The “God Loves Gays” billboards are part of a national campaign that recently saw a similar massive display in Topeka, Kansas, the hometown of the Westboro Baptist Church.
Reagan Outdoor Advertising and YESCO said they rejected the ads because of the sensitive nature of issues around religion and LGBT rights.
Dewey Reagan, president and general manager of Reagan Outdoor Advertising, said the decision does not reflect the company’s position on the topic:
“It was a business decision based on structural realities of our business. We don’t actually own the majority of the land underneath the signs where our billboards are located. They are there pursuant to land lease agreements and some of those specifically prohibit display of ad copy that is controversial.”
In a written statement, YESCO said:
“As a privately owned company, YESCO carefully evaluates all requests for advertising placement. We avoid accepting advertisements that are interpreted as advancing sensitive religious, social, or political interests.”
The Almighty has since weighed in on the issue and questioned why his opinion is being stifled:
Watch god explain the "God Loves Gays" campaign and why the Westboro Baptitst Church is misrepresenting him, AFTER THE JUMP...
The Game of Thrones cast at Comic-Con in San Diego opened with a video introducing nine new characters for season five. The new characters are Doran Martell, Trystane Martell, Myrcella Baratheon, Areo Hotah, Yezzan, Nymeria Sand, Tyene Sand, Obara Sand and High Sparrow.
Easing up a bit, also dropped was a Game of Thrones blooper reel featuring Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) forgetting her lines and cracking a smile and Emelia Clark (Daenerys Targaryen) lapsing into her English accent with “I’m a Khaleesi, not a queen - f--k’s sake mate.”
Watch the introduction to the new characters and the blooper reel, AFTER THE JUMP...
Written by Nate Clark & Allen Loeb, new animated web series Somewhere In Palm Springs is about three gay friends and their gal pal hanging by the pool in Palm Springs, California.
Life is hard when you're young, dumb and hungry...poolside in Palm Springs, California. Somewhere In Palm Springs is the harrowing tale of 4 friends forced to wait a normal amount of time for their lunch to arrive to their lounge chairs — they share hopes, dreams, neuroses, and the sordid details of their various one night stands. They may be vapid, but, hey, at least they're vapid.
Watch episodes one and two, AFTER THE JUMP...
Jack Antonoff of the band fun. announced in an interview with Radio.com that he's been working on a new project called "Bleachers" and has collaborated with some pretty big names to get it done: Vince Clark from Depeche Mode and Yaz, and John Hill from Phantogram, Santigold, and M.I.A. Said Antonoff in the interview:
There’s something nostalgic and ’80s and John Hughes about some of the stuff I do, but I never wanted to make anything that was in any way retro,. So I thought let’s get the guy who inspires me to write music in the first place, Vince and his aesthetic, on the album and then let’s get the guy, John Hill, whose mind only works in pushing things forward.
You can listen to "I Want To Get Better", the first single from "Bleachers" below and watch the interview AFTER THE JUMP...
Nate Ruess, lead singer of the band 'fun' joins P!nk for a soaring duet called "Just Give Me a Reason", along with a teddy bear with glowing eyes and her tattooed muscle hunk real-life husband Carey Hart.
Enjoy the clip, AFTER THE JUMP...