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​Heineken Joins Sam Adams in Boycotting St. Patrick's Day Parade
jezebel.com ^ | 3/16/2014 | Isha Aran

Posted on 03/17/2014 2:09:43 AM PDT by fulltlt

Last week, Boston Beer Company (the makers of Samuel Adams Lager) decided to pull their sponsorship from the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston, and it looks like Heineken is doing the same in New York for Monday's celebrations. Related Irish PM Urged To Support St Paddy's Day LGBT Negotiations

A Boston based LGBT group has called on Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny to support negotiations with the organisers of the second largest Saint… Read…

Both brewing companies are doing so to support LGBT community members, after parade organizers ever-so-benevolently allowed LGBT members to march in the parade, but banned them from using any and all signage about sexual orientation. Gay rights groups have reached out to various authorities including Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to put their foot down, and a couple have. Boston mayor Marty Walsh did not attend the parade, and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio does not appear to be attending tomorrow's parade.

A Heineken spokesperson told CNBC, "We believe in equality for all. We are no longer a sponsor of Monday's parade."

The decision to pull the sponsorship has been lauded by gay rights activists. GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis also praised the decision:

"Heineken sent the right message to LGBT youth, customers and employees who simply want to be part of the celebration."

(Excerpt) Read more at jezebel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: beer; homosexualagenda; queerbeer
If that's the way they feel about it I won't be drinking their products.
1 posted on 03/17/2014 2:09:43 AM PDT by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt

Unfortunately, I’d lost my taste for Heineken well over a decade ago. They won’t feel my boycott. Sam Adams already is. I’m sure they notice. ;-)


2 posted on 03/17/2014 2:21:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: fulltlt

Who are these cowardly companies appeasing, chablis-swilling pickle sniffers? Must be the beer-guzzling bull dykes.


3 posted on 03/17/2014 2:27:30 AM PDT by twister881
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To: fulltlt

Too bad. I used to like Heineken. See ya, fellas.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 2:33:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: fulltlt

Bye bye Sammies.

Great that so many other fine options exist.

Churches need to run floats expressing their views in gay parades.

No doubt these gay run union corps will back up Christians when they are denied being able to participate in gay Parades.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 2:34:05 AM PDT by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: cuban leaf

Sammies is now to be called Dyke piss!


6 posted on 03/17/2014 2:35:03 AM PDT by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: cuban leaf

Heineken in my area became a status symbol for blacks years ago (I guess they viewed it as an exclusive import); I rarely see people drink it (in the places I would frequent).

This is the equivalent of Colt 45 boycotting the parade...


7 posted on 03/17/2014 2:54:25 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: fulltlt

Never liked green beer anyways...


8 posted on 03/17/2014 3:28:38 AM PDT by Birdsbane ("Onward through the fog!" ... Oat Willie)
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To: NoLibZone

...so when will Sam Adams be introducing their limited edition ‘Lavender Lager’?


9 posted on 03/17/2014 3:36:25 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Let them know how you feel and pass it along to everybody.

@SamuelAdamsBeer


10 posted on 03/17/2014 3:48:14 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: fulltlt

Queer Beer. Wonder how Corona responds? “Gringo Maricóns”
Most likely


11 posted on 03/17/2014 3:49:25 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I’ll stick with Miller Lite (from Wisconsin)


12 posted on 03/17/2014 4:02:56 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: who knows what evil?

LOL.

The question is which company (Heineken, Guinness, Sam Adams) will be first to come out with a bottle shaped like a butt plug/dildo?

This is begging for a Photoshop.


13 posted on 03/17/2014 4:05:51 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: fulltlt

Ain’t POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GREAT!


14 posted on 03/17/2014 4:06:55 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: fulltlt

Have we seriously gotten to the point where people can’t enjoy anything without a bunch of whiners belching and farting about their politics?


15 posted on 03/17/2014 4:07:50 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: fulltlt

Well, well, well...Heineken and Sam Adams have joined the perverts. They’ll just have to do without my business.


16 posted on 03/17/2014 4:24:14 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: fulltlt

Sad about Sam and Guinness going in with the feltcher crowd. If somebody else’s sex life is none of my business, why do I have to keep hearing about it? Just what is a gay firefighter organization and other than their preferred method of personal, private behavior, what do they do differently than straight firefighters?


17 posted on 03/17/2014 4:24:19 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: twister881
“chablis-swilling pickle sniffers / beer-guzzling bull dykes” You forgot pole smoking, butthole surfing, rump ranger turd burglars.
18 posted on 03/17/2014 4:26:18 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: fulltlt

Never was interested in Heinekens (heinies? hmmm)

Was looking forward to trying some of the SA brews when I got back to the states, as well as trying Guiness (neither is available here in India). Now? Time to start researching alternates.


19 posted on 03/17/2014 4:38:34 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: fulltlt

I see the queer mafia has been busy...


20 posted on 03/17/2014 4:45:17 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Progov

Miller is a real good domestic light beer. Coors regular I like too, but their lite beer, the silver bullet is like water.

But I speak from past history. My current health issues prevents me from drinking (I will sneak a beer or two over the course of a year).


21 posted on 03/17/2014 4:47:54 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: fulltlt
Looks like somebody's about to be chick-fil-a'd

This ain't about access, its about a political agenda and companies need to understand that crap cuts two ways.

F' heiniken and f' sam adams and screw guiness!

22 posted on 03/17/2014 4:52:48 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: fulltlt
I like it when musicians, actors, networks and businesses make their beliefs known since it simplifies my life.

If they want to become activists for causes, good for them and good for me, since I am then a more informed consumer and will avoid supporting those causes I don't believe in by avoiding those who stand for them and whatever they're selling.

Like now or when they target those who they don't agree with like with Chick-fil-A.

Live by the sword; die by the sword.

23 posted on 03/17/2014 6:25:15 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: fulltlt

This is really getting ridiculous.


24 posted on 03/17/2014 6:39:01 AM PDT by thatjoeguy (Every law passed is one person forcing their morals on someone else.)
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To: fulltlt

I hope the “We love gays more than we love Irish” line they’ve taken works well for them in Boston.....


25 posted on 03/17/2014 6:43:13 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: fulltlt

Heineken sucks even without the packers.


26 posted on 03/17/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: fulltlt

Shiner bock

If I were in NYC today, I’d drink a Bass ale. And there’s Harp.


27 posted on 03/17/2014 6:52:16 AM PDT by stanne
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To: fulltlt

I’m very wrong on both
Bass is English. Harp is from Guinness

Dos Equis amber. The label is green


28 posted on 03/17/2014 6:59:28 AM PDT by stanne
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To: fulltlt

As long as Shiners doesn’t join in, I’ll be OK. Methinks neither Heineken nor Sam Adams understands their customer base very well. I don’t think either beer can be sustained by the miniscule proportion of the population that are homosexual.


29 posted on 03/17/2014 8:04:41 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: fulltlt

Who’da thunk there was so many fruitcakes into brewskis....


30 posted on 03/17/2014 9:00:54 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: fulltlt

Guinness pulls sponsorship of New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Published March 17, 2014
FoxNews.com

What’s a St. Patrick’s Day parade without Guinness? The organizers of New York City’s annual march down Fifth Avenue are about to find out.

The makers of the popular Irish beer announced over the weekend that they pulled their sponsorship of the parade due to organizers’ longstanding rule against gay and lesbian groups marching openly.


31 posted on 03/17/2014 9:06:23 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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