NewsThu Nov 1, 2007 - 12:15 pm EST
Miller Brewery Withdraws Support for Homosexual Festival; Catholic League Ends Boycott
By Hilary White
WASHINGTON, DC November 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has announced that its boycott of Miller breweries has succeeded and that the company will no longer be supporting a sadomasochistic, anti-Christian homosexual parade in San Francisco which regularly includes full nudity and public sex acts.
The League quoted Miller Brewing Company saying that “following a review…we are aware of other disrespectful activities, objects and groups associated with or present at the fair which, like the promotional poster, violate our marketing policies.”
Miller’s apology was accepted by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights president Bill Donohue who said, “The Catholic League is happy that Miller has reconsidered this ugly issue and has no plans to revisit it again.”
“Accordingly, the boycott is off. So, too, is our anti-Miller PR campaign,” Donohue said in a media release.
Miller was boycotted when it became known that the company was helping to fund the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco, an event organized by San Francisco’s homosexual community to “celebrate” sado-masochistic sexual deviancy that forms an integral part of the homosexual subculture.
Most offensive was a poster produced by the event’s organizers showing a parody of the famous painting The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci that replaced Christ and his apostles with homosexuals displaying sex devices. Miller later offered an apology for having its company logo appear on the poster, a response described by Donohue as “lame.” The company, however, did not fulfil its promise and continued its support of the event.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue was quick to respond on September 27 on a Fox network programme, calling for the more than 200 Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu organizations that support the League to boycott the company.
“Never have we experienced greater corporate arrogance than in this dispute with the Miller Brewing Company. Miller is sponsoring an incredibly outrageous and palpably anti-Christian event in San Francisco: the Folsom Street Fair,” Donohue said.
Donohue said yesterday that “it was insufficient for the Miller Brewing Company to simply apologize for the misappropriation of its logo on an offensive Last Supper promotional poster.”
“What we wanted was an acknowledgment that there were other extremely disturbing anti-Catholic aspects to this event. We have now secured that missing piece.”
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