PETA launch barmy, offensive Pope Condom campaign aimed at Catholic churches

The US animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, [PETA] has launched a barking mad campaign aimed at Catholic churches and institutions that will bemuse and offend many Catholics.

PETA call their outrageous their publicity stunt the ‘Pope condom campaign’, which features a doctored photograph of the Holy Father holding a condom and the slogan, ‘Dogs and Cats can’t use condoms’. The purpose of the campaign is to get pet owners to spay or neuter their cats and dogs.

PETA launched their misguided campaign in St Peter’s Square, and which they announced:

‘Visitors to the Vatican yesterday were the first to receive our new “Pope Condom” campaign leaflets, which we’ll also soon be taking to cathedrals and churches across the U.S.’

Protect the Pope comment: Knowing the sensitivity and seriousness of this moral issue for Catholics, and others, it is insulting and demeaning for PETA to associate the Holy Father with the use of condoms. It’s a cheap, sleazy, publicity stunt, that will alienate many Catholics from PETA’s advocacy of the ethical treatment of animals. What a bunch of idiots.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/Religion/post/2010/12/puppies-kittens-pope-peta/1

http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2010/12/03/pope-condom-for-dogs.aspx

11 comments to PETA launch barmy, offensive Pope Condom campaign aimed at Catholic churches

  • Eric Baumholder

    From all the publicity they get, you’d think that PETA’s members are legion [pun]. Funny thing is, I’ve never met a member, nor even a PETA supporter. But this latest thing could be interesting — the notion that they might show up at the church I attend. The interesting thing being discovering if they leave on their own two feet, or on a stretcher.

  • Karla

    What has this got to do with neutering cats and dogs? I request that no Catholic support this organization at all.

  • Lisa

    What can I say…I have nothing nice to say about PETA so I guess I will pray for their conversion of heart.

  • diffal

    It just goes to show the mentality of some of these people and some of the nonsense they spout. they’re barking mad! :)

  • louella

    I hope the Churches and Cathedrals have the sense to give them the boot….metaphorically speaking of course!

    The ad isn’t even funny…..it’s a bit strained to say the least. They should sack their advertising agency.

  • larry

    Check out this stupid video PETA made: http://meat.org

  • Tim H

    A silly, misplaced and unfunny ad. But can anyone explain why it is offensive? It doesn’t seem to be saying anything negative, let alone offensive, about Catholics or the Pope, it is just rather lamely trying to lach onto the topicality of the recent stories about the Pope’s comments on condoms

  • James H

    This really doesn’t surprise me about PETA. They are, quite literally, barking mad. These are people who have posters of dogs with fish-hooks through their mouths, with the caption, ‘You wouldn’t do it to a dog, why do you do it to a fish?’

    They’re at least accessories to animal-rights sabotage, and they wouldn’t even have a media presence if they didn’t have starlets posing nude for some of their posters.

    This is another mob we really shouldn’t be concerned about. Even the lamestream media think they’re a bunch of weirdos.

  • Mike2

    Sorry that this has nothing to do with this story but it is of interest.

    If you haven’t seen this already, it is rather disturbing. Culshaw imitates Boris Johnson saying that one thing that he likes about the Vatican is that you can pinch waitresses’ bottoms and nobody minds.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00wmwxv/The_Impressions_Show_with_Culshaw_and_Stephenson_Series_2_Episode_4/
    The relevant bit is at 20 minutes 40 seconds
    The episode is repeated in the early evening on Saturday December 11th.

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