Palmetto State Ain’t Gonna Tolerate

Newsweek and countless other media outlets are covering the news that South Carolina is, in fact, NOT GAY.
The campaign targeting gay European tourists which claims otherwise, landed with a resounding thud in South Carolina, where the issue of gay rights has long been a political flashpoint.
After The Palmetto Scoop, a South Carolina political blog, uncovered the promotion last week, Republican state Sen. David Thomas of Greenville protested the campaign and called for an audit of the advertising budget overseen by the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.
South Carolinians will be irate when they learn their hard earned tax dollars are being spent to advertise our state as ‘so gay,'” Thomas said.
In related news, the NAACP is renewing its call for South Carolina to remove the Confederate Flag from public display. But Gov. Mark Sanford said he has no plans to get involved in the issue.
“Everybody has a different perspective. It is a deeply dividing and complex issue that we’re not going to try and open and re-examine. Somebody is going to have to place a tremendous amount of political capital to pry open a compromise. This administration is not going to be doing that,” he said.
Let’s recap. If you’re gay, black, liberal, atheist, agnostic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist or from a Northern state, stay the hell away from South Carolina.
Bonus link: Christian Exodus is busy moving thousands of Christians to South Carolina to reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon Christian principles.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.