A couple of weeks ago I sent this letter to the CEO of General Mills.
July 17, 2012
Mr. Kendall J. Powell, CEO
General Mills, Inc.
P.O. Box 9452
Minneapolis, MN 55440
Dear Mr. Powell,
Thank you for your company’s excellent food products. In particular, General Mills has the best healthy/tasty cereals around. Wheaties has been my favorite cereal for probably 20 years, and my family’s pantry is full of Wheaties, Cheerios, Corn Chex, and Lucky Charms. These days my wife and I and our four kids are going through a General Mills box of cereal every few days.
It is General Mills’ long history of excellence in producing healthy cereals for families that brought me up short recently when I heard that General Mills had spoken affirmingly of sodomy.
Mr. Powell, I am writing to declare to you that you are taking General Mills in the wrong direction by supporting sodomy as a good lifestyle choice, and to urge you to repent and to reverse your company’s direction in this area.
There are several reasons sodomy is wrong, but I would like to focus on just one: speaking well of sodomy demonstrates no love for those who engage in this lifestyle.
General Mills vice president Ken Charles said in a recent blog post, “General Mills’ mission is Nourishing Lives. Not just some. But all.” But it is a lie to say that sodomy “Nourishes Lives”. Sodomy destroys lives. In particular, it destroys the lives of those who engage in it.
Even those who escape the violence and disease that attends sodomy in this life will face Almighty God on Judgment Day, and He has declared that sodomy is an abomination and that unless those who pervert themselves this way repent, they will surely not enter the kingdom of heaven.
If we give a damn about the souls of these precious men and women, how can we talk as if their abominations are a wonderful choice for them? How can we lie to them, telling them everything is fine? How can we refuse to do what we can to guide them away from this life of death?
No, the loving thing to do for a sodomite is to urge him to turn from his wickedness and degradation.
Please, if only for the sake of those engaged in sodomy, love them enough to make it more difficult, not easier, to continue in their physically and soul-dangerous lifestyle.
Daniel S. Meyer