Traditional Marriage Supporters Angry at General Mills
Betty Crocker, Lucky Charms, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Cheerios, Yoplait, Oreos and Trix are just a few of the famous product lines owned by corporate food giant General Mills.
About a year ago, General Mills chose to pursue a corporate strategy that openly and financially supports same-sex marriage, and recently, two new controversial programs have been unveiled.
One of the earliest moves was the Rainbow Oreo Cookie, which the Minnesota-based food giant featured on the Oreo Facebook page. While not an actual product, the cookie was posted to show General Mills’ support for the fight against an amendment in that state to protect traditional marriage.
Then, in July of this year, GM announced the beloved breakfast cereal Lucky Charms will be incorporated as part of a same-sex support campaign called Lucky To Be. General Mills sent a memo to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation about the campaign that contained the following statement: