For God's sake, don't shop at Home Depot!!

The American Family Association [AFA] has called for all the good Christians to boycott Home Depot for their "financial and corporate support to open displays of homosexual activism on main streets." This radical Christian group is 'asking' the company to remain neutral in the "culture war" between homosexuals and the religious. First of all, culture war? Why does everything that comes out of a right-wingers mouth have to be something about some sort of war? This is much more about the rights of others and taking away the freedoms of homosexual Americans. The website [link above] has a petition for the Christians to sign and according to Secular News Daily, has received over 500,000 signatures. 

 

AFA has met with the head of Home Depot and the company is not backing down on their stance for human rights. AFA's Buddy Smith reported the action on a radio show and a clip aired via YouTube.

 

 

 

This is just crazy. Homosexuals are in the "clasp of the devil" Really? People who talk like this remind me of Bobby Bucher's lovely mother. . 

 

 

 

 

These people are absolutely NUTS! By the way, I used to shop at Lowe's because it's slightly closer to my house than Home Depot. Now, I will drive the extra mile to support this company and their stance for human rights. Counter-Boycott, bitches.

 

 

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Tags: afa, american, association, boycott, christains, christianity, depot, family, home

Comment by Robert Karp on June 4, 2011 at 8:41am
Thanks for posting Scarlett. This stuff makes me furious! I think I will go to Home Depot and buy a ton of crap right now! Hopefully I will bump into a protestor. Need to find my latest atheist t-shirt "Pray for me and I will think for you"!!!
Comment by Scarlette Blues on June 4, 2011 at 8:52am

"Pray for me and I will think for you" lol LOVE IT!!

 

..but yeah, this stuff really gets me fired up. Ya know, it makes me feel better about my flower purchases last year. I bought some new plants from Home Depot and my dog ate them all. I used to think I wasted 100 bucks but now I'm just glad the money went to a respectable company.

Comment by Walter Maki on June 4, 2011 at 9:01am
If I weren't so broke right now I'd go down to the nearest Home Depot and buy something.
Comment by James W on June 4, 2011 at 10:01am
Hey, in case you didn't know, Nintendo is pretty supportive of these same rights too. A friend went through training at their home office in Seattle and the HR trainer was a man going through gender reassignment and everyone was reminded to call her by her new name.
Comment by Scarlette Blues on June 4, 2011 at 10:17am

Let us know if you talk with them. I'd like to hear some views from the non-evangelical Christians. I posted it on my fb but the Christians on my friend's list don't seem to like to discuss their views with others.

 

I hope Home Depot's motive is to stand up for what is right and it's good to see some companies not falling for religious propaganda [like gays can be 'cured' i.e Chick-fil-a]. Maybe the CEO [or someone close to him] is homosexual? or maybe he's a humanist? Though, I wasn't able to find anything about a specific motive either. One comment on an article said:

 

"A good portion of home depot employees are gay. They would lose half their employees. I should know I work for home depot. We support those who support us!"

 

I also ran into a blog about Home Depot "immersing children in homosexuality" and "ramming politically correct degeneracy down the public’s throat." I'm convinced that this blogger leads a sad, hate-filled life. Here's his explaination of Home Depot's motive:

 

"The company explains that “celebrating diversity and practicing inclusion” — i.e., ramming politically correct degeneracy down the public’s throat — are “necessary to stay competitive” because “today’s market is as diverse as it’s ever been.”'

Comment by Scarlette Blues on June 4, 2011 at 10:25am
@James- That's pretty cool. It's good to see companies using a gender-equality policy. The article linked above also says that "Ford, Pepsi, Campbell Soup Company, McDonald's and Hallmark" have all been boycotted by the AFA for their support of gays rights. It looks like we're finally making some progress to move away from the bronze-age way of thought.
Comment by Eric Wichman on June 4, 2011 at 10:35am
Everyone should screenshot the AFA boycott page and email it to Home Depot's corporate/legal department. Home Depot should see if there's a case to sue the AFA for copyright and trademark infringement for using their logo without permission. Especially when used directly to support their boycott of Home Depot which is purposefully designed to financially hurt the company.
Comment by Tommy R. on June 4, 2011 at 11:06am

I've practically lived at Home Depot the past month! Religious people are so retarded it's unreal. 

Matter of fact I have to make another trip to HD this afternoon come to think of it. 

Comment by Artor on June 4, 2011 at 12:01pm
Kudos to Home Despot for a change, but I won't be shopping there. I'd much rather spend my money at the locally owned hardware store, which is also pretty GLBT-friendly. It also hires people who know what they're talking about and can actually be helpful. My experiences at Home Despot have rarely been anything but frustrating. They are the Wal-Mart of hardware stores. Fuck Home Despot, even if they do the right thing on some occasions.
Comment by Melissa Ruhl on June 4, 2011 at 12:30pm

Yay Home Depot!  I think the best thing to do is to pass on the word.  Tell others that Home Depot supports human rights.  With the It Gets Better campaign, I think groups like the AFA are going to have an increasingly long list of companies they can't support!  We can do our part in making it even harder for them by making supporting gay rights the profitable thing for a company to do.

 

@Robert, that shirt is hilarious.  The other day I was talking with my mom and my sister's ridiculous impatience came up.  My family is super religious and my mom said, "Well, your sister has been asking for prayers for patience."  Like she doesn't need to do anything, she just needs to get a magical treat.

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