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Chuff 13.09.2019 11:09

Laderach (Läderach)... run by anti-gay and anti-abortion religious fundamentalists
 
Laderach (Läderach), that Swiss chocolate that everyone goes crazy about. Delicious (if overpriced), right? Well, what may sour the taste somewhat is that according to current and past news reports the family who runs it are religious fundamantalists who actively campaign against homosexuality and the right to have an abortion... even for rape victims! The chief is ürg Läderach, owner and chairman of the board of Läderach AG, and he is campaigning against the "moral decline" of society today in stark contrast to progressive and tolerant values.

The son Johannes Läderach apparently even supported a far-right SVP campaigner, Daniel Regli, when he said in 2017 that:

"...promiscuous homosexuals between the ages of 30 and 40 would commit suicide because "the anal muscle no longer delivers what it promises."

Story here in original German language https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich...story/15768662

Story here translated to English https://newsfounded.com/switzerlande...-5GupxnyPC066w

I will personally never again buy Läderach chocolate and I really think more awareness of this family's ideals should be raised. Share with your friends, post it on social media, let them know by hitting their business that this kind of backwards and prejudiced idealism has no place in 2019 and beyond. :msnmad:

Other good options that are not known (to my knowledge, but please correct me if I am wrong) to be associated to far right religious fundamentalist views...
  1. Max Chocolatier https://maxchocolatier.com/de-CH
  2. Sprüngli https://www.spruengli.ch/en/?gclid=C...IaAnmvEALw_wcB
  3. Du Rhône Chocolatier https://www.du-rhone.ch/
  4. Auer Chocolatier https://chocolat-auer.ch/boutique/?S...2982f56964cdc2

grumpygrapefruit 13.09.2019 11:28

Re: Laderach (Läderach)... run by anti-gay and anti-abortion religious fundamentalist
 
I've seen this story shared by a lot of my Swiss friends on FB, most declaring, like you, that they won't buy that chocolate again.

Guest 13.09.2019 11:30

Re: Laderach (Läderach)... run by anti-gay and anti-abortion religious fundamentalist
 
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Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 3100121)
I've seen this story shared by a lot of my Swiss friends on FB, most declaring, like you, that they won't buy that chocolate again.

The prices are a total piss-take. I don't (and wouldn't) buy in there anyway.

What a bunch of dinosaurs.

Caleb 13.09.2019 11:37

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Ignorance is bliss, sometimes. Damn...I loved Läderach, until 2min. ago. Reminds me of Barilla, which has been banned from my household since I read that signore Barilla is also a Neanderthal homophobic pos.

arz 13.09.2019 12:20

Re: Laderach (Läderach)... run by anti-gay and anti-abortion religious fundamentalist
 
How interesting, the tags are
chocolate, laderach, lindt, sprungli
Looking forward to the story about Vollenweider's children throwing stones at the cats...

k_and_e 13.09.2019 12:21

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Quite backward ideas but where do you draw the line for such moral dilemmas?

Anyone on the forum who decided not buy Apple products because of Foxconn labor conditions or not to buy a Volkswagen product because of the environmental scam?

Chuff 13.09.2019 12:32

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Originally Posted by grumpygrapefruit (Post 3100121)
I've seen this story shared by a lot of my Swiss friends on FB, most declaring, like you, that they won't buy that chocolate again.

Yeah I saw it on FB too. I don't buy it much as I don't think it's really much nicer than other established brands, especially taking into account the vastly inflated price, but there are definitely many alternatives so I will vote with my wallet!

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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3100135)
Quite backward ideas but where do you draw the line for such moral dilemmas?

Anyone on the forum who decided not buy Apple products because of Foxconn labor conditions or not to buy a Volkswagen product because of the environmental scam?

I am sure many people did that. In the end it's a personal choice and for me it is one that is easy to make simply because it's so easy to do. There are tons of Swiss chocolate options, why buy from one whose family are religious fundamentalists with anti-progressive, backwards ideals on topics that matter to many of us?

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Hi Chuff,

The post that you created in the following thread has been edited by 22 yards

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Reason: Anyone else see the irony of a member posting about and criticizing intolerance taking this approach to another poster?
Calling someone an idiot for making a purposefully inflammatory post that trivializes far-right prejudice and criticizing the heads of a company for being anti-gay and anti-abortion, are not the same thing. Even a god-awful moderator with low levels of common sense like you must understand that, 22y. :)

gipfelisturmer 13.09.2019 13:06

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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3100135)
Anyone on the forum who decided not to buy a Volkswagen product because of the environmental scam?

Yes :cheers:

cannut 13.09.2019 13:24

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Originally Posted by dbucar (Post 3100147)
Yes :cheers:

I just got one , and he is straight :p

greenmount 13.09.2019 13:25

Re: Laderach (Läderach)... run by anti-gay and anti-abortion religious fundamentalist
 
I should boycott too many products/things and that would be tiring...and impractical.

With Laderach is simple, I rarely buy from there anyway. I can't promise I will never buy anything from them again, though. As said, I'd have to keep that promise for too many things. The world is imperfect. These idiots won't have their way.

Guest 13.09.2019 13:37

Re: Laderach (Läderach)... run by anti-gay and anti-abortion religious fundamentalist
 
Yeah, because Glarnerland needs even more of a financial kicking than it's already had.

I'm going to stop off on my way home to buy some because the livelihoods of my friends and neighbours are more important than signalling my virtue to a bunch of random expats.

cannut 13.09.2019 13:46

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Yeah, because Glarnerland needs even more of a financial kicking than it's already had.

I'm going to stop off on my way home to buy some because the livelihoods of my friends and neighbours are more important than signalling my virtue to a bunch of random expats.
:What a VW ?:D

Tom1234 13.09.2019 13:55

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I'm going to stop off on my way home to buy some because the livelihoods of my friends and neighbours are more important than signalling my virtue to a bunch of random expats.
I bet you don't. You're just virtue signalling too.

Guest 13.09.2019 13:57

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 3100156)
I bet you don't. You're just virtue signalling too.

Hi Odile, long time no see!

Guest 13.09.2019 14:06

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Yeah, because Glarnerland needs even more of a financial kicking than it's already had.

I'm going to stop off on my way home to buy some because the livelihoods of my friends and neighbours are more important than signalling my virtue to a bunch of random expats.
....and it keeps the sodding kids quiet too:D

MathNut 13.09.2019 14:45

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....and it keeps the sodding kids quiet too:D
Sacrilege :eek: they can have a Kinder Riegel and like it!

me.anon 13.09.2019 15:07

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Yeah, because Glarnerland needs even more of a financial kicking than it's already had.

I'm going to stop off on my way home to buy some because the livelihoods of my friends and neighbours are more important than signalling my virtue to a bunch of random expats.
I don't care so much about the fate Glarner Schoggi, which is anyway another temptation for our self indulgent nature (and rots your teeth), but like Läderach I also do wonder how long a society can survive when moral and ethical values are based on principles such as "if it feels good, do it".

amogles 13.09.2019 15:09

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Originally Posted by me.anon (Post 3100174)
I don't care so much about the fate Glarner Schoggi, which is anyway another temptation for our self indulgent nature (and rots your teeth), but like Läderach I also do wonder how long a society can survive when moral and ethical values are based on principles such as "if it feels good, do it".

Is there any other reason for buying chocolate?

BasP72 13.09.2019 15:17

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Slowly getting sick and tired of all these activists nowadays. Whether for climate, LGBT rights or extinction, I tune out immediately... The irony is also that typically activists are very intolerant people...

Chuff 13.09.2019 15:24

Re: Laderach (Läderach)... run by anti-gay and anti-abortion religious fundamentalist
 
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Originally Posted by BasP72 (Post 3100177)
Slowly getting sick and tired of all these activists nowadays. Whether for climate, LGBT rights or extinction, I tune out immediately... The irony is also that typically activists are very intolerant people...

Bas, drawing attention to something does not make someone an 'activist'. If you can't figure out why topics like human rights and climate change are important enough to people for them to draw attention to them, then that just probably means you simply simply don't care about such things.


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