Earlier today, Tony
Princess Tiny Meat Perkins, President of the Family Research Council a Southern Law Poverty Center certified hate group, weighed in on the General Mills Corporation standing up and announcing its opposition to a proposed amendment in Minnesota, that would enshrine the state’s ban on same-sex marriage in its constitution
During his daily (used car salesman sounding) radio bulletin Perkins attacked the cereal company for becoming a “general nuisance”:
In the marriage debate, General Mills just became a general nuisance. Hello, I’m Tony Perkins with the Family Research Council in Washington. One of America’s largest food companies has an appetite for liberal politics. Five months before voters head to the polls, General Mills decided to weigh in on Minnesota’s marriage amendment. Like Starbucks, the company tried to argue that marriage is bad for business–a theory that’s absolutely ridiculous. Forbes magazine did a feature on the “best states for business”–and 18 of the top 20 protect natural marriage. Still, a spokesman says, “We don’t believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy… We oppose it.” Experts say it’s a “very risky” position–especially since General Mills makes billions of dollars marketing brands to parents of kids–like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Yoplait, Cheerios, Chex, Wheaties, and Lucky Charms. It may impress their corporate friends, but it’s customers that count.
You can listen to the smarmy sounding and actually quite hysterical radio ad at Right Wing Watch.
(Ted Baxter voice:) Hello, I’m Will Kohler with Back2Stonewall.com and Tony Perkins is a major douchebag. It may impress his hateful, evil, loathsome friends, but it’s being a human being that really counts.
Sorry. I couldn’t resist.