Miller may have shot short when they pulled their logo from the Folsom Street Fair’s Last Supper-inspired poster.
The brewery’s executives thought their action would quiet anti-gay Christians, they underestimated the tenacity of homophobic Christians. Since Miller won’t yank its sponsorship from the leather celebration, the Catholic League’s launched a boycott against the brewery. Appearing on Fox and Friends this morning, the League’s president Bill Donohue explained his disgust:
Never have we experienced greater corporate arrogance than in this dispute with the Miller Brewing Company. Miller is sponsoring an incredibly outrageous and palpably anti-Christian event in San Francisco: the Folsom Street Fair.
This all started when we learned that Miller was sponsoring an event that featured an obscene ad thrashing the Last Supper. After being pressured, Miller offered a lame statement of regret and said it was pulling its logo from the ad. Not only has it not done soâ€”it is still posted on the website of the street fairâ€”Miller refuses to withdraw its sponsorship.
Accordingly, 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. We feel 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.
Why would non-Christian groups even care about this? Also, does Donohue really think conservative Muslim leaders are going to give a fuck? They don’t even drink.