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Wal-Mart Contributes 5% Of Online Sales To Homosexual Group
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Posted on 11/13/2006 8:05:07 AM PST by Gopher Broke

In a show of support to help homosexuals legalize same-sex marriage, Wal-Mart has agreed to automatically donate 5% of online sales directly to the Washington DC Community Center for Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender People. The cash donation will come from ALL online purchases made at Wal-Mart through the homosexual group's Web site. This move follows Wal-Mart's joining the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and agreeing to give generous financial help to that group.

Every purchase made online for books, music, videos, clothing and accessories, children's clothing and toys, and electronics at the site will automatically send 5% of the sales to the homosexual group.

With this agreement, Wal-Mart made clear their support for the homosexual movement was a total commitment to the cause.

Many observers feel it would have been a wise business decision for Wal-Mart to remain neutral in the cultural battle over homosexual marriage. But this was an ideological decision by Wal-Mart, not a business decision. Wal-Mart decided to give the promotion of homosexual marriage their full support.


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KEYWORDS: afa; affiliatesite; americanfamassoc; antiwalmart; clueless; homosexualagenda; militantheteros; misleading; reactionary; sellout; walmart
Wal-mart email comment form:

http://www.walmartstores.com/GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=221

To reach the Contact Center of Wal-Mart Stores, call 1-800-WALMART (1-800-925-6278), from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (CT) Monday - Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (CT) Saturday or from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Sunday.

1 posted on 11/13/2006 8:05:09 AM PST by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

Wal-mart email comment form:

http://www.walmartstores.com/GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=221


2 posted on 11/13/2006 8:05:31 AM PST by Gopher Broke (I would rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Teddy Kennedy)
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To: Gopher Broke

We've been through this before. The AFA are being a bunch of idiots because this is just an affiliate plan. The only way you contribute to the gays is by going through their website first.


3 posted on 11/13/2006 8:06:40 AM PST by bahblahbah
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To: Gopher Broke

On the other hand, Wal-mark employees are now suppose to say "Merry Christmas" this year and Best Buys are doing the "Happy Holidays."


4 posted on 11/13/2006 8:07:54 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Gopher Broke

This was posted the other day.


5 posted on 11/13/2006 8:07:59 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Gopher Broke

Why bother contacting the boneheads just call it
"Gaymart" sodimizing a neighborhood near you.


7 posted on 11/13/2006 8:08:45 AM PST by claptrap (Kuck Ferry)
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To: edcoil

Yes, strange times we are living in.....


8 posted on 11/13/2006 8:08:56 AM PST by Gopher Broke (I would rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Teddy Kennedy)
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To: Gopher Broke

It's the truth. Anyone can set this up for their group.


9 posted on 11/13/2006 8:08:58 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Gopher Broke
cash donation will come from ALL online purchases made at Wal-Mart through the homosexual group's Web site.

Do you know how many sales WalMart made through this group's website prior to the AFA having a hissy? ONE SALE. One sale for $41.48.

I'm sure that the web site appreciates the free advertising the AFA has given them. Idiots.

10 posted on 11/13/2006 8:09:06 AM PST by ContemptofCourt
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To: Gopher Broke

Wow! I didn't see any pro-homo opinions in his post.


11 posted on 11/13/2006 8:09:29 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: Gopher Broke
From Snopes

Less than careful readers might miss that the 5% donation applies only to sales made through the Metro DC GLBT web site — that is, purchases made at Wal-Mart stores or through Wal-Mart.com are not part of the "5% donation" scheme.
12 posted on 11/13/2006 8:09:30 AM PST by MarkeyD (The tree of liberty must from time to time be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Gopher Broke

What does it mean by "ALL online purchases made at Wal-Mart through the homosexual group's Web site"? How can you buy at Walmart through another website?


13 posted on 11/13/2006 8:09:30 AM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Gopher Broke

Yes, I'm a pro-homo troll.

Actually, I'm an anti-idiot troll. The AFA is being stupid here.


14 posted on 11/13/2006 8:09:47 AM PST by bahblahbah
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To: Gopher Broke

Can someone PLEASE invent an affliction for normal, straight, fair-skinned males so that I can get protected status, too?


15 posted on 11/13/2006 8:10:03 AM PST by xrp (Republicans Message: Vote for us, we suck less than Democrats.)
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To: Gopher Broke
Not this s*** again.

This is an exact replay of some Amazon.com complaint from a few years ago... Wal-mart has an "affiliates" program that pays a referral commission to the referring web site. FR could probably set up a similar deal, and get 5% of sales referred via FR.

16 posted on 11/13/2006 8:10:29 AM PST by kevkrom (John F'n Kerry's 'apology': "I'm sorry you were too stupid to realize I wasn't calling you stupid.")
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To: AppyPappy

Appy, I dont doubt this but Walmart has a responsibility to limit who they give $$ to.... can a pedophile group like NAMBLA set up something similar? What about neo-nazi groups?


17 posted on 11/13/2006 8:11:11 AM PST by Gopher Broke (I would rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Teddy Kennedy)
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To: bahblahbah
We've been through this before. The AFA are being a bunch of idiots because this is just an affiliate plan. The only way you contribute to the gays is by going through their website first.

Exactly. People get all bent out of shape because they don't bother investigating what's actually going on. The AFA certainly didn't. (Well, actually, they probably did, but are just looking for something to create some noise.)
18 posted on 11/13/2006 8:11:53 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: I still care

Have your own web site and join Walmart, Amazon, Barnes and Noble's affiliate programs. You or the organization gets a cut of orders linked through your site.

We have given this site more publicity than they could ever dream of.


19 posted on 11/13/2006 8:13:21 AM PST by listenhillary (You can lead a man to reason, but you can't make him think)
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To: Gopher Broke

The AFA are twisting the facts

This is a referral incentive with the group which I'm sure walmart has with other groups and organizations as well.

It's simply a case of, 'You send business my way and I'll throw you a bone'.


20 posted on 11/13/2006 8:13:57 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Wal-Mart has agreed to automatically donate 5% of online sales directly to the Washington DC Community Center for Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender People. The cash donation will come from ALL online purchases made at Wal-Mart through the homosexual group's Web site.



These two sentences don't agree with each other. Low credibility factor when you distort like this.


21 posted on 11/13/2006 8:17:02 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: Gopher Broke

What a horribly misleading title. Did these morons JUST discover what an on-line affiliate program is?


22 posted on 11/13/2006 8:17:37 AM PST by SengirV
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To: Gopher Broke

I'm a Libertarian, and I think it's great that gay people are joining up with Wal Mart to participate in capitalism!


23 posted on 11/13/2006 8:22:01 AM PST by grundle
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To: MarkeyD

"Less than careful readers..."

Even careful readers are going to have trouble picking that up from the AFA home page, which runs a rather deceptive headline claiming:

"Wal-Mart Contributes 5% of Online Sales to Homosexual group.

Sign the Pledge to not shop at Wal-mart on Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving."

Hmmm... Methinks that AFA is more concerned about the donations that this hoopla will bring the AFA, rather than the donations it will bring the "homosexual group" involved.


24 posted on 11/13/2006 8:24:49 AM PST by Kahonek
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To: SengirV

Terribly misleading article and assertion.

Affiliate marketing is behind half of the search results you'll see on the Googles and Yahoos of the world. Hotel and travel aggregators (Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity) rely heavily on the affiliate channels (essentially refer someone to us and we'll pay you x deals) to generate traffic and sales. Amazon.com pays affiliate bounties for sales, as do many online retailers.

See http://www.cj.com/index.html for information on how it works.


25 posted on 11/13/2006 8:25:48 AM PST by sbMKE
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To: MarkeyD

Thank you!! People with even a passing knowledge of the retail industry could figure out that even WALMART cannot afford to donate 5% of all receipts to a group.

Get a grip folks.


26 posted on 11/13/2006 8:27:10 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Gopher Broke

Article title is a flat out lie. I hate the homosexual agenda, but this doesn't help anybody. They only get 5% of the sales directed from their site. And it is a commission. It is sorta how the internet works. I will not use that particular site.


27 posted on 11/13/2006 8:27:28 AM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world now than Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: Gopher Broke

I don't think this article is factual. %5 of Wall Mart is comparable to many nations GDP. This is Bull$hit.


28 posted on 11/13/2006 8:27:44 AM PST by kinoxi
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To: Gopher Broke

Paying "protection" to the anti-capitalist socialists again??


29 posted on 11/13/2006 8:31:00 AM PST by EagleUSA (T)
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To: Gopher Broke

I'm positive it's not 5% of all online sales. Do you know how much money 5% of all of walmart's online sales probably is? The management of the company would be fired instantly if they were going to donate 5% of their sales of anything to anyone.


30 posted on 11/13/2006 8:31:29 AM PST by mhx
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To: MarkeyD

Big Time Misleading Title!


31 posted on 11/13/2006 8:32:03 AM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: mhx

5% of queers sales that go through the queer website to Walmart will be refunded to the website. It is the way the internet works. It is a commission for bringing in business via a different channel. It is NOT 5% of Walmart online sales. Get real.


32 posted on 11/13/2006 8:57:51 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: bahblahbah

AND, Boortz tracked this down a little further and discovered only ONE purchase from their site, for a grand total of $4 going to the homosexual group!



BOYCOTT NOW!! </sarcasm>


33 posted on 11/13/2006 9:05:57 AM PST by Tatze (This tagline is brought to you by the Admin Moderator!)
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To: bahblahbah
"The AFA are being a bunch of idiots because this is just an affiliate plan. The only way you contribute to the gays is by going through their website first."

If you have a moment: An affiliate between/among whom?

Going through whose website?

Thank you.

34 posted on 11/13/2006 9:33:22 AM PST by 100-Fold_Return (In Prisons Tattletales Are the Same as Child-Molesters...hmm)
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To: Gopher Broke
AFA and Don Wildmon lost a lot of credibility at our house with this stunt. We have been on their email alert list for years and we still are, but this taught us a lesson: take everything with a grain of salt and take nothing at face value without careful investigation. The sad thing is we are 99% in agreement with the AFA's stands and objectives. But they blew this one bigtime.

The problem isn't that they opposed WalMart on this issue. The problem is that they were so desperate for the issue to gain traction that they stoooped to lying. Yes, that's right, I'm calling them on it. It's a lie. Not just a "distortion" or even a "misrepresentation." It's an outright lie. What Wal-Mart actually did, may or may not be worthy of a boycott. (Frankly my wife would find it hard to stretch our budget enough to feed our large family without Wal-Mart's grocery prices, but we are willing to make sacrifices when the cause clearly justifies it.) But the problem is that Mr. Wildmon wouldn't tell us what Wal-Mart actually did. Instead he made up something they didn't do and told us that because he thought it would sound more exciting.

Judge for yourself. AFA says:

Wal-Mart has agreed to automatically donate 5% of online sales directly to the Washington DC Community Center for Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender People.

Is that true? not at all. It is just 5% out of a tiny fraction of Walmart's online sales. Viz., 5% of all referred sales that come from the GLBTP (or whatever) website. Wildmon's charge quoted above is false.

The cash donation will come from ALL online purchases made at Wal-Mart through the homosexual group's Web site.

In the next sentence (quoted above) Wildmon covers his tracks by spelling out the true situation, but muddies the truth deliberately so that what stays in most readers' minds is the original lie. He even allcaps "ALL online purchases" to distract from the fact that it's just the referral business that's at issue, not Walmart's own direct online sales at all.

I do not deny that there is a genuine moral conundrum presented in the question of whether or not to even accept, much less solicit, referral business from flagrant moral degenerates with their own demonic political agenda. I am sure Freepers would line up on both sides of that question. I'm not taking sides on it at the moment, and I'm not sure which side I'd come down on. But I know for sure I am not going to endorse, support, encourage, or promote this AFA lie because it undermines the very cause AFA is trying to stand for. We must not only stand for what is right and against what is wrong, we must always do so by doing what is right and not doing what is wrong. The end never justifies the means. If it does, then the moral relativists are right after all, and we might as well quit caring about anything.

< End rant >

35 posted on 11/13/2006 10:30:14 AM PST by AB AB AB (Dan Rather: "I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.")
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To: Gopher Broke
The cash donation will come from ALL online purchases made at Wal-Mart through the homosexual group's Web site.

Leaving aside the prickly issue of such an alliance, this is a fairly typical arrangement for referred purchases

36 posted on 11/13/2006 10:31:50 AM PST by montag813
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To: I still care; AppyPappy

There is a Wal-Mart link on the web site of this gay group. When a person clicks on the link, it takes them to the online Wal-Mart site. Through the magic of Al Gore's interent, any purchase made from that link is noted, and 5% of the sale is rebated back to the refering site. As AppyPappy notes, there are many groups that do this, most of whom no one would find objectionable in the least.


37 posted on 11/13/2006 10:32:53 AM PST by Unknown Pundit (I really do post with a paper bag over my head.)
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To: Admin Moderator

You may want to consider removing this thread as it's misleading, and is a rehash from the end of last week anyway.


38 posted on 11/13/2006 11:09:28 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (I'm back!)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Misleading title to this thread.


39 posted on 11/13/2006 11:14:02 AM PST by Ciexyz (Satisfied owner of a 2007 Toyota Corolla.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Get rid of this thread...repeated and full of distortions that we discussed already. I will continue to support Walmart will all of my Christmas shopping on-line. This does not mean that 5 percent is going to a pro-homosexual group. Get a grip before you ruin a good company.


40 posted on 11/13/2006 11:15:37 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
I will continue to support Walmart will all of my Christmas shopping on-line.

While it's not my intention to support Wal Mart, necesarily, the $4 they got from this won't stop me from shopping there.

41 posted on 11/13/2006 11:30:25 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (I'm back!)
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To: napscoordinator

I respect Walmart for their past support of families on various issues...but they need to keep away from support of the radical, homosexual agenda.

I will tell them when they do right...and when they do wrong!


42 posted on 11/13/2006 1:38:42 PM PST by Gopher Broke (I would rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Teddy Kennedy)
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To: Gopher Broke; Admin Moderator

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1735743/posts

Duplicate post, please delete


43 posted on 11/13/2006 3:51:51 PM PST by ThreeYearLurker
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To: Gopher Broke

Any donations for heterosexual marriages? With all the special categories, I heard that's a dying breed.


44 posted on 11/13/2006 8:15:03 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Gopher Broke

WalMart SuperSinner, 24hr Bath house
Low Prices for Every Gay!


45 posted on 11/13/2006 8:17:36 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Gopher Broke
How is this different from any referral/affiliate setup? I see site all the time which get a cut of book sales made via links from their site.

This is only for a DC group's benefit and only if you go to their site. Solution? Don't patronize the gay group's site.

46 posted on 11/14/2006 10:46:02 PM PST by newzjunkey (I blame Bush.)
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To: bahblahbah
This is just one of the things WalMart is doing to further the homosexual agenda. I think the fact that they are a sponsor of the Out & Equal Summit is a much bigger issue.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1738729/posts

If you look on page 3
http://www.outandequal.org/summit/2006/documents/2006SummitGuide_web_000.pdf

WalMart is listed as a PLENARY SPONSOR. This is evidently higher that a Platinum, Gold, Bronze, and Friend Sponsor.

47 posted on 11/16/2006 10:51:35 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: newzjunkey
WalMart has to approve the link to their website. I'm sure there are conservative groups that have asked WalMart to have a link and a five percent commission on each sale. Why did they choose to approve this particular homosexual activist group?

As you say, it's probably not much different than other setups, but WalMart was a holdout to the homosexual pressure groups, now they've caved under pressure from the activists.

48 posted on 11/16/2006 11:14:41 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: Gopher Broke

This is at least the 3rd thread on this topic, and I last argued on it several days ago.

Thanks, but just FYI.


49 posted on 11/16/2006 11:56:00 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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