Monday, October 03, 2005

Another Funny moment in Religious Right History

The American Family Association is appalled at an advertisement in a gay magazine.

"Tylenol ad promotes gay sex
It wasn’t exactly the kind of advertisement one would expect from a supposedly family-friendly company like Johnson & Johnson.

In July, the company placed an ad for its Tylenol PM product in The Advocate, the nation’s leading homosexual magazine. The ad shows two shirtless men in bed side by side. The text over one reads: "His backache is keeping him up." Over the other: "His boyfriend’s backache is keeping him up."

AFA Director of Special Projects Randy Sharp said the Tylenol PM advertisement is a blatant promotion of homosexual activity. "Two half-naked men shown in bed together, described as being a homosexual couple, absolutely places the company’s stamp of approval on sex that is unnatural and immoral," he said. "If Johnson & Johnson had used an ad that applauded adultery, it could not have been more offensive than this."

Contact Johnson & Johnson, Chairman William C. Weldon, One Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08933, Phone: 732-524-0400; online contact form at:

I have to say, if they hadn't pointed it out, I would never have noticed the double entendre.

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