Stop the (re)Presses!
Butt It’s Pornographic!
I wasn’t planning to spank Charlie Butts again quite so soon, but I was checking my Fundie inbox and saw a recent email from our old friend Bill Johnson of the American Decency Association. He writes:
A couple of weeks ago I did an interview with Onenewsnow.com (AFA) with Charlie Butts regarding our ongoing efforts regarding Victoria’s Secret.
What is Charlie Butts’ fascination with people named Johnson? He’s definitely repressing something. Anyway, let’s check out the article:
A boycott of Victoria’s Secret, for its risqué advertising and mall store displays throughout the country, is paying off.
Bill Johnson of the American Decency Association says the protest has taken three forms: complaints lodged with Victoria’s Secret, complaints lodged with mall management, and refusal to buy the merchandise.
Boycott? I’m sure that’s oh-so-effective. Somehow I don’t see fundies ever shopping in Victoria’s Secret anyway.
On another page at the ADA website are a few emails they’ve received about their boycott. Here’s my favorite:
Was at the Mall of Abilene in Abilene, TX yesterday and the displays they had in their windows looked like something out of playboy magazine!!!!!! I hope they go out of business!
(Mrs.) Jimmie Coffey
Just how massively repressed is somebody who equates a mannequin in a skimpy outfit with an erotic Playboy photo spread? And look at her signature. She has no identity of her own. She is solely identified as her husband’s property.
Speaking of Repressed
In story titled “Haggard says he still struggles with sexuality”, the Associated Press tells us:
Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard says in a new documentary that he still struggles with his sexuality yet is committed to his marriage for the sake of his children.
Really? Just a few months ago, he was swearing up and down that his homosexuality had been “cured”! Do you think maybe the ex-gay movement is a crock after all?
The Gazette of Colorado Springs reported Thursday that in the documentary, Haggard talks about a lifelong battle with his sexuality — and that he never claimed to be heterosexual.
He also claims he threw away those drugs he bought.
“The reason I kept my personal struggle a secret is because I feared that my friends would reject me, abandon me and kick me out, and the church would exile and excommunicate me.”
Do you think maybe that’s because they’re fundies? Do you think maybe that’s because Haggard himself promoted such behavior by preaching hate and intolerance?
He now sells insurance and, in the documentary, says he isn’t successful.
“At this stage in my life, I am a loser,” he says.
Wow. The first honest thing Ted Haggard has ever said.