Friday, September 18, 2015

Conservatives livid that Frito-Lay supports lgbt youth charity

Editor's note - News briefs will be either postponed for preempted today due to a pressing lunch engagement. 

Anti-gay folks are furious at Frito-Lay

Some folks on the right are absolutely livid at Frito-Lay for one of the dumbest reasons.

From Raw Story:

Frito-Lay announced today that they are creating “Doritos Rainbows,” that will be shipped out to people who donate at least $10 to Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project through this website. The It Gets Better Project is dedicated to working with teens who are bullied — letting them know that there is a network of people in the world who will support them and love them and defend them based upon the pledge: “Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I’ll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I’ll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other bullied teens by letting them know that it gets better.”

And  naturally, because it's campaign for the lgbt community, the conservative wolves on twitter have come out screeching for blood. Raw Story posted just a small number of them:

These folks, who obviously have too much time on their hands, remind of harpies, which were monsters of Greek mythology. Harpies were said to be hideous bird-women who would invade every feast or party, snatch up the food, or generally ruin the event by literally pooping on everybody and everything, thereby leaving a nasty pall over the proceedings.

These days, harpies don't have to literally poop on things. Apparently that's what twitter. is for.