Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Wal-Mart Backs Down from gay agenda... Sort of

As reported at World Net Daily, Wal-Mart has decided to back down on its original financial support for the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, thanks to pressure from the American Family Alliance, a conservative Christian coalition:

'Wal-Mart retreat from 'gay' agenda not enough
'Campaigners still plan 'information explosion' at retailer's stores Friday
Posted: November 22, 20065:00 p.m. Eastern

By Bob Unruh© 2006

Group wants to save Wal-Mart from pro-homosexual activists

Campaigners say they plan to hold their "information explosion" at Wal-Mart stores Friday even though the company has signaled a retreat from its support of the radical homosexual agenda.
"We continue to encourage men and women, dads and moms, grandpas and grandmas, Christians from every walk of life to call on Wal-Mart to change its course and return to traditional family values and the biblical principles that made it great," said a statement today from Flip Benham, who is working on the outreach.

"We are not a protest. We are a proclamation that Jesus Christ is Lord! We are calling an 'old friend' back to its godly roots. Wal-Mart can be saved and so can America," he said.
Wal-Mart's announced policy changed this week prompted the American Family Association to cancel a boycott called for Friday and Saturday.

The change, according to Mona Williams, vice-president for communications at Wal-Mart, will have the company evaluating on a case-by-case basis its support for outside groups.

Many have criticized the company's decision to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and contribute $25,000 to its operating budget, as well as a $60,000 contribution to another homosexual organization to sponsor a conference.

In reality, Wal-Mart plans to go low-key on its support for organizations or issues, except for the ones that have a direct effect on their customers.

With Sam Walton turning over in his grave, and much of Wally World's demographic coming from a conservative Christian American public, I'd say this has a direct effect on their customers.

Good for the American Family Alliance. Too bad the corporate shills at Wally World don't think things like this through before they act.

Read the complete story at and another article at AFA.

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