The American Family Association has set up a petition that has been signed by over 45,000 people as of Thursday morning urging Hilton Worldwide to “market responsibly,” after the hotel chain placed a full-page ad of two men together in bed.
AFA explained that the ad was published in the June 2016 edition of Travel and Leisure magazine, which “isn’t a gay-specific magazine sent directly to homosexual’s homes.”
The conservative group explained that the magazine is widely distributed and can be found in many public places, such as doctors’ or auto repair waiting rooms.
“If Hilton had advertised two men playing tennis, cards, or having lunch, that would have been reasonable. However, Hilton chose to make a cultural and social statement by purposely marketing the promotion of homosexuality to a large segment of the population who finds the idea of two men sleeping together unnatural and offensive,” AFA explained.
The ad itself does not provide context for the men featured in the photo, though promotes its website, Hilton.com, which it says offers “the lowest price anywhere and free Wi-Fi.”
Hilton Worldwide explained in a statement that it is a “global company of diverse cultures serving diverse guests…We are proud to depict and reflect our guest diversity in our advertising…”
The AFA on the other hand opposes same-sex marriage, and supports the traditional definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post