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Your Big Fat Gay Oreo Cookie

It’s not a joke: Oreos announced their support for gay pride.  Jerry Falwell, you and Tinky-Winky should have lived to see this moment.

But seriously, isn’t this ridiculous? Since when does a cookie brand feel the obligation to take political stands? It’s absurd. Listen, I’m pro-life, but if Oreo announced its support for anti-abortion causes, I would find that bizarre. Likewise this. I think it’s very hard to overestimate the enthusiasm for gestures like this in corporate America. A  newspaper executive once told me that if readers didn’t like the emphasis the paper he worked for put on gay-positive stories, then the paper could do without such “bigots” (his word) as readers.

So, what now? On to Chips Ahoy, which I guess must be presumed to be a vicious little Hate Biscuit until proven otherwise.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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