Skip to comments.Boycott on Miller Beer Working, Keep Up Pressure Urges Catholic League
Posted on 10/03/2007 4:04:46 AM PDT by monomaniac
By John-Henry Westen
SAN FRANCISCO, October 1, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Catholic League in the United States which, along with 200 supporting groups, last week launched a boycott of Miller Brewing Co. has indicated that the boycott is having an effect. The boycott was launched as the result of the beer company's sponsorship of a sadomasochistic gay street parade which features full nudity and public sex acts witnessed by children who attend the parade.
The Folsom Street Fair took place yesterday with the same notorious features for which it is known. Catholic League president Bill Donohue described the scene as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle saying, "couples led each other up and down the street with dog collars and leashes, men in thong underwear played Twister .' There was also a man who was flogged to such an extent that 'red lash marks covered his back.' Other gay men decided to 'walk around naked' in front of women and children."
In a startling revelation Donohue said "there was a female stripper who was hoisted in a cage over a Roman Catholic Church on a Sunday when Masses were being said."
The response from Miller to the boycott, "has been encouraging, though incomplete," said Donohue. "The Milwaukee brewer issued a news release on September 26 saying it took exception to the use of its logo on an offensive poster (for the parade) mocking the Last Supper. Today, it extended its original statement by apologizing for the misuse of its logo, 'particularly [to] members of the Christian community who have contacted us to express their concern.'"
The apology from Miller also indicated the company was reviewing its policies on event sponsorship. "We are conducting an immediate audit of our procedures for approving local marketing and sales sponsorships to ensure that this does not happen again," it said.
"We called Miller today asking for clarification of this statement, and we are pleased to note that a full-scale review of all its promotional policies is underway," said Donohue. "It is not certain at this time whether Miller plans to sponsor events like the Folsom Street Fair in the future. Accordingly, while we are not calling off the boycott, we are tabling a serious course of action that we were going to announce today. We expect that Miller will resolve this issue before too long."
To express concerns to Miller Brewing Co.:
My boycott of Miller “beer” started the moment I tasted that horrible swill!
I stopped drinking that crap years ago.
Old Fred Miller would be spinning in his grave over what the South Africans have done to his company.
I prefer good German beer.
It’s not just Miller brewing that should be shunned.
Every company that supports the immoral, sick and perverse
homosexual agenda should be boycotted by every decent American.
Hear me FORD?
Ben and Jerrys?
Easiest. Boycott. Ever.
What’s a “pilsner”? Didn’t I see one of those on that table on the poster?
I have a friend who is a beer alcoholic. He once told me that drinking a six-pack of Bud one night will give you a headache the next day but drinking a six-pack of Miller High Life won’t. I tested both beers at different times and verified his observations. (Nevertheless, the boycott is no problem for me because I am now strickly an O’Doul’s drinker.)
Other boycotts seek to punish the offender.
The Miller boycott is of that latter catagory. At this point, I don't care if they remove their sponsorship for this event. The damage is done. I do not want to associate myself with them. My pleasurable beer-drinking activities will not be diminished by having anything to do with Miller SAB or it's subsidiaries.
Like Toshiba, they are on the Boycott for Life list.
When I was in college, all I could afford was A-1 Little Brown Jugs (our motto: “Forty ounces for forty cents”).
Yeah. I'm still boycotting Sprint because of that whole Candice Bergen mess.
What Candice Bergen mess. Or, perhaps I should say, "Which Candice Bergen mess?"
The guy is a total hump. Half the time I don’t even know what he is talking about. The whole show should be dropped. They have a baseball commentator and the hump. Both Sunday and Monday night football need to reload their commentators they all suck. Also, both seem to think they are the show with constant close ups of the schmos when the teams are lining up and snapping the ball. Drives me crazy. I tune in to watch the game, not listen to Tony Kornheirser attempt to be relevant. Shoosh.
I thought there was already a boycott of Miller going on in response to their support of LRaza.
Oops, should read La Raza.
Why would people who are not affected by mental disorders want to be associated with those who are?
Hey Mille, ya know whut ya kin do wid yer suds!
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