Skip to comments.Sam Adams Pulls Out Of St. Patrick's Parade Over Gay Exclusion
Posted on 03/15/2014 6:41:02 PM PDT by MtnClimber
Billionaire Jim Kochs Boston Beer SAM +1.41% Co., producer of the popular Sam Adams brew, will no longer be sponsoring Bostons St. Patricks Day parade because of the organizers failure to include LGBT groups. The move comes after a Boston bar said it would no longer serve Sam Adams beer because of its support of the parade. Gay rights advocacy group MassEquality and organizers of the South Boston parade, the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, have been embroiled in talks attempting to broker a deal to allow 20 LGBT veterans to march. A 1995 U.S. Supreme Court decision ruled that the council could include or exclude groups at its discretion.
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Used to keep some Sam Adams at the cottage for my neighbours - looks like I’ll have to switch.
I read on an earlier thread that part of the reason for the breakdown in negotiations was that there is only one (1) gay veteran, who assembled 19 of his friends to march with him. So the issue of being a veteran or a gay veteran was secondary to using a parade honoring a Catholic saint to push the gay agenda.
The real Sam Adams was a vicious anti Catholic bigot. The company is remaining true to the sentiments of its namesake.
Why can’t the radical gays have their own parade celebrating Pan or Dionysius or whomever. Leave Saint Patrick alone. What’s next, abortion advocates wanting to appropriate Saint Patrick for themselves?
dammit .Boston Lager is an awesome beer ..gotta find something else.
I pulled out of what?
Sam Adams pulls out.. uhhhhh.. ObamaBier
Norm, I know. They could come out with a bath house steam beer...Fecal Fest.
I agree. good beer. stupid CEO. Time for a micro brew.
Maybe Sam Adams wants to be helpful and push their stool in.
No one is saying gays can’t be in the parade but, honestly, if they can parade their sexual identity and proclivities then what is to stop polygamists or those who are proud to act on the preferences for bestiality?
Keep yer sex life and activities to yourself...
Long Trail & New Glarus highly recommended.
And there’s so many of them! Love trying lots of new beers out at the lake. My neighbours love it!
For me, it’s been a toss us between this and Yuengling. Looks like Yuengling just won.
Selling short on SAM on Monday morning would probably be a big money maker.
For some reason that Sam Adams always seemed to have a funny taste. Now I know why.
Enjoying a bit of spotted cow myself.
They can always harvest the elephant dung, special brew.
They do allow elephants, I hope.
I’m drinking a Ninkasi Oatmeal Stout at the moment and it tastes good. Being that the brewery is located in Eugene, OR, they are most likely pro queer but they haven’t said so. I hope they don’t as I like their beers and don’t want to know.
I think I’ve bought their beer in the past, but I won’t be doing so again. Their namesake must be rolling in his grave.