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Subaru Boasts of a Decade’s Worth of Promoting Homosexuality
Concerned Women for America ^ | 12/20/2004 | Robert Knight

Posted on 12/23/2004 8:06:47 PM PST by nickcarraway

Spread in ‘gay’ magazine lists accomplishments; Avis also vies for ‘gay’ dollar

It’s important to give credit where it’s due. So car buyers should know that Subaru takes its role as the most pro-homosexual car company very seriously.

In fact, the company bought a four-page, four-color pullout section in the December 21, 2004, The Advocate magazine, surrounding a celebration of 11 “People of the Year” selected by the magazine since 1990. Honorees include V. Gene Robinson (December 23, 2003), the homosexual Episcopal bishop; Rosie O’Donnell (January 21, 2003); George Michael (January 19, 1999), following Michael’s arrest for lewdness in a Beverly Hills restroom, and former Gay and Lesbian Task Force leader Urvashi Vaid and the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe (both December 18, 1990). Note: Vaid’s book was endorsed by presidential and vice-presidential advisor Mary Matalin, and Mapplethorpe is known for his homoerotic, X-rated images that engulfed the National Endowment for the Arts in controversy.

As for Subaru, the fourth page includes this summary:

“Subaru of America celebrates ten years of support for the gay and lesbian community.

• First national automaker to sponsor the Human Rights Campaign

• First automaker to extend domestic partner benefits to all employees

• Featured on The L Word [Showtime’s lesbian drama]

• Recipient of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center’s Corporate Leadership Award

• First automaker to insert custom creative in gay media

• Founding sponsor of the Rainbow Endowment, whose Visa Rainbow Card has raised more than $1.5 million for health, civil rights and cultural causes

• Sponsor of numerous gay and lesbian cultural and athletic events

• Presenting sponsor of the 2004 AIDS LifeCycle.”

Sample ads from past campaigns are pictured, including one with a photo of a Subaru wagon with the slogan above it: “It’s Not a Choice. It’s the Way We’re Built.”

In 2001, all three major domestic auto companies – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler – adopted “domestic partner” benefits, with Ford earning a 100% rating this year from the Human Rights Campaign as one of the most “gay-friendly” companies in the U.S.

Not to be outdone, Avis, the rental car agency, purchased a two-page, inside cover ad in the January/February OutTraveler, a companion edition to Out magazine. The ad shows a man with his arms around another man, kissing him on the cheek, with this text:

“For over a decade, Avis has automatically included domestic partners as additional drivers in the U.S. No extra fees charged, no questions asked. And now, we’re coming out in grand style, including domestic partners as additional drivers internationally. So go ahead, take a spin.”

While voters are moving to strengthen marriage laws, and parents are fighting to keep homosexual propaganda out of the schools, many of America’s corporate titans have gone pell-mell for the rich, niche, homosexual market. In fact, the Human Rights Campaign calls corporate America “the driving wheel” of homosexual activism.

Except for Philadelphia, where preaching the Gospel on the street gets you arrested on a felony “hate crime,” America is still a free country, so consumers should be aware of companies’ extracurricular activities when deciding where they spend their money.

You can also respectfully let companies know how you feel about their sponsorship of homosexual activism. It helps the most to contact local dealers, but it’s also good to contact the company.

Customer Service: 1-800-SUBARU3

Eastern Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 Monday-Thursday, 10:30 - 5:00 Friday

Central Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 Monday-Thursday, 9:30 - 4:00 Friday

Mountain Hours: 7:30 - 4:00 Monday-Thursday, 8:30 - 3:00 Friday

Pacific Hours: 7:30 - 4:00 Monday-Thursday, 7:30 - 2:00 Friday

Written correspondence can be sent to:

Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru Plaza


P.O. Box 6000


Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000


Attn: Customer/Dealer Services


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Japan; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: activism; automakers; cars; cwa; homosexual; homosexualagenda; subaru
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1 posted on 12/23/2004 8:06:48 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Subaru? I always thought faggots liked VW Cabriolets.


2 posted on 12/23/2004 8:10:11 PM PST by evolved_rage
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To: evolved_rage

Actually our "festive" citizens are quite heterogeneous when it comes to picking a car.


3 posted on 12/23/2004 8:11:35 PM PST by Kurt_D
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To: nickcarraway

Subaru must also be promoting the Aids Epidemic then.


4 posted on 12/23/2004 8:13:07 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: nickcarraway

I personally couldn't care less who they want to market their cars to. I care about only a few basic things.

1) How much?
2) How much upkeep?
3) How long will it last?
4) Is it practical to my family's needs?

'97 Lexus ES300 with 162,000 miles. Runs superbly, leather seats are starting to show some wear. Also a few rattles, putting new brake pads in this weekend.

'92 Toyota pickup with 158,000 miles. Runs superbly, dented and bent up; but has ran dependably for me from the day I bought it.

I expect to get another 100,000 miles off each of them, without investing money into the engines or transmissions. I'll stay with the Japanese vehicles, thank you very much.


5 posted on 12/23/2004 8:15:10 PM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: nickcarraway

We all know the REAL homos drive PACCAR.


6 posted on 12/23/2004 8:15:13 PM PST by Clemenza (Morford 2008: Not that there's anything wrong with it!)
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To: evolved_rage

I thought about buying one of their wagons a few years ago until I saw the $25,000 sticker price... for a compact wagon! At that price I could buy a MUCH nicer car from a company that doesn't cater to the fudge packers.


7 posted on 12/23/2004 8:27:28 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (God is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: nickcarraway
Shut up! Shut up shut up shut up! (Capriole hides her face in her hands) I bought a Subaru Outback station wagon a couple of years ago because it could carry my kids and a lot of our camping/reenacting/horseback riding gear, go through difficult country with some ground clearance and four-wheel-drive capability, and get much better gas mileage than an SUV that cost the same ($21.5K). And now, despite the NRA, foxhunting, and Confederate First National decals on the back, everybody thinks I'm a lesbian! AAAUGH!

Guess I could always trade it in on an F-250 pickup, but then they'd be CONVINCED that I'm a lesbian. I can't win.

8 posted on 12/23/2004 8:34:02 PM PST by Capriole (the Luddite hypocritically clicking away on her computer)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I remember their ads featuring "Crocodile Dundee" and it never crossed my mind what he meant about exploring "The Outback". And how much he could load in the rear of it. And how it held on no matter how bumpy the road.

Hopelessly naive! I never caught on!


9 posted on 12/23/2004 8:34:36 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Hodar

Subaru is Japanese! Glad I sold mine in 94!


10 posted on 12/23/2004 8:34:38 PM PST by acapesket (never had a vote count in all my years here)
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To: nickcarraway

New sales slogan "Subaru; The car most likely to get rear-ended in."


11 posted on 12/23/2004 8:34:47 PM PST by CrazyIvan (What's the difference between Joseph Goebbels and Michael Moore? About 150 pounds.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I've owned 2 Subarus since 1980. The 80 model lasted 125000 miles and the 1990 AWD wagon now has 212000 and still going. Still would buy another one regardless of their adv market.


12 posted on 12/23/2004 8:36:39 PM PST by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: nickcarraway
pro homosexual car.................

Whats a homosexual car?

13 posted on 12/23/2004 8:38:01 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: evolved_rage

Cars driven by worst drivers:

1. vw hippie van
2. volvo with "support public tv" license frames
3. Suv driven by woman on cell phone
4. Subaru
5. Cadilac


14 posted on 12/23/2004 8:39:03 PM PST by jrfaug06
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To: nickcarraway

Come to think of it, Subaru does have more rear-entry vehicles than most. And they suck.

As to Avis, they tried harder, but are still pretty limp.


15 posted on 12/23/2004 8:40:25 PM PST by Migraine
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To: Capriole

Put on a W (Bush) sticker.


16 posted on 12/23/2004 8:40:36 PM PST by guitarist (commonsense)
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To: nickcarraway


I just traded in a Subaru Forrester. Had it for 3 years. Worst car I have ever had. Rear seal, front seal, broken struts, everything you can imagine. You would not believe how bad the windshield was pitted after only 25000 miles. O2 sensors lasted about 6 months. A real piece of feces. I could go on. Everyone says they are great cars. Well, maybe they were in the 1980s, but everybody I know thats bought one in the past five years knows what a piece of crap they really are.


17 posted on 12/23/2004 8:46:26 PM PST by panzer_grey
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To: Emmett McCarthy

If this gets traction Subaru just comitted PR suicide.

Cars are not just four wheels, they make a statement. This tells us subaru=homo.

Didn't some marketing genius explain the last election to the suits? Oh wait, ad firms are in urban areas. Blue state denial, delusion and debasement.


18 posted on 12/23/2004 9:01:28 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: nickcarraway

Suburu knows its base very well.......


19 posted on 12/23/2004 9:02:56 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("BZZZZZT You are fined one credit for violation of the Verbal Morality Statute")
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To: Capriole

Naaaa you will probably be called a "f*g hag" (aka a woman with many homosexual male friends, who thinks she can convert at least one of them into the perfect straight husband.)


(/sarcasm off)

seriously, you only have to worry if this gets any PR traction. Audi seems to have recovered a bit after their misteps. Puegot weeeeeeell they had to leave the USA.


20 posted on 12/23/2004 9:05:39 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: nickcarraway

Car maker wants to alienate itself from 95% of potential car buyers?...probably not the brightest marketing strategy...


21 posted on 12/23/2004 9:06:08 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Migraine

Odd thing, though: they don't make anything with rear drive. Lots of "Subaru Socialists" out here. Not everyone who drives one is a leftie, but the over/under on getting hurt or seriously killed by a drunk in an F350 dually, or by hitting an elk, cow, or deer, is about 7 years. I won't even RIDE in one of the little tin deathtraps.


22 posted on 12/23/2004 9:08:36 PM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel ("No man's life, liberty or property is safe while the Legislature is in session.")
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To: bigsigh

Homosexual car?

Spontaneously rear ends other cars. Like an audi.


23 posted on 12/23/2004 9:09:30 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Capriole
You wanna confuse people?

Buy a Volvo or Saab and plaster "W '04" and NRA stickers on it.

Full Disclosure: With the pickup, people will assume you've just broken up and are trying to saddle yourself a cowboy...

24 posted on 12/23/2004 9:29:27 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: panzer_grey
Yeah, and what's with Lance Armstrong endorsing them?

Don't tell me he's a closet gay... (!!)

25 posted on 12/23/2004 9:31:12 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Hodar

GMC Van - 229,000 - another 200,000 should be possible
Pontiac Firebird - 178,000 - will keep for life
Pontiac Bonneville - 129,000 - should be broken in soon
No engines never rebuilt - just change the oil every 3k
Love my GM's
1.2 million


26 posted on 12/23/2004 9:39:18 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: grey_whiskers

First off, Sub is paying Lance and as for gay.....

http://www.gaysports.com/page.cfm?Sectionid=54&typeofsite=snippetdetail&ID=286&parent=7&snippetset=yes


27 posted on 12/23/2004 9:49:00 PM PST by panzer_grey
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To: nickcarraway

There is no Christian morality in capitalisim. Whatever sells your product and provides for the bottom line is good.


28 posted on 12/23/2004 9:52:51 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Hodar
Your taste in cars is excellent. I have owned many Toyota's and all have given me well over 150k. Just excellent vehicles.
29 posted on 12/23/2004 9:58:31 PM PST by JSteff
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To: panzer_grey

"I just traded in a Subaru Forrester."

My aunt, who had owned 3 Camry's before, bought a Forrester. She said how much she loved her new vehicle. One day the other managers at her place of work called her to go to a window over looking the parking lot.

Her new Forrester was in flames. She doesn't smoke so it wasn't a case of a misplaced cigarette. Subaru could not explain it. She took her settlement and bought another Camry.


30 posted on 12/23/2004 10:03:28 PM PST by JSteff
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To: JSteff

I constantly had oil leaks. The first 2 I had repaired by the local dealer. The 3rd and 4th a dealer in a much larger city because I had lost confidence in the local guys. I no longer think it was their fault.


31 posted on 12/23/2004 10:17:12 PM PST by panzer_grey
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To: Emmett McCarthy
I remember their ads featuring "Crocodile Dundee" and it never crossed my mind what he meant about exploring "The Outback". And how much he could load in the rear of it. And how it held on no matter how bumpy the road. Hopelessly naive! I never caught on!

Now wait a minute there, mate! Paul Hogan is one of the most decent men in show business, Hollywood or not; he has been married to Linda Kozlowski (his Crocodile Dundee co-star) for fourteen years, and has sworn never to have another actress play his love interest onscreen.

32 posted on 12/23/2004 10:19:37 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (Liberals love minorities...as long as they stay in their place. Ask Ted Rall. Ask Harry Reid.)
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To: dc-zoo

Yep. Just think imagine how many sodomites they've help kill off! And they are proud of it too!


33 posted on 12/23/2004 10:21:29 PM PST by TheDon (The Democratic Party is the party of TREASON)
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To: nickcarraway
Subaru spelled backwards with an "n" in place of the "b" spells out the favorite planet of their chosen clientele.

Dumb & pointless facts to know and tell...

34 posted on 12/23/2004 10:32:53 PM PST by MCH
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To: Capriole

Eeew. I was considering the Outback wagon for all the reasons you mentioned. (It is AWD not 4WD) But not after this article.


35 posted on 12/23/2004 10:49:16 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: guitarist
Put on a W (Bush) sticker.

I have a huge BUSH CHENEY sticker on the back of it.

36 posted on 12/23/2004 10:54:48 PM PST by Capriole (the Luddite hypocritically clicking away on her computer)
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To: grey_whiskers
Full Disclosure: With the pickup, people will assume you've just broken up and are trying to saddle yourself a cowboy...

There are no cowboys within a couple of thousand miles of where I live, on the East Coast. But there are a lot of pretty blonde ladies d'un age certain driving monster F-350 V-8 diesel duallies to pull around their six- or eight-horse stock trailers. We don't do it to find husbands; most of us are realistic enough to have given up on finding anyone to marry us and have thrown ourselves into the world of horses as a substitute.

37 posted on 12/23/2004 11:00:25 PM PST by Capriole (the Luddite hypocritically clicking away on her computer)
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To: Capriole

Warning: Always a bad idea to use the words "horses," "husbands" and "substitute" in the same sentence. Use of the word "dressage" in such instances is highly suggested.


38 posted on 12/23/2004 11:03:05 PM PST by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: GVgirl
Eeew. I was considering the Outback wagon for all the reasons you mentioned. (It is AWD not 4WD) But not after this article.

It really has been a great car. I have put 70,000 miles on mine in the last three years and have not had a bit of trouble from it; it handles beautifully, with reflexes good enough to have saved my life on a couple of occasions; the engine is powerful and has very energetic acceleration; the gas mileage is excellent; the cargo capacity turns out to be greater than a Chevy Blazer or Ford Bronco. You cannot pull much with it. It has very high safety ratings. The ventilation system sucks. Lots of people who have Subarus drive them for a quarter of a million miles. And the competition--the Audi, Volvo, and Volkswagon wagons--cost in the low to mid thirties, about ten thousand dollars more. You have to decide whether it's worth ten thousand bucks to you to avoid having the neighbors suspect you're a secret liberal or lesbian.

39 posted on 12/23/2004 11:06:19 PM PST by Capriole (the Luddite hypocritically clicking away on her computer)
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To: Capriole

I think I'll just get the Jeep.


40 posted on 12/23/2004 11:11:24 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: durasell

Nah. This former dressage rider needs more adventure, danger, and excitement than the finest piaffe (or even capriole) can offer. Now I'm at a time in my life when I want to gallop across country and jump every stone wall in my path.


41 posted on 12/23/2004 11:19:31 PM PST by Capriole (the Luddite hypocritically clicking away on her computer)
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To: Capriole

...you're on a brazen path that inevitably leads to barrel racing and cutting horses.


42 posted on 12/23/2004 11:23:34 PM PST by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: Capriole
I stand corrected. Nonetheless, any cowboys visiting--say on a business trip--will be mighty attracted.

Full Disclosure: I've lived on the East Coast, Midwest, Deep South, and Desert Southwest. You are right, there is a relative shortage of cowboy-types out East.

Now I'm at a time in my life when I want to gallop across country and jump every stone wall in my path.

Have you considered Mountain Biking? ;-)

43 posted on 12/23/2004 11:25:01 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Capriole
Here's a Montana joke I saw here:
A Montana bachelor will have a brown stain on the driver side door of his pick up. A married guy will have stains on both sides. It's called a Montana Flame job.
44 posted on 12/23/2004 11:27:13 PM PST by investigateworld (( but then facts are inconvenient! ))
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To: investigateworld

I'm from NYC. Could you explain that joke to me?


45 posted on 12/23/2004 11:30:17 PM PST by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: Hodar
'97 Lexus ES300 with 162,000 miles....
'92 Toyota pickup with 158,000 miles....

You don't drive much, do you...
(1991 VW Jetta Diesel - 317,000, 1997 VW Jetta TDI 289,000... both get significantly over 40mpg and still run strong... ;-)

Now please don't tell me that VW supports this drivel!

46 posted on 12/23/2004 11:34:24 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.)
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To: nickcarraway
Here in the Pacific Northwest, it is 99.99% certain that the person driving that Subaru is a liberal (especially the Outback). We call 'em COMMIE-CARS!

And to think we almost bought one a couple of years ago when we moved here, before we found out their reputation! Everyone I know here who drives one is a leftist!

Glad now my lady and I bought 2 Chevy Tahoes!!!

47 posted on 12/23/2004 11:38:42 PM PST by ATCNavyRetiree (I can most times spot a liberal...they look weak, cowardly and undisciplined.)
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To: durasell

Tabbaco Chaw spit out the door's window. (I'm just giving Caprolie a heads up)


48 posted on 12/23/2004 11:41:57 PM PST by investigateworld (( but then facts are inconvenient! ))
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To: investigateworld

Thanks! I thought it had something to do with four-wheeling...


49 posted on 12/23/2004 11:43:09 PM PST by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; I_Love_My_Husband; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.

[Snip]
It’s important to give credit where it’s due. So car buyers should know that Subaru takes its role as the most pro-homosexual car company very seriously.

lj will be gone from FR for a short while. I'm the volunteer until little jeremiah gets back online.

If you want on/off the list let me know.

50 posted on 12/24/2004 12:37:39 AM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (Perversion is not a civil right.)
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