When Stupid Attacks With Bigotry's Help
You get guys like Donald Wildmon (wait, is he still around?) spouting garbage like this:
(Reproduced in full from my Spam box, because you just can't make this stuff up, and it's so hard to believe anybody capable of independent thought would buy it:)
PS. Since I'm not a Fox watcher, (except for, sometimes, HOUSE), I can't say whether Pepsi buys ads on these cartoons or not. (I'm kinda proud of being able to say I've purposely never watched a whole episode of The Simpsons, 24, Friends, or Seinfeld, so ... there you go. I did watch the X-Files in its heyday, and Firefly.) Since my html coding skills are inadequate to reproduce the formatting the email contained, let me add parenthetical comments: the first line that starts "Please help" is in scarlet print; the "Pepsi Sponsored" line is in about 24-point boldface; From "Take Action! to 'homosexual organizations' is in a blockquote box, and the whole spew is liberally sprinkled with links (I didn't click any of 'em). The print drops off to six points below the box except for another link in Wildmon's signature, and the links, presumably back to beg-lines, get thicker.
There. That about covers it. Now, imagine finding this in your inbox:
Please help us get this information into the hands of as many people as possible by forwarding it to your entire e-mail list of family and friends.
Pepsi sponsored program: 'Jesus Christ, who hates many people, but none more than homosexuals'
March 30, 2009
On March 8, PepsiCo helped sponsor Family Guy, a perverted and sickening television program on FOX network.
PepsiCo helped sponsor the program which pushed the homosexual agenda and denigrated Christ. At a "straight" meeting, the speaker talks to gays about Jesus and tells them, "Jesus Christ, who hates many people, but none more than homosexuals.” The scene comes near the end of the video.
Watch the video. Warning, the video is very offensive.
• Sign the Boycott Pepsi Pledge. After signing the pledge, please call Pepsi (914-253-2000 or 1-800-433-2652) and tell the company you will boycott its products until it stops promoting the homosexual agenda.
• Call the Pepsi bottler nearest you and ask it to stop supporting the homosexual agenda.
• Pepsi’s products include Pepsi soft drinks, Frito-Lay chips and snacks (800-352-4477), Quaker Oats (800-367-6287), Tropicana (800-237-7799) and Gatorade (800-884-2867).
• Print the Boycott Pepsi Pledge and distribute it.
• Forward this e-mail to your friends and family so they will know about Pepsi’s support of the homosexual agenda. Millions of people are not aware of Pepsi’s support of homosexual organizations.
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PSS: apparently when I clicked on a link in a recent post on another site that let me use the AFA's own email to write supporting the President's actions in defiance of Wildmon & Company, it 'autosubscribed' my email address to their "action alert" list. So it's targeted spam, in a way. Gah.
(Now if I just drank soda, I'd go buy Pepsi stuff.)
Hmm. Turns out I do anyway, since Gatorade's our standard defense when confronting gastrointestinal woes, and Quaker Oats are a staple in my cheapskate kitchen after our local groceries stopped carrying 3-Minute brand. (The round box, not the instant varieties). I don't do Frito-Lay stuff very often, as it's too pricey. But I might have to consider it next time I'm working and it's in a vending machine at lunch...