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Aurelio Mancuso, head of gay rights group Equality Italia called for a boycott of Barilla’s pastas, sauces and snacks.
He made the call after Guido Barilla, chairman of the world’s leading pasta manufacturer, told Italian Radio 24 on Wednesday that his company would never use a gay family in its advertising.
“I would never do (a commercial) with a homosexual family, not for lack of respect but because we don’t agree with them. Ours is a classic family where the woman plays a fundamental role.”
Barilla for many years has used the image of a happy family living in an idealized version of the Italian countryside, with the slogan, “Where there’s Barilla, there’s home.”
I support Barilla for supporting the classic family and not promoting gay family in his advertisement because homosexual family is against my religion.
It is funny when Mancuso called for the boycott as Barilla does not say anything against gay, what he said was that he does not want a gay family in his advertisements.
It is wrong and unfair for some people to force other people to accept homosexual family as normal because homosexual family is not accepted by lots of religions.
It seems that Mancuso cannot not respect Barilla’s freedom of speech and opinion.
On August 3, 2012, groups of gay rights activists and their supporters protested outside some Chick-Fil-A restaurants in the United States.
They were angry because last month Dan Cathy, the president of the chicken restaurant chain, voiced his opposition to gay marriage.
One restaurant in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance was sprayed overnight with graffiti that read: ‘Tastes Like Hate’.
They claimed that what they were fighting for human rights.
Is this how human rights should be to them?
So what about the rights of Dan Cathy and others who do not support the protesters’ ideas?
I cannot understand people who fight for human rights but cannot accept that other people have their rights too.
Is forcing others to agree with them a part of human rights?
So in this case, who really do not support the human rights?
If they are unhappy, why can’t they just write about it to Dan Cathy, the newspapers, in their blogs or facebooks?
I am sad to see adults behaving this way.
It is like teaching kids to fight back whenever they do not agree with their parents, teachers and others.
Here are some pictures of the incident: