America Forever Anti-Gay Advertisment

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  1. thebassoonist macrumors 6502a

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    Here is an advertisement that appeared in Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News and an article about the controversy. A spokesperson for America Forever claimed that the group is not about hate. It's hard for me to see anything but hate in this ad. (Oops, I apologize for the misspelling in the title of this thread.)

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  2. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    That's because their definition of christian "love" and "compassion" is nothing more then claiming that and acting the polar opposite.

    But I'm be straight forward here, I have nothing but resentment for groups like these.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    WTF does the "Homosexuals are not a race" line have to do with anything??
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    O...M...G...that is unbelievable...I'm at a loss...:eek::mad:

    The Homosexual Delaration of War? WTF are these people on?
     
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    Actually, the picture shown speaks for itself. You can ignore all the words and get the message from that picture.

    Even though freedom of speech is protected, I'm surprised this was printed.
     
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    That pretty much sums up my opinion too... this is absolutely appalling, I can't believe it's been published.
     
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    Ten bucks the mixed race couple is deliberate.....:rolleyes:
     
  9. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    The Homosexual Declaration of War got me curious, so I found out that it is paraphrasing a 1987 satire written by Michael Swift. The satire is prefaced by this:

    "This essay is an outré, madness, a tragic, cruel fantasy, an eruption of inner rage, on how the oppressed desperately dream of being the oppressor."
     
  10. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    freedom of speech
     
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    Hey, it's Utah, home of the terminally backward. :rolleyes:

    A little respect for the short-bus, please. :(
     
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    Ah, but since when do facts or context stand in the way of a spot of bigoted vitriol?
     
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    Gotta love the irony of a bunch of homophobes with sticks up their arses.
     
  15. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    That was my first thought also. How many black people are in Utah?
     
  16. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    We must fear something, this is a threat to the American way of life, Apple pie and Baseball. We need new laws!

    And with that said we have the 1 millionth gay thread here at rumors:D
     
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    I love how they call Homosexuals intolerant in the bottom right corner.
     
  18. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    When I see this ad, part of me wants to laugh, part of me wants to cry.
     
  19. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, really?

    JANUARY 21, 2009: Los Angeles Affiliate KABC-TV refuses to air ad with gay families during Inauguration: “Too controversial, families will be watching.”

    FEBRUARY 1, 2009: SUPER BOWL AD FEATURING GAY FAMILY REJECTED BY KNBC: Broadcaster claims the National Football League (NFL) excluded PSA as “advocacy,” yet other advocacy ads air.

    http://www.gettoknowusfirst.org/


    Just Sayin.
     
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yes really


    a private company can dictate what it airs...its up to them and varies from company to company. however, there are regulations that tv and radio stations must adhere to as well since they are broadcasting over nationally owned frequencies i believe.

    not saying i agree that it was a good move, just saying this is protected under freedom of speech , which is why i quoted the part i did in my first post in this thread
     
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    Extremely puckered ones, I believe.
     
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    Well, cut all their heads off and harm their cats I say.... :rolleyes:

    It really is wrong though, I can't believe stuff like this goes on still.
     
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    unbelievably offensive.

    i understand the freedom of press/speech but jesus. :eek:
     
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    Everyone is entitled to there opinion, even if it is a bunch of arse but I gotta say that everyone does seem to be losing there freedom the world over, Ok thinks me if some folks don't want to employ homosexuals or whoever, they should have the right to choose , no? ( as long as no physical harm is caused to another body sorta thing)
     
  25. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    This has nothing to do with freedom of speech; as you illuminated, media outlets are free to select their advertisers. This, instead, is about a double standard.

    Why is it that this ad was published in both of Salt Lake City's newspapers, whereas the aforementioned tv ads, which violated no FCC regulations and were extremely tame based on today's standards, were refused airtime?
     

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