Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Amazon Outrage

I'm never sure how angry to get about these kind of things, because on the one hand I'm pretty sure that Amazon sells a lot of stuff that they themselves consider offensive, at least to an extent. Nonetheless, I think this crosses the line into the territory of stuff they just shouldn't be selling: Bumper stickers that say "My Catholic Priest is Dating Your Son". (Do a search for "Catholic" under the automotive catagory and it's the top thing you get.)

Now, to be fair, Amazon is not the actual seller for these items, it's one of their vendors BumperArt. So it's possible that Amazon doesn't actually know BumperArt put these up. If that's the case, it would seem that it's time for them to find out and do something about it.

4 comments:

rhonda lugari said...

So, how will you let them know?

Darwin said...

I took the easy way and emailed them here:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/900912/ref=br_bx_c_2_4/102-2480735-4631331

I suppose I should go through my stockholder package and see if there's a way I can make a complaint through human channels.

lilinoe said...

You could try lightening up... Lots of bumperstickers are unfunny or offensive to some. The Church isn't off limits for humor yet, is she?

CincyDarwin said...

Response to lilinoe: Yes, I see your point. The church definitely isn't off-limits to humor. As a personal note, I have two sons in the seminary, who hopefully will be Catholic priests someday. My personal reaction to this was as if someone had stabbed me in the stomach with a dagger, since I deeply love these sons, and my immediate reaction was as if someone was publicly tarring them with the brush of being covertly gay while professing to be holy and pure. Just my personal reaction... I could say more about my reaction of defense toward all the holy priests who have absolved me and guided me... I didn't find it funny. God's peace to you.