HIV campaigners are outraged a safe sex promotion featuring a fully clothed, hugging gay couple has been pulled from Queensland bus shelters.
The Queensland Association for Healthy Communities launched its "Rip and Roll" advertisements a week ago and yesterday learned they were being scrapped after about 30 complaints.
The adverts feature a black and white image of a gay couple embracing, holding an unopened red condom packet.
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It includes the website address and hotline for Healthy Communities, which has been receiving state government funding for sexual health promotion since 1988.
Adshel, the company that provides advertising for Brisbane's bus shelters; Goa Billboards; and the Advertising Standards Bureau were targeted in an orchestrated campaign by the Australian Christian Lobby.
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Christians' 'right' to be offended trumps health message.
Although, to be honest, I think most Christians in Australia wouldn't give a shit about this ad. The Australian Christian Lobby, however, is like the USA's Catholic League. They're a bunch of theocratic, bigoted windbags who still live in the 1950s.
The ACL Vision
The vision of the Australian Christian Lobby is to see Christian principles and ethics accepted and influencing the way we are governed, do business and relate to each other as a community.
The ACL aims to foster a more compassionate, just and moral society by seeking to have the positive public contributions of the Christian faith reflected in the political life of the nation.
The ACL, established in 1995, operates in the Federal Parliament, and in all the State and Territory Parliaments, and is neither party partisan nor denominationally-aligned.
The ACL does not seek to be the peak political voice for the church, but to be a professional witness to Christ in the Australian Parliaments which allows for the voice of the church and individual Christians to be more respectfully received in the public square.