Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Great Pasta Boycott

You would think that being in a state of perpetual outrage could get pretty exhausting after a while.
No one wears their outrage on their sleeve as well as militant homosexuals who will throw a fit over any perceived slight they can find in able to keep their cause in the spotlight for as long as possible.

'I would never use homosexual couples in my adverts': Barilla pasta brand faces boycott after boss's comments spark backlash
Gay rights groups are calling for a boycott of the world’s biggest pasta maker Barilla after the company’s chairman said he would never use homosexual couples in his advertisements.
Guido Barilla, whose firm has almost half the Italian pasta market and a quarter of that in the US, told Italy’s La Zanzara radio show last night: “I would never do an advert with a homosexual family…if the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand.
“For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the fundamental values of the company.”
He added: “Everyone has the right to do what they want without disturbing those around them”. But then the pasta magnate upped the ante by attacking gay adoption. “I have no respect for adoption by gay families because this concerns a person who is not able to choose," he said.
Alessandro Zan, a gay rights campaigner and an MP in the left-wing Sel (Sinistra Ecologia Libertà) party, said:  “This is another example of Italian homophobia. I’m joining the boycott of Barilla and I hope other parliamentarians do the same.”
Campaigners have urged a boycott of all 20 brands owned by the Parma-based company, which include Voiello pasta and Filiz and Misko products.~snip~
Of course in a free society everyone is entitled to purchase any product they choose and to be honest whether I buy Barilla or not depends on which pasta has the best price at the time I purchase it. I'll bet that's the way most shoppers do it too.

I've always been of the opinion that boycotts, for the most part, don't work. Mostly cause not enough people are either aware of the boycott nor care enough about the issue to alter their everyday life.
 As a matter of fact the only successful demonstration I can recollect is the overwhelmingly successful buycott of Chick-fil-a  which pretty much demonstrated Americans support for speaking out about an individuals and companies values. Something that homosexual rights activists would prefer to not get a lot of press.

I think these companies should keep in mind that no call for a boycott has ever been as successful as what happened for Chick-fil-a and stop walking back their support for traditional families to appease the liberal/commie media and a very few loud voices.

 The record would seem to show that the majority are for traditional values then against them.

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