Sears Is Selling S&M: “Family” Retailer Flaunts Fetish

Written by John Kirkwood on August 10, 2013

Update: 9:21am[et] 8/10/13

*Sears has taken down the original link but hasn’t scrubbed the whole ad yet; when you click on the link it says “product is no longer available,” this has changed from last night but it still shows the picture with other “costumes.” The interesting thing is that it wasn’t listed with costumes, it was in the category of Men’s Underwear last night. They haven’t scrubbed the whole thing yet, they must not know the thumbnail is still there and I took a screen capture but at least they’re breaking the link to the ad for now.

Somewhere over the rainbow there’s a man standing in a leather harness, with a leather collar and arm bands.

No, you’re not at San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair or Chicago’s International “Mr. Leather,” you’re online at

That’s right, Sears, Roebuck & Company, one of America’s most storied “family” retailers is now marketing to the dark side of the alphabet – BDSM. (CAVEAT EMPTOR: Click at your own risk to see the ad here: Elegant Moments, Men’s 4 piece adjustable harness)

“Wow, it looks like for soul-less corporate America, sadomasochism is the new gay,” said Peter LaBarbera, President of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH).  “Somehow the nitwits who are running Sears think it’s worthwhile alienating potentially millions of future normal customers just so they can break into the “leathermen’s” market.  Really, Sears?  How many kinky perverts are there anyway who are going to go to Sears to get their dog collar?”

But should we be surprised by Sears latest foray into fabulous?  Lorah Delaney, in her article “Gay Friendly Companies for Families” lists Sears at the top of the list under clothing companies and she brags that they received a perfect 100 score from the Human Rights Campaign.  What does one have to do to receive a perfect score in the HRC Campaign for equality?  Let’s just say it’s about a notch below sodomizing the mannequins at the company picnic.

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Correspondent Steve Weinstein, a frequent contributor to rainbow media, writes in an article from just last week, that Sears, “does a lot of good in the gay community, for some reason it has flown under the radar.”  In his article, “Sears Buys Diversity, LGBT Rights,” Weinstein openly boasts of how committed the company is to the movement: “Today, Sears, which is headquartered just outside Chicago, is one of the most gay-friendly retail giants.”


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John Kirkwood
John Kirkwood is a son of Issachar. He is a Zionist, gun-toting, cigar-smoking, incandescent light bulb-using, 3.2 gallon flushing, fur-wearing, Chinese (MSG) eating, bow-hunting, SUV driving, unhyphenated American man who loves his wife, isn't ashamed of his country and does not apologize for his Christianity. He Pastors Grace Gospel Fellowship Bensenville, where "we the people" seek to honor "In God we Trust." He hosts the Christian wake up call IN THE ARENA every Sunday at noon on AM 1160 and he co-hosts UnCommon Sense, the Christian Worldview with a double shot of espresso on He is the proud homeschooling dad of Konnor, Karter and Payton and the "blessed from heaven above" husband of the Righteous and Rowdy Wendymae.