7.27.2005

Tylenol ad upsets James Dobson

The Christian Right is at it again folks. They have attempted to bring pressure on a large American company because of this ad that appeared in The Advocate, an American magazine for the queer community.

Focus on the Family is after Johnson & Johnson for advertising Tylenol PM to the gay market.

"A lot of corporate America has bought into the idea that they can secretly promote
homosexuality
without their consumers noticing out there,"
~ Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute.

"I think it's a critical issue, because it's one more way that the issue of homosexuality is being normalized and sent out as though it's not harmful—as though it's not against what God originally intended." ~ Mike Haley, director of the gender issues department at Focus on the Family

So all those big advertisers thought they could fool Judge James Dobson and his jury on earth. Boy were they dumb. Not much gets by these guys. Now I wonder, as we know Focus on the Family has a Canadian branch plant, do you think they sent this notice to Canadian members as well. My guess is they did.

Want to know who is advertising to the gay community. Go to the commercial closet.

TAKE ACTION: Let Johnson & Johnson know what you think, send a comment to the company! You can call too if you prefer, the number to call is: 1-800-962-5357, option 5

I did... and so did Karl at Snarl's humble blog along with a few more like Tammy Talks alot.

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5 comments:

outwest said...

I would have a lot less tendency to be upset at Dobson and his ilk if I wasn’t completely convinced that they are absolutely serious about wanting to rid the planet of gay men and women through annihilation!

And the hubris of this guy! He talks to God personally? He has “insider knowledge” of the Master Plan? I want proof! I want tapes! Where’s Gurmant Grewal when you need him to go coach someone on how to do it?

And what are Focus types doing reading The Advocate, anyway?

outwest said...

Rick, this might double-post. I'm having a little trouble getting your comments section to cooperate with me....

I would have a lot less tendency to be upset at Dobson and his ilk if I wasn’t completely convinced that they are absolutely serious about wanting to rid the planet of gay men and women through annihilation!

And the hubris of this guy! He talks to God personally? He has “insider knowledge” of the Master Plan? I want proof! I want tapes! Where’s Gurmant Grewal when you need him to go coach someone on how to do it?

And what are Focus types doing reading The Advocate, anyway?

Stephanie said...

Robert Knight is complete unclear on the concept. Johnson & Johnson isn't promoting homosexuality, they are promoting pain relief pills. It's called capitalism. Does he think gays are so inhuman that don't have any aches and pains? Does he think the company should ignore a whole market segment and forgo potential profits, simply because he thinks gays shouldn't be allowed to exist?

What next? Is he going to call for a ban on sales of Tylenol to gays?

Rick Barnes said...
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Rick Barnes said...

Being on the dark side, gay people don't feel pain.

Much like the Catholic chuch took until the early 1900's to admit animals could feel pain. How dumb is that?