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General Mills boycott urged over marriage amendment stance
pioneer press ^ | 6-27-12 | julie forster

Posted on 06/27/2012 5:15:55 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

Earlier this month General Mills came out in opposition to Minnesota's marriage amendment ballot measure. Now supporters of the proposed amendment have launched a boycott of General Mills, imploring consumers to dump their Cheerios, Yoplait, and the myriad other products the Golden Valley manufacturer makes and markets.

The National Organization for Marriage said Tuesday, June 26, that it is initiating a protest of General Mills and has launched a website with an online petition in response to General Mills taking a public position on the amendment, which seeks to preserve Minnesota law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: corporations; dayton; gay; gaymarriage; generalmills; homosexual; homosexualagenda; marriage; mn
I guess the left is OK with the Citizens United decision after all.
1 posted on 06/27/2012 5:16:04 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

I sent e-mail to General Mills some days ago asking WHY I
should not remove every product of theirs from my house.
would feed the birds —but am afraid I might be charged with animal cruelty. Were it not for a very small remnant we would all be made to be like Sodom and like unto Gomorrah.As it is written.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 5:22:19 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: StonyBurk
I don't yet think conservatives realize that we've lost this and other such arguments. There's nothing left but the crying.

You can add Nabisco, Target, JCPenny, Disney, P&G and a hundred other such companies to the boycott list. These companies know that these so-called boycotts don't amount to a thing. If you boycotted them all you'd be living in a cave eating berries and wearing fig leaves. They know they can and will survive because the boycotts are represented to the general public as the realm of the "far right". When there is a boycott of Rush, it is carried as being mainstream and inline with the popular view. None of these companies would EVER come out against gay marriage despite the fact that most people oppose it. The liberals have learned from history. When you control the message, a small minority can control the whole country. We'll win some elections and lose some elections, but that is not where these battles are fought. Until we realize we're fighting in the wrong battlefield, gay marriage is just another domino to fall. There are more to come.

3 posted on 06/27/2012 5:36:18 AM PDT by paul544
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To: TurboZamboni; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...

This sounds worth a shot, Dems have organized to launch boycotts of companies that donate to causes they disagree with, as well as Glenn Beck and Rush. Our side needs to give it a try.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 5:37:46 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Basically every company is obviously going to be gay friendly....we have seen it here numerous times. We are living in not only a very dangerous time but a very sad time. Boycotts don’t work apprently but if you end up having to eat only foods out of your garden to survive these times, your time in Heaven will be 100 percent worth it.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 5:38:35 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

I wonder how the Christians who vote democrat will explain to Jesus their support, sometimes vociferously, of democrat politicians.

I know I’ll have lots to answer for too but this one is so blatantly obvious.


6 posted on 06/27/2012 5:41:17 AM PDT by Josa
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To: Josa
How will those who chose to vote for the lesser of 2 evils say to our Lord, when they stand before GOD to be judged?

Since when did 2 evils make a good? Twins in thinking, signing legislation, etc. Trading one d socialist for an r socialist does not compute.

When bad seed is sowed on bad soil it produces a bad crop. For all those who complain of Snowe, Graham, Collins and the former Specter this is what you will get if you go ahead and drink the GOP koolaide

Ecc12:13-14
13) Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.
14)For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether [it be] good, or whether [it be] evil.

7 posted on 06/27/2012 5:51:40 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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To: GailA

Maybe you could rewrite your post in English?


8 posted on 06/27/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: TurboZamboni

I have already started avoiding General Mills products at the grocery store.

Screw ‘em. If they love sodomy, they can have it. I won’t participate.


9 posted on 06/27/2012 5:56:36 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: paul544
I don't yet think conservatives realize that we've lost this and other such arguments. There's nothing left but the crying.

That was a revolting display of pathetic defeatism. Man up.

10 posted on 06/27/2012 6:03:10 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: TurboZamboni

So I guess I’ll be dumping my general mills stock


11 posted on 06/27/2012 6:33:48 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Johnson & Johnson and Walgreens have teamed up with PFLAG to indoctrinate school kids using bulling as a cover.

http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=194&srcid=-2

12 posted on 06/27/2012 6:48:25 AM PDT by MCF
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To: sickoflibs
Dems have organized to launch boycotts of companies that donate to causes they disagree with, as well as Glenn Beck and Rush

In my view, those haven't worked worth a darn.

And I doubt any boycott that is launched on FR would either.

13 posted on 06/27/2012 6:51:56 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: paul544

Your posts sum this up very well.

A number of years ago I started compiling a list of the retail stores that were “off limits” per FReeper comments.

After a short while, we were left with the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shops as the only acceptable one left.

Then someone posted an anti-Catholic screed and we were out of options completely.


14 posted on 06/27/2012 6:54:45 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
RE:”Dems have organized to launch boycotts of companies that donate to causes they disagree with, as well as Glenn Beck and Rush.....
In my view, those haven't worked worth a darn.

FNC fired Beck and replaced him with the Dana Per-RINO show and Democrats celebrated their victory. Rush is big enough to survive losing sponsors.

15 posted on 06/27/2012 7:02:08 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: paul544
Boycotts work if we pick one company at a time and concentrate on it till it goes bankrupt or changes its policy. JCPenny is very vunerable and Walgreens can be hurt.
16 posted on 06/27/2012 7:02:42 AM PDT by MCF
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To: sickoflibs

I heard Beck was laughing all the way to the bank with his new deal. Isn’t that true?


17 posted on 06/27/2012 7:03:41 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: paul544

Rush said as much about 2 or 3 years ago regarding homsexual marrage.


18 posted on 06/27/2012 7:12:53 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: TurboZamboni

I left General Mills year ago over their support of Planned Parenthood.


19 posted on 06/27/2012 7:38:41 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Gays are what, about two percent of the population? This is just mind-boggling. Why can't companies be neutral? Or, if pressed for their opinion, just say, "We're in the business of providing nutritional, delicious foods at a good price to all Americans. That's all we're going to do. We'll leave the controversial issues to be discussed or decided by others." Instead they cater to the two percent and tick off so many millions more!

Seems to me there can't be much time left before the Lord comes. I mean, how bad do things have to get down here?

20 posted on 06/27/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: TurboZamboni

The best bet is not a boycott, but a targeted shareholder revolt.

A simple enough proposition: get a list of their major shareholders, and compare it to a list of political contributors, both of which are public domain information.

Select those shareholders who are regular contributors to conservative Republican campaigns, and send them targeted emails advising them that General Mills is *wasting* money on political causes instead of either improving the company’s bottom line or paying better stock dividends.

That is, *they*, the shareholders, are subsidizing this nonsense.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 9:37:04 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: TurboZamboni

,,,, Count me in !


22 posted on 06/27/2012 11:08:48 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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I sent General Mills an e-mail today advising that my family is off Cheerios. It’s the only one of their products we use, but we did use it almost every day. Won’t hurt them, I know. But it sure makes me feel better.


23 posted on 06/27/2012 12:22:36 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Godwin1

You may find out that unless you are growing and threshing your own cereal grains, the commercially available alternatives are similarly inclined.


24 posted on 06/27/2012 12:24:59 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: sickoflibs; TurboZamboni; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; ...

” Dems have organized to launch boycotts of companies that donate to causes they disagree with, as well as Glenn Beck and Rush. Our side needs to give it a try.”

I agree


25 posted on 06/27/2012 1:18:50 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: agere_contra

What is wrong with the PLAIN truth ENGLISH, I wrote the thing in?

Since ENGLISH IS MY ONLY LANGUAGE, I can write in no other. I might misspell a word, but it is ENGLISH. Not texting, or what ever these kids do today in place of using ENGLISH.


26 posted on 06/27/2012 2:55:05 PM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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To: paul544
don't yet think conservatives realize that we've lost this and other such arguments. There's nothing left but the crying.

I posted the other day that folks missed the culture war. This is the reaping of the seed sown in the past two decades. Companies are just following the demographic realities of young, new customers.

27 posted on 06/27/2012 5:57:58 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: TurboZamboni

I decided to buy the store brand toasted oat cereal the other day and found it was just as good as the official Cheerios. General Mills is free to support what it wants. I’m free to give my dollars to some other company(that as far as I know isn’t telling Minnesotans how to vote on anything) instead.


28 posted on 06/27/2012 10:09:16 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: TurboZamboni

Instead of telling us the companies to avoid, why can’t an organization tell what companies PROMOTE family values, or are at least neutral?

Why do I have to go to HRC’s website to find this information?


29 posted on 06/27/2012 11:06:19 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Nea Wood

MYTH: The Marriage Protection Amendment will damage Minnesota’s economy because those in the so-called “creative class” will shun our state.


FACT:

This argument shows how desperate same-sex marriage activists have become in attempting to advocate their position.

First, the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment makes no change to our existing law and thus would have no impact on our economy. It simply puts our current definition of marriage beyond the reach of activist judges and politicians to change it without the consent of voters.

This argument also is internally inconsistent with other arguments that gay marriage backers advance. For example, they argue that more gay and lesbian couples are making their home in Minnesota so we should redefine marriage to accommodate them, yet, if true, that is happening when we already define marriage as the union of one man and one woman!

On the face of it, it’s hard to imagine what connection economic performance might have to a state’s definition of marriage. However, to the extent that there is such a connection, the facts show that states with a marriage protection amendment in their state constitution are our top performing economic states.

For example, eight of the top ten “best states for business” according to a survey of 556 CEOs by Chief Executive Magazine have a state marriage amendment in their constitution.

Six of the top ten performing states for “creating jobs, economic development and prosperity in challenging times” have state marriage amendments in their constitutions, according to a study published by the National Chamber Foundation.

According to Moody’s Analytics, eight of the top ten states for job growth have a marriage amendment in their state constitution.

Finally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March that of the six states with the lowest unemployment rate, four of them had state marriage amendments.


30 posted on 06/28/2012 5:12:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Nea Wood

MYTH: The Marriage Protection Amendment will damage Minnesota’s economy because those in the so-called “creative class” will shun our state.


FACT:

This argument shows how desperate same-sex marriage activists have become in attempting to advocate their position.

First, the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment makes no change to our existing law and thus would have no impact on our economy. It simply puts our current definition of marriage beyond the reach of activist judges and politicians to change it without the consent of voters.

This argument also is internally inconsistent with other arguments that gay marriage backers advance. For example, they argue that more gay and lesbian couples are making their home in Minnesota so we should redefine marriage to accommodate them, yet, if true, that is happening when we already define marriage as the union of one man and one woman!

On the face of it, it’s hard to imagine what connection economic performance might have to a state’s definition of marriage. However, to the extent that there is such a connection, the facts show that states with a marriage protection amendment in their state constitution are our top performing economic states.

For example, eight of the top ten “best states for business” according to a survey of 556 CEOs by Chief Executive Magazine have a state marriage amendment in their constitution.

Six of the top ten performing states for “creating jobs, economic development and prosperity in challenging times” have state marriage amendments in their constitutions, according to a study published by the National Chamber Foundation.

According to Moody’s Analytics, eight of the top ten states for job growth have a marriage amendment in their state constitution.

Finally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March that of the six states with the lowest unemployment rate, four of them had state marriage amendments.


31 posted on 06/28/2012 5:20:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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