Share the love – buy some Oreos!

Why is it that so many people feel the need to stick their nose into everyone else’s bedrooms? Why is being gay still such a divisive issue in the 21st century? Shouldn’t we be more worried about war? poverty? gendercide? cancer? alzheimers? the chronic and systemic negligence towards our planets fragile natural resources? Surely just about any major problem facing modern society and future generations should carry more import, gain more press, and attract more political debate than who is fucking whom?

Recently on Gay Pride day (before anyone gets their knickers in a twist, I don’t begrudge people the right to stand up and say proudly ‘this is who I am’ if they are so inclined to do so), which was apparently a couple of days ago on June 25th , Nabisco, maker of the iconic Oreo placed this image on their Facebook page…

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And then they got swamped by a tirade of bilious and hateful commentary as well as vitriolic threats of product boycotting. Oh. My. God. The sheer volume of bigotry, the complete intolerance, the unadulterated hatred that spewed forth from the masses aimed at a cookie company! I was appalled and disgusted and yet kept reading… it’s like watching a medieval inquisition unfolding on Facebook all this prejudice and hate a good deal of which was hidden behind religious and/or biblical rhetoric – it’s unbelievable.

And I simply do not understand it at all. Why do these fucking zealots even care? Why don’t they mind their own business?  Why do these people give a flying fuck about who other people choose to love?

People should be allowed to love anyone and everyone who is going to make them happy (male or female… or bit of Column A/bit of Column B).  Railing against a fucking cookie manufacturer is not going to make one whit of difference!  IT MAKES NO SENSE!

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