Marriages of same-sex couples begin at midnight tonight in Minnesota and Rhode Island, and in the Minnesota, Betty Crocker is serving equality wedding cakes. General Mills, which owns Betty Crocker is based in Minnesota, and has been a supporter of LGBT rights in general, including marriage. That makes some people very happy, but NOM and World Net Daily (WND) are quite unhappy about Betty Crocker’s inclusive Families Project, as they’ve been unhappy with General Mills in general. None of that, however, is likely to do anything to interrupt the happy couples.
At Huffington Post:
Not only will there be multiple marriages, including one at the Chapel of Love in the Mall of America, but now Betty Crocker … has given wedding presents to some of the happy couples by providing them with cakes for their weddings. …
This isn’t the first time General Mills has supported gay rights. In June they launched the #Luckytobe campaign that showed their support for Gay Pride by using the Lucky Charms rainbow marshmallow as a sign of pride and handing out Lucky Charms and rainbow accessories at various Gay Pride events.
Three of the first same-sex couples who will legally marry in Minnesota on August 1st visited the Betty Crocker Kitchens at General Mills Headquarters in Golden Valley, Minnesota to taste-test wedding cakes for their ceremonies. The company has kindly donated the cakes to the couples for their celebrations, which will take place this Thursday at midnight. ….
Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke, the first couple who will be married, were joined by Reid Bordson and Paul Nolle, the second. Both will be married on Thursday by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. The third couple was Al Giraud and Jeff Isaacson, who will be the first couple married in St. Paul.
Betty Crocker’s Families Project includes this in its description:
Families are changing a lot. But they’ve still got one thing in common ““ the love that makes a home. At Betty Crocker, we believe that a family is a family, no matter how it’s arranged.
Here’s a short video about the project (and it’s message is one of the things that really upsets WND).
A WND post by Dave Tombers attempts to take apart the video message, but at least to me, he seems to be struggling.
General Mills takes next step after homosexualizing Lucky Charms
General Mills, widely known for throwing its considerable influence behind same-sex marriage, has now unleashed one of America’s most beloved icons, Betty Crocker, in the effort. …
General Mills hasn’t been shy about promoting homosexual marriage, as WND has reported, including a rainbow-colored Oreo cookie. …
The National Organization for Marriage has a “˜Dump General Mills’ campaign, which seeks to educate the American consumer about how the profits on food sales is spent by the company.
I’ll bet you didn’t know it was possible to “homosexualize” a cereal, did you? The Oreo cookie got lets of media attention. I guess it was “homosexualized,” too. And now Betty is unleashing “homosexual” wedding cakes.
From David Badash, at The New Civil Rights Movement:
“˜Betty Crocker brand manager Laura Forero said the image of “˜Betty’ is constantly evolving, but diversity and inclusion are in the brand’s DNA,’ Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) reports:
“˜Celebrating these three families today, seemed very appropriate as Betty celebrates all families,’ Forero said.
MPR adds that General Mills “˜took a high-profile stance last year against a proposed constitutional amendment that would have made marriage only between a man and a woman, a provision already in state law.’
The company’s decision sparked a “Dump General Mills” boycott organized by the National Organization for Marriage.
… (T)he … NOM … boycott failed tremendously, with the good folks at General Mills last year winning the culture war after they came out to the few dozen protestors standing outside their gates, and offering them refreshments.
No doubt NOM and WND and others won’t agree with me, but since Jesus not only attended a wedding, but when the libations were running short, turned water into wine, I’m betting he’d eat a piece of homosexualized wedding cake without a problem. He might even throw in a celebratory rainbow.
Congratulations to the about-to-be-married couples in Minnesota and Rhode Island!
(Betty Crocker Spoon Capture [Edited] Via Betty Crocker)