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NOM's Brian Brown Blasts Cereal Maker General Mills for 'Declaring War on Marriage'

General Mills spit in Brian Brown's Cheerios yesterday when it declared its opposition to Minnesota's anti-gay marriage amendment.

BrownNOM's Brown:

"Marriage as the union of one man and one woman is profoundly in the common good, and it is especially important for children," said Brian Brown, NOM's president. "General Mills makes billions marketing cereal to parents of young children. It has now effectively declared a war on marriage with its own customers when it tells the country that it is opposed to preserving traditional marriage, which is what the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment does."

"This will go down as one of the dumbest corporate PR stunts of all time," said Brian Brown. "It's ludicrous for a big corporation to intentionally inject themselves into a divisive social issue like gay marriage. It's particularly dumb for a corporation that makes billions selling cereal to the very people they just opposed."

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  1. He really does come across as a serial bully - whenever he opens his mouth he's having a go at someone who has a different opinion to him. Must be one fun guy to know ! :)

    Posted by: GulliverUK | Jun 15, 2012 2:22:27 PM

  2. General Mills has always been a part of the huge Minneapolis/St. Paul Pride parade... he's a little late to be getting all huffy about this...

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Jun 15, 2012 2:27:23 PM

  3. @David Ehrenstein 1:51. I did not know that, David. I always thought Betty Crocker and the Jolly Green Giant were a couple. Where did Little Green Sprout come from if not from an opposite gender liasion.

    Although, come to think of it, has any ever met Mr. Crocker?

    Posted by: james | Jun 15, 2012 2:48:42 PM

  4. we need to spend more time voicing our side on their blog, it really frustrates the haters over there...

    Posted by: meowen | Jun 15, 2012 3:24:44 PM

  5. He makes me want to change my name!

    Posted by: Garst | Jun 15, 2012 3:26:48 PM

  6. Poor sad little Brian. His 15 minutes (and salary) will soon be over. I guess if he has to go out it might as well by saying more and more outrageous things. The good think for him is that two years from now when he's forgotten he can finally come out of the closet.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Jun 15, 2012 4:07:31 PM

  7. One would have to be stupid or NOM-ied to think that any (actually, it's many) major Company would try to destroy a highly regarded institution (like marriage) when it's practiced (or would be if they could) by such a large percentage of their customers.
    NOM-ied = Zombied

    Posted by: StevyD | Jun 15, 2012 5:17:54 PM

  8. Does this closet case actually expect me to give up my partner, renounce 50+ years of being gay and run right out to marry a woman...because he thinks that's the only way to be "happy."

    Posted by: michaeld2013 | Jun 15, 2012 5:47:17 PM

  9. Brian Brown of NOM is a Nazi along with his other Nazi anti-gay Christians terrorist.

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 15, 2012 8:52:10 PM

  10. This guy has based his life in hypocrisy, and here he is, criticizing a company that doesn't adhere to his rules and ideas. NOM has always been a bad joke, but all these recent blunders have turned it into a joke even amongst it's peers. They're the ones killing the social conservative movement, and all they're doing is opening their big fat mouths.

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 15, 2012 9:40:27 PM

  11. GregV, above, your comment is spot on.

    Brian Brown's only acceptable food sources are apt to be non-General Mills, non-Starbucks, non-Kraft, non-Kellogg's, etc. products sold at ExxonMobil MiniMarts. Maybe he can live off of off-brand cellophane bags of circus peanuts washed down with off-brand malt liquor.

    Or a healthier choice would be for Brown and Peter LaBarbera to start growing their own crops on the grounds of their respective mansions. Call it the "God's Own Acres o' Hate Co-op."

    Oh, and by the way, giant corporations like General Mills, with millions of consumers purchasing their products every single day, do not make these decisions lightly. Brown may, like a 10 year-old, wish to call anything he doesn't like "dumb," but that hardly makes it true. General Mills knows what they are doing here. They've made a decision that is best for their business.

    (Now, I happen to think that what they sell is virtually all unhealthy -- unless you are into jerking your blood sugar around -- but that's another discussion...)

    Posted by: Kelly green | Jun 15, 2012 10:00:02 PM

  12. Here's an idea for you Brian: Start buying General Mills products and pour them down a storm drain. Film it. Put it on Youtube.

    Posted by: Oliver | Jun 16, 2012 3:56:49 AM

  13. The real enemies of marriage are heterosexuals like Newt Gingrich who time and again violate their marriage vows.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 17, 2012 12:12:37 AM

  14. It may be that the election of Ronald Reagan, a divorced and remarried man to the presidency began the dissolution of marriage in America.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 17, 2012 2:55:44 AM

  15. Where will the Brian Browns of the world do their grocery shopping in fifty years?

    Posted by: ophu | Jun 17, 2012 10:30:40 PM

  16. Brian Brown shirt is the new Hitler for the anti-gay Nazi Christian supremacist party that wants to put gays in concentration camps again. He is an evil man and his people are sick people who what to hate and harm people they do not like by stopping them from getting equal marriage and equal rights.

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 17, 2012 11:20:35 PM

  17. What makes Brian Brown shirt so crazy is the fact he and his anti-gay Nazi Christian Supremacist think they are at war with gays. The war he is fighting is in his head. America LGBT people just want to marry the one they love. Gays are not at "war" they just want the same equal and Civil Rights most Americans already have in America. Why these anti-gay Christians want to make a war on their fellow citizens is proof they are mentally sick and need treatment. The Christian psychiatrist who are shocking the genitals of gay children to make them "straight" should be shocking the brains of these anti-gay Christians who are fighting a war in their minds that does not exist to anyone but them. The trouble is they strike out at anybody they think is a threat to them. Again this is proof they have a mental problem and need treatment.

    Posted by: Dave | Jun 17, 2012 11:29:19 PM

  18. General Mills was just added to my "To Buy" list.

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Jun 18, 2012 1:42:25 AM

  19. Brian Brown,

    Don't you ever brush your teeth? They are badly stained by coffee and cigarettes. They're gross just like the NOM you're president of.

    Posted by: Mousemess | Jun 25, 2012 5:08:35 PM

  20. Brian Brown,

    Don't you ever brush your teeth? They are badly stained by coffee and cigarettes. They're gross just like the NOM you're president of.

    Posted by: Mousemess | Jun 25, 2012 5:08:37 PM

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