During the 1960s, rumors that the corporation was controlled by Satan worshipers initially began to gain momentum. Without examining the facts, many individuals signed petitions against Procter & Gamble, and participated in a boycott of their products.Procter & Gamble has reported that it has received more than 200,000 related complaints during the past two decades.
Sadly, many of these complainers have been ill-informed Christians. Needless to say, Procter & Gamble officials were concerned. Their long-standing symbol of the man in the moon and the thirteen stars was being disparaged under fabricated charges. Company officials then approached me in hopes that I would defend Procter & Gamble against these allegations.
After discovering that the stars represent the original thirteen American colonies and the man-in-the-moon symbol was simply a continuation of a popular logo from the mid-1800s, I decided to go to bat for Procter & Gamble. I used my National Liberty Journal newspaper, weekly Falwell Confidential e-mail, and my web site to help reject these rumors. In addition, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, the Southern Baptist Convention, and other denominations and church organizations have attempted to dispel these false tales.
When Procter & Gamble needed leaders of the conservative religious community, we were there to defend them. Now Procter & Gamble has determined that they cannot be associated with another leading conservative spokesperson--Dr. Laura Schlessinger. The company has announced it will cease to advertise on Dr. Laura's nationally syndicated radio show and has reversed an earlier decision by declaring it has decided not to advertise on her new television talk show. The reason for the company's withdrawal is Dr. Laura's adherence to Judeo-Christian mandates for morality. As a result of this devotion to biblical morality, she has been bitterly assailed by the homosexual-rights community.
Procter & Gamble's decision was immediately praised by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation--the group leading the protest against Dr. Schlessinger. "GLAAD salutes Procter & Gamble's corporate responsibility and good conscience in its decision to discontinue advertising on Laura Schlessinger's programming," said GLAAD Executive Director Joan M. Garry. "By doing so, the company has demonstrated the kind of respect for fair-minded people everywhere that we would like to see from Paramount, which plans to produce and distribute Schlessinger's TV program this fall." "Fair-minded people," of course, are those persons who fall into lockstep with the homosexual agenda that never tolerates even the minutest criticism.
The television airwaves are rapidly embracing indoctrination, as honest debate is apparently no longer important. And Procter & Gamble is allowing this ban on honest debate to occur. I would have thought--after all they've been through--they would have known better. If you agree that Procter & Gamble has made an erroneous decision to pull its advertising from Dr. Schlessinger's radio and television shows, I urge you to call Procter & Gamble on their "consumer relations" number (800-331-3774) in order to respectfully register your complaint. Procter & Gamble needs to know that they have offended a major consumer group--namely conservative Christians.