Muni Will Now Run Anti-Gay Ads to Accompany Anti-Islamic Ads on Buses

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If you were just starting to move on from Michelle Shocked's "God Hates Fags" remark she made here in San Francisco this week, best you take a (Muni) seat to read this story.

Starting next month, Muni will run six bus ads featuring Muslim leaders bagging on gays. The Examiner reported the latest controversy over Muni bus ads, which seem to be a money-saving way to incorporate both phobias (Islam, homosexuals) in one ad campaign.

Here's one of the ads that you will soon see on Muni: The message quotes Yusuf al-Qaradawi of the Muslim Brotherhood saying, "The punishment of homosexuality is the death penalty." The ad ends saying "That's His Jihad. What's Yours?"

See Also: "Islamophobic" Muni Ads Are Back on Buses

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What the hell? Pamela Geller, head of the ad campaign which is funded by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, tells the Examiner that she was inspired to create the homophobic ads after hearing gay leaders in San Francisco denounce her Islamophobic ads.

Makes sense ... to Geller.

Still, she insists the politically charged ads will help, not hurt gays, even those riding Muni.

"The ads will increase awareness about the subjugation and oppression of gays under Shariah law," Geller said. "The gay community should be standing with me, not against me."

In a post on Geller's blog, she dedicates the latest ad campaign to Theresa Sparks, head of San Francisco's Human Rights Commission. Needless to say, Sparks was not pleased.

"She is posting these ads to suggest that all Muslims hate gays," Sparks tells the Ex.

We asked Muni Spokesman Paul Rose to enlighten us on the agency's logic in approving these ads.

"Though we disagree with the content of these ads, we don't believe it is right to spend the public's money and resources to litigate over AFDI's First Amendment rights," Rose told us this morning. "As a city agency, we believe we should focus on providing safe and reliable transportation services to the public."

So not only is your transportation not safe and reliable, but it's offensive, too.




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rmajora
rmajora topcommenter

You continue to be confused about this, but at least this time you didn't mention Palestinians. It's not all Moslems Geller is criticizing, but it is a significant, violent minority. You won't read about it in the Chronicle or the Examiner, but every day the NY Times has stories about Jihadists all around the world attacking other religions and each other. Sparks would be the first one killed if these Jihadists had their way.

I used to think Sparks was pretty smart after watching her on the Police Commission, but it's remarkably lame to not understand when someone wants to kill you.

Why is it, by the way, that none of the people condemning these ads condemns Jihadist violence against, women, children, gays, other religions, even their own religion---and Americans in Afghanistan?

Yes, Geller is using that darn First Amendment loophole to say things that make San Francisco progressives uncomfortable.

elizabethfrantes
elizabethfrantes

SparkyWarky, yes, in fact, ALL ISLAM HATES GAYS.  Just read their smegging rules and look at their laws.  Sheesh.  BTW, SparkyWarky, getting a sex change isn't like a hysterectomy.  Women die all the time from untreated cancer, and no one dies from not getting extreme genital plastic surgery and taking dangerous hormones (although they can die from that Tx and Rx), and the ironic thing is that for wealthy women, hysterectomies were performed on women who didn't need them at all, but it made a lot of money for the doctors.  So, I take it, your pals in the sex change racket are licking their chops at getting ah old of SF money  . ..as if our health care system had any to spare. 

mrericsir
mrericsir topcommenter

Isn't this just a big scam to get us to privatize Muni?

Steven Python
Steven Python

I don't hear the Pope calling for death for homosexuals nowadays. Sure, it's against religion, and religions suck, but they're not quite as barbaric. "Tolerant Islam" is but an historical memory - at best.

塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

All gods say the same thing about Fag " they should be punished"! No one complained about these gods!!!!

haggie
haggie

Hate speech is like pornography. I can't define it for you, but I know it when I see it.

mrericsir
mrericsir topcommenter

@rmajora "Why is it, by the way, that none of the people condemning these ads condemns Jihadist violence against, women, children, gays, other religions, even their own religion---and Americans in Afghanistan?" 

 [citation needed]

DTree
DTree

@rmajora @mrericsir 

Clearly you are missing the point: You claim that people who oppose these don't stand up against oppression.  The reader asked you to back that up.  You still haven't.

rmajora
rmajora topcommenter

@mrericsir 

If you looked at the link I provided, you'd see a daily account of violence by Moslems all over the world. Where's the lie? Maybe you can explain why ads that oppose only violent Jihad defame all Moslems.

mrericsir
mrericsir topcommenter

So in other words, you can't back up what you said.  Why do you keep lying?

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