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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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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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To: goseminoles

On the one hand- what need is there to show you how underwear look? If the buyer is wearing any they KNOW how they look-right? If you’re not built like the package model, the picture is misleading anyway. Is frustration a factor here?
Does the pastor wear underwear but not look at them?
On the other hand- seeing what you’re buying isn’t bad.

What’s dangerous here is that ANY image can ‘offend’ for some reason; does that mean no image of a product is safe? How about CHILDRENS underwear? Pictures of toddlers in Barney underwear might be a pedophiles dream! The pastor would have a better case complaining about that!
I’m not for salacious advertising,and huge posters would be over the top, but who sees the package images? People shopping for underwear, which is inherently suggestive. So should underwear move to ‘under the counter’ sales, brown paper packaging?
The hypersensitivity bothers me more than the underwear pictures. ONE man complains and a corp. recalls something? Would that work for any of us?
And if it was because of his religious affiliation, does this mean WalMart will react the same way to a Muslim’s offense? Since they are offended by everything civilized, what will that mean for retail shopping?

51 posted on 07/25/2010 8:17:30 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
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?

The manager quite possibly does know that, and since you ar familiar with the area, I'll defer to your judgement. OTOH, the Wal-Mart chain is huge. To bend for a single person who complains about a product's packaging is silly. Perhaps the complaint should have been to the manufacturer.

52 posted on 07/25/2010 8:21:40 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Sarajevo

Precisely! ONE person gets packaging pulled?
What if a Muslim walks into every store in the nation and does this about one thing, or many things? Think they won’t?
If you can’t say ‘no’ to one pastor, ( who isn’t going to threaten you with violence) how are you going to say no to Muslims doing this en-masse?
They won’t. Result- control. Wal-Mart is STUPID to have done this. If it’s a company wide policy, they’re in for big trouble.

53 posted on 07/25/2010 8:37:20 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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54 posted on 07/25/2010 8:48:23 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Average Al

55 posted on 07/25/2010 9:13:59 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (If my body dies, then let it die, but let my country live.)
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To: Average Al

Now she can be ashamed of being seen in Walmart! Don’t thank me yet.


56 posted on 07/25/2010 9:16:47 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (If my body dies, then let it die, but let my country live.)
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To: Average Al
Their cheeks juggle like jello

Watching a woman's butt jiggle(not juggle)like jello is not offensive or gross to me or, I would bet,to most men. If you find it gross I would suggest you turn in your man card, if you are a man, if you are female then I can understand your statement.

Disclaimer: If we were talking about Rosie O'Donut or a similar shaped woman I would reconsider the gross part. CZJ type(and ordinary looking) women can jiggle all they want in my presence and I will not feel offended.

57 posted on 07/25/2010 9:21:17 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

To each his own. Somebody needs to take the fat ones off our hands!

58 posted on 07/25/2010 9:58:34 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin; huldah1776
I am an artist as well, I couldn't make it in an Art Bachelor's Degree program though. I had some instructors telling me I was too closed minded about art.

An oil "painting" that consisted of thick muddy smudges of paint with straw stuck into it, that displayed no creative or artistic talent didn't qualify as art in my opinion. Unfortunately someone thought Anselm Keifer's nonsense was "art". "Piss Christ" is not art. A 2' X 2' square of aluminum painted white, titled "Issue" is not art. But that's my opinion.

I also had an instructor tell me that I was technically more talented at drawing and painting than he was, but I'd never be a "real artist" doing what I wanted to do. That was his opinion.

Whose definition of pornography do we use? Mine? Islam's? Cotton Mather's? Larry Flynt's? Who gets to be the pornography czar?

59 posted on 07/25/2010 10:01:15 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: infidel29

LOL, I couldn’t take drawing 2 because of having to draw nudes! It is against my religion and the LOGIC behind it is corrupt. If I can draw (I hated using charcoal but loved the final product) a drape without knowing what is behind it, or an unopen geode - I truly can draw a human with their clothes on. I believe it is the liberal agenda to break down the morals of the artists one foothold at a time, hardening hearts of flesh into stone. (I had a student model tell me it was about maturity and I am about 40 years older than she. LOL) I don’t care if Michaelangelo or whoever studied cadavers, its more about technique. Those who would want to discover the best way to paint would also want to know all they could about everything or be obsessive compulsive.

My graphics design professor told me to paint because I made everything so complicated and it had to be true to life. I was doing a simple cartoon of David & Goliath and actually used photos of the valley in Israel and tried to keep the clothes relative to their time, etc. Someday I’ll finish it, or just paint it! That is why I love photography. Painting is so time consuming.

As for defining porn, I think we should do what Paul did when confronted by someone weaker than he in regards to eating meat sacrificed to idols.

60 posted on 07/25/2010 10:21:39 AM PDT by huldah1776
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