That said, I’ll be buying more Barilla for a while.
I was sent a link from The Guardian:
Pasta firm Barilla boycotted over ‘classic family’ remarks
Chairman Guido Barilla causes outrage in Italy after saying he would not consider using a gay family to advertise his products
Gay [I HATE the twisting of that word!] rights activists in Italy have launched a boycott of the world’s leading pasta maker after its chairman said he would only portray the “classic family” in his advertisements and, if people objected to that, they should feel free to eat a different kind of pasta. [Well done… not only al dente but also fuor’ dai denti.]
Guido Barilla, who controls the fourth-generation Barilla Group family business with his two brothers, sparked outrage among [a few] activists, [a few] consumers and some politicians when he said he would not consider using a gay family to advertise Barilla pasta.
“For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the basic values of the company,” he told Italian radio on Wednesday evening. “I would not do it but not out of a lack of respect for homosexuals who have the right to do what they want without bothering others … [but] I don’t see things like they do and I think the family that we speak to is a classic family.” [Do I hear an “E così sia!“]
Asked what effect he thought his attitude would have on gay consumers of pasta, Barilla said: “Well, if they like our pasta and our message they will eat it; if they don’t like it and they don’t like what we say they will … eat another.” [Tell it, Guido!]
In response, Aurelio Mancuso, chairman of Equality Italia, accused Barilla of being deliberately provocative. “Accepting the invitation of Barilla’s owner to not eat his pasta, we are launching a boycott campaign against all his products,” he added.
The rest is the sort of tripa you would expect from The Guardian.
Someone defends a traditional value and the now predictable result is that promoters of homsexuality and liberals throw a nutty and attack the person with the intent to truly hurt him.
Use my link to order some through amazon. Support Guido and Fr. Z at the same time. And if you don’t eat pasta, you can always donate your boxes to your next parish food drive! As a matter of fact, by several six packs!
As one commentator added, below:
Barilla: the Catholic Chick-fil-A.