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03/25/2009

Incidentally, drinking Pepsi makes foxes pee

by Jeremy Hooper

The American Family Association is continuing its boycott of PepsiCo, for the sole reason that they perceive the soft drink giant as being too gay-accepting for their overcaffeinated liking. And now they're bringing the extremely fringy PFOX (Parents and Friends of Ex-gays) group into the carbonated mix:


AFA - Pepsi

So wait -- because PFLAG stands against the unscientific PFOX, and because Pepsi has supported the pro-acceptance causes of PFLAG, the AFA is using this completely ancillary-to-the-story "ex-gay" group as a wholly separate reason to oppose Coke's competitor? That's completely unfair! If the AFA wants to attack PFLAG for opposing PFOX, then game on. But it's intellectually bankrupt to fault Pepsi for a group with whom they themselves have had no direct interaction, pro or con!

So in short: It's just another day of the AFA being the AFA. Seriously, it's like they live in a version of the movie Groundhog Day wherein they demonize the groundhog for not cowering whenever he sees a gay person's shadow.

**While annoying, it's imperative that we counter this baseless, unscrupulous extremism. So please, if you have a second, call Pepsi (914-253-2000 or 1-800-433-2652) and thank the company for standing against America's anti-gay forces!

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But I thought ex-gays just want to be left alone. Another perfect example on how the entire ex-gay movement is a sham.

Posted by: a. mcewen | Mar 25, 2009 11:45:50 AM

What is the difference between a "Press Release" and a "National Press Release". I guess the next exaggeration would be the "Global Press Release" or "Galactic Press Release". The hyperbolization of hyperbole! It's like a graphic novel on a 'roid rage.

I guess when the boycott starts to peter out (or utterly fails to even start), you need to stoke the coals and see if you can salvage (or even find) some embers. It's either that, or the only other option is to exclaim "Mission Accomplished" and move on.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Mar 25, 2009 12:16:24 PM

Wouldn't PFLAG be a homosexualist group, not a homosexual group? Most PFLAG members are not homosexual.

Posted by: sammyseattle | Mar 25, 2009 12:28:52 PM

Called 800 number. Spoke to nice lady. She said 'Thank you for calling that in." Wants your zip is all.

Posted by: LOrion | Mar 25, 2009 1:28:43 PM

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