16 January 2009

Et tu, Krispy Kreme?

This story may be something, or it may be nothing.  I really would like to get more information before jumping to conclusions, but this is an extremely poor choice of words.

Krispy Kreme Celebrates Obama with Free “Freedom of Choice” Donuts

Commentary by Judie Brown

Washington, DC, January 15 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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.

The doughnut giant released the following statement yesterday:

“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.”

Just an unfortunate choice of words? For the sake of our Wednesday morning doughnut runs, we hope so.  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.

President-elect Barack Obama promises to be the most virulently pro-abortion president in history.  Millions more children will be endangered by his radical abortion agenda.

Celebrating his inauguration with "Freedom of Choice" doughnuts – only two days before the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to decriminalize abortion – is not only extremely tacky, it's disrespectful and insensitive and makes a mockery of a national tragedy.

A misconstrued concept of "choice" has killed over 50 million preborn children since Jan. 22, 1973. Does Krispy Kreme really want their free doughnuts to celebrate this "freedom"?

As of Thursday morning, Krispy Kreme 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. To express concern to Krisy Kreme: http://www.krispykreme.com/contact.asp


Gregor said...

I rather think it's nothing. I have also said this at American Papist, and it seems some other people agree with that impression: http://www.haloscan.com/comments/americanpapist/869509372262114523/

Latinmassgirl said...

As a former public relation's manager, and with a husband who works in the field, I have to say they know exactly what they are saying. They will play it as if they didn't when an outcry occurs, of course.

Every slogan is carefully thought of and approved by more than one person. To think it was just an accidental play of words is saying that they have a really stupid marketing & PR department.

Since they are so successful in marketing greasy, sticky donuts, I think they are very competent, indeed.