Participant in previous Folsom Street Fair, which features public displays of sexual fetishes
A Catholic group is calling for a boycott of the Miller Brewing Co. after the beer giant failed to have its logo removed from a “gay”-festival promo mocking the iconic Last Supper scene of Jesus Christ and his disciples.
Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, wants Miller to go much further and rescind its sponsorship of San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair, which has featured blatant displays of public nudity and performances by the anti-Catholic group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
“Never have we experienced greater corporate arrogance than in this dispute with the Miller Brewing Company,” Donohue said on this morning’s “Fox and Friends” show on the Fox News Channel.
Calling it an “incredibly outrageous and palpably anti-Christian event,” Donohue posted photographs of past Folsom Street Fairs, warning that the images are graphic.
This year’s fair is scheduled for Sunday.
As WND reported, the Last Supper poster promoting the fair replaces the bread and wine with sex toys and depicts Jesus Christ and his disciples as “half-naked homosexual sadomasochists.”
Donohue said Miller “leaves us with no options.”
“We are calling on more than 200 Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu organizations to join with us in a nationwide boycott of Miller beer,” he said.
Folsom Street Fair promotional poster
Donohue said that after being pressured Tuesday, Miller offered a “lame statement of regret and said it was pulling its logo from the ad.”
In a statement on its website, Miller said while it has “supported the Folsom Street Fair for several years, we take exception to the poster the organizing committee developed this year.”
“We understand some individuals may find the imagery offensive and we have asked the organizers to remove our logo from the poster effective immediately,” the company said.
But Donohue pointed out, “Not only has it not done so – it is still posted on the website of the street fair – Miller refuses to withdraw its sponsorship.”
“To top it off, when we informed them that some of the money being raised at this festival was being funneled to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, they were unimpressed,” he said.
The homosexual group, which describes itself as “21st century nuns for the queer,” plans a “Last Supper” tonight in preparation for the San Francisco fair:
“There is no better way to prepare your mortal flesh for the kinkiest weekend on Earth than to nourish your bones and boost your spirit with a divine feast: The Last Supper With The Sisters, at Eureka Restaurant … “
Donohue says the Catholic League feels “confident that once our religious allies kick in, and once the public sees the photos of an event Miller is proudly supporting, the Milwaukee brewery will come to its senses and pull its sponsorship altogether.”
“If it doesn’t, the only winners will be Anheuser Busch and Coors,” he said.
The annual homosexual event describes its mission as organizing “world-class volunteer driven leather events, providing the adult alternative lifestyle community safe venues for self-expression, emphasizing freedom, fun and frolic, while raising money to benefit San Francisco charities.”
Concerned Women for America first drew attention to the Last Supper poster Tuesday.
The group wants California’s elected officials – including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer – to “publicly condemn this unprovoked attack against Christ and His followers.”
“We further challenge the media to cover this affront to Christianity with the same vigor as recent stories about cartoon depictions of Muhammad and other items offensive to the Muslim community,” said Matt Barber, CWFA’s policy director for cultural issues.
Barber pointed out San Francisco taxpayers help foot the bill for the fair by providing police support – to shut down several city blocks and provide security.
A police lieutenant confirmed officers are on the clock during the event, not paid for by the organizers.
The Folsom Street Fair website also lists San Francisco’s environment department and its Grants for the Arts –which comes out of the hotel tax fund – as sponsors.
“The most unimaginable and vile acts of debauchery are commonplace during the fair,” Barber said.
“Senator Larry Craig was arrested and driven out of the Senate for allegedly soliciting public ‘gay’ sex, yet during this event the city of San Francisco suspends the law and allows ‘gay’ men and women to parade the streets fully nude, many having sex – even group orgies – in broad daylight, while taxpayer-funded police officers look on and do absolutely nothing.”
Barber encouraged mainstream media to cover the event with cameras in hand.
“There’s an unbelievable news story here,” he said. “The Folsom Street Fair is reminiscent of biblical Sodom and Gomorrah, and the media should document exactly what the city of San Francisco is allowing to occur – in public – in the name of ‘tolerance.'”
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