Wednesday, January 28, 2009

AFA Has Their Knickers in a Twist

Pepsi's Gay Ad Aggravates Christian Group American Family Association is in a snit over a Pepsi advert that isn't even airing in America.
The ad, which is currently being broadcast in the United Kingdom, shows a young man hitting on another man after passing over several attractive women.
Heaven forbid that we acknowledge the fact that gays, in fact, do exist. The AFA wants to push us all back into the closet - turn back the clock to the pre-Stonewall era. Not gonna happen.

The AFA says this ad promotes the gay lifestyle. (Though I would guess the AFA actually used a less PC term than "gay.")

As far as I am concerned, any organization that pisses off the AFA can't be all bad, and PepsiCo really pisses them off. So of course they have started a boycott.
That boycott was promoted by the drink giant's contributions to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nations largest gay rights advocate, and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), a support group for parents with gay and lesbian children.
Funny, but I don't think hate is a family value.
Among the values promoted by the PepsiCo Foundation is ensuring a work environment that is respectful and where associates are valued for their contributions. I hope this helps clarify this grant by the PepsiCo Foundation
I will have to find some Pepsi products, and give them some support.

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