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Now Amway in Crosshairs in Gay Marriage Battle
Newser ^ | August 6, 2012 | Mary Papenfuss

Posted on 08/06/2012 10:18:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The gay rights battle is now covering everything from soap to clucks. Following the uproar over Chick-fil-A and same-sex marriage, gay rights advocates are pushing for a boycott of cleaning and beauty products company Amway—and its affiliates, including the Orlando Magic basketball team. The boycott call is in response to a $500,000 donation to battle gay marriage made by a foundation funded by Amway president and founder Doug DeVos. The recipient of the donation, the National Organization for Marriage, "has been one of the most virulently anti-LGBT organizations in the country," says a statement launching the boycott by Rights Equal Rights. "A global boycott of Amway will let others know that there are consequences for giving massive amounts of money to take away the rights of a minority."

Amway officials said the donation represents the personal beliefs of DeVos. As "private citizens, the DeVos family supports causes and organizations that advocate for policies aligned to their personal beliefs," Amway said in a statement to ABC News, adding that the family believes "one of the highest callings of any individual is to express their own personal beliefs as a participant in the democratic process." The Magic has reported no dip in ticket sales.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: amway; chickfila; devos; homosexualagenda; homosexualmarriage; liberalfascism; nom
Deja vu all over again.
1 posted on 08/06/2012 10:18:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These perverts have nothing better to do than make life miserable for others. Typical liberal troublemakers in line with the entire Obama campaign.

Every day it will be something new to keep the attention off of Obama and his radical, Marixist agenda and the massive damage to America of his failed policies and ideology.


2 posted on 08/06/2012 10:24:59 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“”A global boycott of Amway will let others know that there are consequences for giving massive amounts of money to take away the rights of a minority.”

So..should we all buy stock in Amway ASAP?

:)


3 posted on 08/06/2012 10:43:26 PM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
gay rights advocates are pushing for a boycott of cleaning and beauty products...

By the smell of them, aren't they already boycotting?

4 posted on 08/06/2012 10:48:23 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Slyfox

the LGBT groups turn into screaming babys when someone disagrees with their lifestyle. Their mentality is like the Borg.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 11:02:57 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve boycotted Amway and the relatives peddling the stuff for years...


6 posted on 08/06/2012 11:06:56 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I aint a fan of Amway or the pro gay protesters.
Amway is a ponzi scheme


7 posted on 08/06/2012 11:20:32 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They haven’t learned anything from their failure in their Chick-Fil-A war. Normal,decent people are getting fed-up with their in-your-face “tolerance”.


8 posted on 08/06/2012 11:40:35 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
there are consequences for giving massive amounts of money to take away the rights of a minority.

Which minority? The blacks? The Chinese? The Samoans?

9 posted on 08/06/2012 11:47:08 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Old Sarge

How about if those who oppose gay marriage boycott gay owned businesses? The media would be screaming bigot at every turn.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 12:01:08 AM PDT by JMS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> Deja vu all over again.

You can say that again.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 12:16:30 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doug is president but his dad Rich is the founder.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 1:21:42 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doug is president but his dad Rich is the founder.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 1:22:13 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmmm.. I wonder if Amway still markets L.O.C...

The homos don`t understand we the traditional people, have FAR more economic clout than they can ever wish for in their dark little hearts.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 1:35:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: JMS

Ha! Let them whine and complain. The homos can`t compete with us.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 1:39:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Old Sarge
"there are consequences for giving massive amounts of money to take away the rights of a minority."

If they called it a disabilty instead of a minority they wouldn't have to work. ;-)

16 posted on 08/07/2012 3:21:00 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many nasty jams.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amway I can’t support. Seen too many lives destroyed in that scam.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 3:42:43 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Salamander

I bet most conservatives never even rode on Amtrack in their entire lives. I know I never did and never even thought of it. However, Amtrack has a ton of liberals that ride so I am sure that is why they are advertising to them. Who wants to ride a train when you can fly? That never made sense to me. If Amtrack was closed tomorrow it would have zero affect on me and most conservatives.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 4:04:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
One of my favorite restaurants is probably on the list of future protest victims, too. It's called 4 Rivers Smokehouse. There are several of them now in the Orlando area. It's owned by John Rivers, a conservative Christian, and the chain is closed on Sundays. It's the best BBQ in the state, I think, and the lines on a typical day go out the door. A 20 minute wait just to order is common. Please support this restaurant if you have the opportunity to eat there. Here's the owner/chef with Dan Cathy:


19 posted on 08/07/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perfect.........Amway and the militant gays deserve each other.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 4:59:31 AM PDT by cerberus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It seems to me that the single best busninessmove a company can make is to make a donation to an organization that opposes gay marriage, and them make sure the liberals find out about it.

My wife and I used to have Chick Fil A about once every two to three months. Since all the fuss and muss we have eaten there at least twice a week, even before the BUYcott.

I will not have bigots dictate my preferences to me.

21 posted on 08/07/2012 5:33:19 AM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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To: ScottinVA

They do. I use it to clean bugs off the front of my car. Does a great job!

cheers,
Jim


22 posted on 08/07/2012 6:52:10 AM PDT by gymbeau (Free Tibet! (limit one per customer))
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To: napscoordinator

Amtrack?

WTH?


23 posted on 08/07/2012 8:47:12 AM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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OMG! Seriously....Wow. I really was WAY off course on that one. I guess since Amtrack has been pro-gay lately, I thought that is what the story was about. I wrote my post first thing after waking up....I guess I should have stayed a sleep. Now that is embarrassing. Thanks for the laugh (at myself)...


24 posted on 08/07/2012 8:49:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: napscoordinator

“Jumping the rails while half asleep” and “Amtrack” sorta go hand in hand so it’s not unexpected, I reckon.

;]


25 posted on 08/07/2012 9:38:35 AM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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26 posted on 08/07/2012 10:35:01 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Very funny....well deserved. lol.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 10:41:40 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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