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Posts for August, 2012

AFA lauds vandalism

Timothy Kincaid

August 24th, 2012

The American Family Association is boycotting Home Depot because that company supports its gay employees and their community. Of course no one is actually paying any attention to the boycott, but the AFA always claims success.

Such as here:

AFA was recently contacted by a Home Depot employee who says the boycott of Home Depot is being effective. “We have customers who come into our store and confront our store managers over the HD’s support of Gay pride. The AFA is having an effect on HD.”

She also shared that many employees disagree with the company’s pro-gay-marriage stand. In June, a “Gay Pride Month” poster (photo right) was put up in her breakroom. “HD is as committed as ever to the changing of laws in favor of same sex marriage.They had absolutely no empathy for those employees who voiced offense with the display. This was mandated by corporate directive. Therefore the display was torn down at least 2 times.”

Sure, cuz vandalism is a good ol’ American family value.

AFA boycotts the Home Depot

Timothy Kincaid

July 21st, 2010

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.