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January 21, 2009

National Doughnut Tragedy Averted

Yesterday could have been a tragic day, but thanks to the determined activism of the American Life League, the abortion doughnut crisis was averted.

In light of a nationwide marketing trend to capitalize on the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, American Life League challenged Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Thursday on the propriety of using the phrase "freedom of choice" in their corporate announcement regarding a free doughnut giveaway on Jan. 20 - Inauguration Day. Subsequently on Friday, Krispy Kreme updated the announcement. The following is a statement from Judie Brown, President of American Life League:

We are grateful to Krispy Kreme executives who realized the inappropriate use of the phrase "freedom of choice" and have changed their announcement, available on their web site.

Barack Obama is one of the most radical pro-abortion politicians ever elected president. Even though Obama claims he is not pro-abortion, but rather "pro-choice," his record speaks for itself. Obama received millions of dollars from the "freedom-of-choice" abortion industry because he swore that as one of his first acts as president, he would sign the Freedom of Choice Act, a legislative proposal that would wipe out a litany of incrementalist pro-life legislation with one stroke of his pen.

The use of the phrase "freedom of choice" by any corporation, particularly when used to coincide with President-elect Obama's inauguration, is offensive and demeaning to the millions who have suffered either directly or indirectly through abortion. Abortion is a tragedy for everyone involved in it. Thus we felt obligated to issue our original statement and subsequently communicate with Krispy Kreme Inc.

American Life League thanks Krispy Kreme for correcting their public statement. Their corporate decision was not only wise but will result, we are certain, with an increased number of customers not only on January 20th but for years to come.

I think we can all learn some valuable lessons about activism from the brilliant victory achieved here by the ALL. It's easy to be successful if:
  1. You're a Christian conservative organization and the target of your protest is a company that is reportedly owned by Christian conservatives who are likely to be more than happy to go along with your stupid request.
  2. Your protest is based on something so incredibly stupid (did we mention that it was stupid?) and inconsequential that it affects absolutely nobody anywhere in the world, making it more likely that people will just let you have your way rather than argue about it because who cares.
We're thinking they should try taking on Burger King next. That whole "have it your way" thing has got to be a subversive commentary on abortion rights.

1 comment:

A said...

No. "Have it your way" is CLEARLY about gay sex. Duh.