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Barilla President Apologizes for Comments About Gays
ABC ^ | 9/26/13 | By SUSANNA KIM

Posted on 09/26/2013 3:13:33 PM PDT by barmag25

The president of Barilla is apologizing for saying that he would never use a gay family in the pasta maker's ads.

Guido Barilla said in an Italian radio interview that his pasta is for the traditional family and said gay people could eat another pasta if they did not like his message.

"We accept his invitation to not eat his pasta," said Aurelio Mancuso, president of gay-rights group Equality Italia, in a statement in Italian.

Boycotting Twitter users shared the hashtag #boicottabarilla, or "boycott Barilla."

But Barilla quickly walked back his comments.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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"With reference to remarks made yesterday to an Italian radio program, I apologize if my words have generated controversy or misunderstanding, or if they hurt someone's sensitivity," Guido Barilla said in a statement. "In the interview I simply wished to underline the central role the woman plays within the family."
1 posted on 09/26/2013 3:13:33 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Gay Nazis strike again.


2 posted on 09/26/2013 3:16:20 PM PDT by dragonblustar (FU Jaun McCain!!!!!!)
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To: barmag25

Do not bend to the gays.

Both meanings intended.

The pendulum will swing.


3 posted on 09/26/2013 3:16:35 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: barmag25
Yesterday he said he would not use a gay couple on his noodle boxes.

As far as I can see here he did not 'walk that back'.

BTW its funny to me how the MSM wastes no time correcting any unauthorized thoughts publicly expressed.

4 posted on 09/26/2013 3:16:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: barmag25

NEVER apologize for being right. Homosexuality is a perversion, an affront to God and Nature.....


5 posted on 09/26/2013 3:17:57 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: barmag25

Now that he has demonstrated his cowardice, I would urge heterosexuals to boycott his pasta. Sell it to the fags, chickensh_t. You’re so scared of them ...


6 posted on 09/26/2013 3:18:02 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: barmag25

Hardly a walk back. Seems like a ‘snide’ apology. haha


7 posted on 09/26/2013 3:18:19 PM PDT by Viennacon (S)
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To: dragonblustar

Gay Nazis? More like Gay Mafia.


8 posted on 09/26/2013 3:18:26 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: barmag25

I have never seen a whinier bunch than poofters. Maybe it come from taking it up the rear so often.


9 posted on 09/26/2013 3:19:01 PM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd

They need to constantly redirect their self hatred.


10 posted on 09/26/2013 3:20:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: skeeter

He didn’t walk anything back, he was being polite and held fast to his view. At least from what I see here.. The media is just trying to turn his supporters against him like they did with chickfila

Gay Nazis...


11 posted on 09/26/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: Third Person

Two percent of the population are ruling the world.


12 posted on 09/26/2013 3:21:17 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: barmag25
Does the company made a pink vodka sauce?
13 posted on 09/26/2013 3:21:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: barmag25

What is this? The new way of PR?


14 posted on 09/26/2013 3:21:50 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: barmag25

A perfect example where it is not enough to tolerate homosexuality, as Mr. Barilla said in the iterview, but you must ACCEPT homosexuality as well.


15 posted on 09/26/2013 3:24:11 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: barmag25
Just wow!
I would have preferred that the president of this company not have made a statement that I wholeheartedly agree with.
But having made it and allowing the Gay Mafia to force him to cower and back off has created a bigger problem for him

I have a pantry-full of Barilla products in our pantry.

Out they go!

The calculus is simple. Which is the biggest market? The perverts? Or normal traditional families most of which are disgusted with aggressively militant deviants?

16 posted on 09/26/2013 3:29:21 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: barmag25

Doesn’t sound like a backdown to me. Sounds like he said “Sorry if you’re too sensitive to the truth. Mothers and fathers are best.”


17 posted on 09/26/2013 3:30:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: barmag25

I just don’t understand why people are so intimidated by a bunch of sexual deviants. Why apologize or even qualify the original statement? He wouldn’t have made it if he didn’t believe it....good grief, OWN IT, and to hell with what the queers think.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 3:30:46 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Bingo. This is something I have always maintained. Tolerance does not mean acceptance—it means noninterference.
19 posted on 09/26/2013 3:30:50 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: publius911

you’re overreacting. he didn’t back down. read it again, publius.


20 posted on 09/26/2013 3:31:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: IronJack

Hey Jack, my FRiend, I felt the same way when I read the headline, but in reading the quote he hardly said he would change his position.. Read it again Jack.. Good to see ya.. :)


21 posted on 09/26/2013 3:32:36 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: Fungi
Bingo. This is something I have always maintained. Tolerance does not mean acceptance—it means noninterference.

A perfectly workable and acceptable arrangement---- but only if it works both ways.

22 posted on 09/26/2013 3:33:45 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: barmag25
This brought to you by ABC News.

This is the same "news organization" that has as one its top stories tonight on their nightly new, "How to save money when you go shopping".

23 posted on 09/26/2013 3:33:51 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: barmag25

That’s actually pretty clever, to highlight the blessing that women are. That is a big gotcha to the “liberals” (who stole that word from classical liberals anyhow?) who claim they are boosting for women, when really they are calling for the cheapening of women.


24 posted on 09/26/2013 3:34:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: barmag25

I don’t understand why people say things and then apologize
whats the point? All it does is give ammunition to the party or parties you disagree with. I think you should just keep your opinions to yourself unless you plan to stand by them when confronted.


25 posted on 09/26/2013 3:34:29 PM PDT by funfan
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To: barmag25

Once, just once, I’d love to hear someone speak the truth and not apologize for it later.


26 posted on 09/26/2013 3:35:09 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: skeeter

As far as I can see in my places, Gays are hardly a major market for Barilla or any other brand of pasta.. Gays don’t usually eat a lot of pasta.. It’s the CARB thingy.. :)


27 posted on 09/26/2013 3:37:00 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: icwhatudo

There was no later apology. It all came from the same interview. It’s all in how a particular media decided to spin it. Take out a bit of this. Add an emphasis to that. Spin, spin, spin.


28 posted on 09/26/2013 3:39:46 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: carlo3b

Yes, they like gastropubs these days...


29 posted on 09/26/2013 3:40:55 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: icwhatudo

Well, one thing is that we need to come to a godly perception of the homosexuality problem. That’s often treated as some kind of sui generis issue, getting people to make all manner of overreactions that have to then get walked back for the sake of, yes, truth — but the gospel forbids that kind of treatment. The same salvation that can give power to stand against the kind of bodily abuse represented by smoking, can give power to stand against the kind of bodily abuse represented by buggery. When did we ever get the arrogance to say that any sin, except for refusing salvation altogether, is bigger than God’s salvation? That sure spits in God’s face.


30 posted on 09/26/2013 3:41:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“I just don’t understand why people are so intimidated by a bunch of sexual deviants. Why apologize or even qualify the original statement? “

It’s called money and gays in general have a lot of it.


31 posted on 09/26/2013 3:42:05 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: barmag25

I don’t think he walked back his beliefs or postition on the matter, he just apologized for possibly being too crass and offending sensibilities.


32 posted on 09/26/2013 3:44:35 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: headstamp 2

And even if they were twice as wealthy as “average America” they still would represent less than 5%... and also it is hard to escape Barilla, it is used in restaurants worldwide, and an attempted boycott would flop ridiculously.


33 posted on 09/26/2013 3:44:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Less Than Authentic Pink Vodka Sauce

Ingredients

1 pound dry BARILLA ziti pasta
1 onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.

2. In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.

3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.

4. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.. :)


34 posted on 09/26/2013 3:46:17 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: barmag25

Oh man. I just read that he stood for traditional families! That had to be the fastest about-face yet! The lavender mafia got to him quickly - must have some pictures on file.


35 posted on 09/26/2013 3:49:25 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: bgill
There was no later apology?

The article quotes him as saying:

"With reference to remarks made yesterday to an Italian radio program, I apologize if my words have generated controversy or misunderstanding, or if they hurt someone's sensitivity," Guido Barilla said in a statement.

Then he adds:

"I would like to reiterate -- that I respect gay marriages."

This man "respects" two men who stick their privates in each others arses and call it marriage?

36 posted on 09/26/2013 3:50:19 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

When did we ever get the arrogance to say that opposing homosexual behavior makes us less worthy of being called Christians?

When did we ever get the arrogance to claim a Christian opposed to the homosexual agenda is somehow claiming that that behavior can not be forgiven thru God’s salvation?

That sure spits in many good Christian’s faces.


37 posted on 09/26/2013 3:53:24 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: carlo3b

I must try this (using Barilla, of course.)

The provolone is a nice touch!


38 posted on 09/26/2013 3:57:10 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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To: barmag25

Some gays probably threatened to bomb their businesses and kill their families. I’m serious. It probably happened.


39 posted on 09/26/2013 3:58:58 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: SECURE AMERICA
NEVER apologize for being right. Homosexuality is a perversion, an affront to God and Nature.....

and their narcissism proves it. They are pure slime. I repent of any nice thing I have ever said about a gay person. They can all go screw each other.
40 posted on 09/26/2013 4:00:26 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: heye2monn
Two percent of the population are ruling the world.

and all they had to do was whine really loud and everyone folded. "Land of the Brave" MY ARSE!!
41 posted on 09/26/2013 4:01:34 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Well, one thing is that we need to come to a godly perception of the homosexuality problem. That’s often treated as some kind of sui generis issue, getting people to make all manner of overreactions that have to then get walked back for the sake of, yes, truth — but the gospel forbids that kind of treatment. The same salvation that can give power to stand against the kind of bodily abuse represented by smoking, can give power to stand against the kind of bodily abuse represented by buggery. When did we ever get the arrogance to say that any sin, except for refusing salvation altogether, is bigger than God’s salvation? That sure spits in God’s face.

God CAN save them it's just that he WON'T. He created most of humanity to be defective and worthless lunatics with no hope of repair. We should remove ourselves entirely from their presence and let the vermin ROT in their own pit of misery and disease. Snuff out any love in your heart. Even if your own child is overcome by this perversion, they are as good as dead. Nobody ever said that Earth was a happy place.
42 posted on 09/26/2013 4:05:16 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: barmag25

I LOVE BARILLA>>>>EVEN MORE NOW!!!!


43 posted on 09/26/2013 4:05:16 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: IronJack

Does he really need that 1% of customers.


44 posted on 09/26/2013 4:10:02 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: Erik Latranyi

The funny thing about what the faggots have done is that had they been less obnoxious they might have made more....errr....headway.

20 years ago my libertarian instincts basically governed my thinking on them. “Hey, let them do what they want so long as they leave me alone.”

I still basically feel that way, but their insistence on silencing all opposition and on demonizing those with normal healthy aversion to their illnesses has turned me around. I despise them.

Hank


45 posted on 09/26/2013 4:10:19 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Tagline withheld pending NSA review)
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To: Third Person; dragonblustar
"Gay Nazis? More like Gay Mafia."

But trying their hardest to be the former - with a solid if censored historical precedent.

The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party

"It has been several years since we published the fourth edition of this book. In that time we have accumulated a substantial amount of new documentation supporting our thesis that the Nazi Party was conceived, organized and controlled throughout its short history by masculine-oriented male homosexuals who hid their sexual proclivities from the public, in part by publicly persecuting one group of their political enemies: out-of-the-closet effeminate-oriented homosexuals aligned with the German Communist Party."


46 posted on 09/26/2013 4:14:36 PM PDT by drpix
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To: barmag25

I’ve learned of a huge over imbalance of homosexuals in large circulation news media such as the New York Times, as much as 75% of the editorial staff.

I would like to call the owner of this pasta company and confirm he did indeed apologize. Because I have my doubts.


47 posted on 09/26/2013 4:20:30 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: dragonblustar
Why apologize ?

Queers make up less than 2 % of the population and do not gravitate to his brand anyway.

Its time for people to stop being intimidated and mau maued by the Rainbow Shirts of the Gaystapo and extorted by the enforcers of the Lavender Mafia and to stand up these. Thugs and neo fascists while we still can and before its too late

48 posted on 09/26/2013 4:25:28 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: barmag25

As a businessman, I would rather risk offending “Gay families” than risk offending straight families. The numbers just do not support any other course.


49 posted on 09/26/2013 4:33:36 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Wanderer99

He created most of humanity to be defective and worthless lunatics with no hope of repair.


Crazy talk.


50 posted on 09/26/2013 4:47:55 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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