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Wal-Mart To Sell Brokeback Amid Conserv. Protests  
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3517 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

From the article
Christian group accuses the retailer of 'pushing an agenda' by featuring the gay-themed film.
Wal-Mart to the producers of "Brokeback Mountain": We won't quit you.

Today, the largest retailer in the U.S. starts selling DVDs of the film about a gay love affair between two ranchers, despite protests from a national Christian organization.

The 3-million-member American Family Assn. initiated a campaign last week encouraging Wal-Mart customers to ask the company to refuse to stock the Universal film, whose director won an Academy Award last month, in its 3,900 stores.


The article goes on to say that Wal-Mart is only offering the titles that the public wants to buy. The AFA also claims that the movie "wasn't even a blockbuster movie" so there is no way Wal-Mart could not be pushing an agenda.

The logic this guy uses is totally awesome. This movie won something like three oscars, and was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2005. I don't think Wal-Mart cares one way or the other about promoting "gay agenda", and they just know this movie will sell very well upon its dvd release.

Wal-Mart needs to show these Christian organizations that they don't have all the power over them that they think they might. Brokeback Mountain is no Pregnant Barbie or Maxim Magazine (which the AFA and other organizations persuaded Wal-Mart to remove from its shelves). I am definitely not a Wal-Mart supporter, and I know Wal-Mart is not doing this for any kind of social or political reasons, but I am glad they finally came to a point where they aren't letting these outside organizations advance their conservative causes through them.


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User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
Christian group accuses the retailer of 'pushing an agenda' by featuring the gay-themed film

Uh huh, and agenda for business and money. Way to go morons, keep giving the average Christian a bad name by pulling this crap. Wal Mart will sell this DVD, as will any other retailer who sells DVDs. Business is business.

If they were actually promoting homosexuality, they'd have some rainbow banners at the front of the store, and the guy who greets you would say: "Hello sffweety, sfwelcome to Walmart!"


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-NWA742


User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

And this is why some people go too far with religion. I have one thing to say to them:

Its your religion, not mine. I shouldnt be made to live by the rules laid down by your religion. Thats my choice. Get over it.


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 1):
If they were actually promoting homosexuality, they'd have some rainbow banners at the front of the store, and the guy who greets you would say: "Hello sffweety, sfwelcome to Walmart!"

Yes because that describes ALL gays to a tee! Welcome to the 21st century.

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You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 1):
If they were actually promoting homosexuality, they'd have some rainbow banners at the front of the store, and the guy who greets you would say: "Hello sffweety, sfwelcome to Walmart!"

We just found a job for you.


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3517 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 3):
Yes because that describes ALL gays to a tee! Welcome to the 21st century.

I think he was just being facetious...but yes, it was a bit stereotypical.



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User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17285 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
The article goes on to say that Wal-Mart is only offering the titles that the public wants to buy.

Walmart is not dumb; they know that the gays have a higher disposable income on average than just about any other group.

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
The AFA also claims that the movie "wasn't even a blockbuster movie" so there is no way Wal-Mart could not be pushing an agenda

...it just blasted through the record for revenue takings per theatre.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 1):
Uh huh, and agenda for business and money. Way to go morons, keep giving the average Christian a bad name by pulling this crap.

When I see capitalism giving the Branch Davidians of the world a kick in the teeth, I wonder what free markets *can't* fix... Brings a tear to my eye Smile.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 3):
Yes because that describes ALL gays to a tee! Welcome to the 21st century.

Stop whining, and stop being a crybaby with no sense of humor, it just gives people more basis to make fun of you.

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 4):
We just found a job for you.

Hey I actually wouldn't mind getting paid to say hi to people, but working at a Walmart? Negative. And negative on the lisp too.

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 5):
I think he was just being facetious

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Quoting Planespotting (Reply 5):
but yes, it was a bit stereotypical.

And?


Man this what I love about these boards -- all it takes is one little comment.  rotfl 



-NWA742


User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
Christian group accuses the retailer of 'pushing an agenda' by featuring the gay-themed film.

I guess those "Left Behind" films you find prominently at Wal Mart are not pushing anything more than cheap B flickery.


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 6):
When I see capitalism giving the Branch Davidians of the world a kick in the teeth, I wonder what free markets *can't* fix

Corruption? Pollution? Dependence on foreign fuel sources? Trade imbalances? Illegal logging? Oppressive regimes? Antiquated measurement systems? Affordable healthcare? Terrorism?



Open Season on Consumer Protections is Just Around the Corner...
User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Funny, the AFA doesn't seem to realize that Wal-Mart sells Sex and the City tapes-- including one that excerpts certain episodes about "lust":

They've experienced the pleasure of sex, the pain of heartbreak and the panacea of friendship. Now, old and new "Sex And The City" fans can relive some of the sexiest, most romantic, emotional and memorable episodes from the series with the all new "Sex And The City Essentials" - a collection of three episode selections from the HBO Original Series. Episodes include: "The F**k Buddy" - Carrie tries to turn a physical connection into an emotional one. "Running With Scissors" - Carrie and Big's affair moves from hotel room to hotel room. "The Turtle And The Hare" - Miranda introduces Charlotte to a very special vibrator called, "The Rabbit," which turns Charlotte into a recluse.

The AFA are a bunch of morons. It's a shame that they get so much publicity.


User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2325 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Them conservatives need to have more gay kids...

Focusing on Brokeback being a gay movie, is like saying that Romeo and Juliet is all about death.

Boaz.



"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17285 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Quoting SATX (Reply 9):
Corruption? Pollution? Dependence on foreign fuel sources? Trade imbalances? Illegal logging? Oppressive regimes? Antiquated measurement systems? Affordable healthcare? Terrorism?

Let's just agree to *completely* disagree.

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 1):
If they were actually promoting homosexuality, they'd have some rainbow banners at the front of the store, and the guy who greets you would say: "Hello sffweety, sfwelcome to Walmart!"

I think that's more Target (Tarzhay) than Walmart.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

I'm kind of glad these Christian Conservative idiots keep tarnishing their reputation in the public spotlight like this... hopefully, these very people will start to realize how stupid they are and walk away from their religious crutch!


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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3517 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

Quoting Windshear (Reply 11):
Focusing on Brokeback being a gay movie, is like saying that Romeo and Juliet is all about death.

No kidding! This movie is a drama with a tragic-romance theme...that just happens to feature a tragic romance between two gay men instead of a straight man and a straight woman. It's not a "gay" movie, and thats not what the movie is about.



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User currently offlineWindshear From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 2325 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 14):

Wasn't that my point exactly?

Boaz.



"If you believe breaking is possible, believe in fixing also"-Rebbe Nachman
User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

Quoting NWA742 (Reply 1):
Uh huh, and agenda for business and money. Way to go morons, keep giving the average Christian a bad name by pulling this crap. Wal Mart will sell this DVD, as will any other retailer who sells DVDs. Business is business.

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This is just stupid. The movie (which BTW I have no intention to see) is a widely distributed movie by a major studio, nominated for a number of awards. It's not Gangbang Vixens XXVI. Walmart's job is to sell DVD's, so let them sell it. You don't have to buy it.


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

The question really is: why are these "Christian" groups so afraid of a movie?

User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 17):
The question really is: why are these "Christian" groups so afraid of a movie?

Because they believe kids will catch gayness from watching the movie.



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1784 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 12):

Let's just agree to *completely* disagree.

It's up to you, but I stand by my questions 100%. The "free market" is little more than a financial euphemism for "the path of least resistance." When was the last time the correct way to do something just happened to also be the easiest way to do something?

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 17):
The question really is: why are these "Christian" groups so afraid of a movie?

Maybe it's because gays can't easily procreate on their own. Thus, they can't easily produce an ever more massive legion of blindly loyal Christians to roam the globe in their never-ending quest to covert every last mind.



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):
3-million-member American Family Assn.

That part scares me the most.



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User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2573 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 17):
The question really is: why are these "Christian" groups so afraid of a movie?

Because this is a dying gasp of vitriol from organizations who realize that they are not only losing the battle for the minds of America, but also that those $$$$ won't be flowing in to buy those fancy cars, drugs, and mistresses (or "misters").

And i'm enjoying the HELL out of it.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4860 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

In my experience profit margins trump "morals" and "values" every time.

YOWza



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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3473 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Calling for a boycott isn't really in accordance with the usual ideals for a free society.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

I hope that everyone who's ever typed "why do you need to make a deal about being gay, can't you just be people?" understands this is why people have to make a deal about being gay every now and then.

To the AFA, can't we all just be people, too? Do you always have to have your hands down our knickers? Not that getting felt up is all that bad ...  Wink



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25 767Lover : I hear you, but I think the AFA has inflated its numbers to make itself sound more powerful than it really is.
26 Post contains images Searpqx : Yup you got it (and I'm serious), Every time they pull one of these stunts, they do more for acceptance and tolerance of gay Americans than than any
27 MaverickM11 : Start a new thread.
28 Tsaord : Well...since the men in this movie had women/wives wouldnt that have made them bi-sexual and not gay? Not an attack on anyone but it seems to me that
29 Jean Leloup : Interesting point Tsaord. In the movie, I don't think it seemed Ennis was really attracted to his wife, but Jack did seem to also be attracted to wome
30 AeroWesty : I certainly hope so, since Brokeback Mountain was about bisexual sheep herders. I so want to wear my Cowboy butts drive me nuts t-shirt to the cinema
31 LTBEWR : Wal-mart is in business to make money. This was a critically aclammed, Oscar Nominated, mainstream theatherical movie with appeal beyond the 'gay' mar
32 AvObserver : What AFA fails to see is that all of their complaining will actually INCREASE DVD sales of the movie; controversies of this sort invariably attract in
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