mills_pro-glbt_stance_marriage_doesnt_matter_to_them.php
13 posted on 06/19/2012 6:43:12 AM PDT by scottjewell (homosexual agenda,)
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To: scottjewell

General Mills can kiss my Private Money goodbye. Generic cereals are just fine.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: scottjewell

I’ll never look at that puckered little”O”, the Cheerio, again.


15 posted on 06/19/2012 6:53:15 AM PDT by moovova
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To: scottjewell

There’s a calculation here that corporations can pander to gays with little or no blowback from their more conservative customers. As long as there is no organized push back from conservatives, the corporations will be correct.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 6:58:40 AM PDT by Will88
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To: SoFloFreeper
General Mills can kiss my Private Money goodbye. Generic cereals are just fine.

There is a good chance the generic cereal you are eating is made by General Mills or another large co...

17 posted on 06/19/2012 6:59:03 AM PDT by trailhkr1 (All you need to know about Zimmerman, innocent = riots, manslaughter = riots, guilty = riots)
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To: scottjewell

These anti-family corporations must be laboring under the delusion that homosexuals live long lives and consume more of their products than those who live in families. They are wrong.

We drop every anti-family business from our shopping list and haven’t found it hard to spend our money elsewhere.


18 posted on 06/19/2012 7:12:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: scottjewell

I did not know Sears came out of the closet. How disappointing. One more place to avoid.


19 posted on 06/19/2012 7:20:20 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: scottjewell

Silly Rabbit. Trix are for Sodomites!


20 posted on 06/19/2012 7:24:26 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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