Dear MoveOn member,
My family, and especially my 12-year-old son, eats a lot of pasta—and my wife and I have often chosen Barilla Pasta because of the wide variety available at our local grocery store.
No more. Yesterday, Barilla Pasta President Guido Barilla made it clear how he felt about families like mine by saying that he’d never show gay families in advertisements for Barilla. He said that gays “can go eat someone else’s pasta” if they didn’t like his message.1
I’m taking him up on that and so should you. Sign the petition to tell Guido Barilla that you stand with gay families and won’t buy Barilla.
That’s why I started a petition to the Barilla Pasta company, which says:
Barilla Pasta President Guido Barilla’s statement that he’d never consider showing gay families in his advertisements is outrageous. I’m supporting gay families by boycotting Barilla Pasta.
RandomwordbyRuth editorial response to Pasta:
There are many certainties in life:
People who receive a license after the age of thirty should stay home and watch Dr. Phil and leave the ‘real’ driving to the text hungry teenagers.
The straightest line between an Irish woman cooking an authentic Italian meal is a quick stop at the bathroom that has earth friendly reading material.
Lesbians can’t dance and gay men cannot wear flannel.
It is unfortunate that Barilla along with Chick-Fil-A and the Salvation ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ Army have found themselves in a pot of boiling angry lesbian and pissed of queers stew!
That being said, however, the other certainty in rainbow land?
No self respecting metero-sexual and/or gay male would be caught out of the closet divulging on a plate of carbs! For that matter, most lesbians prefer a hungry gal’s meal: mashed potato and ketchup with a big slab of carnivore delights on the side.
Research shows that we are all too big for our britches anyway. Most of us coming in with a B.M.I. of two tons past healthy weight.
Who will be next?