Monday, October 01, 2007

there are better reasons to boycott.....

The nation’s largest Catholic civil rights group urged a national boycott of Miller Brewing Co. Thursday for its sponsorship of a San Francisco street fair.
The Catholic League is upset over Miller's ties to a fair promoted in an ad that shows semi-nude men and women in bondage at a table with sex toys portraying Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting.
"Miller is sponsoring an incredibly outrageous and palpably anti-Christian event," said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League.
The 2007 Folsom Street Fair, which organizers promote as "fairgrounds filled with people in their most outrageous leather/rubber/fetish attire" is planned for Sunday on Folsom Street in San Francisco.
The fair will benefit a group of local charities, including an organization called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who call themselves "queer nuns."
"Want to put your cute leather outfit to good use and serve the community at the same time?" according to a promotion on the group's Web site.
Miller wants its logo removed from the poster, according to a statement in the New York Sun.
"While Miller has supported the Folsom Street Fair for several years, we take exception to the poster the organizing committee developed this year. We understand some individuals may find the imagery offensive," said Julian Green, a Miller spokeswoman in a statement.
Donohue called Miller's response a "lame statement of regret."
"Miller leaves us with no options," Donohue said.
Father Jonathan Morris, a Roman Catholic priest based in Rome, said the group is not nuns and wants to promote gay rights.
"What they are doing is trying to make a mockery of religion," Morris, a FOX News analyst, said.
Morris called the ad "blasphemy."
"When you take something that is sacred to somebody, you turn it into the profane and you use it for your own good," Morris said. "That's bad for society."

for christs sake, its a shitty parade that only the gays watch. whats the big deal? let them have their f'in parade. i guess its ok if they wanted to sponsor a puke fest like the st patricks day parade but the gays go too far. anyone whos gone to a st patricks day parade knows that your ankle deep in vomit by 10 am.
look i dont mind you boycotting miller brewing but do it for the right reason. do it because they make shitty , undrinkable beer......


Anonymous said...

First of all, it was DiVinci's painting that was used, there are no specific rights to it being Catholic. I must ask Bill what is he really afraid of? At least in San Francisco people are open about their sexuality, unlike the fucking Catholics that molest children. The people at the fair are not pedophiles of which we all know the Catholic church has sheltered for years and covered up.

Hat's off to Miller to not taking bullshit. The thing that amazes me as such is that for a bunch of people (Catholics and right wing Christians), why are they so worried about what others do? It's NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS!

Last all monies raised including all proceeds to the Sisters go to Charities. And many religions have Nuns - it is not exclusive by the Catholics. At least the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence give 100 percent of the money away and pay for their habits - unlike the Catholics. I appreciate these people who volunteer their time, stand up to the bigoted Catholics and never harm anyone. Unlike Catholic priests and nuns who are terribly abusive and mean.

curmudgeon said...

Bah! I like Miller products.

But since fags would rather swill jizz than brew, Miller is wasting their money anyway.

Anonymous said...

And straight bigots would rather pay a hooker for sex than use their wives

shoes said...

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Lenny said...

Gay or straight, the Folsom Street Fair this year was quite entertaining !