Who Knew Satan Is an Advertising Executive?

Okay, so it’s really not that much of a stretch to think that Satan might be an advertising executive, but I highly doubt it’s because of a graham cracker commercial that had a gay family in it. But the American Decency Association’s Steve Huston thinks it is.

Apparently Nabisco and I have a fondness for different things now. Of course they wanted to sell crackers and I was really just interested in eating them; but now Nabisco wants to change definitions like family and wholesome. Now I am older and more interested in protecting definitions like family and wholesome; I’m interested in being a conscientious consumer, watching where I spend my dollar…

Television shows, advertisers, amusement parks, mass media, all these and many more are putting forth a strong effort to normalize sin. This article focuses on homosexuality but you can pick any lifestyle sin and it seems as if someone is trying to push it into your home and make it look normal.

The same can be said of political administrations with social agendas, or lawless judges not ruling BY the law, but rather, commenting on and judging the law, putting their own feelings and positions down AS law. They ignore their duty and dance a cultural shift. Eventually someone will have to pay the piper.

Satan wants us to see sin as normal and not so bad. He delights in taking what God has made “good” and was meant to glorify God and change it, counterfeit it, making it to please Satan himself instead of the Creator God. The fallen one desires men to see themselves as gods, having to answer to no one but themselves.

I absolutely agree with Mr. Huston, he should watch where he spends his money. Like he should stop spending money with any corporation that doesn’t discriminate against gay people in hiring or benefits. That would mean he can’t fly on any American airline, buy a car from almost any company, get health insurance or bank with practically any company. He’d have to become Amish or live in the Unabomber’s cabin. And then we wouldn’t have to hear from him anymore. It’s a win-win.

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  • alanb

    If you have net seen Honey Maid’s response to critics like Huston, it’s definitely worth a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBC-pRFt9OM

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    I thought Satan was a lawyer? At least that’s what The Devil’s Advocate’ told us all :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil%27s_Advocate_(1997_film)

  • doublereed

    American Decency Association? Seriously?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=153100784 Michael Brew

    … judges… judging the law

    Imagine that.

  • Trebuchet

    @1: That’s terrific! Love!

    Many, if not most, of the same bigots were also “offended” by the mixed race family in the Cheerios commercial.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Satan is many things. One day he’s an advertising executive, the next he’s a climate scientist, the day after that he’s a gay-wedding planner.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    The Unabomber did find a way to get his message out.

    Just sayin’…

  • drr1

    alanb – thanks for the link. I need to start buying Honey Maid products now.

  • Jeremy Shaffer

    Satan is many things. One day he’s an advertising executive, the next he’s a climate scientist, the day after that he’s a gay-wedding planner.

    So Barbie is Satan?

  • dugglebogey

    I appreciate the response to this hate so much.

    They are not saying you can’t believe what you want to believe, they’re not even saying that what you believe is wrong. They are saying that you are in the vast minority in your opinion, and that you are not able to influence people and make policy based on your opinion anymore.

    That is a wonderful response to this type of reaction. If you want to tilt at windmills feel free because that is your right, but you are not going to get what you want, and your opinion is becoming less and less popular to the world.

  • tsig

    Why is he so conversant with what Satan wants? Humm…

  • Menyambal

    Why are good Christian folk even watching TV in the first place?

    I grew up in a Christian home without a television set.

    And now I’m an atheist.

    So no guarantees, there.

  • dingojack

    You know who else is Satan?

    OBAMA!*

    :) Dingo

    ———–

    * so I guess “Satan is many things. One day he’s an advertising executive, the next he’s a climate scientist, the day after that he’s a gay-wedding planner” …. the next he’s President of the Untied States!

    (Or so Fundies say, and you know their likelihood of veracity)

  • Moggie

    The same can be said of political administrations with social agendas

    “Agenda” is one of those words which the right uses in a rather odd way. Every government has a “social agenda”, but, to the modern right, “agenda” seems to mean something like “programme I don’t agree with, often hidden”. They’ve taken a neutral word and made it negative.

  • marcus

    They have a nice little widget for sending an email to Nabisco so I sent this:

    “I have really enjoyed your recent ad campaign recognizing so-called non-traditional families and their importance. Thank You, marcus.

  • twincats

    Now I am older and more interested in protecting definitions like family and wholesome…

    Won’t someone think of the definintions??1!

  • bobcarroll

    Jshaffer@9 “Barbie is Satan?”

    Well, if you mean Klaus Barbie, the “Butcher of Lyon,” I’d agree.

  • bobcarroll

    Moggie, @14: They seem to be good at redefinitions. Think of “Liberal,” and now “Progressive.”

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    OK, let me see if I’ve got this right: Yahweh and Satan are the two mightiest beings in the vast universe, but apparently the only thing they think about 24/7 is what the big-brained bipeds on one small, insignificant planet do with their genitals.

    One of them wants us not to do certain things with those organs,* the other trying to trick us into doing the things the first one doesn’t want us to do. It has got to totally suck being inside the head of a fundie.

    * And if you do them, he will torture you — not in some reasonable way for a set period of time — but by horribly burning you forever ‘n ever ‘n ever. And he is all-loving and wise.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    If satan’s not an advertising executive, then the only career paths left are cop or lawyer.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    Satan’s name IS “legion”.

    He’s not just an ad exec, he’s a lawyer, too and, and, also, I’m pretty sure he works at BOTH the DMV and the local building department, as well in addition to all of those other things earlier commenters noted!!

    Sigurd Jorsalfar:

    If that is a teh GAY, gay-wedding planner it’s like sooper dooper EEEEEEEVILL with “jimmies!”.

  • royandale

    He could become Amish, though I don’t know that the Amish would have him. And he can’t live in the Unabomber’s cabin, I’m afraid, it’s part of an exhibit at the Newseum in DC and I don’t think they’re hiring it out for extended stays. Looks like even those avenues may be unavailable. Hows ’bout a nice cave in, say, Tora Bora? Lots of others there who like the way this man “thinks.”

  • eric

    Television shows, advertisers, amusement parks, mass media, all these and many more are putting forth a strong effort to normalize sin.

    I’m pretty sure the only behavior Nabisco is trying to ‘normalize’ is eating crackers. Anything else is coming out of your own imagination.

  • juicyheart

    <blockquote cite="Now I am older and more interested in protecting definitions like family and wholesome"

    That would make him over 116 years old. Reality is not his strong suit.