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General Mills opposes Minnesota amendment to ban same-sex marriage
pioneer press ^ | 6-14-12 | Tom Webb

Posted on 06/14/2012 12:02:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

General Mills is opposing a Minnesota amendment to ban same-sex marriage, taking a public stand on a contentious issue that most companies have tried to avoid. "We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy -- and as a Minnesota-based company we oppose it," the foodmaker said in a statement. Golden Valley-based General Mills has consistently ranked atop lists of the best corporate workplaces, including its welcoming policy toward gay and lesbian employees. But like most corporations, it has historically steered clear of controversial issues like the marriage amendment, which if passed by voters in November would place a ban on gay marriage into the state constitution.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: amendment; cereal; gay; gm; homosexualagenda; marriage; minnesota; mn; november; pederastmarriage; pervs
coments section appears to be enabled.... another "GM" pimping for Obama.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 12:02:37 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

What a bunch of Fruit Loops............


2 posted on 06/14/2012 12:06:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: TurboZamboni

Don’t they make “Queerios”?

You know...The new breakfast cereal?

You pour on milk and they dont go snap crackle pop...they go pouff and eat each other


3 posted on 06/14/2012 12:09:55 PM 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: TurboZamboni

They say they are very gay friendly. They are not so friendly towards employees who return from serving overseas. SCREWUM!!!!


4 posted on 06/14/2012 12:12:17 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Vaquero

Cereals:
Big G cereals ,Cascadian Farm ,Cheerios ,Chex ,Cinnamon Toast Crunch ,Fiber One ,Kix ,Lucky Charms ,Monsters ,Total ,Trix ,Wheaties

yogurts: Yoplai and Mountrain High

Pizza:Totinos and Jenos

Soup: Glenn Muir and Progresso

Ice Cream: Haagen Dazs

Meals: Betty Crock,Old El Paso, Good Earth, Green Giant, Macaroni Grill ,Wanchai Ferry(now Wanchai Fairy?), Hamburger Helper,


5 posted on 06/14/2012 12:12:25 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Vaquero

YOU OWE ME A NEW MONITOR AND KEYBOARD! :-)!


6 posted on 06/14/2012 12:14:15 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: TurboZamboni

I wish these companies would just sell their products and shut up about these issues. I’m sure General Mills probably has some good Lutherans and other folks who strongly agree with Jesus’ definition of marriage(Matthew 19:4-6) who work for them. Why aren’t their rights respected as well?


7 posted on 06/14/2012 12:17:12 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: shelterguy

what if they were a “don’t ask to tell” soldier?

will the Jolly Green Giant now be the Gay Green Giant?


8 posted on 06/14/2012 12:18:17 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Doesn’t General Mills sell their products to Americans? I don’t do “boycotts” but I’ve spent my last penny on anything they sell. These fags need to learn to STFU and sing. If they want fag dollars more than my dollars, fine. I can work with them on that.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 12:18:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: ReformationFan

A Luthern in Minnesota? Get out of town ... next thing you’ll be saying is that Utah is full of Mormons ;-D


10 posted on 06/14/2012 12:19:20 PM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: TurboZamboni

Time for a massive Boycott


11 posted on 06/14/2012 12:19:20 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: TurboZamboni

I don't think Sprout is of age and should be involved in such a relationship with the Jolly Green Giant.

12 posted on 06/14/2012 12:24:51 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: TurboZamboni

Nope; I don’t any of their products, anymore. Not for a while, now.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 12:29:43 PM 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: TurboZamboni

It would be interesting to obtain and post the biographies and pictures of the principal stockholders and the officers and directors of the corporation.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 12:38:48 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: TurboZamboni

“General Mills” They just lost me! And you won’t find me a Tarjay (Target)or Homo Depo either.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 12:45:01 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: TurboZamboni

Who promoted him to General, anyway?


16 posted on 06/14/2012 12:48:02 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: TurboZamboni

Thanks for the list. Most of those brandnames I don’t buy anyway but will be adding them to my ban list.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 12:51:34 PM PDT by bgill
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

What I do not understand is if a liberal individual or individuals who work for a company wants to support a certain issue, they are free to do so as individuals. But why do they insist on dragging their company into it? It’s blatantly unfair to those who may disagree with them yet have to earn a living also and work at the same company.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 12:51:48 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

LOL. that’s what I call the orange box store ,too.

I’m surprised they don’t fly a rainbow flag at all their stores. Especially here in MN. I go out of my way to go to Lowes and Menards.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 12:55:03 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: rightwingcrazy

Affirmative Action.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ReformationFan

“What I do not understand is if a liberal individual or individuals who work for a company wants to support a certain issue, they are free to do so as individuals. But why do they insist on dragging their company into it? It’s blatantly unfair to those who may disagree with them yet have to earn a living also and work at the same company.”

We need to make it a goal, that companies should only get involved in political issues when and only when each and every employee agrees with the political agenda of the company.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 1:01:10 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: TurboZamboni

Well then, I will impose my personal ban on their cereals.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 1:03:14 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: TurboZamboni

Which products do we purchase?

Nope: Big G cereals
Nope: Cascadian Farm
Nope: Cheerios
Nope: Chex
Nope: Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Nope: Fiber One
Nope: Kix
Nope: Lucky Charms
Nope: Monsters
Nope: Total
Nope: Trix
Nope: Wheaties
Yes: Yoplai
Nope: Mountrain High
Nope: Totinos
Nope: Jenos
Nope: Glenn Muir
Yes: Progresso
Nope: Haagen Dazs
Yes: Betty Crock
Yes: Old El Paso
Nope: Good Earth
Yes: Green Giant
Nope: Macaroni Grill
Nope: Wanchai Ferry
Nope: Hamburger Helper

Wouldn’t take much for us to drop them.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 1:03:43 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The Internet Never Forgets)
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To: Uncle Slayton

I agree. However, I wouldn’t put it past some libs to start threatening some employees with termination if they don’t “go along to get along”, i.e., “you will ‘volunteer’ to support homosexuality and abortions if you want to stay employed”-type garbage.

I worked for one company where there was pressure on all of us to be “happy and congratulatory” to a lesbian manager whose girlfriend had a “turkey baster” baby. I resented it since that was not in my job description when I signed up. I was only there for a paycheck, not to endorse the private personal life decisions of any of my co-workers.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 1:15:10 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: TurboZamboni

Guess it’s time to avoid General Mills Cereal (and any other products that this company or any of its subsidiaries create).


25 posted on 06/14/2012 1:21:28 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: TurboZamboni

General Abortion Mills has been on my boycott list since the early 90s when I found out they were big Planned Parenthood supporters and hired pro-aborts to push their cereals.

This news should surprise anyone.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 1:22:56 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Big G, little O? Big N, big O!

I suggest we bust General Mills down to Buck Private.


27 posted on 06/14/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: TurboZamboni

“We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy — and as a Minnesota-based company we oppose it,” the foodmaker said in a statement.

So standing up for good morals against the perverts attacks on society is not in your best interest?
Then purchasing your products is not in societies best interest.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 1:26:47 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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Fascinating stuff. You know just this morning I was wondering what Wham-O thinks about BOzo’s foreign policy.


29 posted on 06/14/2012 1:30:33 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: TurboZamboni

Guess I’ll be eatin’ GENERIC cereal brands now.

Good God, why would General Mills release a pro-sodomy press announcement. Morons.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 1:38:08 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

“General Mills” They just lost me! And you won’t find me a Tarjay (Target)or Homo Depo either.

And don’t forget Gay C. Penis.


31 posted on 06/14/2012 1:45:54 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS; All
Board of Directors for General Mills, the pro-sodomite food company
32 posted on 06/14/2012 1:47:03 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Thanks for the post.


33 posted on 06/14/2012 1:57:55 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: TurboZamboni

Here is the email I left on their web site, I signed it. I hope all freepers do the same.

Their contact info:
http://www.generalmills.com/en/ContactUs.aspx
__________________________________________________________

Dear Sirs,

I have been a customer for many years feeding all nine of my children. Until today I could be considered one of your good customers. Today you have ruined that relationship.

Your voiced opposition to an anti-gay amendment is too much. If you quietly supported gay activity or in your business were gay friendly then no harm done but your public opposition to the values of the majority of people not just in your state but across the US will sour many people. If those sour thoughts greatly diminish your business and thus your ability to affect public policy then I will be happy. Here are just a few thoughts from people you might want to know about:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2895314/posts

Unless you correct this misguided policy you can believe that all those at my church and my wife’s church will carefully avoid any of your branded products.

_______________________________________________________

Then of course I signed it with my name address and telephone number, then filled out all that information on their form again. I hope we can make a difference.


34 posted on 06/14/2012 2:24:58 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: TurboZamboni

I want to thank these different stores and companies for supporting perversion I have never saved so much money.


35 posted on 06/14/2012 3:14:26 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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No more cheerios for me!


36 posted on 06/14/2012 3:57:57 PM PDT by Godwin1
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No more cheerios for me!


37 posted on 06/14/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Here is the proof: Penney’s is continuing its same-sex marriage promotion in advertisements. JCP’s June catalog highlights “two dads” celebrating Father’s Day. The ad shows two men on the floor playing and hugging their two children at home. It reads, “First Pals - What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver - all rolled into one. Or two. Real-life dads Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children Claire and Mason.” Yep, it sounds like “Gay C. Penis” to me!


38 posted on 06/14/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

Yup.

MIL will no longer shop there. She put the catalogue in recycling but I made her take it out and look at the gay guys.

Nail, meet coffin.


39 posted on 06/14/2012 7:34:09 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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40 posted on 06/22/2012 7:26:59 AM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: JAKraig

Excellent. I’m gonna do the same thing.


41 posted on 06/22/2012 7:29:18 AM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Companies who do this are breaking their fiduciary responsibility to their share holders. Why go out of your way to grossly offend more then half your customers?


42 posted on 06/22/2012 7:47:35 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

‘Minnesota for Marriage’ Plans Protest Against General Mills for Supporting Gay Marriage

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/gay-issues/minnesota-marriage-plans-protest-against-general-mills-supporting-gay-marriage


43 posted on 06/22/2012 9:04:25 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Guess I’ll be eatin’ GENERIC cereal brands now.


We’ve been buying the Malt-o-Meal brands for years.. Not sure if it’s the fact that we’ve been buying them for years or not, but I like theirs over the real brands better :)

Now. please don’t burst my bubble and tell me Malt-o-meal has signed on to this as well.


44 posted on 06/22/2012 7:59:46 PM PDT by cableguymn (If your policies are pushing the economy in to headwinds.. TURN YOUR POLICY AROUND!)
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