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June 23rd, 2005 - Trickle of Consciousness — LiveJournal
In a shocking turn of events, Jerry Falwell has a problem with the Gay Games, in particular, Kraft Foods' sponsorship of them for 2006:

Critics of this protest say it is motivated by "hate," but that's far from true. That's the typical whiny mantra of homosexual-rights activists when people raise objections to their activities.

"If you disagree with us, you are hate-mongers!" Give me a break.

The fact is multiple millions of Americans who loyally purchase Kraft products have a right to express their opinion on the company's decision to link itself with the Gay Games. These people have a right to say, "If Kraft insists on sponsoring the Gay Games, I will be compelled to seek alternative brands at the grocery store."

I'm going to ignore the fact that Falwell seems to think "give me a break" constitutes proof that he's not a hater, and move right on to the telling Kraft what I think stage. So, my open letter to Kraft:

It's come to my attention that some of Kraft's many consumers are currently up in arms that their money may be going to support the Gay Games in Chicago in 2006. I tend to think that sort of hating on the part of consumers makes the Kool-Aid Man and Cheesasaurus sad. And frankly, a giant pitcher with a frowny face just isn't something I want on my conscience (an angry, imaginary, lactose-tolerant dinosaur is way up on my "to avoid" list, too).

Trying to find a way to save these lovely creatures from such an unseemly fate, I've decided to let you know that you should feel free to earmark any and all money you get from me as "Gay Games support money." I'm only one person, mind you, but when I took the time to look at your site, I note that even as a single entity, I seem to be contributing quite a bit to Kraft. You're getting my money for at least the following:

my big old list of Kraft foodsCollapse )

For my money, then, feel free to earmark Gay Games funds. Then those poor, horrified conservatives who fear little Timmy will catch the gay if he eats those tainted Pebbles or dunks a cookie can feel safe, knowing their money went somewhere else. Meanwhile, that scrappy Honey Comb monster needn't feel that his family is torn by strife, and can get back to the essential work of gobbling up cereal in the messiest way possible.


Jason Kimble

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