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2013-11-05 02:51:59 PM

Atomic Spunk: That would be unmistakably gay.


26.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-11-05 02:52:02 PM
heh, the gays do love a good boy cot.

/i keed, i keed
 
2013-11-05 02:52:19 PM

Atomic Spunk: Corn_Fed: The only thing they can do to truly correct the situation is to the very thing the CEO claimed he would never do: put gay couples in their advertising.

Yes, but it can't be vague, like two metrosexual looking dudes who could possibly be mistaken as heterosexuals who dress well. It has to be unmistakably gay. I suggest a hairy shirtless bear, wearing black leather chaps, and holding a whip in one hand. He will be feeding pasta to a heavily tattooed skinny twink through the mouth hole of his eyeless leather head mask. Heavy electronic dance music will provide the beat. That would be unmistakably gay.


I suppose a gay guy giving a lesbian a friendly embrace is out of the question?
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-11-05 02:53:00 PM

Maud Dib: F Barilla, I like bewbs on my pasta.


[www.dececco.it image 218x283]


I prefer pasta on bewbies.....
 
2013-11-05 02:53:55 PM

bigwave: penni


LMAO

Seriously.... Gay or straight? Who F**king cares.! It's pasta! Buy it, don't buy it, but don't try to make a but*hurt social statement about it!
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-11-05 02:54:16 PM

frepnog: LarryDan43: Oh please, the gays don't cook.

Pasta isn't cooking.  That's just boiling water.

[imgs.tuts.dragoart.com image 836x956]


Right. Because the dough mixes, kneads and presses itself magically.

/you have never made pasta
 
2013-11-05 02:55:17 PM

silvervial: apoptotic: The two Barilla ads I've been seeing a lot of lately (they're spamming Hulu) both feature women shopping alone and being spirited out of the frozen foods aisle and taken home by some Italian guy in a convertible, where a chef proceeds to teach them how to heat up Barilla frozen dinners.

They're f*cking creepy.

I think those ads are for Bertoli, but I could be wrong.

As for Barilla, I wrote and told them that they had not only offended gay people, but all the straight people, like myself, a woman who makes the shopping decisions in my traditional family, who support gay people were also offended.

Tiny demographic, my ass!


Ah yes, you're right. That I automatically associated creepy with Barilla probably doesn't bode well though.

*makes mental note that Barilla is homophobic, Bertolli is creepy*
 
2013-11-05 02:55:49 PM

gja: frepnog: LarryDan43: Oh please, the gays don't cook.

Pasta isn't cooking.  That's just boiling water.

[imgs.tuts.dragoart.com image 836x956]

Right. Because the dough mixes, kneads and presses itself magically.

/you have never made pasta


why should I for a buck a box.

seriously.  It is far cheaper and less time consuming to purchase pasta.  I have no need to make my own spaghetti noodles.
 
2013-11-05 02:56:35 PM
too little too late, PR team.  what happened to professionalism?  politics and religion are for at home.  if Guido doesn't get that, it's safe to say he's crossing the live-and-let-live boundary too, whenever he likes.
i don't know if single people eat cracker, and frankly i don't want to know!
 
2013-11-05 02:57:31 PM

MightyPez: Never in a million years would I let my personal views get in the way of my business and the employees that depend on it for their living. It's the height of narcissism and irresponsibility.


But is that really true?  What if you were the CEO of a competing pasta company and someone asked if you would ever use a gay couple in your commercials?  Would you respond somewhere along the lines of "Sure, doesn't matter if the people in our ads are straight or gay."  Seems harmless, but I would bet those who support a "traditional" marriage would find that sort of response to be in support of gay rights and a political statement. If you try to dodge the question altogether, then it comes a "thing" and gets a life of its own.  "What's MightyPez Pasta company hiding?"

Obviously I get your very sound and reasonable view of not allowing personal stance be a representation of your company.  I just think it may not be easy when  the media likes to stir the pot.
 
2013-11-05 02:59:27 PM

AllUpInYa: Aren't there more muslims than gays?
If so, shouldn't they be ahead of the gays, being advertised to?
And what about blacks?
... repeat ad nauseum...


No. Because (a) the company CEO didn't publicly discriminate against those groups on behalf of the company and (b) it's not about the group, it's about discrimination being wrong.

/You dumbasses STILL don't get it, do you?
//First they came for the gays, and I did not speak up because I was not gay...
 
2013-11-05 02:59:42 PM
Subby, it's "in an attempt to get gays to eat their noodles".No, no don't thank me.
 
2013-11-05 03:02:37 PM

Buttknuckle: frepnog: Grand_Moff_Joseph: frepnog: OMGWHOTHEHELLCARES.jpg

seriously.  who gives a shiat who an Italian pasta maker directs its ads to?  Is that 1-5 percent of the world's population seriously worth catering to?

Barilla's profits soared to $81 million in 2012.

I think they'll be fine.

I have no problem with gay people....  but seriously.  We don't all have to bend over backwards for you.

3/10.  That should get a few bites.

Who is trolling?  Chik-Fil-A doesn't support gay people, and they are doing just fine.  Gay or not, that sweet sweet chicken is hard to resist.

Personally I just buy the cheapest pasta I can get.  Great Value pasta is like a buck a box and tastes just like...  wait for it....  pasta.

I haven't bought Barilla since I heard what the asshole CEO said.  I'm gay though.  I would hope that if I were straight, I wouldn't throw out ignorant comments like "I have no problem with gay people....  but seriously.  We don't all have to bend over backwards for you" because that is just all kinda of stupid.

I actually see you on here a lot and think you are trolling.


I'm straight. My extended Italian family has been using Barilla for years. I don't anymore. What he said was completely ignorant. San Giorgio now, thanks.
 
2013-11-05 03:04:22 PM

whatsupchuck: Add me to the list of straight dudes that started avoiding Barilla as soon as I became aware of the douchnozzle who runs the company.  There are dozens of other brands on the shelf at my supermarket from companies that demonstrate a good deal more intelligence.  And now that I've formed this opinion of the company it's going to take a whole lot more than a pro-diversity ad campaign to change my mind.


Likewise.
 
2013-11-05 03:05:01 PM
Let me know when you get 100% Whole Grain Pasta and we'll talk about buying your product again. No 51% Whole Grain isn't 100% Whole Grain.
 
2013-11-05 03:06:31 PM

Snarfangel: Atomic Spunk: Corn_Fed: The only thing they can do to truly correct the situation is to the very thing the CEO claimed he would never do: put gay couples in their advertising.

Yes, but it can't be vague, like two metrosexual looking dudes who could possibly be mistaken as heterosexuals who dress well. It has to be unmistakably gay. I suggest a hairy shirtless bear, wearing black leather chaps, and holding a whip in one hand. He will be feeding pasta to a heavily tattooed skinny twink through the mouth hole of his eyeless leather head mask. Heavy electronic dance music will provide the beat. That would be unmistakably gay.

I suppose a gay guy giving a lesbian a friendly embrace is out of the question?


Is the gay guy wearing a white skintight rubber body suit, black lipstick and heavy mascara? Does the lesbian have spiky hair, a neck tattoo and 31 earrings on one ear while wearing a loose flannel shirt? Then yeah, I guess it's ok.
 
2013-11-05 03:07:34 PM

SlodaMan: MightyPez: Never in a million years would I let my personal views get in the way of my business and the employees that depend on it for their living. It's the height of narcissism and irresponsibility.

But is that really true?  What if you were the CEO of a competing pasta company and someone asked if you would ever use a gay couple in your commercials?  Would you respond somewhere along the lines of "Sure, doesn't matter if the people in our ads are straight or gay."  Seems harmless, but I would bet those who support a "traditional" marriage would find that sort of response to be in support of gay rights and a political statement. If you try to dodge the question altogether, then it comes a "thing" and gets a life of its own.  "What's MightyPez Pasta company hiding?"

Obviously I get your very sound and reasonable view of not allowing personal stance be a representation of your company.  I just think it may not be easy when  the media likes to stir the pot.


True, but that's also a lot different than an outright declaration. I would hope if I were CEO I could have a little more tact when responding to if our ads would include gay people than to say (paraphrasing, of course) "No! Family values!'
 
2013-11-05 03:10:13 PM

pgh9fan: What he said was completely ignorant.


why is it ignorant to say you support traditional families and won't use gay couples in advertising?

"The pasta maker fought boycott calls after chief executive Guido Barilla gave an interview in September in which he said that "the concept of a canonical family remains one of the fundamental values of the business."
Asked if he would include a gay couple in one of his television commercials, he said: "We would not do it because ours is a traditional family".
"If (gay people) like our pasta, they can eat it. If they do not like it, if they do not like what we say, they can eat a different one," he added"

That is not ignorance.  That is refusing to cater to a minor demographic.
 
2013-11-05 03:10:26 PM
Thank God! Hotdogs at Twofor Tuesdays was so stereotypical. Gay Pasta Tuesdays should break up the monotony for awhile.
 
2013-11-05 03:11:47 PM

frepnog: seriously.  It is far cheaper and less time consuming to purchase pasta.  I have no need to make my own spaghetti noodles.


Barilla's next ad campaign.

Make my own pasta?
spinnakr.com
Quickly followed by a damage control campaign.
 
2013-11-05 03:15:03 PM

MightyPez: SlodaMan: MightyPez: Never in a million years would I let my personal views get in the way of my business and the employees that depend on it for their living. It's the height of narcissism and irresponsibility.

But is that really true?  What if you were the CEO of a competing pasta company and someone asked if you would ever use a gay couple in your commercials?  Would you respond somewhere along the lines of "Sure, doesn't matter if the people in our ads are straight or gay."  Seems harmless, but I would bet those who support a "traditional" marriage would find that sort of response to be in support of gay rights and a political statement. If you try to dodge the question altogether, then it comes a "thing" and gets a life of its own.  "What's MightyPez Pasta company hiding?"

Obviously I get your very sound and reasonable view of not allowing personal stance be a representation of your company.  I just think it may not be easy when  the media likes to stir the pot.

True, but that's also a lot different than an outright declaration. I would hope if I were CEO I could have a little more tact when responding to if our ads would include gay people than to say (paraphrasing, of course) "No! Family values!'


Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............
 
2013-11-05 03:16:47 PM

The Evil Home Brewer: bigwave: penni

LMAO

Seriously.... Gay or straight? Who F**king cares.! It's pasta! Buy it, don't buy it, but don't try to make a but*hurt social statement about it!


Wait, are you talking about the company?  Because it was Barilla that made the social statement.  People  reacted to the social statement made by the company.   You're not making much sense with your post.
 
2013-11-05 03:16:59 PM
Christ, my pasta has an agenda?
 
2013-11-05 03:19:03 PM
As a Pastafarian i can tell you that no where in the King Barilla version of the Bible does it have any thing to sayabout gays
 
2013-11-05 03:19:35 PM
Gay pasta?  Whatever.  I only buy Catholic pasta, since it doesn't come in a box.  It comes in little cans.
 
2013-11-05 03:19:54 PM

kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.


this is one problem that I DO have with certain gay people.

ACCEPT US OR ELSE is never a good plan.
 
2013-11-05 03:20:28 PM

frepnog: pgh9fan: What he said was completely ignorant.

why is it ignorant to say you support traditional families and won't use gay couples in advertising?

"The pasta maker fought boycott calls after chief executive Guido Barilla gave an interview in September in which he said that "the concept of a canonical family remains one of the fundamental values of the business."
Asked if he would include a gay couple in one of his television commercials, he said: "We would not do it because ours is a traditional family".
"If (gay people) like our pasta, they can eat it. If they do not like it, if they do not like what we say, they can eat a different one," he added"

That is not ignorance.  That is refusing to cater to a minor demographicbigotry.


FTFY

You are correct though - he is just voicing his company's opinion.  It's not necessarily ignorant, just bigoted.  It's perfectly fine for him to do so, just as it's perfectly fine for those who disagree with his bigotry to avoid his company's products.

See?  Everybody wins!
 
2013-11-05 03:21:34 PM

frepnog: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.

this is one problem that I DO have with certain gay people.

ACCEPT US OR ELSE is never a good plan.


I do believe that's what was stated or are you too dense or drunk to realize that?
 
2013-11-05 03:21:40 PM

frepnog: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.

this is one problem that I DO have with certain blackpeople.

ACCEPT US OR ELSE is never a good plan.


Just wanted to see how it looks when we flip the script.

Wow.  Sounds just as terrible.
 
2013-11-05 03:22:38 PM

kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............


I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.
 
2013-11-05 03:23:21 PM

Wrath of Heaven: Christ, my pasta has an agenda?


in your vagina!  it's more likely than you think.
 
2013-11-05 03:23:40 PM

MightyPez: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............

I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.


Sure you do. You're just too hardheaded to think beyond yourself.
 
2013-11-05 03:26:08 PM

Kuroshin: frepnog: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.

this is one problem that I DO have with certain blackpeople.

ACCEPT US OR ELSE is never a good plan.

Just wanted to see how it looks when we flip the script.

Wow.  Sounds just as terrible.


this is not about gay rights.  don't act like it is.  this is a pasta company that doesn't want to cater to gay people.  the company stated that if they don't like it they can buy someone else's pasta.  that is the free market at work.

Kuroshin: You are correct though - he is just voicing his company's opinion. It's not necessarily ignorant, just bigoted.


I suppose that is the case.  People have a right to be bigots, I suppose.
 
2013-11-05 03:28:14 PM

kerrigand: MightyPez: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............

I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.

Sure you do. You're just too hardheaded to think beyond yourself.


Ok, crazy rant. Got it.
 
2013-11-05 03:30:39 PM

kerrigand: MightyPez: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............

I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.

Sure you do. You're just too hardheaded to think beyond yourself.



Are you really trying to equate how someone is born with a religious movement?

I agree - I have no idea what you're trying to say.  Maybe that gays not wanting to be treated as second-class citizens is somehow the same as Christians demanding that everything in society conform to their religious dictates?  Still doesn't parse.

Help me out here.  How does a minority not wanting to be treated as abomination equate with a religion attempting to take over society?
 
2013-11-05 03:31:17 PM

kerrigand: MightyPez: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............

I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.

Sure you do. You're just too hardheaded to think beyond yourself.


Perhaps if you boiled him in water for 10-12 minutes...
 
2013-11-05 03:31:37 PM

MightyPez: kerrigand: MightyPez: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............

I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.

Sure you do. You're just too hardheaded to think beyond yourself.

Ok, crazy rant. Got it.


Nice, you spippet conversations that you don't want to apply to you or that you've said and you want to distance yourself from. The rest are just crazy rants.

Got it.
 
2013-11-05 03:36:02 PM

frepnog: Grand_Moff_Joseph: frepnog: OMGWHOTHEHELLCARES.jpg

seriously.  who gives a shiat who an Italian pasta maker directs its ads to?  Is that 1-5 percent of the world's population seriously worth catering to?

Barilla's profits soared to $81 million in 2012.

I think they'll be fine.

I have no problem with gay people....  but seriously.  We don't all have to bend over backwards for you.

3/10.  That should get a few bites.

Who is trolling?  Chik-Fil-A doesn't support gay people, and they are doing just fine.  Gay or not, that sweet sweet chicken is hard to resist.

Personally I just buy the cheapest pasta I can get.  Great Value pasta is like a buck a box and tastes just like...  wait for it....  pasta.


I used to love Chik-Fil-A, but I can't bring myself to give them a single dollar now. I know they won't miss my $5 a month or anything, but it's the principle. They want to be all derptastic and fundie, then they don't get a penny from some people. Stay out of politics and they wouldn't have that problem (assuming it's any kind of problem to them at all).
 
2013-11-05 03:37:28 PM
frepnog: Kuroshin: frepnog: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.

this is one problem that I DO have with certain blackpeople.

ACCEPT US OR ELSE is never a good plan.

Just wanted to see how it looks when we flip the script.

Wow.  Sounds just as terrible.

this is not about gay rights.  don't act like it is.  this is a pasta company that doesn't want to cater to gay people.  the company stated that if they don't like it they can buy someone else's pasta.  that is the free market at work.



Hey now, I only changed one single word in your post.  Those are your words up there.  And I do agree with you about 'free market solutions', and that's exactly what has been happening.  However, this thread has plenty of posts - yours included - that appeal to those offended to STFU and GTFO.  Bigotry is still a VERY large problem, and shutting up about it is not a sensible or reasonable answer.  It didn't work for blacks, and it won't work for gays.


Kuroshin: You are correct though - he is just voicing his company's opinion. It's not necessarily ignorant, just bigoted.

I suppose that is the case.  People have a right to be bigots, I suppose.



Yes, they do.  I will never claim otherwise.  However, others have just as much right to be offended by said bigotry, and speak their outrage.  Freedom is a two-way street.
 
2013-11-05 03:38:09 PM

Kuroshin: kerrigand: MightyPez: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............

I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.

Sure you do. You're just too hardheaded to think beyond yourself.


Are you really trying to equate how someone is born with a religious movement?

I agree - I have no idea what you're trying to say.  Maybe that gays not wanting to be treated as second-class citizens is somehow the same as Christians demanding that everything in society conform to their religious dictates?  Still doesn't parse.

Help me out here.  How does a minority not wanting to be treated as abomination equate with a religion attempting to take over society?


Here's your help since you're too stupid to understand.

1. Christian right, attempts to force their beliefs upon us. What do you do...rebel against it. Nothing wrong with that.

2. Gay right, attempts to force their beliefs up us. What do you do. hmmm.....interesting. the same thing happens, yet we're all bigots.

See an issue with this? No? Well if you don't, then the two of you are the same. No different and if you think you are, you might want to go back to the drawing board with this.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-11-05 03:38:16 PM

frepnog: gja: frepnog: LarryDan43: Oh please, the gays don't cook.

Pasta isn't cooking.  That's just boiling water.

[imgs.tuts.dragoart.com image 836x956]

Right. Because the dough mixes, kneads and presses itself magically.

/you have never made pasta

why should I for a buck a box.

seriously.  It is far cheaper and less time consuming to purchase pasta.  I have no need to make my own spaghetti noodles.


Cheap is as cheap does dude. My pasta and sauce do NOT come pre-made. To me it is heresy.
 
2013-11-05 03:38:33 PM

menschenfresser: frepnog: Grand_Moff_Joseph: frepnog: OMGWHOTHEHELLCARES.jpg

seriously.  who gives a shiat who an Italian pasta maker directs its ads to?  Is that 1-5 percent of the world's population seriously worth catering to?

Barilla's profits soared to $81 million in 2012.

I think they'll be fine.

I have no problem with gay people....  but seriously.  We don't all have to bend over backwards for you.

3/10.  That should get a few bites.

Who is trolling?  Chik-Fil-A doesn't support gay people, and they are doing just fine.  Gay or not, that sweet sweet chicken is hard to resist.

Personally I just buy the cheapest pasta I can get.  Great Value pasta is like a buck a box and tastes just like...  wait for it....  pasta.

I used to love Chik-Fil-A, but I can't bring myself to give them a single dollar now. I know they won't miss my $5 a month or anything, but it's the principle. They want to be all derptastic and fundie, then they don't get a penny from some people. Stay out of politics and they wouldn't have that problem (assuming it's any kind of problem to them at all).


It's no problem.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/traditional-values-pay-chick-fil-a- ma kes-record-breaking-profits-after-marr
 
2013-11-05 03:38:33 PM

EvilEgg: Ha ha!  You just realized how much pasta gay people eat.

/Do they eat more pasta than straight people?
//Vegetarians eat more than carnivores
///Not sure what that last fact has to do with anything


I'm straight but I don't believe in discriminating against people. Two weeks ago they had Barilla pasta and sauce buy-one-get-one-free. I waited til the next week and got another brand on sale. Power of the market, y'all!
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-11-05 03:40:33 PM

kerrigand: Kuroshin: kerrigand: MightyPez: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............

I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.

Sure you do. You're just too hardheaded to think beyond yourself.


Are you really trying to equate how someone is born with a religious movement?

I agree - I have no idea what you're trying to say.  Maybe that gays not wanting to be treated as second-class citizens is somehow the same as Christians demanding that everything in society conform to their religious dictates?  Still doesn't parse.

Help me out here.  How does a minority not wanting to be treated as abomination equate with a religion attempting to take over society?

Here's your help since you're too stupid to understand.

1. Christian right, attempts to force their beliefs upon us. What do you do...rebel against it. Nothing wrong with that.

2. Gay right, attempts to force their beliefs up us. What do you do. hmmm.....interesting. the same thing happens, yet we're all bigots.

See an issue with this? No? Well if you don't, then the two of you are the same. No different and if you think you are, you might want to go back to the drawing board with this.


Hope you have asbestos shorts.
 
2013-11-05 03:41:47 PM

gja: kerrigand: Kuroshin: kerrigand: MightyPez: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............

I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.

Sure you do. You're just too hardheaded to think beyond yourself.


Are you really trying to equate how someone is born with a religious movement?

I agree - I have no idea what you're trying to say.  Maybe that gays not wanting to be treated as second-class citizens is somehow the same as Christians demanding that everything in society conform to their religious dictates?  Still doesn't parse.

Help me out here.  How does a minority not wanting to be treated as abomination equate with a religion attempting to take over society?

Here's your help since you're too stupid to understand.

1. Christian right, attempts to force their beliefs upon us. What do you do...rebel against it. Nothing wrong with that.

2. Gay right, attempts to force their beliefs up us. What do you do. hmmm.....interesting. the same thing happens, yet we're all bigots.

See an issue with this? No? Well if you don't, then the two of you are the same. No different and if you think you are, you might want to go back to the drawing board with this.

Hope you have asbestos shorts.


He doesn't understand that he's a bigot. Most bigots don't feel that they are bigots. But that doesn't make them not a bigot.
 
2013-11-05 03:42:37 PM

MightyPez: kerrigand: Let us know how that thought works out about 5 or 10 years down the line when you own your own company.
Just remember how well the "Christian right" has done so well with attempting to shove their beliefs upon us.
Do you really think doing the same is going to give you a different outcome? No, it's not. It's just going to make people despise you more for it. Well hey, maybe, the two groups should join up and try to do the same thing. After all, it's seemed to work so far.

Oh wait..............

I honestly have no idea what you're getting at with this.


He\she is a brave Fark Independent.
Boldly derping where no man has derped before.
 
2013-11-05 03:42:50 PM

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: EvilEgg: Ha ha!  You just realized how much pasta gay people eat.

/Do they eat more pasta than straight people?
//Vegetarians eat more than carnivores
///Not sure what that last fact has to do with anything

I'm straight but I don't believe in discriminating against people. Two weeks ago they had Barilla pasta and sauce buy-one-get-one-free. I waited til the next week and got another brand on sale. Power of the market, y'all!


There ya go. If you don't like them. Don't use them. It really is that simple. Anytime you rally against something, that strange equal and equal thing comes up. Not sure why, I'll let you figure that one out.
 
2013-11-05 03:42:57 PM

frepnog: menschenfresser: frepnog: Grand_Moff_Joseph: frepnog: OMGWHOTHEHELLCARES.jpg

seriously.  who gives a shiat who an Italian pasta maker directs its ads to?  Is that 1-5 percent of the world's population seriously worth catering to?

Barilla's profits soared to $81 million in 2012.

I think they'll be fine.

I have no problem with gay people....  but seriously.  We don't all have to bend over backwards for you.

3/10.  That should get a few bites.

Who is trolling?  Chik-Fil-A doesn't support gay people, and they are doing just fine.  Gay or not, that sweet sweet chicken is hard to resist.

Personally I just buy the cheapest pasta I can get.  Great Value pasta is like a buck a box and tastes just like...  wait for it....  pasta.

I used to love Chik-Fil-A, but I can't bring myself to give them a single dollar now. I know they won't miss my $5 a month or anything, but it's the principle. They want to be all derptastic and fundie, then they don't get a penny from some people. Stay out of politics and they wouldn't have that problem (assuming it's any kind of problem to them at all).

It's no problem.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/traditional-values-pay-chick-fil-a- ma kes-record-breaking-profits-after-marr


Right; I'm sure it actually increased business with the derp crowd. "Traditional values" my ass. Surely they could put "Family" in the name of their organization/publication like most hate groups do.
 
2013-11-05 03:43:28 PM

gja: Cheap is as cheap does dude. My pasta and sauce do NOT come pre-made. To me it is heresy.


and I am sure it is delicious. I just don't have the time or inclination.

Well....  actually I do make my own sauces from time to time.
 
2013-11-05 03:44:37 PM

The Evil Home Brewer: bigwave: penni

LMAO

Seriously.... Gay or straight? Who F**king cares.! It's pasta! Buy it, don't buy it, but don't try to make a but*hurt social statement about it!


The gay/straight thing matters to the company. Otherwise, why come out and say that gay people need to buy pasta elsewhere?

People didn't just up and decide that Barilla hates gays, they came out and told us. Now they are suffering the consequences of their free speech. Nobody put them into this position except themselves.
 
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