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Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Last Straw; Says Picture Caption on FoxNews.com

Catholic Group Urges Boycott of Miller Brewing Co. Over San Francisco Fair Sponsorship

Thursday, September 27, 2007


The nation’s largest Catholic civil rights group urged a national boycott of Miller Brewing Co. Thursday for its sponsorship of a San Francisco street fair.

The Catholic League is upset over Miller's ties to a fair promoted in an ad that shows semi-nude men and women in bondage at a table with sex toys portraying Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" painting.

"Miller is sponsoring an incredibly outrageous and palpably anti-Christian event," said Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League.

The 2007 Folsom Street Fair, which organizers promote as "fairgrounds filled with people in their most outrageous leather/rubber/fetish attire" is planned for Sunday on Folsom Street in San Francisco.

The fair will benefit a group of local charities, including an organization called the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who call themselves "queer nuns."

"Want to put your cute leather outfit to good use and serve the community at the same time?" according to a promotion on the group's Web site.

Miller wants its logo removed from the poster, according to a statement in the New York Sun.

"While Miller has supported the Folsom Street Fair for several years, we take exception to the poster the organizing committee developed this year. We understand some individuals may find the imagery offensive," said Julian Green, a Miller spokeswoman in a statement.

Click here to read a report in the New York Sun.

Donohue called Miller's response a "lame statement of regret."

"Miller leaves us with no options," Donohue said.

Father Jonathan Morris, a Roman Catholic priest based in Rome, said the group is not nuns and wants to promote gay rights.

"What they are doing is trying to make a mockery of religion," Morris, a FOX News analyst, said.

Morris called the ad "blasphemy."

"When you take something that is sacred to somebody, you turn it into the profane and you use it for your own good," Morris said. "That's bad for society."

OK, for reasons of my own, I normally stay away from topics such as this on my blog. However, as the picture caption says, it really is "The Last Straw". This is one of the most despicable pictures I have ever seen in my life!

I think most of you know that I'm not Catholic, but that isn't the point here. Those of us who believe in the God of the Bible and His Son, Jesus Christ can not just sit by and let these gross perversions of what we believe in to be blasphemed and say or do nothing about it. Our differences of opinion where it comes to theology MUST take a back seat to showing our love for God and all He stands for.

And to be quite honest, I'm sick to death of these extremists cowering behind their 1st Amendment, Free Speech rights. Not just groups such as this, but all the cowards who use Free Speech to spew their venom to the world.

Now, before my detractors say I'm against Free Speech, I didn't say that. I said I am sick and tired of them "using" their rights. That goes for "wackos" both far right and far left.

People - God is not going to continue to bless a country that allows blasphemy against Him. It's plain and simple.