D.C. Metro says “no” to religious ads, “yes” to homosexual hookup ads.
Yesterday, on the way home from the park with my son, I discovered that the D.C. Metro is currently promoting inappropriate homosexual “hookup” ads.
The following ad was displayed on large canvases in multiple places throughout the Dupont Circle Metro Station:
The ad immediately caught my eye, and I noticed several other commuters stop to gawk at it in disbelief.
Not only does the advertised website encourage homosexual hookups and video chats, it also provides an avenue for interested customers to find a “casual” sexual encounter in a public place, such as a bar or a public restroom. This activity, commonly known as “cruising,” invites criminal activity such as indecent exposure and illegal prostitution.
I already sent a letter of complaint to the D.C. Metro Board, but I need your help. Alone, my voice will likely be ignored, but together, our voices can make a difference. Help me work to get this ad removed and ensure that the D.C. Metro is a place where all customers feel comfortable.
When you sign this petition, the text of your letter will be sent directly to the head of Metro advertising and the Chair of the Metro Board.
Tell the D.C. Metro to stop subjecting their customers - especially children and adolescents - to morally corrupt, sexually deviant, and inappropriate advertising. The Metro should not allow these sexually explicit ads to be openly displayed while they wrongly enforce a blanket ban against religious sentiments.
More information on D.C.’s religious ad ban: