IHOP Pulls Ads From TV Land’s IMPASTOR After Pressure From American Family Association Hate Group Affiliate

IHOP Pulls Ads From TV Land's IMPASTOR After Pressure From American Family Association Hate Group Affiliate

IHOP aka The International House of Pancakes has pulled advertising from TV Land’s television show IMPASTOR after anti-LGBT evangelical American Family Association group One Million Moms complained about its premise in which the title character, a small time criminal  pretends to a  gay Lutheran pastor to avoid arrest.

OMM began an organized complaints campaign against the TV show’s advertisers, complaining that “the main character, posing as a gay preacher, recently hired sight unseen by a church that was aware of his lifestyle choice”, while also taking exception to “sex, theft, murder, drug use, and foul language.”

“This show is another attempt to distort the truth about Christianity. Your network is making a mockery of Christian pastors. Your show completely misrepresents the characteristics of pastors and is based on lies about Christianity. As a Christian, I feel you are attacking my faith. This type of Bible-bashing programming is insulting and completely unacceptable. People of faith will not tolerate pastors being ridiculed.”

Along with IHOP tech brand VTech has also pulled advertising from Impastor stating:: 

“We recently became aware of an error in our advertising programming which caused our product commercial to air during a television show that does not fit in with our family-friendly brand positioning.

“This unfortunate error has been corrected, and we appreciate those who have brought this to our attention.”

IHOP added: “We are no longer advertising on Impastor. Thank you for sharing your concern and we hope you & your family dine at IHOP in the near future.”

Fuck that.  Gay people have families too! (And we spend more money!)

BOYCOTT IHOP and WATCH IMPASTOR Wednesday @ 10:30/9:30C

IHOP = International House of Puritans


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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