Leftists here in the good ole U.S. of A won the battle to get same-sex marriage recognized here in the States, but alas, dominating one country’s institutions isn’t enough to satisfy their palate.
Which is why the super-liberal owners of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company have decided to once again use their business as a means of pushing their radical progressive agenda…in Australia.
They’ve decided to ban customers from getting two scoops of the same flavor of ice cream until gay marriage is made legal.
According to Heat Street:
You can no longer order two scoops of the same ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s in Australia — not because they’re running low on popular flavors, but because of political correctness.
The Vermont ice creamery, which has long dipped its cones into politics, is raising awareness about Australia’s gay marriage restriction. “Imagine heading down to your local Scoop Shop to order your favorite to scoops of Cookie Dough in a waffle cone,” Ben & Jerry’s said in a statement. “But you find out you are not allowed—Ben & Jerry’s has banned two scoops of the same flavor. You’d be furious. … But this doesn’t even begin to compare to how furious you would be if you were told you were not allowed to marry the person you love.”
Ben & Jerry’s is asking its customers to lobby members of parliament, also offering to mail off postcards customers write in support of gay marriage.
A 2004 amendment to Australia’s federal Marriage Act explicitly defined marriage as “the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others.” Canberra also does not recognize same-sex marriages that occurred abroad.
One has to wonder how such a move by Ben & Jerry’s will impact their profit margin, if at all.
It’s sad this is the day we live in, where companies feel it’s necessary to involve themselves in the political process, alienating customers who previously supported their product or service, all for the sake of looking cool and relevant.
Guess we shouldn’t expect much from a company that named a flavor of their ice cream after socialist Bernie Sanders, should we?
You know who else recently made news for two scoops of ice cream? President Trump.
CNN decided to create an entire segment about how “privileged” Trump is as the president to get two scoops, while TIME reporters only got one.
This is leftism in a nutshell.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]