Skip to comments.General Mills Comes Out Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment, Cites ‘Inclusion’
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 Starbucks 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 whats right.
Besides, Aldi does a pretty good rip-off of Cheerios and Wheaties. Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
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 doesnt 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]
Post Toasties and I’m good.
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.
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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So, does General Mills, in the spirit of “inclusiveness,” also support consanguinity?
Its arrogance, plain and simple.
Im done with General Mills.
- 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.
Post cereals are better, anyway. I can’t recall the last time I bought a Big G cereal.
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.
I checked - my breakfast of choice is from Kelloggs.
General Mills can kiss my Private Money goodbye. Generic cereals are just fine.
I’ll never look at that puckered little”O”, the Cheerio, again.
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.
There is a good chance the generic cereal you are eating is made by General Mills or another large co...
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.
I did not know Sears came out of the closet. How disappointing. One more place to avoid.
Silly Rabbit. Trix are for Sodomites!