vote with your dollars

DrB-

Recently Oreo cookies released a rainbow ad in support of LGBT rights & solidarity. It looked kinda like this, but just the rainbow cookie and date:

(not actual ad, but close enough)

 

Facebook and twitter exploded in support for Oreo.

1. Oreos are delicious.

2. Rainbow Oreo is a clever ad, with a positive political spin.

 

Naturally, the virus of faith-based hate reared its reactionary head, with theistic legions declaring a cookie boycott. That they’d never eat another Oreo cookie again!

I have two responses for this.  First, for every Oreo they don’t eat, we should eat 3.

Second, I want to help them. I understand they wish to let corporate America know they won’t patronize their products and services because of “the gay agenda.”

So here’s a helpful list of a few companies todays modern fundamentalist consumer needs to avoid products from:

Allstate
Amazon
American Airlines
Apple
Applebee’s
Best Buy
Clorox
Coca-Cola
Costco
Delta Airlines
Ford
Gap
General Motors
Gerber Baby Products
Google
Hilton Hotels
Home Depot
IMB
Levi’s
Marriot International
McDonald’s
Microsoft
Nationwide
Nike
Olive Garden
PepsiCo
Proctor and Gamble
Red Lobster
Rite Aid
Sears
Southwest Airlines
Starbucks
State Farm
Target
United Airlines
UPS
Walgreens
Walt Disney Company

http://voices.yahoo.com/companies-support-gay-rights-10968324.html

It’s a helpful list for the bigoted believer in your life. They can call up Oreo’s headquarters on their iphone..wait no…their droid…wait no…..windows phone..wait no…..their landline? And complain!

Better not post about a complaint on facebook though (founded by an atheist), and definitely not using a Mac or Windows based computer….

 

Also, here’s a handy starter list for companies with a not so stellar record on supporting civil liberties for their fellow humans:

http://pinkpanthers.tumblr.com/post/618605551/boycott-these-anti-gay-companies-do-not-give-them-your

 


You can find me on twitter, @DrDavidBurger

I recruit in Kansas City, http://www.kcatheists.org/
& https://www.facebook.com/KCAtheists

  • Rufus

    WRT not using Windows or Apple, might it also be worth pointing out not to use Linux either (Torvalds and Stallman being the obviously contaminating atheists).

    • http://faehnri.ch/ eric

      Well, Alan Turing, who most consider the father of modern computing, was a homosexual. So the fundies can go ahead and boycott anything with a computer in it.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Ad, schmad – I want a* cookie like that!

    *Just one.

  • bbgunn

    That’s okay. I’m guessing most spend their time and money in WalMarts.

  • Heather

    I wrote a comment on their ad asking them to actually make these cookies because they look even more delicious than their already delicious predecessors.

  • http://www.facebook.com/using.reason usingreason

    Like I need another reason to buy Oreo cookies. But ok.

  • Rory

    The last thing my body needs is more Oreos, but maybe I’ll pick up a few packages and leave them in the break room. Yes, that’s it–not for my eating, not at all!

  • fastlane

    I’m gonna pick up a pack of Oreos on the way home tomorrow (not today, I’m riding the motorcycle today because we have sunshine!!!).

    Sorry…We tend to get excited about the glowy yellow thing in the Pacific Northwet.

    Now..where was I? Oh yes, Oreos….yummy, yummy Oreos. =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberalism Katie Hartman

    Oreos (the ones sold in the USA, at least) are also vegan-friendly! Which is actually pretty awesome, given how few commercial sweets fill that particular niche.

    • http://faehnri.ch/ eric

      Yeah, I was pretty excited when I found out they were vegan.

  • daved

    You can add General Mills to the list of companies the fundies want to boycott; General Mills just took a public position against the Minnesota constitutional amendment requiring marriage to be one man and one woman.

  • http://writtenaftermidnight.wordpress.com jaime

    “…for every Oreo they don’t eat, we should eat 3.”

    Make it 12, and I’m in.

  • crayzz

    When did Target become pro LGBT? They gave money to anti gay groups last year. There was a big to-do when Lady Gaga ended a deal with them over it.

  • Woof

    “IMB”?


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