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Friday, June 03, 2011

Oh I Just love this

As you probably know, I have having my own private war with the Donald-and-Tim-Wildmon-run American Family ASSociation for some time. Among some of the actions they take are boycotts-at-virtual-gunpoint of companies and individuals they claim are not "neutral in the culture wars," i. e., believe that gays, Lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders are also human.

Their latest target is The Home Depot, who has been found guilty by the Twits from Tupelo, MS of such unChristian crimes as supposrting PFLAG, the Human Rights Coalition, and sponsoring GAY PRIDE PARADES! HORRORS!!!

So for the past year they have been holding a boycott of Home Depot operations.

Now Home Depot was doing their annual stockholders convention in Atlanta. AFA said that "many stockholders were upset" with Home Depot's stand on the Sodomites. So they came to the convention with one message: step away from the gays, or we'll buy our ladders and paint elsewhere.

In an e-mail I got from AFA's "news" operation One News Now, a Mr. Charles Butts (GOD, I can have some fun with THAT one!!!) reported the following:

The American Family Association's boycott of The Home Depot continues
after corporate executives heard from those opposed to the company's strong
support of the homosexual agenda.

It was a unique opportunity for the
Mississippi-based pro-family group to deliver its message regarding The Home
Depot's "corporate endorsement" of the homosexual agenda. AFA executive vice
president Buddy Smith traveled to Atlanta to attend the annual shareholders
meeting, where he addressed Home Depot chairman Frank Blake and other company
executives for a three-minute period.

Accompanying Smith was Randy Sharp, AFA's director of special
projects. He summarizes what took place.

"We presented to the
shareholders and to the chairman and the board of directors over 470,000
signature petitions asking them to remain neutral in the culture war,
specifically when it addresses gay marriage and homosexual activist groups,"
Sharp tells OneNewsNow.

The reception was cool, adds the AFA spokesman.
Blake thanked AFA for the petitions but again, as in the past, reiterated the
company's support for "diversity," which includes same-gender "marriage."

Sharp adds: "We're disappointed that The Home Depot continues to close
the door and not listen to the millions of customers who are offended that they
are engaging in the culture war and taking a position in favor of gay marriage."

As a result, the American Family Association plans to continue its
boycott and encourage others to sign the pledge to not do business with The Home
Depot until the company agrees to be neutral on social issues.

to the boycott website, the nationwide home improvement retailer sponsors and
participates in numerous "gay pride" events, parades, and festivals across the
U.S. where small children are exposed to "open displays of homosexual activism."
The boycott was launched in July 2010.

So how IS that little boycott of yours doing? Well, same store sales did slip in the first quarter of 2011, but only by a paltry .6% overall and .7% in the US. But before you start the party, note that the weather around the country has been pretty bad, causing people not to go to stores for anything (unless, of course, it was tornado related).

In fact you MAY have to remind your faithful flock that the boycott is against The Home Depot....not Lowe's, Home Depot's main competitor. Their in-store sales were down whopping 3.4%.

Meanwhile, back at the Depot, this did not effect profits for while Lowe's was down 6% for the first quarter of 2011, Home Depot net profits were UP by 12%. In other words, they've made MORE money since you called that lame boycott of yours, not less.

So to No-Neck, Jr., a hale and hearty neener-neener-neener. And as for The Home Depot, please expect more of the continued patronage from those of us who feel you are doing the right thing.

Just make it easy to get out the door. My GPS isn't working this week.

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