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04/19/2007


Colorado Pastor Says Putting Gays in a Honey Maid Ad is Like Promoting Axe Murder, Cannibalism

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Colorado Pastor Kevin Swanson is back for your weekly laugh.

SwansonHe's the pastor who blamed the Colorado floods last September on gays, marijuana, and abortion rights. He also recently said that the Disney film Frozen is a satanic attempt to turn kids gay.

This week Swanson told his radio listeners that Honey Maid featuring a gay family in its ads is the same as promoting axe murderers and cannibals, Right Wing Watch reports.

Said Swanson:

When you come down to things like axe murder or homosexuality and you say, ‘we’re really going to promote it and we’re going to encourage everybody in America to engage in this or at least support this thing,’ there will be people on the other side who will take an adamantly opposed position to your support of axe murdering or homosexuality. They will be intolerant, they will be very intolerant of that which is evil, like axe murdering. Here’s my prognostication for Nabisco: I think they’re going to lose business.

Listen to some of his new nonsense here:

Swanson didn't like the company's response to its haters either:

He went on to say:

"Artists printed out the negative comments, rolled them all up and created a sculpture that reads ‘Love’ in cursive script. Isn’t that cute? That’s kind of cute. I wonder what God thinks about that? Didn’t God define love? See the problem with this ‘love’ thing is you can define it anyway you want. Homosexuals love their friends and cannibals love their victims, they taste good."

Listen:


Utah Mormon Couple with Gay Son Pushes for Marriage Equality in New Ad: VIDEO

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A Utah Mormon couple with a gay son (below), four other kids, and 18 grandchildren pushes for marriage equality in a new ad campaign airing this week as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals considers a challenge to the state's ban on gay marriage.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

In the ads, sponsored by the same-sex marriage advocacy group Utah Unites for Marriage, the Bradshaws share their story, and their family, in hopes of convincing others that allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry would strengthen, not harm, the state.

"A marriage is a bond between two people based in love and commitment," William Bradshaw says. "Allowing civil marriages will be a good thing for Utah."

It’s a campaign that emphasizes marriage as a legal and civil right and notes that no church or faith would be required to perform such unions.

Utah Unites for Marriage was formed last month by several notable Utahns, including former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Terry Wood, a longtime television news anchor, reporter and radio personality.

Watch the Bradshaws ad and another featuring Wood, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Veet's 'Don't Risk Dudeness' Ads Border On Homo- And Transphobic: VIDEOS

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Veet is advertising its hair-removal products with ads that implying that women turn into dudes if they go even one day without shaving their legs and armpits. The ads go a step further by suggesting that men are rightfully repulsed by such women, depicting them as a bearded, bearish dude with a lady's voice.

The not-so-subtle subtext is that if you don't conform to men's standards of beauty, you're a unattractive dude worthy of rejection from your boyfriend, taxi drivers, EMTs, manicurists, Veet and viewers at large. Furthermore, being attracted to any person with body hair makes you gay or a lover of mannish women.

Yes, the ads are meant to be lighthearted and funny, but the underlying sexism, homophobia and transphobia has not gone un-noticed by ad groups.

Check out the ads AFTER THE JUMP...

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Stop-Motion Animation Genius PES Devours Hotel Clichés with 'Swan Song': VIDEO

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The stop-motion work of animator PES is instantly recognizable. You may have seen his Oscar-nominated short 'Fresh Guacamole' or his earlier work 'Western Spaghetti'.

Here's a cute new ad he did for the launch of the citizenM Hotel in Times Square.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Honey Maid Posts Beautiful and Perfect Video Response to Anti-Gay Hate Mail: WATCH

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Earlier today we reported on an attack from the 'American Decency Association' (whatever that is) claiming that Satan is behind the ad they created featuring a "wholesome" gay couple. And apparently the company has received plenty of additional hate mail and boycott threats as well.

However, it is nothing compared to the letters of support they have received, and demonstrate just how the love outweighs the hate in a new video response to their haters.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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American Decency Association: Satan is Behind Pro-Gay Honey Maid Graham Cracker Commercial

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The American Decency Association, an evangelical advocacy organization that opposes alleged pornographic and vulgar media content, is joining the anti-gay boycott of Honey Maid graham crackers over the company’s feel-good “This is Wholesome” tv ad last month that featured a same-sex couple with their children. 

Writes ADA’s Steve Huston:

It’s not a matter of acceptance; it’s a matter of an evil agenda which is being pushed upon America and around the world. Satan continues to attack God’s design and skew it to his own workings. He continues to take words like “wholesome” and “family” and twist them for his own purposes. He takes a symbol of God’s promise (the rainbow) and hijacks it, twisting it to his own design. Satan calls it normal; God calls it sin. We live in a day when “evil” is called “good” and “good” is called “evil.” That which is meant to glorify God (family, the church, etc) is being taken and bent out of shape until it is hardly recognizable. -

Who knew the prince of darkness had such a sweet tooth that he'd use Honey Maid to push his own agenda?

[via RightWingWatch]


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