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January 28, 2006

Condom Keychain Campaign


Condom on a keychain
mocking God on the Sistine Chapel
These condoms will not make sex safe. But it is safe marketing. Planned Parenthood is Mocking the Maker by depicting God handing Adam a prophylactic for sex with Eve. Or Steve, I guess.

The marketing campaign is a continuing pattern where Planned Parenthood knows well their customer base and is unafraid of insulting or alienating anyone not in their target market.


Condom on The Lady
Planned Parenthood also mocks the Statue of Liberty. Instead of lifting up a torch, she lifts a condom. But mocking patroitic symbols is passe. Liberals have been doing that since Alger Hiss was guilty.


From the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo said:

Many believe, -- and I believe -- that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.

Michelangelo's masterpiece was as chief architect of St Peter's in 1546.

Michelangelo took no fee.

Planned Parenthood's budget is $775 million. About $250 million comes from taxpayers.

Planned Parenthood's campaign is indeed clever. I just wish I didn't have to pay for it.


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Thank you (foot)notes:

Mike Wallster at ipsofacto pointed Your Business Blogger to The Drudge Report on Planned Parenthood's condom keychain campaign.


Wear Your Rubbers
Perhaps Planned Parenthood merely found "A Purple Cow" in providing prophylactic packaging. Seth Godin would not object.

Seamless Garment has more.

Posted by Jack Yoest at January 28, 2006 04:05 PM

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These condoms will make sex safer, whether you like the packaging or not. No, it's not 100% safe, but yes, it is safer and all the research shows that. But your issue is with the picture on the keychain, correct? It's simply a depiction of artwork, that is all. Nonetheless, I found which your opening statement about the condoms not making the sex safe, to be rather strange but then that just shows it's really not just about the image on the condom covers, is it? You just don't like Planned parenthood, condom promotion or condom information, period, right? Some married couples use condoms- do you take issue with them buying these keychains or using condoms, regardless of what image is on the front? Dont they have that right?

I'm a Christian. I am not offended by a tiny two inch section of a Michaelangelo or a pic of the statue of liberty on a keychain containing a condom.

But then again, I am not perpetually offended like the so-called "Christian Right" is. It smacks a bit of arrogance.

Posted by: Stacy at January 29, 2006 09:19 PM

I guess you know that Michelangelo was also known to be a homosexual.......and he loved God, imagine that!

Posted by: Galen at February 19, 2006 09:37 PM

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