...now the National Organization for Marriage is calling on them to boycott General Mills. The cereal and grain behemoth, one of the largest corporations in Minnesota, recently took a stand against a constitutional amendment in that state that would restrict marriage to a man and woman.
Protests outside the General Mills offices were evidently not enough, so anti-gay breakfast eaters are now taking a vow of epic personal sacrifice. The DumpGeneralMills supporters pledge that "my conscience is going to win out over the desire for another bowl of Lucky Charms."
But not just Lucky Charms.
They are vowing not to eat any of the following brands, which, by my rough guess, accounts for ABOUT 90 PERCENT OF WHAT'S IN THE GROCERY STORE: Betty Crocker, Good Earth, Muir Glen, Big G Cereals, Green Giant, Nature Valley, Bisquick, Haagen-Dazs, Old El Paso, Bugles, Hamburger Helper, Pillsbury, Cascadian Farm, Jus-Rol, Pillsbury Atta, Cheerios, Kix, Progresso, Chex, Knack & Back, Total, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, La Saltena, Totino's/Jeno's, Diablitos Underwood, Larabar, Trix, Fiber One, Latina, V. Pearl, Food Should Taste Good. Liberte, Wanchai Ferry, Frescarini, Lucky Charms, Wheaties, Fruit Snacks, Macaroni Grill, Yoplait, Gardetto's, Monsters, Yoplait France, Gold Medal, and Mountain High.
But what a relief, right?
Gay marriage opponents won't need to be defeated at the Minnesota polls. They don't need to be outspent in Washington. Hell, they soon won't need any strategic opposition. Give 'em a couple months and they're going to starve themselves to death.
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