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US: 'Concerned women' anger at bear fest

Wed 26 Sep 2007 In: International News

A Christian Activist group called 'Concerned Women for America' says the poster for an upcoming leather fetish street festival in San Francisco is 'despicable', 'shocking' and 'ofensive'. This year's annual Folsum Street Fair poster depicts a 'Last Supper' attended by leather devotees and a Sister of Perpetual Indulgence. Sex toys take the place of bread and wine in the picture. "As evidenced by this latest stunt, open ridicule of Christianity is unfortunately very common within much of the homosexual community," says Matt Barber, Policy Director for Cultural Issues with CWA. Barber advises the mainstream media to cover the fair: "There's an unbelievable news story here. 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.' "We challenge the media to cover this affront to Christianity with the same vigour as recent stories about cartoon depictions of Mohammed and other items offensive to the Muslim community. What's equally shocking and offensive is the fact that California taxpayers are forced to help foot the bill for the Folsom Street Fair. The City of San Francisco sanctions the event, shuts down several city blocks and provides police for security." CWA has in the past challenged the Starbucks coffee chain after they included an Armistead Maupin quote on one of their coffee cups, which read: "My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short." The Fulsom Street Fair poster is available to view on the top link below.     Ref: Towleroad, Chrstian Newswire (m)

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First published: Wednesday, 26th September 2007 - 11:54am

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