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Published: Tuesday, July 2 2013 5:45 p.m. MDT

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FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

General Mills isn't the only one that has come on board in support of equality:

“Marriott was founded on the principle of putting its people first, and that includes our LGBT associates,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Marriott International. “We are proud of our longstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion and equal treatment of all our employees within our benefits programs. Joining the Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal affirms that commitment, and we urge Congress to pass this important legislation.”

county mom
Monroe, UT

They are bad for you any way.
To much sugar and not enough good healthy nutrition.

Scott1
Quiet Neighborhood, UT

Businesses always have to come up with a stunt to increase sales. How about including in the next batch some marshmallows that look like Jesus?

cmoa
Visalia, CA

My family will never eat lucky charms again. Just saying...

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

A children's cereal box is no place to be discussing types of sexual orientation (agree with it or not).

Ohio-LDS
NE, OH

Thank you DN for this critical information. My family is assigned to bring snacks for nursery next month. Now we know what to bring!

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

@countymom;

While I may disagree with you on gay rights, you are correct, there's just too much sugar in these cereals.

Why am I not surprised that some people will now stop eating Lucky Charms (cmoa); I'll bet you just devour your Chic-fil-a though.

Can't wait for the "Bring on the boycott" crowd to show up. I love watching conservatives cry in the morning.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

let's go ahead and put Joe Camel ads in kids' magazines. That would be no less inappropriate.

What does sexual orientation have to do with an unhealthy cereal?

bandersen
Saint George, UT

I put marriage and family first. Only those who can understand the truth and live by it will know what that means. Since these big business' only respond to political correctness, I guess people have to make choices that affect it. General Mills lost a customer! No big deal! It has always been about choice. Liberty is great that way! There are consequences with decisions, including General Mill's choice to make a product I don't want! I'm happy for them!

Hi
Huntington Beach, CA

Since my last comment was seen as hostel, will try again. I don't like Lucky Charms, but corporations need to stop catering to special groups just to be politically correct. General Mills has lost another customer.Life is about choice. Everybody is equal under the law. I haven't seen anybody come out in support of other groups with their own agenda. Morals and values come first in my book. I'm tired of people calling good evil and evil good.

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

For those who say General Mills has lost a customer, are you also going to boycott Marriott? What about Google, Coca-Cola, Delta, MasterCard, CitiBank, Macy's, Avon, Walgreens, Google, and Microsoft? Do you plan to boycott all of these companies as well?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

fatheroffour

those other companies may have gay-friendly employment policies, but they are NOT plastering gay propoganda on childrens' products.

Perhaps you cannot tell the difference?

Contrarius
mid-state, TN

I don't even *like* Lucky Charms -- but I'm tempted to go out and buy some anyway. ;-)

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

@bansersen;

If you "put marriage first", you would actually support everyone being able to marry the person of THEIR choice. Therefore, I don't believe you.

@Hi;

"Everybody is equal under the law"; until various states create consitutional amendments saying otherwise (Amendment 3, Prop-8, etc.). No, we're not quite there yet. And I do call evil (bigotry) evil and good (love/marriage) good; and I too have "values", which are probably just as valid as yours.

@Contrarius;

:)

(I haven't eaten Lucky Charms in years, even Cheerios has added sugar).

FatherOfFour
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

lost in DC,

Marriott signed on to the repeal of DOMA. The others have sponsored and advertised at gay pride parades around the country. Is adding a flag to a marshmallow really so bad?

Tators
Hyrum, UT

Society in general was a lot simpler and more straight-forward (pun intended) when some things were kept in the closet, and not flouted in public in such ignominious ways as in children's cereal. Common sense lines are being crossed. Even gay right supporters should acknowledge that this isn't appropriate, unless of course they are consumed to the point of paranoia in pushing this controversial issue.

Contrarius
mid-state, TN

@Tators --

"Society in general was a lot simpler and more straight-forward (pun intended) when some things were kept in the closet, and not flouted in public in such ignominious ways as in children's cereal."

You mean like "flouting" heterosexuality with such things Ken and Barbie dolls? "Barbie Bride" Barbie doll is commercially available, complete with wedding dress.

Or how about kiddie makeup kits -- to teach your little tyke how to be sexually alluring? And yes, there is actually a child's book called "My First Makeup".

A rainbow is not a sex toy. It's merely a celebration of diversity -- and it's even relevant to the whole "leprechaun" theme of Lucky Charms cereal. Don't get so worked up about it.

southmtnman
Provo, UT

Lucky Charms have taken on a new, profound weight: a rainbow of colors celebrating diversity!

They're magically delicious!

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@lost in DC

"What does sexual orientation have to do with an unhealthy cereal?"

I'm not sure, but if it weren't for all the bigotry thrown towards homosexuals for centuries then there probably wouldn't be any perceived need for things like pride parades.

@Tators
"Society in general was a lot simpler and more straight-forward (pun intended) when some things were kept in the closet, and not flouted in public in such ignominious ways as in children's cereal. Common sense lines are being crossed. Even gay right supporters should acknowledge that this isn't appropriate"

Nope. Here's the deal... heterosexual relationships are flouted in public all the time. Wedding rings, desktop photos, holding hands, public kissing, all sorts of things straight people do that relate to expressions of love for a particular person. Now when gay people do those things it's considered inappropriate? An expression of love is the very first piece mentioned in the Lucky Charms jingle. (heart, stars, horseshoes, clovers and blue moons, pots of gold and rainbows, and the red balloons). Btw, my jingle memory is from about half a dozen years ago, probably not current.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

Pro-homosexual salutations in our kids' cereal bowls?

Truly a sign that the Apocalypse is near.

And, no, I'm not really kidding.

How long, Lord, how long?...

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