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Miller Beer and Hilton sponsorship of leather fest sets off LaBarbera

This weekend is the International Mr. Leather gathering and you-know-who is very upset. He sent out a press release, which I received in my inbox this week. (I guess Peter’s still reading the Blend!)

Here’s the whole release, in its unhinged glory.

Miller Beer/Palmer House Hilton Support ‘Consensual’ Homosexual Violence: AFT

Americans for Truth
President Peter LaBarbera today condemned Miller Brewing Company and Palmer House Hilton for sponsoring and hosting an annual sadistic sex celebration in Chicago that glorifies ‘consensual’ sexual violence and degradation, and some of the most reprehensible perversions ever invented by men.

The International Mr. Leather (IML) contest draws homosexual, sadomasochistic “leathermen” from all over the world to Chicago every Memorial Day weekend. The IML’s vendors’ market shows what types of behaviors the IML celebrates: “gay” male porn videos featuring condomless, “barebacking” anal sex; whips, chains, “electrotorture” devices and other implements designed to inflict pain and humiliation; bondage materials; and even a booth for a group called “Water Boys” devoted to “sex pigs” who receive sexual gratification from urinating on one another during orgies.

Wikipedia defines Sadism as “the sexual pleasure or gratification in the infliction of pain and suffering upon another person. …The word is derived from the name of the Marquis de Sade, a prolific French writer of sadistic novels.”

At IML events, “masters” can be seen leading around their (willing) “slaves” on leashes—another subgroup in the bizarre “leather” world.

This year’s event is being held from May 25th through May 29th at the Palmer House Hilton, a swank Chicago hotel which has often been host to this and other hedonistic homosexual events. Miller Lite is listed as an “IML Official Sponsor” on the International Mr. Leather website. Miller has been catering to the “leatherman” crowd, and other militant homosexual activists, for years through event sponsorships.

“It is both appalling and mind-boggling that Miller Beer and the Palmer House Hilton would lend their corporate names to, and endorse an event that is dedicated to celebrating extremely dangerous behaviors which would absolutely repulse 99 percent of their customers,” LaBarbera said. “No corporation should seek to profit from sexual violence, albeit consensual, and organized perversion.”

Added Matt Barber, Corporate Outreach Director for Americans for Truth: “I’m baffled as to why Miller Beer and the Palmer House Hilton would be willing to destroy their mainstream credibility by throwing caution to the wind in support of such debauchery.”

LaBarbera said Americans for Truth will “work in the coming years to educate the American public on corporate pandering to the radical ‘gay’ and allied movements so customers can make informed choices on how to spend their hard-earned dollars.”

Also:
* AmTaliban Peter LaBarbera investigates the International Mr. Leather conference
* Letter from Peter LaBarbera

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