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12-26-2008, 06:58 PM
I didn't see this here so I decided to post on it. Cambell's soup is going to start running adds in the Advocate, starting January 2009. One add shows a lesbian couple and a little boy enjoying soup and the wording identifies them as a family.
As you can imagine, there is a fly in the soup! The AFA found out about the adds and threatened to boycott the Cambell's soup company if they didn't stay neutral in the 'culture war' and stop pushing the (wait for it.......)
Well, the Cambell's soup company(also includes Swansons)gave them the proverbial finger and told them that many types of people and types of families have enjoyed Cambell's in the past and they would not stop serving them now. Of course the AFA is throwing a hissy fit and asking their members to email the Cambell's soup corperation to complain.
I am asking that we of the LGBT community email them also, the email follows, with letters of support for their decision. The whole article is on the Advocate website if you would like to read it. I don't have the link. Here is the email however:
12-26-2008, 10:32 PM
Here's the link to the Advocate story about Campbell's: http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid69429.asp
I'm glad to see Campbell's Soup taking a stand for equality. I have enjoyed their soup since I was a kid.
On a related note:
On December 24th the American Family Association posted stories on their "oneNewsNow" website about how "homosexuals" were showing "radical intolerance" of Rick Warren.
This article provoked dozens of posts from their members on Christmas Day. Here's one example: (keep in mind that this was posted on Christmas Day)
"I am tired of hearing what the homosexuals think about ANYTHING! Supposedly they make up only 10% of our population. WHY are the 90% even listening to what they say!!! Sure, it's a political thing; but the majority should still be the ruling body! I agree with the comment regarding the homosexual group looking like spoiled children."
So on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the one time of the year when people are thinking about love, goodwill, togetherness, and peace on earth, the American Family Association was provoking anger and hate.
It's sad that these people are so obsessed with hate that they can't even take a Christmas break.
01-01-2009, 12:25 PM
It's not just the AFA.
I recently read Al Mohler (http://albertmohler.com/)’s book “Desire and Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance.”
He is "president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary-the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention." So he comes up in the news every once in awhile, but is usually considered to be somewhat of a moderate.
But according to his book, he feels the same as the AFA:
Many Christians would be shocked to see how some companies who carefully manage their wholesome images advertise to the homosexual community. Many of these are corporations whose names we know and whose products we buy, but they present an entirely different face when extending themselves to the culture of polymorphous perversity.
Point being that much of the hatred directed toward us, and being spread about us, is intentionally hidden for image sake. The anti-gay AFA sentiments are just what we can see - the tip of the iceberg if you will.
01-01-2009, 05:42 PM
I honestly believe that until the older generation die off, real change will not be possible. A few people will get to know us and they will change their minds. We will raise the next generation to believe in equality. Like one friend at work said " We are gonna look back and be horrified that we treated you guys this way as a society, and so will our kids, just like slavery".
It will end when the elders die off, and new thinking can arise. That is just how it is, change is possible, it just takes time.
01-13-2009, 08:35 PM
You know what I've learned about people that won't accept change? Their faith is weak. It is dependent on homosexuals being a menace to society. We're okay, hell, we're absolutely fabulous, and people are starting to figure it out.
I haven't identified as Christian (that is a discussion I've been kind of wanting to have with somebody, but this isn't quite the place) in a long time, but Candace Chellew-Hodge's book "Bulletproof Faith" changed my life. I got it as a Christmas present, and I had completely inhaled it in a few days. I think I may take Romans 14 as my new maxim. I don't remember if that was in the book, but it certainly sums up what I took away from it.
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. One man's faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
If there is division in your heart, something is wrong, be they your actions or your ideas. Bigotry comes from division. Anybody who comes to you seeking to tear you down is struggling with their own problems.
Wow, I am in love with this passage. I cannot believe my eyes. It is full of post-modern ideas. Sensitive moral relativism. Maybe if we can establish that there are no absolutes (except that one...maybe ;) ) and if we can be accomodating of those that are uncomfortable with certain parts of our lifestyles, we can get through this life together.
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