Michigan Newspaper Runs Anti-Gay Ad

You may remember that, several months ago, Family Research Council and Request Foods took out a full-page ad in Michigan's Holland Sentinel. The ad was a list of lies about gays and lesbians. Looks like another homophobic ad has made its way onto the pages of the newspaper.

The half-page ad features a picture of two men in a casual embrace along with anti-gay biblical quotes and the phrase “How sad when God’s original design is twisted.” It was put together and paid for by a Pastor named Earl Shetler, who also runs a tree removal service in Saugatuck, Michigan, a popular gay and lesbain resort town.

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  1. I don't think Request Foods got anywhere near this one. If I remember correctly they got called pretty hard on the carpet by Campbell Food Group.

    Posted by: Patrick in Michigan | Nov 28, 2010 10:04:15 PM

  2. By Mike: "Would this newspaper accept an ad from the KKK or an anti-Jewish organization?".. Nope Mike they won't and they won't accept an ad promoting the joys and benefits of being GLBT. Or any GLBT organization.

    Posted by: Patrick in Michigan | Nov 28, 2010 10:09:55 PM

  3. Imagine they used a "ScreenShot" from ABC's "What would you do?", it was an episode on PDA by "Gay Males". Yes ABC WAKE UP take a stand SUE!!!!

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Nov 28, 2010 11:16:27 PM

  4. Just by snuggling with my boyfriend I have the power to make God sad? Imagine what I could do if I really got my freak on!

    Posted by: Derek Pearce | Nov 29, 2010 12:13:35 AM

  5. a pastor with tree service sounds like one of those mail order jobs. want to bet he claims tax exempt status? i hope a very large tree falls on his fucking head or he falls into
    a chipper machine

    Posted by: walter | Nov 29, 2010 12:33:08 AM

  6. How twisted that all over the world, people are making great strides toward equality, and in this country which prides itself as the beacon of human rights, the zealouts and their accomplices in the congress and in the media are growing ever-brazen and bold in their pubished slurs and threats.

    Posted by: sandman | Nov 29, 2010 12:51:39 AM

  7. "We are no better than the virus, which seeks single-mindedly to replicate over and over until we consume all."

    Yes. Perfect summation of how these sick fuckers think.

    Posted by: Eshto | Nov 29, 2010 1:09:51 AM

  8. If you want to help my hometown, please donate the the Holland is Ready campaign.
    This is as close as I can find to a contact.

    Also you can "like" Holland is Ready on facebook.

    Saugatuck IS a very gay friendly small town 10 min south of Holland. It's a very artsy town with super people. Yes it is a popular vacation spot for Chicgoans.
    If you are ever in the area, don't forget to visit a coffee shop called Uncommon Grounds.

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 29, 2010 1:29:38 AM

  9. That picture of the two guys is adorable. How can anyone say that is twisted? This campaign is ridiculous. What makes me sad is that the "gay" photo is just two guys leaning against each other. So now it is gay to just touch another guy? It is amazing that straight guys don't go mad from lack of human contact.

    Posted by: Lessthan | Nov 29, 2010 9:46:06 AM

  10. Srsly.

    It's doubtful that ABC signed a release on the photo of the two men. They should sue for infringement and have the paper shut down.

    Posted by: RJ | Nov 29, 2010 10:26:27 AM

  11. Lets not forget the source, ie. Family Research Counsel's George "rent boy" Rekers. "Rekers is a founder of the Family Research Council, a board member of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, (NARTH) and testified as an expert witness in favor of gay adoption bans in both Arkansas and Florida."
    Rekers has all the most "scientific research" at his finger tips, and yet, in his heart of hearts, he still has the desire to be with another man. He's gay, and will always be gay, no matter what new pseudo religious organization, he tries to start, or join.

    The "research" is all generated, by this organization. NARTH. I was one of their "successfully" cured guys, in 2001. NOT

    Don't disc God, just because a few homophobic idiots, quote his name.

    Posted by: Bill | Nov 29, 2010 10:45:57 AM

  12. The Family Research Council was started (and most likely still mostly funded) money from the Holland family: Prince. The Mother and Father (now deceased) Prince are huge conservative $$$ givers. Worth millions. The son is Erik Prince who started with his $$$ Blackwater. The daughter, Erik's sister, married the heir to the Amway fortune - the family of which is the biggest $$$ donor to conservative, Republican Evangelical causes in this nation's history.

    I don't know about the Prince daughter, but it's hard to believe that in these times they would be so homophobic. I'm guessing it's the elder mother who's behind this. Her money certainly is.

    Posted by: Tom | Nov 29, 2010 11:29:02 AM

  13. I think this ad could backfire. Many people will just look at the photos and not read the idiocy in the ad itself.

    Posted by: db | Nov 29, 2010 12:12:09 PM

  14. I'm almost tempted to call and ask for a copy so I can scan and post it. That way we can all pick it apart.

    Posted by: Tony P | Nov 29, 2010 9:12:28 PM

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