Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Look Who's Boycotting Wal-Mart Now

Just dunno what to say about about this (other than that it's wrong). From the Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire blog:

First, Wal-Mart Stores got heat from the labor left. Now it’s feeling pressure from the religious right.

Two religious groups are urging boycotts of the retail this holiday weekend in response to its recent ties with homosexual groups. The American Family Association reports on its Web site that “nearly 400,000 families” have agreed not to shop at Wal-Mart on the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving. Also, Operation Save America intends to “proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ at more than 300 Wal-Mart stores” on Friday.

The groups are up in arms over Wal-Mart’s decision earlier this year to join a national chamber of commerce for gay and lesbian businesses, as well as for its donations to other gay and lesbian groups.

2 comments:

Kevin said...

You almost start to feel sorry for Wal-Mart.... almost. Then you start to remember they make life hard on the little guy. The businesses that add personality to our community and can't go round for round with price cuts.

Check out MerchantCircle.com where the little guys market the only way they know how - grassroots.

Anonymous said...

Recently the loudest protesters against gay or lesbian rights has been religious people who turned out to be gay themselves.

Is this another 400,000 self loathing gay or lesbian evangelicals?