Oreo Commercial Orders Viewers to Embrace Homosexuality
Many of the largest companies in America have felt the need in recent years to make their positions known on some of the most divisive issues in the country.
Milk’s favorite cookie is among them.
For years, Oreo Cookie has vocally supported the LGBT community with special campaigns and products.
In a new commercial Monday, the company doubled down on that stance and, more disturbingly, implored its customers to take the same position.
“Coming out doesn’t happen just once,” Oreo wrote in a tweet sharing the ad. “It’s a journey that needs love and courage every step of the way. Share our new film and let someone know you’re their #LifelongAlly.”
Coming out doesn’t happen just once. It’s a journey that needs love and courage every step of the way. Share our new film 👇 and let someone know you’re their #LifelongAlly. pic.twitter.com/S5ipPxZRON
— OREO Cookie (@Oreo) April 4, 2022
There are multiple problems with this commercial, and contrary to what leftists may say, it is very possible to point them out without being a “bigot.”
First and foremost, the ad has nothing to do with cookies. There is no reason Oreo should be lecturing its customers about hot-button political issues. No matter what the left says, the issue of LGBT support is a political one, and that brings us to the next problem with this commercial.
Everyone can agree that it is not acceptable to treat people poorly or attack them for their sexuality. The problem arises when it comes to acknowledging this behavior as a sin.
There is a difference between loving someone and endorsing his or her actions.
The Bible is clear that homosexuality is a sin, so it is not something Christians should be promoting, no matter what Oreo thinks.
As Christians, we believe loving someone is deeper than just accepting everything about that person. Sometimes love involves addressing a concern with a brother or sister in Christ, uncomfortable as it may be.
In the case of homosexuality, loving a neighbor may look like silently praying for him, or it may look like confronting him in a loving way about his sin. But it does not look like affirming his sin and telling him he is not doing anything wrong.
Commercials like this one suggest the only way to be someone’s “ally” is to cheer on his or her actions, right or wrong.