Southwest Airlines Attempts to Disassociate Itself from ‘Gay Jesus’ Documentary, but Defends Sponsorship of Radical LGBTQ ‘Creating Change’ Conference
LGBTQ Task Force gave “Leather Leadership” award to owner of Dallas homosexual bar that hosts monthly gathering for men who play-act as “dogs” in bizarre BDSM “puppy” fetishTAKE ACTION: Contact Southwest Airlines: Dallas HQ (CEO Gary Kelly): 214-792-4000 (hit ‘0’ and make your opinion known to the operator before you get routed to Customer Relations). Email SWA: SWACustomerRelations@wnco.com
SWA is proud to sponsor THIS?! View the extreme “Creating Change” program: [click here]
Folks, we have heard back from a few of you who have contacted Southwest (and other major corporations) that sponsored a radical LGBTQ conference in Denver February 4-8. The “Creating Change” conference for homosexual, transgender and other sexual activists screened the documentary, “Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption,” celebrating a play in which the Jesus Christ character is cast as a homosexual who once committed sodomy with Judas and who performs a homosexual “marriage” between two of his male “disciples” [see AFTAH story HERE].
Apparently, Southwest representatives are telling people that AFTAH gave out false information and that SWA did not (directly) sponsor the “Gay Jesus” documentary, only the larger “Creating Change” conference. This is a classic dodge, although it is also a tacit admission by SWA that the “Corpus Christi” documentary is highly offensive to people of faith.
Of course, as AFTAH wrote earlier, the blasphemous film was just one item in a conference filled with the celebration of extreme behaviors—ranging from “polyamory” (multiple-partner sexual unions); to “kink” (sadomasochism); to extreme gender confusion; to the “queering” of Christianity (including a talk on the “biblical case for same-sex marriage”). You can read for yourself the full “Creating Change 2015” program HERE.
AFTAH reader Kim Eith (read her excellent correspondence with SWA below) has it exactly right: “sponsorship of that conference equates to sponsorship of all activities occurring at that conference.” Southwest needs to own their role in the “Creating Change” event in all its perverseness–including “Creating Change’s” honoring of a sadomasochist (Mark Frazier), who owns a “gay leather bar” in Dallas that caters to a perversion known as “puppy play” (see graphic above). Below is one of those weird, nonjudgmental descriptions in left-biased Wikipedia of “Puppy Play”–a perversion which, by the way, I witnessed firsthand last year at the San Francisco “Dore Alley” street fair:
Sick stuff, to be sure–and glorified by the same National LGBTQ Task Force that proudly screened the “homosexual Jesus” documentary. Sadly, Southwest Airlines, based in Dallas, has not even come close to apologizing for its role in this uber-perverse, Christianity-bashing conference. Do the execs at SWA think we’re stupid, that we can’t read? Do they even know what sort of radical “Change” is advocated at the Task Force conferences? We must keep up the pressure on Southwest, Comcast/NBC, Wells Fargo and the other sponsors [contact info HERE].
We are indebted to Kim Eith for her smart advocacy below. Please read this correspondence and contact Southwest Airlines yourself using the contact info above. Thank you. – Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Eith’s Letter of AFTAH Describing her Complaint to Southwest Airlines [SWA online contact form HERE]:
To whom it may concern,
My husband and I sent separate emails to Southwest today. We also cancelled an upcoming flight with this airline today. I called Southwest on this date and received this response from the lady I spoke to: ” There has been a misunderstanding. A Southwest corporate officer informed us today that there has been false accusations about Southwest and the LGBTQ conference. Southwest did not sponsor the documentary or film shown at the conference.” My reply; “Southwest is a corporate sponsor, which is clearly indicated on the Create Change LGBTQ conference materials and therefore, any sponsorship of that conference equates to sponsorship of all activities occurring at that conference.”
As we stated in our email, we will not support Southwest or any sponsor of this conference until they apologize to all Christians and change their stance on this situation. Southwest and other corporate businesses chose to support a segment of the U.S. population that comprises less than 2% while managing to offend no less than 20% of the population. People’s sexual preferences are personal and while my love of my fellow citizens, family and friends is not based upon personal views and practices, I will not stand by and watch others attempt to obliterate my Christian values, and especially my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This was absolutely vile and despicable.
Southwest Airlines’ Reply to Kim Eith, Feb. 24, 2015:
Thank you for taking the time to contact Southwest Airlines. We value your feedback, and we appreciate your sharing your thoughts with us.
We believe our People are our greatest asset, and, as the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic Passengers boarded, we welcome all Customers. Engaging with the National LGBTQ Task Force, along with the hundreds of other diverse organizations we support, is part of our mission to support our Employees and our Customers who we know come from all walks of life. Southwest is a Company that works hard every day to do right by our Customers and our Employees regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. Southwest Airlines is not a sponsor or underwriter of either the play or the documentary.
Your continued patronage is important to us, and we will always welcome any opportunity to serve your travel needs in the future.
Alexander, Southwest Airlines
Kim Eith Responds back to Southwest:
From: Kim Eith
Date: February 24, 2015 at 5:21:31 PM EST
To: SWA Customer Relations <SWACustomerRelations@wnco.com>
Thank you for your response. It is apparent that customer satisfaction is not an important issue to Southwest. While it is certainly expected that Southwest should treat customers of every race, sex, religion and even sexual preference with the utmost respect and dignity, your response amazes and even saddens me.
Instead of admitting that your sponsorship of the LGBTQ conference (perhaps, unknowingly) offended a large number of Christians and apologizing for the result, Southwest defends itself, and refuses to take any responsibility. Your response lacks the wisdom of a company which should have enough business savvy and know how to be able to admit to an offense in an attempt to mend broken relationships. My prayer is that God will reveal the truth of His love and that Southwest will change its stance. If that is not to be, my prayer is that Southwest will experience the full consequences of its actions.
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