Photo Credit: Campbell Soup Company, ‘Adorable’ TV spot. BBDO agency of record. Screen capture.

compiled by Chris Tittel, qnotes contributor

Mothers insist souped-up ad pushes ‘LGBT agenda’

One Million Moms has taken issue with the Campbell’s Soup ad featuring real-life gay dads:

“A homosexual ‘married’ couple is featured prominently with a young boy (their son) in the new Campbell’s Soup advertisement. Campbell’s #RealRealLife campaign aims to change the face of the American family,” the organization explains in a call to action.

“It starts off with the first man feeding soup to the little boy and in a ‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader voice says, ‘Luke, I am your father.’ Then the other man enters the scene and says, ‘No, Luke, I am your father.’ How confusing for this little boy and for all children viewing this commercial.”

They go on to argue that, “This gay-inclusive commercial is attempting to desensitize viewers. There is concern about the way this ad is pushing the LGBT agenda, but an even greater concern is the way that they are attempting to redefine ‘family’ and ‘real marriage.’”

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Check out the bod on this one, boys

Bodybuilding champion Jerome Michael Nayanah wants [the] world to know he doesn’t like gay people.

The popular Durban, South Africa fitness pro received criticism after launching into [an] antigay tirade on Facebook, calling gay people “sexually sick perverts” and blaming them for the spread of HIV.

In the post, Nayanah, who likes to post racy pictures of himself on Instagram, said he was responding to someone who allegedly published pictures and contact information for him on a gay website without his consent. As a result, he claims he received “hundreds of calls” from gay men who wanted to “hook up,” some of whom went so far as to send him dirty pictures.

“Again, someone has put my details and pics on a sex website and my phone has been ringing, non stop,” Nayanah seethed. “They are mostly homosexuals.”

He went on to say that gay men spread HIV, are “not normal,” “promiscuous,” “disgusting” and are “sexually sick perverts” that “need Jesus.”

After the post went viral, the fitness champ tried claiming his profile had been hacked, but this doesn’t quite jive with what the owner of Ultimate Fitness Durban, where Nayanah works, had to say.

In a statement, the company claimed “Jerome has been targeted for months by a few bad apples in the gay community and the built up frustration led to an outburst on social networking. Some of the statements made were harsh but [were] due to 1st [sic] hand experience of the persistence of certain gay men on well sculpted straight men.”

The statement continued: “As for people being labelled homophobic, I don’t see how straight men who are frustrated by gay men persistantly [sic] pursuing them are quickly labelled homophobic.”

Nayanah’s Facebook profile has since been deleted.

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Churches invite spurned gay man to worship

Dylan Settles thought he was being a good Christian by going to church on Sunday, saying his prayers each night and listing God as his number one hero on his Facebook profile.

But leaders of his church, the Woods Chapel General Baptist Church in Brookland, Ark., felt otherwise.

Church officials sent the 20-year-old a nasty letter, scolding him for “embracing the homosexual lifestyle” and forbidding him from ever again entering their holy establishment until he begs God for forgiveness.

“It has come to the attention, of the Church body, that you have made it known publicly, of your choice, to embrace the homosexual lifestyle,” the letter began, before going on to state that the church board voted to remove Settles from the church’s membership roles, thus kicking him out of the church.

“I was in awe,” Settles tells KARK 4-TV. “I was in so much shock, I couldn’t read the rest of it.”

The letter went on to say that Settles is free to return if and only if he abandons the “sinful lifestyle” he has “chosen” and “repents.”

Settles posted the letter on Facebook, where it has, so far, received more than 2,600 shares. As a result, he says some people have “thrown Bible verses at me,” but most have been supportive. He’s received over 300 friend requests and several other churches have extended invitations for him to join their congregations.

Settles isn’t sure which church he will join next, but he does know that he will never return to Woods Chapel.

“I don’t feel comfortable sitting at pew or sitting beside my parents when all I’m going to see is people pointing their fingers at me because of the lifestyle I chose,” he said, adding that he just wants to be happy.

So far, Woods Chapel General Baptist Church is not commenting on the matter.

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Majority of gay, bisexual men bareback

A new survey conducted by FS Magazine has found that the overwhelming majority of gay and bisexual men didn’t use a condom the last time they had anal sex.

Over 3,100 men participated in the survey, whichasked a variety of questions concerning sex, sexual health and relationships.

The study found that 72 percent of respondents said they didn’t use condoms the last time they had anal sex. Of that 72 percent, 32 percent said they didn’t use a condom the last time they topped, compared [to] the 37 percent who said they didn’t use a condom the last time they bottomed.

Fifty percent of the men engaging in unprotected anal sex said they did so with either a long-term boyfriend or their husband or civil partner. Twenty percent said they did so with a person they were either dating or with whom they had sex on a regular basis.

Looking at HIV status, of the men who said they didn’t use a condom the last time they had anal sex with a casual partner, roughly 10 percent were HIV-positive, compared to 90 percent who believed themselves to be HIV-negative.

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