The Family Research Council is resorting to what they call “gaystapo tactics”. Tony Perkins, the head of the FRC, has urged his listeners to not only boycott Starbucks, McDonalds, and the Girls Scouts, but now he is calling for them to boycott Betty Crocker.
Of course, the FRC has always whined about the “gaystapo tactics” used by LGBT rights activists against Chick-fil-A.
So, what is wrong with Betty Crocker. . .well, Perkins is furious with Betty Crocker for donating custom cakes to three Minnesota gay couples where got hitched after the state legalized same-sex marriage. He is also upset that a spokesman for the company said that “Betty celebrates all families.”
Perkins, of course, claims that Betty Crocker’s “latest promotion” is going to be a disaster and claiming that it is offensive to a majority of Americans. Of course, Perkins points to how the majority of Americans supposedly “made it tough on companies like Target, Starbucks and JC Penney” for not promoting bigotry.
Of course, Perkins never quite seems willing to deal with reality. While JC Penney had some problems due to a botched rebranding, neither Target nor Starbucks had a single problem with their promotion of LGBT rights.
“When you’re at the store, think outside the Betty Crocker box!”
At Betty Crocker, the only thing they’re mixing up is their priorities. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. If you ask conservatives, Betty Crocker’s latest promotion is a recipe for disaster. This summer, the famous dessert line decided to jump on the same-sex marriage bandwagon and bring cakes to celebrate. In Minnesota, where parent company General Mills is headquartered, Betty Crocker decided to donate wedding cakes to the first homosexual couples who exchanged vows on the first day that counterfeit marriage was legal. “Betty celebrates all families…. We don’t want to be old fashioned,” the company explained. Unfortunately for General Mills, the majority of Americans think natural marriage is anything but old fashioned. And they’ve made it tough on companies like Target, Starbucks, and JC Penney who disagree. Know where your money is going. When you’re at the store, think outside the Betty Crocker box!