I have never purchased a Krispy Kreme donut. A store opened and closed near my former home on Long Island, and I never missed it. Donuts are one fattening food which offerd little tempation to me. Well, except for Boston Creme from Dunkin' Donuts.
So, when Krispy Kreme decided to sponsor "Freedom of Choice Day" on Inauguration Day, January 20th, I didn't pay attention. I had ignored Ben and Gerrys's new ice cream "Yes Pecan" and Pepsi's "Refresh America" campaign, so I figured I'd ignore the latest insult to our intelligence. Like we don't notice how the mainstream media and many businesses are throwing branches in the path of the Messiah. "Robert Knight, author and media analyst, said Pepsi’s advertising may just be trying to capitalize on the “honeymoon” that Obama is currently enjoying. “I think, given the effectiveness of Obama’s message, Pepsi is merely getting aboard the bandwagon and trying to capitalize on the good feeling -- that a new era of optimism has arrived,”
Knight told CNSNews.com.
However, it seems the donut wars will be joined, since they have become a significant battle of the culture wars raging in this nation. No company with a maketing department can claim not to know that the pharse "freedom of choice" refers to the abortion movement. Krispy Kreme's claim that this was not their intention is disingenuous to say the least. I suspect more sinister motives.
They just didn't count on a new alternative media out there to respond; the Catholic Blogosphere.
When you Google "Krispy Kreme Freedom of Choice" my friend and fellow Pro-life Blog Awardee Barbara Curtis at "Mommy Life"is at the top of the list, followed by Faith and Familiy Live blogger Danielle Bean. We don't buy the clarification offered by Krispy Kreme either.
We don't just sit back and take the pro-abortion rhetoric anymore; we fight back. The liberals were thrown on their heels by this, and came back swinging. Of course, since they don't have truth on their side, they have to get dirty and violent in their content. So much for "hope" and "change". I see business as usual. Liberals expect to have their outrageous views unapposed and when they are, they go ballistic.
Here's some of the worst:
(beware of the most vile comments)
Amanda Marcotte says we just hate the idea of a black president:
Emily Douglas on RHRealityCheck: