It must be boycott season, cuz the American Family Association has named their latest target. This year the featured business will be Home Depot.
Home Depot, the lumber/hardware mega-store, refused to acquiesce to AFA’s demands that they ban all employees from participating in gay pride:
“At the end of the day here, we’re not going to send anything out that forbids our associates to be involved in these pride festivals in any way.” – July 15, 2010
Well if Home Depot isn’t going to get control over their employees on their own time, then by golly AFA will.
So here’s what I predict will happen.
1. AFA will auto-email Home Depot pre-fab letters from their member list declaring that they will not shop at Home Depot.
2. Home Depot’s stock will go up. (I still haven’t figured out why this happens)
3. At some point Home Depot will agree to some tiny concession of no material concern.
4. AFA will declare victory and call off the boycott.
In the meanwhile, I’ve been meaning to change my sticking front door-knob… maybe it’s time.