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Underwear packaging reportedly recalled from Walmart after Cullman pastorís complaint
Cullman Times (AL) ^ | July 23, 2010 | Trent Moore

Posted on 07/25/2010 5:55:57 AM PDT by notsofastmyfriend

CULLMAN — A local pastor’s complaint about a brand of underwear being sold with “pornographic” pictures on the packaging at the Cullman Walmart reportedly led to a recall of the product.

Frank Boren, pastor of New Hope Christian Center Church of God in the Springhill community, said he noticed the questionable underwear package while shopping at the store in May.

“I was in there shopping for some underwear one day, and looked at the men’s pictures on the packaging,” he said. “On a few of the packages they were very pornographic in the way they were dressed, in skimpy underwear, so I went to the manager and asked her if she thought it was inappropriate to be displayed.”

After filing a few more complaints in the following weeks, Boren said the questionable packaging eventually disappeared from the store’s shelves.

Cullman Walmart store manager Nancy Valentine said Boren’s concerns were forwarded to the corporate office, and an eventual recall of that packaging was likely the result of similar complaints.

“A customer was upset about the picture on the underwear packaging and we sent his concerns to the home office,” she said. “I believe there was a recall on that product packaging later on.”

Boren said he wanted to thank Valentine and Cullman County Sheriff Tyler Roden for their assistance in the matter.

When asked about his role in the reported recall, Roden said he listened to Boren’s complaint — though the issue mostly fell to the discretion of Walmart officials.

“He was concerned about the packaging on some of the men’s underwear being too revealing, in his opinion, to the point that he thought it was pornographic,” he said. “This gentleman voiced his concerns about that.”


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Sorry, no pictures of the offending "package" at the source.
1 posted on 07/25/2010 5:55:59 AM PDT by notsofastmyfriend
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To: notsofastmyfriend

And Elvis was THE DEVIL!!!!


2 posted on 07/25/2010 5:57:16 AM PDT by NCBraveheart (BARACK OBAMA....A GIANT SACK OF SUCK!)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

The jury should be considered hung until pictures of guilt or innocence are provided.


3 posted on 07/25/2010 5:58:43 AM PDT by Hang'emAll
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To: NCBraveheart

Maybe I should complain, one day I saw a tote bag at WalMart with the “Obama” painted all over the whole thing. Even tho it was marked down to $1 from the original price, no one was buying!!! Eventually they all disappeared....but this is evidence of his popularity, no one buys him for even $1.


4 posted on 07/25/2010 6:00:37 AM PDT by GrannyK
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To: notsofastmyfriend
Pornography is in the eye of the beholder.

I think we're too "offended" by things in our society, but if Wal-Mart saw enough of a concern to remove the items that's their decision, possibly a good business decision.

5 posted on 07/25/2010 6:01:50 AM PDT by infidel29 (Since 0bama is NOT a uniter, can we change the acronym to just plain P.O.S.?)
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To: NCBraveheart

I noticed the underwear packages one day when I was waiting for a son to try something on. Men’s string bikinis? It might not be pornographic, but it’s pretty darn gross.


6 posted on 07/25/2010 6:02:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("I hate other cultures. Everyone is rude and they never wash or use deodorant."~Anoreth)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

SO, they’re still going to sell the offensive “pornographic” skimpy underwear, just not going to show people what it really looks like?

I’d really have to see this offending package to figure out what the hubbub is.
Did they just pull the packages from that one store?


7 posted on 07/25/2010 6:04:34 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Tax-chick
Men’s string bikinis? It might not be pornographic,.....

Hey, guys want to feel pretty too! /s

8 posted on 07/25/2010 6:05:21 AM PDT by Popman (Why does the New Black Panther Party want to kill saltines ?)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Geez man, all you have to do is look at most of the people
in the stores if you want to be offended. I’ve been waiting for them to post signs, no animals or wildlife permitted in the stores! lol


9 posted on 07/25/2010 6:05:40 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: Popman

They would work for me if I were 20 years younger, 20 pounds lighter, athletic, toned, good looking, etc, etc....

To borrow from Diamonds Are Forever’s Shady Tree - I have the body of Rock Hudson. If he knew what I was doing to it, he would be mad as hell.


10 posted on 07/25/2010 6:09:41 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Tax-chick

Well if you want to see gross, walk behind a woman wearing
string bikini underwear (or no underwear) under summer shorts or pants. Their cheeks juggle like jello and the seem gets caught way up in their butt crack.....Gross.


11 posted on 07/25/2010 6:10:46 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: notsofastmyfriend
pornographic

You would have to stretch the definition pretty thin then to say a man dressed in underwear posing on a package are pornographic.

You might call it risqué, crude or offensive, but even in the eye of the beholder standard, it's still a stretch unless you get aroused by it .................which is a whole different topic

12 posted on 07/25/2010 6:11:44 AM PDT by Popman (Why does the New Black Panther Party want to kill saltines ?)
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To: Tax-chick

Well if you want to see gross, walk behind a woman wearing
string bikini underwear (or no underwear) under summer shorts or pants. Their cheeks juggle like jello and the (seam) gets caught way up in their butt crack.....Gross.


13 posted on 07/25/2010 6:12:18 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: infidel29
Pornography is in the eye of the beholder.

I am really personally sick of this attitude and offer no compromise. The foolishness of living on the edge of what is right or wrong is beyond words. I don't care if anyone agrees with me on the matter or not.

Either one ideology or the other has to go. God says he doesn't approve of that attitude and ultimately He is going effect his will whether you or anyone else believes He will or not. God is going to have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah or do something about the increasingly blatant immoral attitude of this nation, it has been said in a backwards sort of way.

15 posted on 07/25/2010 6:14:49 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Popman
Try going to Spencer Gifts and looking at what they are carrying these days, dildos, vibrators, exotic outfits etc.
16 posted on 07/25/2010 6:15:02 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Sounds like Frank Boren has some latent homosexual issues.


17 posted on 07/25/2010 6:16:25 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Hang'emAll
“I was in there shopping for some underwear one day, and looked at the men’s pictures on the packaging,” he said. “On a few of the packages they were very pornographic in the way they were dressed, in skimpy underwear

Perhaps the models were hung, hence the complaint about the packaging of the packages.

18 posted on 07/25/2010 6:18:12 AM PDT by RoseyT
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To: RoseyT

Well then circumstantial evidence points to guilty.


19 posted on 07/25/2010 6:22:47 AM PDT by Hang'emAll
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Ye ole Sears/MonkeyWard/JCPenny catalogs predated Victoria’s Secret.

Many a young lad and lass perused those publications.


20 posted on 07/25/2010 6:27:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Wtf? Its a picture of a guy in underwear on a package of underwear. Am I missing something? Glad he didn’t go to the ladies section.


21 posted on 07/25/2010 6:29:06 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I find the Dolce and Gabanna men’s fragrance ads in upscale travel magazines creepy.


22 posted on 07/25/2010 6:30:21 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly at first.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

There used to be something called “modesty”. We seem to have lost that concept.


23 posted on 07/25/2010 6:36:43 AM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I wonder if ol’ Frank bought some.


24 posted on 07/25/2010 6:37:29 AM PDT by donhunt (Where does this totalitarian ashwipe get off telling me I can't chose for myself?)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Shorts are pornographic in Cullman, AL. Underwear? Forget about it. ;-)


25 posted on 07/25/2010 6:38:09 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: TomGuy

There was an old song about an underwear model in a Sears catalogue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd2gD_6YFos


26 posted on 07/25/2010 6:47:08 AM PDT by bleach (Sarah, Wake me in 2012)
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To: auboy

Ah - you know Cullman too then :)


27 posted on 07/25/2010 6:55:39 AM PDT by justsaynomore (Eventus stultorum magister)
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To: NCBraveheart

And Elvis was THE DEVIL!!!!

Yes he was! And them gosh-darned drawers wuz covered with pitchers that wuz almost as fiendishly uncovered as alot of them danged old statues they got right out in public in France and Greece and other sich places over in Yurp.


28 posted on 07/25/2010 7:02:10 AM PDT by flowerplough (Bammy: "People say, yeah, but unemployment's still at 9.6%. Yes, but it's not 12 or 13... or15.")
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I am more offended by the “PEOPLE OF WALMART” emails I get in my inbox periodically!

Actually, I am MOST offended by all the RED CHINESE Products in WALMART and don’t go there anymore because of that.


29 posted on 07/25/2010 7:03:47 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

You ought to see some of the people that walk into my Walmart. Now THAT is pornographic.


30 posted on 07/25/2010 7:06:48 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I think most mature adult men can handle seeing underwear packages. Seems like someone’s a little sexually immature.


31 posted on 07/25/2010 7:08:50 AM PDT by pgkdan (I'm a monthly donor...you can be one too!)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

The local pastor is also offended when he sees a dog lick its ba***.


32 posted on 07/25/2010 7:12:52 AM PDT by verity (Obama, the BS and rhetoric President)
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To: pgkdan

Being a woman, I was walking down that aisle at Walmart aisle and noticed those underpants.

I stuck a ten in that package.


33 posted on 07/25/2010 7:15:09 AM PDT by dforest
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To: notsofastmyfriend
Not the first time Wal-Mart has had underwear problems.
34 posted on 07/25/2010 7:15:51 AM PDT by tlb
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

God would also not approve of you buying all those products made by slave labor in China.


35 posted on 07/25/2010 7:17:22 AM PDT by NineOmega
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To: tlb

She goes for the big belt style favored by the first lady.


36 posted on 07/25/2010 7:18:12 AM PDT by csvset
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To: infidel29
I think we're too "offended" by things in our society, but if Wal-Mart saw enough of a concern to remove the items that's their decision, possibly a good business decision.

I agree with the first part of your comment, but I believe Wal-Mart made a bad decision by taking action on what amounts to a snivel. They should have told him to take his business elsewhere.

37 posted on 07/25/2010 7:19:10 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Sorry, Mr Pastor but if you shop at Walmart you should expect to be offended.

38 posted on 07/25/2010 7:21:57 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: All
Look closely at who's watching you.

I missed it first time around.

Leni

39 posted on 07/25/2010 7:22:46 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Sarajevo
"I agree with the first part of your comment, but I believe Wal-Mart made a bad decision by taking action on what amounts to a snivel. They should have told him to take his business elsewhere."

This is Cullman, Alabama. Ultra-conservative, very rural area with a high density of elderly. We used to joke that it was the law that grandparents were required to move to Cullman. Telling a local preacher to take it or leave it would not be good for business overall, and don't you think that the manager (who also probably lives in Cullman) knows that?

I'm not saying I agree with anything in this article, I just thought I'd explain a little bit about Cullman.

40 posted on 07/25/2010 7:26:28 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: infidel29

I am an artist. And I love to look at most of it. My great Aunt worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and I have visited many museums. My most cherished memory is looking up at the Pieta when, as a kid, I visited the world’s fair.

Just took a couple of art history classes, and piecing some info together, I wondered just this morning if some of the art found in Rome, funded by the church, wasn’t child porn. We’ll never know, until judgment day, and all things can be used for evil or good, but there is a time and place for thinking about consequences.

I wonder what kind of porn laws Jesus will enact when He brings peace to the world and puts children first before whatever currency is used even if He asks for a fair tythe of 10%. Just a thought.


41 posted on 07/25/2010 7:34:03 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
God says he doesn't approve of that attitude

That's not what he says to me. He must not think you're old enough to hear the truth yet.

42 posted on 07/25/2010 7:44:01 AM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: Average Al

I knew there was some reason I never entered that store!


43 posted on 07/25/2010 7:46:15 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (They told me I was gullible and I believed them.)
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To: humblegunner

Why do you say that? Looks like you’re looking for something controversial to write. I notice some pornographic advertisements of women and I’m enthusiastically heterosexual. Anyone might notice porn, even if it’s of their own gender.


44 posted on 07/25/2010 7:49:55 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (I may be drunk, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. (Churchill))
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To: notsofastmyfriend

It’s not the underwear, it’s the ‘package’.


45 posted on 07/25/2010 7:52:12 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: notsofastmyfriend

I demand this tread be pulled if you cannot provide the pictures. LOL


46 posted on 07/25/2010 7:56:04 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: tlb

ROFLOL, first time I’ve seen that one, very, good!! LOL


47 posted on 07/25/2010 7:58:56 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Shimmer1
I go there all the time. My wife refuses to be seen in the place. I threaten to put a picture of her up on the wall somewhere just to embarrass her. lol.........
48 posted on 07/25/2010 8:00:17 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: justsaynomore
Ah - you know Cullman too then :)

Yes. Thankfully from 140 miles south. :-)

49 posted on 07/25/2010 8:05:17 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: notsofastmyfriend

Come OUT foul demon!!!!


50 posted on 07/25/2010 8:08:43 AM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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