From My Spam Filter — A Reason To Drink Pepsi!

This charming message found its way into my e-mail today. Fortunately, the spam filter caught it but as it turned out today was a day I checked the spam filter to make sure nothing I actually want to read is getting thrown away. So I saw that somehow, Donald E. Wildmon is aware that Out magazine contains “page after page of nude and semi-nude photographs of men in suggestive positions.”

He must have made a detailed review of the magazine to find out.

Now, he and his “American Family Association” are very upset that Pepsi has advanced the homosexual agenda by having:

  • Taken out an advertisement in Out magazine, apparently looking to exchange their fizzy sugar water for gay people’s money.
  • Refused to withdraw their membership in the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce when the AFA asked them nicely to stop associating with those awful homosexual gay people.
  • Required its employees to attend diversity training classes explaing why anti-homosexual bigotry is a bad thing (in part so as to avoid being sued by gay people).
  • Sponsored gay pride parades in a further effort to encourage people to exchange their money for Pepsi’s fizzy sugar water.
  • Gave a total of $1,000,000 to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG).
  • Gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to the “No on 8” campaign in California and other pro-same-sex-marriage political causes.
  • Advertised on TV commercials in an effort “to promote the homosexual lifestyle.” (I call bullshit on this one — I can’t think of any Pepsi commercial I’ve ever seen that has ever illustrated homosexual behavior.)

Well, for the most part, I approve of all the things Pepsi is accused of doing here, and while this is not a commercial (since this is a non-commercial site) I will say that when I am in the market for sugary fizzy water, this e-mail makes me more likely to select a Pepsi product than a non-Pepsi product.

Also, I’ll say that as a general rule, whatever the American Family Association asks me to do, my presumption from now on will be to do the opposite.

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering litigator. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Recovering Former Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.