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outrageous! June 07, 2005 8:04 PM

I AM OUTRAGED! i saw on the news today about a new conservative owned telephone company. they will call you to switch your provider b/c att, verizon, and others support gays and our lifestyle! can you imagine getting this phone call? a comedian recorded his conversation and he asked if God hated att, verizon, etc. "yes", the girl responded. "so we can get rid of the gays, together?" (paraphrasing). "exactly", she replied. i can't believe this is legal! what if att called ppl demanding they switch carriers b/c the other company employeed jews or muslims or blacks! has anyone else seen this? steph  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
God hates ATT, MCI, etc June 08, 2005 4:01 AM

Yes, I was glad that ABC News aired the taped telephone conversation with the christian long distance carrier.The hateful salewoman was a perfect example of what the christian faith has become in the USA: rabidly intolerant and incapable or unwilling to take responsibility for their beliefs or actions (God hates MCI, ATT, it is HIS will, not ours'!) I am hoping that this might shake up the apathetic and unaware in our society as to what these fundamentalists are really like. Living in Ohio, I am often told me by friends on the coasts that it is a midwestern problem, that religious fundamentalists will not impinge on their civil rights. hmmmm...... peace-eric  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 08, 2005 9:19 AM

toni and others: here is a brief paraphrase of an article on abcnews.com Conservative Phone Company Exploits Wedge Issues for Profit June 7, 2005 The newest battle in the culture wars is being waged on the telephone lines. In a departure from the standard telemarketing calls aimed at selling long distance service, United American Technology has taken telemarketing to a whole new level. The Oklahoma-based long distance carrier, which describes itself as a Christian conservative company, is seeking like-minded customers by bad-mouthing bigger rivals for their "sinful" behavior. But some say UAT takes its politics too far. New York City comedian Eugene Mirman was so astonished by a UAT call he received, he recorded it. Mirman believes he was contacted as something of a joke because he donated $51 to the 1996 presidential campaign of Republican Alan Keyes. "I got a phone call," Mirman said. "It was a recording and it said: 'Hi, I'm the mother of three, and I don't support gay marriage. If you don't support gay marriage press one.' I have something hooked up to my phone to record phone calls, and so I scrambled and found it Every time they would call, I would record it because it was crazy." In one of the "crazy" exchanges he recorded, the telemarketer starts her sales pitch by asking about Mirman's stance on same-sex marriage: (Page 2 of 3) UAT TELEMARKETER: OK. Eugene, did you press 1 to oppose same sex marriages? MIRMAN: Oh, I pressed it, yes. UAT: OK, that's great to hear. Now are you against same-sex marriages? MIRMAN:: Well I want to destroy it, yes. UAT: OK, that's great to hear. And Eugene - MIRMAN: With the fist of God, we will smash them! UAT: Exactly. Uh, Mr. Mirman, our organization is dedicated to people such as yourself who want to stop same-sex marriages and to quit doing business with companies that promote and profit from the homosexual lifestyle. MIRMAN: Some companies profit from homosexuality? UAT: That's correct. MIRMAN: By selling sex favors? UAT: No. Such as AT&T, what they do MIRMAN: AT&T sells sex favors? UAT: No, no. What it is is they own the Hot Network, which is a hardcore pornography channel They also give millions of dollars to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance group. (AT&T actually has sold its division that owned the Hot Network, but Thompson says that's immaterial since the company still makes money off phone sex calls.) UAT: Porn Profiteers a Fair Target Thompson says corporations profiting from pornography are a fair target for criticism. "If big business wants to make money off of it and they make billions off of it we should be able to complain about what they're making money off of," he said. "So the way we've decided to do it is an aggressive, telemarketing program." Thomson says the company, which has about 10 employees and approximately 20,000 subscribers, is signing up 2,000 new customers each month. UAT also hopes to win clients who might oppose big long distance carriers that offer diversity seminars, as evidenced by another portion of the call Mirman recorded: MIRMAN: So what about the others? What does Verizon do? UAT: OK, Verizon. What they do is they train their employees to accept a gay and lesbian lifestyle. MIRMAN: They try to turn their employees gay?! UAT: No, no. They train their employees to accept it. UAT also uses the proliferation of Internet pornography as another selling point to lure religious conservatives. "Everything that comes on the super highway, that runs into your house, is carried by big business," said Thompson. "They're making millions and billions of dollars by sending this [pornography] into the homes. Most child molesters get caught up on these Internet sites." see abcnews.com  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
outrageous June 30, 2005 1:22 PM

That's the Christian spirit we've all come to learn and love! HA! It is definately outrageous!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 June 30, 2005 1:34 PM

Twisted in the Head is what some of them are:P Twisted  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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