'No son, your school can't have that new computer because gay people eat soup'
We've told you about how the boycott fetishists at the American Family Association are lashing out against the Campbell's soup company because the brand was "radical" enough to -- and you better sit down for this one -- advertise in a gay publication. But if that didn't give you enough insight into how unscrupulous the supposedly "pro-family" organization is, just wait until you hear the latest. This from the AFA:
Many people aren't aware that when their school participates in Campbell's "Labels for Education" program they are supporting a company that has openly come out in support of homosexual marriage, and it has no intentions of stopping that support.
"Labels for Education" provides equipment for schools in exchange for proofs of purchase from the family of Campbell's brands.
Many of the schools that participate don't know that Campbell's supports the homosexual publication The Advocate with advertising. The Advocate is a leading promoter of same-sex marriage.
* Check to see if your school participates in Campbell's "Labels for Education" program. If so, ask them to stop participating. These labels support a company that openly supports homosexual marriage.
Campbell's labels help support gay marriage [AFA]
Did you get that? Essentially, because Campbell's has chosen to market to queer soup consumers, the AFA is now encouraging parents to stop assisting a program that helps schools get needed equipment for free. The "Labels for Education" program is in place in over 80,000 schools and organizations, catering to more than 42 million students. It's been running for more than 30 years, willingly handing over more than $100 million in merchandise towards the purpose of education. But for the sole reason that gay people exist and buy broth, these "culture war" extremists want to ruin this TRULY pro-family program. Even for the consistently mindblowing AFA, this is a new height in rip-your-hair-out frustration.
Though on the bright side? It has inspired Campbell's to come up with a new soup: Cream of Nutty Bull Crap.
Mmm, mmm zealotry.
Cutting off one's nose to spite their face it seems. But to be 'real', education obviously never ranked high on their list of priorities.
meanwhile AFTAH is getting their panties in a bunch over the MidAtlantic leather conference this weekend
Posted by: John Ozed | Jan 15, 2009 11:32:37 AM
So much for protecting the children.
Posted by: RainbowPhoenix | Jan 15, 2009 11:37:49 AM
John: Yea, I can't even beging to concern myself with Pete LaBabs' obsession with "pig sex orgies." I found it oddly curious, but ultimately annoying.
Posted by: G-A-Y | Jan 15, 2009 11:44:38 AM
OMG, this is pathetically hilarious.
Love the Soup Nazi pic. ;)
Posted by: Bonnie_Half-Elven | Jan 15, 2009 12:15:23 PM
But they are protecting the children, RainbowPhoenix! They're protecting them from us evil queers. That's so much more important than making sure they get a quality education and the other tools they need to grow into well adjusted adults and outstanding members of society.
Obviously, your priorities just aren't screwed up enough. ;)
Posted by: Jarred | Jan 15, 2009 12:28:19 PM
Do they suppose that the computers will be gay somehow? That any child might open up Word and receive a sticky, viscous, glittery dollop of gay in the face? It's terribly silly. Luckily, I don't think most people can be bothered to care that hard about what this or that company supports.
Posted by: Celia | Jan 15, 2009 6:43:20 PM
And I bet they are some of the first to get pissed when pork or peanuts is taken off a school lunch menue.
Posted by: Someone in Pittsburgh | Jan 16, 2009 1:55:28 AM
I’ve written three posts on the AFA’s anti-gay initiatives in the franchise industry. The first two were on their McDonald’s boycott and the most recent on the Curves for Women promo partnership with the AFA.
CURVES FOR WOMEN: Is Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice AFA a Healthy Promo Partner?
I am surprised by the lack of comments on these posts by gay-rights supporters. The few comments I’ve received were from AFA supporters. This is not for lack of commenting traffic – we get 400-500 comments per month on various issues.
Posted by: Franchise Pick | Jan 21, 2009 9:37:42 AM
Letting my kids eat Campbell's Chicken Soup has many positives. First of all, they love it, and it's pretty nutritious. Secondly, their school participates in the "Labels" program. Is the fact that Campbell's is helping the public school system going to "make" the kids gay because they advertise in a gay magazine? Get real!! I think the people that come up with these stupid boycotts have way to much time on their hands.
Posted by: LV Mom | Jan 23, 2009 2:20:12 AM
So I wonder if these same people have taken the time to check out their 401K (and other investment) companies...how many of those companies produce chemicals that are used in abortions? Not grouping people together, but, okay, maybe I am...that whole "holier than thou" group that doesn't believe in gay relationships, abortion, or any other RIGHT that a human being has, AS a human being. Whatever happened to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? My point is: are you going to go through life worried about little crap like this? They should put that energy toward something REALLY worthwhile. I agree with earlier post...too much time on their hands.
Posted by: Terra | Jan 23, 2009 8:45:17 AMcomments powered by Disqus