URBAN LEGEND Proctor n Gamble

URBAN LEGEND Proctor n Gamble

(6) 12 Sep 91 09:05:32
By: Rob Green
URBAN LEGEND: Proctor & Gamble Satanic connection ..
Source: Anonymous photocopies, faxes
This urban legen can be traced back to an earlier form. ..
Popular: From early 1970’s to today.
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Rumour:
The President of P&G appeared on Donahue (Oprah/Geraldo/or any other) and declared himself and his company as a supporter of the Church of Satan. He said a percentage of the company’s profit went to support the Church of Satan (typically 10%). When asked by Donahue about Christian opposition the president states “There’s not enough of them to worry about – and besides, we have plans for them”. ..
Fact:
The president of P&G never appeared on Donahue (or anywhere else) and this rumour is simply unfounded. P&G have letters on file from Donahue, all the networks, major Christian leaders including Billy Graham. The president (at that time) was an episopalian, and even his bishop wrote a letter. A call to P&G will bring the whole package to your door at no charge. ..
This rumour was linked to one about the trademark P&G used. It was a man-in-the-cresent-moon symbol, with 13 stars around it. The curly hairs in the beard were thought to be seen as 6’s. ..
My experience:
I have seen a few different copies of the photocopies which ask for a boycott of all P&G products. I met a man in a Christian bookstore that claimed to have seen the Donahue show HIMSELF (not a friend of a friend, as ususally stated) JUST THE PREVIOUS WEEK. I contacted P&G for their package, which I still have.
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What happened:
P&G dropped the logo from their products a few years ago. They have a toll-free number to call on their products. Most recently, they’ve revised the trademark to remove the curls from the beard. In 1989 or 1990, after more than a decade of frustration, P&G filed suit against on particularly obnoxious Christian and, either won, or settled out of court. ..
Fact:
P&G is a publicly held company responsible to its shareholders. There is no way the company could be donating money to any organization without it being a matter of record.
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In regard to the trademark, it was originally a single cross, which developed into a star, a series of stars, then designed with the cresent moon logo. The original single cross and stars where so the illiterate dock workers could identify P&G crates. ..
This rumour came from an earlier, similar rumour regarding McDonalds. Their president was ALSO on Donahue, with exactly the same story.

Call P&G at 1-800-543-7270.

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