Ice Cream Dreams: Ben & Jerry’s Latest Social Justice Stunt

Can’t there be just one thing that social justice warriors don’t attempt to ruin for us?

I guess not.

Over in Australia, ice cream parlors are under assault.

See? It’s not just a U.S. thing.

The creators of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream are hoping to use their product as another weapon on the front to force the nation to approve of homosexual marriage.

I’ll admit their approach is novel, although I can’t really say how effective it may be.

Ben & Jerry’s are banning the sale of same-flavored scoops in their 26 stores across Australia. The message here, I suppose, is: No same-sex marriage, no two scoops of Cherry Garcia.

If you’re an Aussie with a taste for Urban Bourbon, you’ll have to consider how that’s going to mesh with Chubby Hubby. Or you’ll settle for a scoop of Blondie Ambition, and a scoop of Phish Food.

The company released this statement:

“We are proud to be standing alongside The Equality Campaign to continue the fight for marriage equality in Australia,” Imogen Rugg, Ben & Jerry’s Australia spokesperson, said in a statement to HuffPost. “Ben & Jerry’s has a long and proud history of commitment to social justice, including LGBTQI rights and marriage equality. This commitment is grounded in our company’s core values and an unshakable belief that everyone deserves full and equal civil rights.”

They’re also establishing a system for supporters to leave messages at their various stores, advocating for homosexual marriage. These messages will be delivered to local lawmakers.

For the time being, homosexual marriage is not legal, but the campaign of SJWs appears to be chipping away at public attitudes.

It’s Basic Bullying 101.

My recommendation for those Aussies who love ice cream, but may not support what Ben & Jerry’s is attempting to force on them, I hope there are other options. You need to find them, use them, and deprive Ben & Jerry’s the monetary clout they have, which they feel entitles them to engage in such activities.

In our lives, there will be situations that test our principles. They shouldn’t be traded off for something as frivolous as ice cream.

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