By John-Henry Westen

  SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2007 ( – A half-heated apology by the Miller Brewing Company has done nothing but fan the flames of an already established boycott of Miller beer.  Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on Miller’s ‘apology’ of Oct. 26.

“They either don’t get it or they think we’re stupid. Miller’s latest apology is nothing but a rehash of what it has been saying all along-it limits its apology to the use of its logo on the offensive Last Supper promotional poster for the Folsom Street Fair. But it still refuses to apologize for the anti-Catholic nature of the event itself. As we have repeatedly said, sacred symbols were sold as sex toys at the Miller-sponsored event, a stripper and a man dressed as Jesus were hoisted in cages above a Catholic church on a Sunday, and men mocked nuns in the street. Evidently, Miller thinks these kinds of things are okay.

  In the latest news release, Miller VP Nehl Horton said, “when one group actively disrespects another, we cannot support its events and activities.”

“This is a fine statement, if only it were true,” retorted Donohue. “The fact is Miller has made no pledge not to sponsor the Folsom Street Fair again. Accordingly, we will continue the boycott and the anti-Miller PR campaign.”

  In addition to launching a boycott of Miller beer with some 200 faith and family groups, the Catholic League has sent shocking photos of the sadomasochistic gay parade which Miller sponsored to various faith, community and business groups in hopes of expanding the boycott.

“If Miller pledges not to sponsor another anti-Catholic event, we will drop the boycott and the anti-Miller PR campaign. But not until it does,” concluded the Catholic League President.

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