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Keep the Gay Characters on As the World Turns

Posted by libhom Thursday, May 01, 2008

The militant, Christian fundamentalists at the deceptively named "American Family Association" (AFA) are on a new jihad. They are angry because two gay characters have fallen in love and kissed on As the World Turns.

Here's the Advertising Age article on the subject.

A gay character has been on ATWT for a while now. Last year, he finally got a storyline involving a same-sex relationship with a new character named Noah. The Christian Taliban is calling a boycott of Proctor and Gamble, which owns the show. It's time to counter the nuts. Hat tip to Nichevo for posting contact information for P & G.

If the enemy succeeds, they will feel empowered to continue. That's
why even non-ATWT viewers need to call. You can be sure that
homophobes won't end with ATWT. So please mobilize your friends and
ask them to call fast and often.

800-331-3774

Press 2 - to choose the Nuke storyline
Press 1 - to say you want it to continue

You may have no interest in watching ATWT or any other soap, but the reality is that soaps have cultural power, especially among the working class. It is important to resist the efforts of Christian extremists to censor soaps, and impose their Christian supremacist agenda.

By the way, the AFA has posted video of Luke and Noah on YouTube. Thanks to them, you can watch two guys kissing. They call it "repulsive." I call the AFA repulsive.

2 comments

  1. karen Says:
  2. Nice write up. I gave them my 2 cents worth. :o)

     
  3. Pagan Sphinx Says:
  4. The American Family Association need to listen to a chorus of "we're here, we're queer, get used to it".

    Have you seen Feministing today? Check out the protest covered there. My daughter was involved in it and it was quite a formative experience for her.

    Thanks for the post. And peace.

    Pagan Sphinx

     

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