As the religious right flips out about a boycott of the bakery in Oregon that refused to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding, they’re also demanding a boycott of Betty Crocker because they did provide cakes for such weddings in Minnesota.
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!
Remember, when they boycott a company in the name of preventing equality, that’s being Godly and righteous. When others boycott a company in the name of promoting equality, that’s “economic terrorism.”