Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Tina Canadiana Exposes Famous Players Same-Sex Marriage Agenda

Famous Players is the largest movie theater chain in Canada. They have recently been showing pro-gay 'marriage' ads before the start of every movie in all of its theaters across Canada. The ads state, “’I Do’ is the same whether you’re gay or straight” and urges theater patrons to let members of Parliament know “you support Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms”.

This advertisement amounts to a public service announcement designed to sway the political opinions of movie goers. As a result, The Canada Family Action Coalition has launched a Canada wide boycott of Famous Players. Several pro-family groups have joined in and are urging their members to join the boycott as well.

One person who is taking a more direct approach is TinaCanadiana. Tina e-mailed Famous Players to complain that it is not appropriate for the chain to run ads designed to change the shape of a patron’s value system and their political views. Famous Players responded by saying the following:

“This form of paid advertising does not reflect the personal opinion of Famous Players; it is a form of paid advertising on behalf of the organization depicted in the ad. The ad is not a public service announcement; it was paid for…Should an organization want to advertise in our theatres, contact must be made on their behalf. Famous Players does not contact outside groups to advertise on our screens. We do provide equal opportunity for all to advertise in our theatres, given that the content of the advertisement is in no way obscene, the content meets our standards and the organizations willingness to pay to advertise in our theatres”.

After a little digging, Tina learned that the ad was paid for by Mr. Salah Bachir, the President of Famous Players Media. Tina then decided to ask for information on who to contact about running an ad to depict the opposing view. She was told to contact the advertising department of Famous Players Media. In other words, the ad was paid for by a separate company, but the company that paid for the ad is the same one you contact to place ads at Famous Player’s. Hat tip to Strong World.

You have to wonder if a boycott of Famous Players will turn the movie chain into the Gay Bar of the theater world. Guess we will find out.


At 7:02 p.m., Blogger Bill said...

Thanks to the hat tip to "Strong Wind", but it's really "Strong World" - hmmm... "Strong Wind" - is that a freudian slip or are you trying to tell me something?

At 7:04 p.m., Blogger Michael said...

Haha sorry, I corrected it.

At 11:25 p.m., Blogger Bill said...

Great post by the way. I have to hand it to Tina for going after Famous Players the way she did.

Are you a member at ProudtobeCanadian.ca? I thought I might have seen your posts there (TheBlueMapleLeaf). I am registered there as OnGuardforThee.

At 12:04 a.m., Blogger Michael said...

Yes that is me. I only registered yesturday to post once in that thread though.


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