For those who don’t know, there is currently a boycott of Oreo for their support of gay marriage rights. A few months ago, it was a boycott of Betty Crocker because they too support the civil right for gay couples to marry. Before that it was JC Penney & Ellen Degeneres, and even further back, it was McDonald’s.
If you still wish to frequent a business that supports discrimination against your fellow American citizens, perhaps you need to recognize those companies who do NOT: You will need to throw away your iPod, iPhone, and iPad since Apple supports gay marriages. Hopefully you have lots of clothes, because you’ll need to ditch your Levi’s and Nike’s too. Perhaps you bought them at JC Penney’s or Sears? Sucks… you’ll have to take them back. Actually, anything you wear from anywhere probably had a gay person involved.
Flying somewhere soon? Better not be on American, Delta, Southwest, or United – you’ll need a new ticket. Your choice of airline wasn’t mentioned above? Well then, just be sure your jet isn’t Boeing made (Boeing supports gay rights). Can’t sleep at a Marriott or Hilton (or any of their family brands) because, yep, they support civil rights.
That morning coffee from Starbucks will have to go as well, go ahead and replace it with a McCafe. Oh wait, McDonald’s supports gay rights too. Hmm, do you clean with Tide, Gain, or Bounty? Use Duracell batteries, shave with Gillette, or use Fixodent? Brush with Crest, use Pantene, Scope, Tampax, Venus, or Old Spice products? Those are all gone too, stupid Procter & Gamble supporting the gays.
Damn, you’re using Internet Explorer or Chrome to read this post? Download something else, Microsoft and Google show their gay pride as well as Hewlett-Packard and Xerox. Ah, but your drinks are safe. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Budweiser are on your side – if your side is on the right side of civil rights history, since all three also support gay rights.
Drive that big, manly, Ford F350? Ford and General Motors also support the rights of all gay Americans (Ford’s corporate network includes Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover & Aston-Martin vehicles). Macy’s, Nordstrom, the Gap, Levi Strauss, Liz Claiborne – yep have to boycott them all.
Remember Prop 8 in California? The United Farm Workers OPPOSED Prop 8. The California Nurses Association & the League of Women Voters OPPOSED Prop 8. The CA Teachers Assoc gave $1.25 million. PG&E gave $250k. Levi Strauss gave $250k & co chaired with PG&E a group designed to encourage businesses to OPPOSE Prop 8 – all to support the civil right for gay Americans to marry. So, if you agree that business owners have the right to discriminate against minorities, it appears some of you may simply need to just stay home and boycott everything.
(Attribution: Some of this, like the list of brands, and some of the text, was taken from a Facebook post, the original author of which is unknown. I’ve edited it as necessary.)