State Rep. Larry Brown, who referred to gay people as fruitloops in an e-mail, may soon have all the Froot Loops he can eat and angry messages to digest.
For each donation of at least $5, gay-rights group Equality North Carolina plans to deliver a box of the multicolored, super-sugary cereal to Browns legislative office. Each box will come with a message to Brown from the donor, reports Lynn Bonner.
The plan is to take the cereal and the notes to Browns office next week, said Ian Palmquist, the groups executive director. Equality NC intends for the cereal to end up as a food bank donation, but theyll leave the messages for Brown. He may not be around to accept the cereal because the legislative session is over.
"Its a fun way to get the message across that this is not acceptable from a legislator, Palmquist said. In two hours time after the fundraiser was announced, the group had raised more than $2,000, he said.
In an e-mail to nearly 60 House Republicans last month, Brown, a Kernersville Republican, used derisive language, referring to gay people as queers and fruitloops.
Before it delivers the cereal, Equality NC has to make sure that it wont violate the state ban on gifts to legislators. Of course, Equality NC doesnt really think of it that way.