I have not independently verified this, but...
>WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Today, just one day after ``outing'' Teletubby
>Tinky Winky, the Rev. Jerry Falwell was at it again. This time the
>Cupertino based Apple Computer was ``outed'' by the Rev. Jerry Falwell
>to the surprise of many industry analysts.
>Against the backdrop of cries of ``people really think you are crazy''
>over the Tinky Winky article in the current issue of his monthly
>magazine ``National Liberty Journal,'' Rev. Falwell said in an
>interview with Katie Couric on NBC's Today Show. "The homosexual
>agenda is pervasive in our society, I mean for goodness sake, just
>look at Apple Computer as an example."
>``Their corporate logo, is so obviously a gay pride symbol, and last
>year they were running a campaign in our nation's schools called the
>power of 10. This was clearly an attempt to brainwash people into
>believing that 10% of people are homosexual and that it is not merely
>a lifestyle choice.'' He said.
>Further evidence cited included the fact that the iMac, which was once
>only blue, is now offered in rainbow colors -- the gay pride color
>``These subtle characteristics are no doubt intentional, and I would
>advise parents to be alert to these elements of the Apple product
>line,'' Rev. Falwell said.
>Industry Analysts were stunned at these declarations, and promptly
>upgraded Apple's stock. The consensus estimate among Wall Street
>analysts who follow Apple was that, like the Disney Company before it,
>any boycott by Southern Baptists is good for Apple's bottom line.
>Zona Research analyst Bim Jalderston expects news of a possible
>boycott will increase sales of Apple's iMac to gay pride organizations
>accross the country. He sees a new trend in marketing as a result.
>``We're going to see a lot more in the way of companies outing
>themselves as a way of increasing free publicity and as a means of
>helping to capture that 10% of the market segment which will buy
>almost anything Jerry Falwell is opposed to'' said Balderston, who
>expects a 10 to 20% increase in iMac sales as a result of
>Rev. Falwell's comments. ``I think the outings of Tinky Winky and
>Apple are just the begining of a fantastic new trend in marketing.''
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