Bill’s Johnson Keeps It Up
Bill Johnson of the American Decency Ass. is continuing his relentless pursuit of porn.
His little tirade of a few days ago got picked up by the acme of journalism, OneNewsNow. And by “acme”, I mean:
Etymology: Greek akmē point, highest point — more at edge
: the highest point or stage ; also : one that represents perfection of the thing expressed
synonyms see summit
Everything they produce is a failure.
—Wile E. Coyote
The ONN article quotes BJ:
“This is their latest venture into these dirty waters,” Johnson laments. “And we’re just very concerned that, once again, if Calvin Klein…doesn’t hear in a very strong way from concerned people — Christians — …that they will continue this kind of usage of sexual perversion to toy [with] and lure vulnerable consumers.”
Others see a simple jeans billboard. BJ sees this:
In the comments to my previous article, Barbara said:
One of the things I love is how stupid fundies are about simple things.
They state “A side note: Calvin Klein has hidden their contact information quite thoroughly. We have not been able to find a fax number nor a web contact page nor an email address for them”
It took me less than a minute on CK’s website to discover they are owned by the Phillips-VanHeusen corporation, a quick google for the PVH website which gives both a fill in email form and a phone number to call for information, and I am sure if they have a published email address or fax number, you can get it when you call for information.
Don’t worry, Barbara! We know that BJ can keep it up (his pursuit of this info, I mean). The ONN article quotes him:
Johnson says his organization has put some time and effort into finding the correct contact info for Calvin Klein and has posted that information on their website.
The more time he’s wasting looking for contact info that normal people can Google in a minute, the less time he has for restricting our freedoms.
I guess one of BJ’s latest toys…
…no, not one of those toys! I mean latest web toys is a survey plug-in for his website, so he has daily surveys. In a recent email he sent me (I can’t find these results on his site, though), he gives these results:
Response to survey question:
Do you equate Calvin Klein with quality merchandise or smutty advertisements?
8.2% Quality merchandise. I pay little to no attention to how or what they advertise.
78.1% Smutty advertisements. Their manner of advertising is a real turn off for me
13.7% CK’s merchandise is quality and their advertising is smutty.
Somehow, I doubt that Calvin Klein’s latest ads are targeted at BJ’s demographic. I’m sure they’re not worried about these results.
Today, OneNewsNow has an update on this situation. Apparently Calvin Klein caved into the pressure (boo! hiss!) and removed the billboard. ONN quotes BJ:
“Well, we are encouraged that the 50-foot display of group sex was removed from the building in Manhattan,” he shares. “[But we’re] not pleased that they still are using a 50-foot display of a very scantily clad woman on that very same wall… And the greater concern is that on their website [there] still does remain a group sex display.”
Again, if somebody is able to find actual porn on the CK website, please let me know. This quote illustrates the problem. To BJ, a skimpy outfit is pornography. How can anybody be that troubled by seeing women not wearing burkas? Is this guy wearing a Viagra patch?
Here is what BJ writes on his website:
Disclaimer – proceed with caution. Some of you especially struggle with such displays. It can set you up for the wrong kind of thinking.
This is for documentation only. It is raw and ugly. CK is guilty of advertising perversion and untold numbers will be negatively effected.
Web display of group sex:
“Negatively effected”, as in actually enjoying life.