I woke up today thinking this was going to be a great day. My diet so far seems to be working, even though I have only lost a pound since seeing the doctor last week I am feeling physically great! I am almost done with physical therapy for my arches that were just shy of being flat. One would think I was having the best day of my life when I stepped out the door. I thought so too until I started reading posts on Facebook about the Oreo Cookie "incident."
The "incident" in question is the photo Oreo posted on their Facebook Page. Photos of some of the comments have been floating around Facebook and Twitter the past couple of days showing the hatred people feel towards Gays and Lesbians. LGBT America posted an article from ABC News about a boycott of the cookies because of the rainbow cookie ad.
Comments the posting got were about boycotting the cookie, others were just vile and yes I shared some of the worst. I did not change the spelling or punctuations of the comments so you can see how uneducated some of these people are that spewed such hatred. As of the time of this posting there have been over 40,000 comments on the Oreo page on Facebook (4,000 additional since I started reading though them). Not all of them are disgusting, there are far more supporters then haters.
Here is a taste of the hate:
"I’ll never buy Oreo again"
"All you fools supporting gays and bisexuals have been wholly sucked into the liberal propaganda regarding AIDS. The liberal propaganda is that AIDS is not a gay disease, NONSENSE! 75% of AIDS cases are male and 70% of those are from male-to-male sexual contact. (http://www.avert.org/usa-statistics.htm). The disease started in the US in the gay community back in the 80's. Open your eyes and enter realville."
"Another reason to grow your own food. Too many companies spending my money on things I will never support on my own so why should I give them money to do it for me. And to whoever is bashing the Christian population: Don't worry. God knows who we all are and will sort us out in due time. You don't have to do God's work for him."
"I will never consume another Oreo. Why would Kraft choose politcal correctness over family values?"
"gays need to leave america"
"I won't buy any oreos or other Kraft products anymore, looks like you have plenty Faggots to keep your business going!"
"Why do gays have to have a day, a parade, printed t-shirts etc etc?? i dont express my sexual preference EVER bcuz what i do in my bedroom isnt anyone's business nor do i need to have a day, a parade or a printed t-shirt etc etc. GEt OVeR It -We dont give a crap, the beautiful rainbow has been ruined by idiots!"
"It's amazingly sad how many of you despise God and His perfect creation of marriage between ONLY one man and one woman. How dare you all call God's perfect way "bad", or "bigoted" or anything false. How dare you judge GOD for His perfect ways. The Bible says woe to you who call good evil, and evil good. You will NOT inherit the kingdom of God. Sorry to break this news to you, but those who practice and condone homosexual behavior, are not believers, nor will they go to Heaven. It's in the Bible, in black and white. You cannot argue with God. His ways are PERFECT! And to those of you who say Christians are not to judge, you're wrong. God clearly tells us, in the Bible in black and white, to judge righteously, according to what HIS Word says, according to HIS law, statutes, and commands, and HIS ways. We will judge sin as sin, nothing less, because God does so. If you are sinning, you need Jesus. He died on the cross to forgive you of your sins. But you will only be saved if you accept Jesus as your lord and Savior, and TURN FROM YOUR SIN. Homosexuality is sin. If you don't like that fact, then too bad, because God's ways are higher than your ways!"
"WTF Oreo? You're going to alienate more than half of your consumer base? You realize the nutty libs are trying to ban your product because it's unhealthy, right? And you pander to 2% of the population? Really? This is like slitting your own wrists!"
"Memo to Oreo: You guys should be about selling cookies and making money. Why in the heck would you intentionally offend the vast majority of Americans with this crap? You make a decent cookie, but you need to fire your PR people."
"Oreo, I take PRIDE in not purchasing your product any longer. To stand with a social unacceptable and biblical unacceptable life style is repugnant at best. Fair well sweet childhood treat of mine."
The worst ones are:
"Gays can all go kill them selves they are sinners and will burn in hell"
"don't support gays or the companies that do and hell yea i'm a hater! being a fag is just wrong and always will be!!!! you should all be exiled to some island where you can all share aids together!! no more oreos for this family!!!!!"
"Since when does a cookie support faggots? I ain't earn that no more, I can't stand queers! Y'all get yer own island n live on it and all y'all can have yer fag parties cause I don't like NONE of y'all on bit! Oreo .... I HATE U FOR SUPPORTING GAYISM"
Some of the positive comments I saw were:
"Being LGBT is not a crime against God nor is it a crime to support it, so I am saying from one human to another if you believe the teachings of Jesus Christ then you should love every human and not pick people out because of their sexual orientation or who they are friends with. BTW to get through this world your going to need to LOVE AND TOLERATE."
"to all you haters, you are seriously outnumbered. not just here, but in the real world. and for those who cling to religion to defend their hate, (which is hypocritical to begin with), do you believe everything your old books say about women as well? because if you do, you must be really freaked out at the world today! kudos to oreo for being modern and unafraid to support humankind!"
"Most of you people who won't buy Oreos any more could probably stand to eat a few less of them anyway, so in a sense, they've done you a big favour."
"Since so many ignorant bigots claimed that they were unliking the page or not buying any more Oreos because of this fantastic picture, I am very proud to say that I decided to like this page and go buy a pack for the very same reason. :-D. Thank you for supporting the LGBTQ community, Oreo!"
"Thank you for taking a stand, recognizing that love has more than one attribute. And it does look freaking delicious!!"
"Good for you Oreo, knew I loved you for a reason!!!!"
"LOVE THIS! Equality for all!!! ♥ xoxox :):):)"
"Hello Homophobes, I'd like to tell you something. There's this place, and it's called the real world, and sometimes in the real world, Guys love guys, And chicks love chicks. Say hello to reality."
"I heard on the news this morning that Nabisco said they aren't going to put the pride colored oreo's on the shelf. I find it sad that a company of that magnitude will allow a group of people intimidate them into changing their mind about that. It says a lot about their company."
and the best ones of all:
"All you folks who won't be buying Oreos anymore because of their support for gays, you do know you're saying this on Facebook, right? Facebook also supports gay rights. See y'all! (or not)"
"I'm a happily married Christian woman & I'm a sinner. I'll certainly admit I've not read the entire Bible but I'm certain there's not different degrees of sin. Sin is sin is sin, who are you to judge homosexuals because their sin is different than yours! Who are you to judge period? Instead of sitting online bashing other people, go spread His love! & eat the Oreo's or don't, nobody really cares! I'll continue to eat them!"
"Oreo = equality! First they brought black and white together and NOW gay pride!! Time to buy some Oreo cookies!"
This is rather upsetting to me since I have a lot of friends that are Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Bisexual. Maybe it's that I didn't have enough coffee this morning but my heart was hurting. I love all my friends no matter what their sexual orientation is. I am not forcing them to be straight and they are not forcing me to be like them. Why can't the haters see this?
With the upcoming presidential election just 5 months away the gloves are coming off and people are getting nasty! It seems since last year when the great debates started, the Republican candidates for President, the intolerance levels kicked up into high gear and have been doing nothing but climbing higher since. They are very vocal in banning gay marriage and trying to ban gays from adopting children into a loving home!
These kinds of discussions among the candidates has made this Green Party believer decide that this election year I will be voting for Obama. The day I heard Vice President Joe Biden say, on Meet The Press, that he was for marriage equality for all, no matter what your sexual orientation is made my heart smile.
When will the United States of America and all it's citizen realize what other countries on this planet have learned and accepted? Are we always going to have this hatred towards interracial marriages, homosexual relationships, one religion hating the other and constantly fighting? In the great words of the Rodney King, "CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?"
Tolerance is acceptance, acceptance is good. If you are religious and read the bible, does it not teach us to love thy neighbor? It does not say Love thy neighbor only if they are straight. Doesn't the bible have a story about stoning a certain prostitute but Jesus stopped them by saying "Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone?" The woman he saved was Mary Magdalene, who later became a faithful follower because Jesus accepted her for what she was. This makes me think of Jerry Falwell & Bill O'Reilly sharing a prostitute at a religious convention in 2006. John 3:16 says For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Does this mean that a christian gay man cannot go to heaven even though he believes in God and his son because the bible thumpers in this country keep touting that being a homosexual is a sin and they are going to hell? Doesn't the passage mean they will go to heaven because God will wash their sins with the blood of Christ? Now I am not a religious person at all, but growing up I went to Girls Club and was taught this and other passages. If I interpret this correctly, I would be washed of all of my sins, no matter what they were, and I would go to heaven if I accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
What I would like to know is this, can a cookie turn you gay? Seriously? If you can honestly tell me yes it will turn you gay and you have scientific proof I will gladly stop eating the Oreos. Actually I might not because a large majority of straight men LOVE watching lesbians have sex, yes even the Republicans!!! Hell most of them would want to be the cream filling in a threesome (pun intended!). Get off you freaking high horses and sit among the real people and find that you cannot catch gayness like a cold! You might actually find that homosexual people are just like you and me in most ways. Please, learn tolerance and accept people, all people, for who they are. After all, Jesus forgave Judas for selling him out to the Romans, you can forgive someone for their sexuality.
For what should have been a beautiful day for me, I am left with a horrible taste in my mouth filled with sadness.
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