Anyway, first the Krispy Kreme promotion:
"Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is honoring American's sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day, by offering a free doughnut of choice to every customer on this historic day, Jan. 20. By doing so, participating Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are making an oath to tasty goodies -- just another reminder of how oh-so-sweet 'free' can be."
The American Life League (look if you must) is protesting and is not happy with the "liberal" use of the word "choice." Take a read:
"The unfortunate reality of a post-Roe v. Wade America is that 'choice' is synonymous with abortion access, and celebration of 'freedom of choice' is a tacit endorsement of abortion rights on demand," the group's president, Judie Brown said in a statement. This lady has nothing on Anita Bryant.
It actually gets worse: "The next time you stare down a conveyor belt of slow-moving, hot, sugary glazed donuts at your local Krispy Kreme, you just might be supporting President-elect Barack Obama's radical support for abortion on demand - including his sweeping promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act as soon as he steps in the Oval Office, Jan. 20. I tell ya this makes me want to go by a whole box.
On a happy note I did not know Obama planned to sign the "Freedom of Choice Act" as soon as he steps into office. It is actually true. Barack said: "The first thing I will do is sign the Freedom of Choice Act..." Good!! Let's hope Barack. Let's hope.
Anyway, they go further: "As of Thursday morning, communications director Brian Little could not be reached for comment. We challenge Krispy Kreme doughnuts to reaffirm their commitment to true freedom - to the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - and to separate themselves and their doughnuts from our great American shame.
If Krispy Kreme caves into these fundamentalist nutjobs I will never eat another Krispy Kreme again (I have only had a couple in my life, not that many up north). If they do not, I will happily visit a Krispy Kreme on Tuesday.