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Pat Boone Launches Line of Meat Products to Benefit Anti-Gay Christian Conservative Groups Like 'Focus on the Family'

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Pat Boone is selling his meat, which is a scary enough headline.

He's getting into the celebrity-endorsed food business, launching a line of so-called "All-American" meats to benefit conservative Christian organizations and causes like Mercy Corps and Focus on the Family.

Boone, who we last covered after he recorded anti-gay robo-calls for Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear. Boone has also compared gay activists to terrorists, before insisting he loves gays.

Boone has recently been active in the Tea Party, so, perhaps Sarah Palin can do the butchering for him.

Listen to NPR's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Isn't he dead yet?

    Posted by: candideinnc | Dec 13, 2010 10:20:21 AM


  2. Yet another reason to consider vegetarianism.

    Posted by: The Milkman | Dec 13, 2010 10:35:18 AM


  3. @ Candideinnc - From the looks of that picture he seems to be.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Dec 13, 2010 10:36:04 AM


  4. The longer one lives in the closet the more cramped and uncomfortable it becomes forcing the occupant to do increasingly more extreme things in order to add another padlock to the door. The other option is to act out in other extreme ways like Ted Haggard.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Dec 13, 2010 10:45:07 AM


  5. Where's an outbreak of mad cow disease when you need it? just bizarre news tbh

    Posted by: Sean R | Dec 13, 2010 10:45:10 AM


  6. I wouldn't choose to shop anywhere that would carry a product from such a mean-spirited company.

    Posted by: GregV | Dec 13, 2010 10:45:13 AM


  7. just sayin...

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Dec 13, 2010 10:47:11 AM


  8. Point of clarification--the robo calls were NOT recorded for Democrat Steve Beshear as the item states. They were recorded by Boone for the Republican Fletcher.

    Posted by: rocci | Dec 13, 2010 10:51:24 AM


  9. i seriously have no idea who he is.

    Posted by: me | Dec 13, 2010 10:51:34 AM


  10. This old celeb's 15-minutes of fame are SOOOO far behind him it ain't funny, young 'uns. Don't worry about who he WAS!

    Posted by: Rob | Dec 13, 2010 10:55:25 AM


  11. FYI - his website makes no mention of FRC or other hate groups. He claims 5% of proceeds will go to "feed the hungry" organizations.

    Another instance of the Christian right lying to cover up the true agenda.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Dec 13, 2010 11:01:35 AM


  12. If Boone was truly interested in feeding the hungry, he would realize that meat consumption uses more of the Earth's resources than non-meat consumption.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Dec 13, 2010 11:26:30 AM


  13. I am pretty sure Mercy Corps is secular, and not at all anti-gay.

    You should check up on them before tarring them with the same brush you'd use for Focus on Family.

    Posted by: Raphael | Dec 13, 2010 11:34:06 AM


  14. Oh my! And he's using that outfit to promote it? What kind of 'meat' is he trying to sell? Seems a bit aged, if you ask me.

    Posted by: Craig | Dec 13, 2010 11:59:40 AM


  15. No one has made more money off other people's ideas than Pat Boone. Now he's copying real artists as they branch into food marketing.

    Still, I expect the "All-American Meat" t-shirts will be all the rage.

    Posted by: BobN | Dec 13, 2010 2:38:23 PM


  16. Interesting, I didn't expect this. I always figured I'd open the paper some day and find a story about Pat Boone flogging someone else's meat.

    Posted by: BobN | Dec 13, 2010 2:43:06 PM


  17. Oh, I know what kind of "meat" he is selling... trying to be a sexy leather daddy.

    And now I feel the need to expel my lunch.

    Posted by: Verdon Coleman | Dec 13, 2010 2:43:51 PM


  18. The picture is from the 1990's when Mr. Boone did an album of covers of Heavy-Metal songs. It garnered Patsy some much-needed press. Patsy's been real active behind the scenes for decades with his evangelical, extreme-right, activism and his anti-gay screeds.

    Rafi, FYI, Mercy Corps is an evangelical relief organization. It is not secular.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Dec 13, 2010 2:46:39 PM


  19. I am sure the Pats' All American Meats will be just like Pat's records all filler and little substance (and stolen from someone else).

    Posted by: ggreen | Dec 13, 2010 4:05:08 PM


  20. Mercy Corps is a GOOD organization. They cannot remotely be put in the same category as scams like Focus on the Family. They are one of the most reliable and responsible disaster relief organizations, and are particularly noted for their ability to function in desperate and dangerous areas, like Afghanistan. I am unaware of any particular religious affiliation they may have. They are not missionaries or evangelists, and are not involved in any kind of political activism masquerading as social do-gooders, like FRC or Focus on the Family. They're also headquartered in Portland, Oregon and are widely regarded as local heroes. If you know anything about Portlanders, they tend not to be big fans of religious activists. Their new headquarters downtown got a LEED Platinum certification for environmental sustainability, for added lib credentials.

    Posted by: Andy | Dec 13, 2010 4:56:17 PM


  21. Here's an authentic (and very NSFW) picture of Pat Boone in the 50's, presumably selling his "meat":

    http://www.queerty.com/pat-boones-dick-in-a-box-20071106/

    Posted by: Rick S. | Dec 13, 2010 5:21:45 PM


  22. The robo-calls were AGAINST Beshear, not for him. Big difference!!

    Posted by: correction needed re beshear | Dec 13, 2010 6:04:44 PM


  23. His own kids called him a tyrant and and abuser! I'm boycotting his "meat"!! Jerk!!

    Posted by: Donnie Payne | Dec 14, 2010 7:09:52 AM


  24. Another cantankerous old fart, like Anita Bryant and John McCain. Where the Hell is that Grim Reaper when you need him?

    Posted by: wimsy | Dec 14, 2010 10:14:22 AM


  25. WOW 5 whole percent! You are generous...

    What a money grubbing scumbag. You do not impress me and your music is garbage. I thought you died a long time ago along with your music.

    Of course, you are a tea-bagger so of course you are ignorant about the world and you support bigots like FoF.

    Posted by: mmike1969 | Dec 14, 2010 9:10:17 PM


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