AFA finds Ford too 'Dirt'y
In their never-ending quest to attack the Ford Motor Company for so much as farting in a gay-friendly manner, the folks at the American Family Association are now condemning the automaker for advertising during a recent episode of the FX drama "Dirt." The AFA is all a'steamed up because of this particular scene:
Steamy (if dark). But why is the AFA singling out Ford, rather than going after the show itself or the myriad of other advertisers who also bought commercial spots during the episode? Well, that's likely because the motor company is continuing to have financial difficulties, so by keeping their attention on what they perceive as the automaker's gay-friendliness, the AFA can take partial credit whenever Ford announces a drop in profit (therefore making the AFA look persuasive).
Another reason: The AFA's Don Wildmon (pic.) is simply addicted to Courtney Cox's portrayal of a high-powered L.A. gossip magazine editor who trades morality for dish, and he can't bear the thought of canceling his weekly "Dirt" viewing party with the girls.
One would think that the better person to go after for such an 'explicit' scene would be the people who put it there? Oh say one, Rupert Murdoch owned company? FOX MEDIA? NewsCorps?
Just another example of the laziness of Mr. Wildmon who can't even change the batteries in his remote control so he can change the channel to CBN, ABC Family, or PAX if he's so offended by PAID FOR cable channels which can be blocked using some little device that comes in EVERY TV you buy these days called a V-CHIP.
Posted by: Punted | Jan 23, 2007 5:17:09 PM
This is what I did: I watched it, and I didn't react with fury! It's incredible. The AFA should try it.
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Posted by: Q Project | Jan 23, 2007 8:25:42 PM
I found the scene to be rather erotic. No wonder Mr. Wildman is so focused on it. I bet he found it as hot as I did.
Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jan 24, 2007 6:41:12 AM
That has got to be one of the most awkward, unconvinving portrayals of gay love since Tom Select in "In and Out".
Posted by: Ian D. Stewart | Jan 24, 2007 1:19:38 PM
God loves the sinner and hates the sin - the best thing you can do is repent and turn your life over to the Lord..while there is time. I know this will speak to someone...read John 3:16.
The Bible - Romans 1:16-2:11
16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? 4 Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?
5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6 God "will give to each person according to what he has done." 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9 There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favoritism.
Posted by: Brendan | Jan 25, 2007 12:09:32 PM
Oh, Pastor Brendan.
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