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Miller Brewing Continues Sponsorship of San Fran Street Fair That Portrays Christ and Disciples as Half-Naked Homosexual Sadomasochists

Posted by Bob Skilnik on September 26, 2007

folosomlastsupper.jpgOrganizers of San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair — sponsored by Miller Brewing Co. — have portrayed Christ and his disciples as half-naked homosexual sadomasochists in the event’s promotional advertisement, and the conservative group Concerned Women for America is complaining about the hypocrisy of it.

“The bread and wine representing Christ’s broken body and lifegiving blood are replaced with sadomasochistic sex toys in this twisted version of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper,” CWA said on its Web site.

“‘Gay’ activists disingenuously call Christians ‘haters’ and ‘homophobes’ for honoring the Bible, but then lash out in this hateful manner toward the very people they accuse,” said said Matt Barber, CWA’s policy director for cultural issues.

“In their version of The Last Supper, Christ, Who gave His life for our sins, is despicably replaced by sin itself as the object of worship.”

CWA is calling on California politicians — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sens. Feinstein and Boxer among them — to “publicly condemn this unprovoked attack against Christ and His followers.

“We further challenge the media to cover this affront to Christianity with the same vigor as recent stories about cartoon depictions of Mohammed and other items offensive to the Muslim community,” CWA said.

The Folsom Street Fair describes itself as “the world’s largest leather event.”

“We hope to see the fairgrounds filled with people in their most outrageous leather/rubber/fetish attire enjoying the worlds largest and best loved Leather fair,” the Web site says.

Concerned Women for America called it “shocking and offensive” that California taxpayers are forced to foot part of the bill for the Folsom Street Fair. The City of San Francisco sanctions the event by shutting down several city blocks and providing police for security.

The Folsom Street Fair Web site says young people are welcome: “While we don’t have any age restrictions at the gates we do inform attendees of the adult oriented nature of our events.” The fair organizers say beer and liquor age restrictions are strictly enforced.

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After someone from Miller pulled their head out of the ass, Miller has asked to have its log removed from the advertising poster for the “event.” So far, however, Miller has NOT pulled its sponsorship of this freak show. 

While Miller’s full-page ad in the program has supposedly been pulled, Peter Sprigg, vice president for policy at the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) stated he was startled at “the mainstream sponsorship this event has. It wouldn’t surprise me for the Folsom Street Fair to do something like this, but for it to be sponsored by people like Miller Beer is really shocking.”

Catholic League President Bill Donohue said in a news release that his organization had contacted Miller Brewing, and “we expect that they will cooperate and do what is ethically right” by withdrawing its sponsorship of the event.

“The ad, like the event, is morally depraved,” he stated. “Indeed, it is the kind of ad that only the enemies of Christians would entertain.”

CONTACT MILLER BREWING COMPANY HERE

Corporate telephone number (414) 931-2000.

The operator will switch you to another line where you can tell them what to do with their products.

From The Miller Site: “Statement Regarding Folsom Street Fair

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 and we have asked the organizers to remove our logo from the poster effective immediately. ”

They continue, however, to sponsor this event.
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“I like my beer cold… my TV loud… and my homosexuals flaming.”   Homer Simpson.         

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One Response to “Miller Brewing Continues Sponsorship of San Fran Street Fair That Portrays Christ and Disciples as Half-Naked Homosexual Sadomasochists”

  1. Miller Beer has a connection to MoveOn.org: Most of MoveOn’s commercials are made by experienced operatives at a left-wing advertising firm in Santa Monica, California.

    The firm of Zimmerman & Markman occupies a small suite of offices in a four-story building a few blocks from the beach. Bill Zimmerman, the agency’s strategist, has a PhD in psychology and got his start in politics registering black voters in Mississippi in 1962. He worked with Jane Fonda on anti-Vietnam War mobilization and has played a role in drug decriminalization campaigns. Pacy Markman, the agency’s copywriter, had a long career in commercial advertising (he wrote the indelible slogan “Miller Lite: everything you always wanted in a beer, and less”). MoveOn, he says, “is my penance.”

    The assertion that MoveOn is centrist might be supported by the example of “Child’s Pay,” but Zimmerman and Markman are traditional partisan gunslingers. The spots they produce are deeply negative, hitting again and again upon a theme of dishonesty in the Bush administration and using a tagline that the agency chose soon after the president posed for the famous “mission accomplished” photos on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln: “We’re not being led, we’re being misled.”

    “We were trying to push a more acceptable way of calling the president a liar,” says Zimmerman. “At the time, given his approval rating, liar would have met with too much resistance.”

    “But yes,” says Markman, “I am telling you that the president is a fucking liar.”

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