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  • osmanthus
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Australia needs blasphemy laws!
The fukn god botherers are interfering with beer!

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Coopers Brewery under fire for Bible Society video debating marriage equality

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Coopers Brewery has come under fire for apparently involving itself in the marriage equality debate by collaborating with the Bible Society on a campaign "to reach even more Australians with God's word".

To commemorate the 200th birthday of the non-profit organisation - which has the slogan "Live light" - Coopers released 10,000 cases of a limited-edition Coopers Premium Light beer, emblazoned with different Bible verses.

The Bible Society said on its website that the Keeping it Light campaign was a bid to foster a respectful "national conversation", which it said had become "fraught with shallowness and contempt for those who have a differing opinion".

"From yelling matches on ABC's Q&A to screed on Twitter, we just don't seem to be able to talk any more ... To speak into this, Bible Society Australia has teamed up with Coopers Premium Light to ask Australians to try 'Keeping it Light' - a creative campaign to reach even more Australians with God's word."

It released a video in which the Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and Tim Wilson debated the issue of same-sex marriage. In the light-hearted clip, billed as the first in a series, the two "disagree most agreeably" over gay Australians' right to wed while they drink a couple of Coopers Premium Light beers.
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yuck
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

  • Fenrir
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Reply #2
Never drank Coopers much, didn't like the sludge in the bottle. Now I won't drink Coopers, coz of the sludge.  :grin:
It's what plants crave.

  • osmanthus
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WTF? The sludge in the bottle is one of the best bits. Bloody yuppies. :p

Although I wouldn't drink their silly clear glass "light" beers anyway. Coopers should come in brown bottles, and have a decent ethanol content.
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  • linus
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the two "disagree most agreeably" over gay Australians' right to wed while they drink a couple of Coopers Premium Light beers.

Practically crying out for a parody.

  • osmanthus
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How would you parody that debacle?
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  • Fenrir
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How would you parody that debacle?

It's pretty difficult for an established brand to fail to sell beer in oz. Lots of possibilities.
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  • osmanthus
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Meh. They haven't failed. They're still selling plenty.
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  • linus
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How would you parody that debacle?
I'm sure Australia will find a way. You can't tell me these cool guys are unparodiable...



  • Fenrir
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Win!


Coopers cancels Bible Society commemorative cans

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Coopers Brewery supports diversity and equality

Coopers Brewery wishes to make the following statement:

"On behalf of the Coopers Board and senior staff, we are incredibly saddened by the impact our involvement with the Bible Society has had on our valued Coopers drinkers and our extended family," Coopers Managing Director, Dr Tim Cooper, said.

"As a longstanding philanthropic company, Coopers Brewery has been passionate about supporting all aspects of our community, and has actively and financially embraced many different organisations.

"Our company's guiding principles have centred around respect for others, and, as such, the recent activity surrounding the video made by the Bible Society has conflicted with our core values. Coopers never intended to make light of such an important issue, and would never and did not approve the making or release of the Bible Society video 'debate'."

Coopers Director of Corporate Affairs, Melanie Cooper said Coopers Brewery was and had always been supportive of diversity and encourages individualism.

"Our company supports marriage equality," Ms Cooper said.

"Offence has been taken by our recent involvement, for which we are deeply sorry. We have listened to a range of community views, we acknowledge this feedback and respect everyone's individual opinions and beliefs.

"We have consequently cancelled the release of our Bible Society commemorative cans and will be taking steps to show our further support for our community, including joining
Australian Marriage Equality.

"Our company brews great beer that we are passionate about, and we warmly embrace all Australians."
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  • osmanthus
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 :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:

A victory for rampant sodomy and the demise of the nuclear family. :parrot:
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  • MikeS
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Reply #11
Makes you wonder if they intended this bait-and-switch all the time.

  • osmanthus
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Now there's a thought. But honestly I think it was just a fuck-up.
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  • osmanthus
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  • fredbear
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Lol. Christians Agains the Tide of History.

This kind of sucks, since Coopers is pretty much the only real Australian beer I can find here in Canada.
"...without considering any evidence at all - that my views are more likely - on average - to be correct.  Because the mainstream is almost always wrong" - Dave Hawkins

  • osmanthus
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The short version is Coopers had nothing to do with the video anyway, and have cancelled the Love They Neighbour But Not Like That! anniversary cans anyway, so you can go get hammered with a clear conscience.
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