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Giant, Karns drop Taste of Sicily restaurant family memberís Gumbas sauces
Pennlive ^ | 22 September A.D. 2020 | Sue Gleiter

Posted on 09/22/2020 10:22:14 AM PDT by lightman

By | sgleiter@pennlive.com

At least three central Pennsylvania grocery chains have stopped selling Gumbas sauces and salsas.

Karns Foods, Giant and Stauffers of Kissel Hill pulled the products made by Michael Mangano, a family spokesman for the Taste of Sicily restaurant in Palmyra, according to LebTown, a media organization.

Mangano has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Tom Wolf’s coronavirus restrictions on restaurants and businesses and has personally attacked Health Secretary Rachael Levine, who is a transgender woman.

Mangano, who writes on the Gumbas Facebook page that he is not against the LGBTQ community, refers to Levine as “Richard.”

“These stores are not worthy to carry my high quality product owned by a person with conviction to take a stand against a tyrannical Governor who does things that are UNCONSTITUTIONAL and then you have his very ‘confused’ sidekick who was born a man and made a man by God himself (that would be Richard) and this guy is making decisions about the health of PA residents lol, who’s the one that’s actually “out there”???!!,” Mangano writes.

In a statement to LebTown, Giant spokeswoman Ashley Flower said, "we are committed to being an inclusive place to work and shop, reflective of the diverse communities we are honored to serve. We are dedicated to providing a culture of inclusion and belonging for all team members, supplier partners, customers and neighbors where everyone is respected, valued, heard and welcomed just the way they are. We firmly believe that diverse people, ideas and experiences make us a better place to work and better able to serve our customers in every community.

“Accordingly, we have decided to part ways with this vendor and are in the process of removing the company’s products from stores.”

Earlier this month, LebTown reported Karns was the first to pull Gumbas sauces from store shelves.

“We cannot and will not support intolerance toward any person regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation,” said Andrea K. Karns, vice president of sales and marketing.

Taste of Sicily made headlines when it reopened its dining room in mid-May, back when many counties were still in the “yellow” phase. In July, the establishment’s license was temporarily suspended and the owners racked up fines topping more than $10,000 after serving diners before the state’s transition to the “green phase.”

Mangano posted on social media he has plans to sell the sauces at other stores. The all-natural, gluten-free sauces is advertised as an everyday sauce sold in original and Romano cheese along with mild and hot BBQ salsas.

"I thank you for sending a very clear message to these companies who are hypocrites in what they say that they believe in, in that they are inclusive and diverse and that they respect other people’s beliefs and or opinions “unless it’s different than theirs,” he wrote.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Local News
KEYWORDS: firstamendment; genderdysphoria; homosexualagenda; levine; lockdown; michaelmangano; pennsylvania; pushback; rachaellevine; tomwolf
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Pennsylvania's Eleventh Commandment:
Thou shalt not criticize Tommie the Commie and the Tranny Nanny

Or else you may find that free speech comes with an economic price.

So much for Liberty, Virtue, Independence

1 posted on 09/22/2020 10:22:14 AM PDT by lightman
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To: fatima; Fresh Wind; st.eqed; xsmommy; House Atreides; Nowhere Man; PaulZe; brityank; Physicist; ...

Pennsylvania Ping!

Please ping me with articles of interest.

FReepmail me to be added to the list.

2 posted on 09/22/2020 10:23:06 AM PDT by lightman (I am a binary Trinitarian. Deal with it!)
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To: lightman
It is quite ironic, as the term Gumba is considered by some to be an ethnic slur against the Italian-American Community.

Did "Cancel Culture" ever cite them for THAT infraction?
3 posted on 09/22/2020 10:26:30 AM PDT by left that other site (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. (Isaiah 7:9))
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To: lightman

Eff Pa!


4 posted on 09/22/2020 10:27:22 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special, Half Baked: 50c)
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To: lightman

Doesn’t “tolerance” include allowing people who aren’t comfortable with psychotic perverts who don’t know their own sex to express their opinions? Apparently not. We’re too “tolerant” to allow any deviation from the official mandated approved opinions.


5 posted on 09/22/2020 10:28:17 AM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: left that other site

Well, the owner’s name is Mangano.
I guess it’s like Blacks calling each other the “N” word.


6 posted on 09/22/2020 10:29:46 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: lightman

Nice FB page!

https://www.facebook.com/tasteofsicilypalmyra/


7 posted on 09/22/2020 10:31:08 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special, Half Baked: 50c)
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To: lightman

Can we order this sauce online?


8 posted on 09/22/2020 10:32:09 AM PDT by HIDEK6 ( God bless Donald Trump.)
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To: Larry Lucido; Gamecock; PROCON; SaveFerris

9 posted on 09/22/2020 10:32:41 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: EEGator

It’s a good thing he’s Italian, otherwise he would be in big trouble.


10 posted on 09/22/2020 10:33:01 AM PDT by left that other site (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. (Isaiah 7:9))
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To: lightman

Is Wonder Bread still on the shelf?


11 posted on 09/22/2020 10:34:48 AM PDT by ptsal (Vote R.E.D. >>>Remove Every Democrat ***)
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https://tasteofsicily.business.site/


12 posted on 09/22/2020 10:34:55 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special, Half Baked: 50c)
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To: Rebelbase; Gamecock; SaveFerris; PROCON; mylife

“sauces and salsas.”

Aren’t they the same thing?

**********

GEORGE: Why don’t they have salsa on the table?

JERRY: What do you need salsa for?

GEORGE: Salsa is now the number one condiment in America.

JERRY: You know why? Because people like to say “salsa.” “Excuse me, do you have salsa?” “We need more salsa.” “Where is the salsa? No salsa?”

GEORGE: You know it must be impossible for a Spanish person to order
seltzer and not get salsa. (Angry) “I wanted seltzer, not salsa.”

JERRY: “Don’t you know the difference between seltzer and salsa?? You
have the seltezer after the salsa!”


13 posted on 09/22/2020 10:37:12 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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14 posted on 09/22/2020 10:37:45 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special, Half Baked: 50c)
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To: All

gotta buy this gravy.


15 posted on 09/22/2020 10:38:38 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: left that other site
Well, Danny Devito had no problem making a TV show with the same name. It was a short term ratings smash.


16 posted on 09/22/2020 10:41:16 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: HIDEK6

https://www.stellofoods.com/product/gumbas-classic-sauce-and-gravy/


17 posted on 09/22/2020 10:41:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: HIDEK6

http://www.thesaucefella.com/


18 posted on 09/22/2020 10:42:01 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1, Today's Special, Half Baked: 50c)
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To: lightman
“We cannot and will not support intolerance toward any person regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation,” said Andrea K. Karns, vice president of sales and marketing.

Uh, you are saying you will not tolerate anyone who does not tolerate everyone.

19 posted on 09/22/2020 10:42:59 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Often wrong, but never in doubt!)
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To: ptsal
White bread in general is racist so no, no Wonder 🥖 🍞 bread is allowed.
20 posted on 09/22/2020 10:48:26 AM PDT by JonPreston
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