Sunday, January 15, 2012

The American Family Association lies about Home Depot boycott

Recently the American Family Association claimed that its boycott against Home Depot was working.

AFA was boycotting the company because Home Depot has been very supportive of the lgbtq community, even publicly supporting pride events and providing booths for children during those events.

AFA claimed the following:
AFA spokesman, Randy Sharp says “We’re seeing some movement. It appears that the Home Depot is pulling back from their support of homosexual activism. Over the course of the last three years, we’ve seen a reduction in the number of gay pride events that they’re sponsoring and participating in. However, we want to be cautious.”

I smelled a rat and apparently so did site Back 2 Stonewall. A reader of that blog contacted Home Depot and received this reply:

We have never changed our commitment to diversity and inclusion of all people, and we have no intention of doing so. Nor have we changed our apron policy or the guidelines for our Foundation?s charitable giving.


Samantha F. DeVaney
The Home Depot Corporate Office
2455 Paces Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA. 30339

So the AFA lied. What else is new? Let this be a lesson for our community. When the news broke, many of us were raising hell and were ready to write ugly letters to Home Depot.

The claims about Home Depot came solely from AFA. And knowing the history of the AFA, I wouldn't believe the organization if it told me that it was snowing during a blizzard.

When religious groups make claims, let's verify them before we give them veracity. After all these groups make their money lying about our lives. Of course they are going to lie about other things. When you lie about one thing, lying about other things becomes easy.

Hat tip to Back2Stonewall

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1 comment:

Jay said...

As you say, dear Alvin, lies in the name of God are still lies. For years these people have been able to get away with such mendacity because people assumed good Christians wouldn't tell lies. Your work has helped waken us to the fact these people are holy bullies and headless monsters.