Stop the (re)Presses!

The Salvation Army.  Now owned by Victoria's Secret!

Uh oh! Looks like BJ will have to go after the Salvation Army next!

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.

Ted Haggard: Full service insurance man

Would you buy insurance from this man?

6 Responses to “Stop the (re)Presses!”

  1. Luke Says:

    Man, if only he’d convert to atheism he could enjoy all the cock he could eat.

  2. Thomas Says:

    Boycotting Victoria’s Secret while railing that you can turn gay men straight.

    It strikes me that these two goal oppose one another. Then again, I’m a breeder with a thing for girls in blue jeans so what do I know.

  3. Kenny C Says:

    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

    I read that and thought ‘Thank God I’m not Jimmie Coffey’. As for who equates Victoria’s Secret with Playboy, I’m thinking twelve year old boys who can’t get their hands on Playboy. Which really says a lot about fundies, doesn’t it?

  4. LadyRavana Says:

    I love that. Butts is truly an unfortunate name, because it makes him the “butt” of a lot of jokes.

    *insert groans at bad joke here*

  5. Brian Says:

    Thomas,

    You’re absolutely right. They think gay sex is a horrible no-no, but at the same time they seem to feel the same way about hetero sex. In fact, any sex, outside of the man-on-top, submissive female, procreating-in-wedlock kind is going to make baby Jesus cry.

    Yeah. I’d like to think that all the things I’ve done while naked, married or otherwise, were taken as a giant “fuck you” by our loving creator. That seems about right.

  6. Lindsay Says:

    I work in the leasing end of shopping center management. I can tell you this, Fundies: Victoria’s Secret is not trying to target you as a customer and do not care to do so. Honestly, a few hundred letters from angry fundies is not enough for them to tone down their campaigns just because you find it in some way offensive. The majority of Americans can walk around without constantly feeling outraged about one thing or another and VS’s sales are quite good because of said advertising. I imagine their sales wouldn’t be as strong if their mannequins were wearing burquas over the VS bras and panties.

    As a side note, VS actually advertises and does their window displays in accordance to their market demographic – in short, Abliene, TX is going to be on the more conservative end of things than say, NYC. If this lady ever made it to a large city her head would explode from all the “indecency.”