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Showing posts from July, 2012

Google and the push to "Legalize Love"

By Angela Wittman

Updated 8.14.2012

Christian Post recently featured an article on Google and its push/campaign to "Legalize Love" in countries that Google has offices "where homosexual activities are illegal or same-sex relationships are not legally recognized."

The Christian Post article goes on to quote Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, the head of Google's Diversity and Inclusion department for Europe, Middle East and Africa regions as saying, "We want our employees who are gay or lesbian or transgender to have the same experience outside the office as they do in the office." And he then goes on to give Singapore as an example of a country where homosexuality is banned and Poland which does not legally recognize homosexual marriage.

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Frankly, Google isn't looking to "Legalize Love" because one cannot make a feeling or emotion legal or illegal. …

Oreo cookies get political

By Angela Wittman

Last week ABC News reported that Oreo Cookies had gotten "Gay Pride" and their rainbow stuffed cookie posted on Facebook  sparked some controversy.

The article went on to say that some folks are planning to boycott the cookies made by Kraft Foods. I think boycotts are an effective tool for consumers to use. And frankly, the cookies really aren't a good food choice when one investigates their nutritional value: one serving of 34 grams has 160 calories, 7 grams of fat (of which 2 grams are saturated), 14 grams of sugar and 160 milligrams of sodium. The list of ingredients used to make these cookies includes high fructose corn syrup which has been linked to obesity and the many health concerns associated with it in North America.

My advice for Christian consumers is to forego the unhealthy cookie that appears to have a political agenda and eat a healthier, tasty alternative that can easily be prepared in your own kitchen.  This alternative gives you control o…