26 September 2007

It's Not Miller Time

From LifesiteNews:

Miller Brewery Funds Gay Sadomasochistic Orgy on San Francisco Streets

By John-Henry Westen

SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Folsom Street Fair, a gay parade which has for years included full nudity and sex acts on public streets is set to take place again this year on September 30 with city approval, partial public funding and sponsorship by Miller Brewing Company. This year several Christian and pro-family groups have called for public scrutiny into the event as the ad for the event is a mockery of Christ's Last Supper.

[The article details horrific acts of blasphemy at this point that I am not comfortable posting here].

"The most unimaginable and vile acts of debauchery are commonplace during the fair," said Matt Barber, Policy Director for Cultural Issues with Concerned Women for America (CWA). "Senator Larry Craig was arrested and driven out of the Senate for allegedly soliciting public 'gay' sex, yet during this event the city of San Francisco suspends the law and allows 'gay' men and women to parade the streets fully nude, many having sex - even group orgies - in broad daylight, while taxpayer funded police officers look on and do absolutely nothing."

Catholic League president Bill Donohue focused his attention on getting Miller to act on the anti-Christian ad. "There are several sponsors to this street fair, but most are local and represent niche markets; Miller is the only national household sponsor," said Donohue. "Furthermore, Miller has a record of acceding to requests from various segments of the population that have objected to certain ads: it has bowed to the wishes of Muslims, African-American clergy, lawyers and feminists by pulling ads deemed offensive. Surely it will do the same in this instance: the ad, like the event, is morally depraved. Indeed, it is the kind of ad that only the enemies of Christians would entertain."

To express concerns to Miller contact: Miller spokesman Julian Green at green.julian@mbco.com


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Miller spokesman's email. I sent him a note.

Unknown said...

Actually, the Folsom Street Fair is no more a "gay" parade than Mardi Gras is a "straight" one. i.e. it's open to all, and it's especially organized for the BDSM community, which includes gays and straights. You're only hearing about it as a "gay" event because Concerned Women of America (a virulently anti-gay organization) has decided to use this poster as a tool for trying to swing public opinion against gays. It's unfair. Go look at the poster yourself. It includes 11 men and 3 women, and the women are posed with men, not with each other. It's not even a "gay" poster. The poster itself represents the demographics of the event about right. So, what's the big deal? It's not the Folsom Street people who are pushing their art in your face (they have a right to make their own art!); it's Concerned Women for America who are pushing it on you. Don't be taken in by them.

thetimman said...

Andrew, thanks for your clarification, but I can't say that makes me feel any better about it, you know?

The crux of the matter is Miller's support (or lack of it) for objectively immoral behaviour.

Lynne said...

A link to the poster in question can be found here
at a Boston blogger's site. Miller Lite appeared to be the only mainstream company supporting this venture. While this poster is not as vile as many of the photos on the Folsom St Fair's website, the fact is, Miller Brewing Co is supporting the Fair.

Incrementalism, incrementalism. Speak up today or down the road, we'll be seeing these ads on TV.

And their message is anti-family and anti-Catholic.