Attention, traditionalist Irish-American and/or Roman Catholic beer drinkers: Guinness, Heineken and Samuel Adams do not want your business!

17 Mar

Samuel Adams, Heineken and Guinness pulled their sponsorship of Boston and New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parades just because parade organizers wouldn’t let gay activist organizations march in their parades.

One can therefore conclude they’d rather have progressives’ business than yours. A business decision.

After Guinness, Heineken and the maker of Samuel Adams beer all pulled their sponsorship of St. Patrick’s Day parades that exclude LGBT groups, people used Twitter and Facebook to express support or threaten to never buy their products again.

Organizers of St. Patrick’s Day parades in New York and Boston, among the most liberal-leaning cities in the U.S., have come under  increasing criticism in recent years for banning openly gay marchers. Parade organizers argue that to do so would conflict with their Roman Catholic heritage.

Understandably so!

And the mayors of New York and Boston, unsurprisingly, also don’t like you, and want progs’ votes only.

The New York and Boston parades not only lost beer sponsors over their ban on the participation of gay rights groups, but the mayors of both cities said they were also staying away.

(Though I’m pleased to report that Mayor-at-Large Rob Ford happily marched in Toronto’s parade…)

As the CBC article noted, the beer companies’ decisions were welcomed by progs, but booed by conservatives, many of whom criticized the companies, some indicating they’d be boycotting the beers henceforth.

  • I ll tell you one thing I won’t drink on St. Patricks day. Anything made by a company that won’t sponsor St. Patrick s Day Parade.
  • David Rapp
    Lets see Guinness, Sam Adams, and Heineken beers I will never drink them again.
  • all the Irish should be boycotting
  • So sad.  I love Guinness … but really?  Dropping sponsorship of the St Pat’s day parade?   bad bad move.
  • I will also no longer drink Guiness beer after they withdrew their support for the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Many of my friends and family will also never drink Guiness again. Later Guiness! It’s been real!
  • I’m ALL for your right to pull out of sponsoring the St Paddy’s Parade which is why I know you’ll be fine with my right to not drink your beer… and also, to inform others as to why I’ve chosen to give up on Guinness.
  • For more than two decades, I chose to solely consume Sam Adams.  Now that you have elected to pull your sponsorship for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, I have chosen to find another beer to be my beer of choice.  I will miss my Cherry Wheat and you will miss the revenue.  All because you caved to pressure.  Dumb move.
  • You people are delusional. There is a pride parade EVERY year in the city. Why does the agenda have to be pushed onto a parade celebrating a nationality? As I’ve said already, a gay person is allowed to march in the parade, by all means. But why do the LGBT want separate banners/flags/etc? Just get in line with the rest of the marchers and quit trying to get media attention. If the parade offends you and you don’t like it, don’t go to it. Simple as that.

Anyway, I think beer drinkers of Irish descent, and supporters, should consider finding other brands to drink.

Or switch to whisky. 🙂


10 responses to “Attention, traditionalist Irish-American and/or Roman Catholic beer drinkers: Guinness, Heineken and Samuel Adams do not want your business!

  1. Eric

    March 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I already boycott all three of them because they taste awful. However, some reverse psychology might work: how about St. Patrick’s Day partygoers serve Russian Vodka, since the homos are already mad at the Russians for standing up against them and in favor of family values?

  2. Will S.

    March 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Excellent! 🙂

    But vodka by itself is often not particularly enjoyable, IMO. May I suggest a Caesar?


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