The billboard, which boasts an off-the-mark (no pun intended) joke reading "Pansies Converted Daily," has been erected outside Winston-Salem and is already the target (apologies, again) of community outrage.
Writes Kathy Clark of Equality NC: responds: (hard to prove if Kathy works for ENC, since its like a fucking revolving damn door over there. Here today, gone tomorrow.. )
"The Pansies Converted Daily billboard is quite possibly the most offensive advertisement I've ever seen. Congratulations. According to dictionary.com, the slang meaning of the word pansy is a) a male homosexual, b) a weak, effeminate, and often cowardly man." Either way, it is derogatory and designed to intimidate a certain population. Your billboard is an example of institutionalized bullying which incites violence towards homosexuals. Or do you actually have pots of pansies that people shoot, thus converting them to rubble? Please clarify your meaning. If I am incorrect in my assumption, I will promptly apologize and come to your range to destroy flower pots."
"pansy" is usually used to refer to a wimp not necessarily to a gay person...some straight men are definitely "pansies"
Just wanted to let everyone know that the billboard is coming down. My sister contacted the NSSF.org, who had given ProShots a grant to pay for things like advertising. The NSSF was not aware of the existence of this billboard and was genuinely appalled by it. They requested ProShots remove this billboard and ProShots will comply. It may even be down as I type this. The folks at ProShots say they did not intend to offend anyone - that all are welcome at their range - and apologize for doing so.
She bitch about it but is was sister who made the calls, while Kathy bitch and Whine on Facebook..
Tell you gay rights are killing our 1st Amendment rights…