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Wal-Mart Not Too-Smart
Family Leader ^ | Friday, September 29, 2006 | Maurine Proctor

Posted on 09/29/2006 9:14:41 AM PDT by restornu

We've just begun a serious discussion at our house about whether we will withdraw from shopping at Wal-Mart. They are close by; we spend thousands of dollars there a year; but they have succumbed to pressure and are actively promoting the homosexual agenda and homosexual marriage. Just look at what they are doing in Idaho, where Family Leader is working hard to pass a state marriage protection amendment.

Enough is Enough

Wal-Mart Sponsoring Diversity Week

The following is a report from our friends at the American Family Association. We work in coalition with them on several projects through our Washington D.C. affiliation.

Wal-Mart has given its full endorsement to the homosexual agenda and homosexual marriage. Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, will observe LGBT Diversity Week October 9-13. One of the sponsors for the Diversity Week is Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart is joining the Pleasure Boutique (an adult bookstore which bills itself as "Idaho's largest selection of adult movies and DVDs and largest adult toy selection in Idaho") and other groups in sponsoring the week. Diversity Week is a week of celebrating homosexuality and promoting the homosexual agenda and homosexual marriage.

Among the events being sponsored by Wal-Mart is Idaho Votes No Campaign Update and Information Workshop. Voters in Idaho will be voting on a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage in November. This Wal-Mart sponsored event will inform voters how to oppose the amendment and how to get others to do so. Wal-Mart is putting their money behind the effort to legalize homosexual marriage.

Other events being sponsored by Wal-Mart: Gay History of Idaho, Diversity in the Workplace, Women's/Lesbian Issues, Hate Based Crimes, Heterosexism, Homosexuality and Disabilities, LGBT Youth in Trouble, MCC-Faith and LGBT, and a youth dance for those age 24 and under.

Wal-Mart is throwing their clout and cash behind the homosexual marriage effort.



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1 posted on 09/29/2006 9:14:41 AM PDT by restornu
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To: restornu

Oh, boo-hoo.

Our nation defends gay rights as well. Are you going to protest by moving to China?


2 posted on 09/29/2006 9:27:24 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate. Understand?)
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To: restornu

Thanks.


3 posted on 09/29/2006 9:27:27 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: restornu
Wal-Mart - hated by wack jobs of all persuasions!
4 posted on 09/29/2006 9:31:11 AM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: restornu

Why does every business decision have to be politically calculated? How about not shopping there because their stuff is garbage, the employees are incompetent, and management is rude? That's been my Wal-Mart experience and my reasons for not shopping there.


5 posted on 09/29/2006 9:31:21 AM PDT by GoBucks2002
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To: restornu

Well, it seems the Left will have to go easy on Wal-Mart from now on;)


6 posted on 09/29/2006 9:31:37 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: restornu
Saw this from Flip Behhan of OSA:

"**On Friday morning and afternoon following Thanksgiving day, November 24, 2006, we are calling upon Christians to allow their theology to become biography on the streets in front of local Wal-Mart stores.
We have dedicated a new website www.Savewalmart.com that will enable you to find out the latest news and register your local Wal-Mart where you will be taking your stand for Jesus.
*Please enlist your Pastor in this incredible missionary outreach. *"

7 posted on 09/29/2006 9:36:22 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: restornu
"We've just begun a serious discussion at our house.."

What a bunch of idiots!


8 posted on 09/29/2006 9:38:55 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: restornu

Well, they feed excessive consumerism, which is a form of greed. Supporting other forms of sin would be no surprise, methinks. All part of the same package (see tagline).


9 posted on 09/29/2006 9:39:10 AM PDT by polymuser (There is one war and one enemy.)
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To: BlazingArizona
"...wack jobs of all persuasions!"

That's nice - I mean, instead of a discussion on the points, just insult the poster - so much easier.

10 posted on 09/29/2006 9:39:12 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: restornu

I love Walmart.
It attracks many customers.
While all those customers are shopping in Walmart, I can go to Freds Discount, Family Dollar or Dollar General, and avoid the crowd.
I love Walmart.


11 posted on 09/29/2006 9:41:31 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: GoBucks2002

"How about not shopping there because their stuff is garbage, the employees are incompetent, and management is rude? "


Because none of that is true?


12 posted on 09/29/2006 9:41:43 AM PDT by ansel12 ( sin holds a sway over their lives to the point where boldness begins to be craved.)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Gays do have rights but NOT to same sex marriage!


13 posted on 09/29/2006 9:41:47 AM PDT by restornu (Elevate Your Thoughts! Will I accept of an offering, saith the Lord, that is not made in my name?)
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To: GoBucks2002
"Why does every business decision have to be politically calculated? How about not shopping there because their stuff is garbage, the employees are incompetent, and management is rude? That's been my Wal-Mart experience and my reasons for not shopping there."

There stuff is garbage? I can buy a B&D cordless drill at WM for about 15-20 less then I can get it anywhere else. Is this drill any less quality then the identical one bought at Sears? I can name you many many items from TV sets to food that are less at WM. As for the employees, I don't condone rudeness but then I seldom need an employee in any store save to point their finger in the direction of the product I want to purchase. I do not socialize with WM employees in any way and all I need them to do is open the door at the correct time and have the lights on and the cash registers manned so I can make my purchase, save money and be on my way.

People who rant against WM remind me of an acquaintance who refused to shop at a certain discount store in the area that specialized in selling merchandise purchased from bankrupt companies. He would come up with dumbest reasons imaginable but the bottom line was he felt he would somehow demean himself by shopping in (in his mind) a low class place like that where he had to walk among what I'm sure he considered the riff raff (bargain seekers). This guy drove a truck for a living.

14 posted on 09/29/2006 9:42:06 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: Psalm 73

BuBye! Walmart.


15 posted on 09/29/2006 9:42:40 AM PDT by CBart95
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To: I see my hands

That's not nice.


16 posted on 09/29/2006 9:43:03 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: restornu

We have stopped shopping at Wal-mart, mainly because of the Gay Chamber of Commerce issue.

We spen(t) alot of money there each week, not that I'm boycotting or anything...shopping there doesn't seem right anymore. I'll be cutting up and cancelling my Wal-mart credit card, also.


17 posted on 09/29/2006 9:43:06 AM PDT by madison10
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To: restornu

Our local Walmart stopped taking checks. They only do electronic withdrawals (echecks). I would not dream of trusting their employees with my banking information. I had a bad experience and just don't do e-checks.

Myself and my company simply quit going there. Haven't missed it whatsover.



18 posted on 09/29/2006 9:43:29 AM PDT by FreeInWV
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To: restornu

I'm a WalMart supporter and shop there every week. But this is a bad business decision by WalMart.

Liberals feel, they don't think. Since they already "feel" that WalMart is bad, promoting the gay agenda isn't going to change that, but it does have the potential to turn off shoppers in middle America.

Bad move, WalMart.


19 posted on 09/29/2006 9:44:49 AM PDT by LadyNavyVet
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To: restornu; Mrs.Nooseman; Diana in Wisconsin; bfree; Graybeard58; CSM; metesky; wanderin; sitetest; ..

WalMart Ping.


20 posted on 09/29/2006 9:45:13 AM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Psalm 73
register your local Wal-Mart where you will be taking your stand for Jesus.

Wonderful!!! Another reason to avoid Wal-Mart on Black Friday.

21 posted on 09/29/2006 9:46:17 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate. Understand?)
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To: FreeInWV
They only do electronic withdrawals (echecks). I would not dream of trusting their employees with my banking information.

Umm, what do you think you give them when you write a check???

22 posted on 09/29/2006 9:47:14 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate. Understand?)
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To: restornu
We've just begun a serious discussion at our house

The folks in this household really need to get lives. Big companies "sponsor" activities by just about every special interest group that could possibly include customers or potential customers, and just because a company is one of many sponsors of something doesn't mean it's endorsing the activities of every other business and individual that's also a sponsor.

23 posted on 09/29/2006 9:47:55 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GoBucks2002

I think the issue is the clout Wal-Mart has in promoting Same-gender marriage which is an mockery.

Guess more Same-gender shop at Wal-Mart then straights!:)


24 posted on 09/29/2006 9:48:44 AM PDT by restornu (Elevate Your Thoughts! Will I accept of an offering, saith the Lord, that is not made in my name?)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Shame on you bringing logic into an illogical discussion :)


25 posted on 09/29/2006 9:49:05 AM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: restornu
"God hates Wal Mart & Fags"
26 posted on 09/29/2006 9:49:07 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Lunatic Fringe

Gee Mr. Fringe, maybe you could learn a couple of things about the nature of Truth - I mean instead of relying on the Supreme Court to tell you what they think it is.


27 posted on 09/29/2006 9:51:31 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Lunatic Fringe; restornu
Well homosexuality is a form of behavior and a lifestyle, so then why don't we legislate special rights for people involved in other forms of behavior? Why not special rights for convicted criminals so that employers cannot refuse to hire them because of their criminal record? Why not allow other couples, threesomes, and foursomes to get legally married? Why can't two women and a man who have been skiing together for 20 years become a legally married threesome? You see, once you start legislating special rights for people involved in certain kinds of behavior, then where does it end?

The civil rights movement was originally fought by M.L. King and others to end discrimination aginst people because of their unalterable physical characteristics: race, skin color, gender, and I think physical handicaps can be included in this catagory. The gay lobby has cleverly twisted this principle to try to say that making a judgement against someone because of their behavior and lifestyle is the same as discrimination based on physical characteristics. Well it's not the same thing and the gay lobby has tricked and conned a lot of people.

28 posted on 09/29/2006 9:53:16 AM PDT by defenderSD (CO2 is not a pollutant and I am not a polluter when I breathe....you hear that Algore?)
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To: restornu

That's what a lot of people said about the early Mormons who practiced polygamy in accordance with their beliefs. In fact the federal government sent in troops to enforce other people's ideas about how Mormons ought to live. It would be nice to think that we'd moved beyond such self-righteous pig-headedness.

FWIW though, I think the government should get completely out of the marriage business, rather than expand its meddlesome regulation to include gay marriage. People's personal and/or religious activities are none of the government's business.


29 posted on 09/29/2006 9:53:37 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: LadyNavyVet

It is disappointing I guess they don't know who their shoppers are?

I use to get calls and email polls from Zogby I would support Wal-Mart but now I don't care anymore!

They wanted to build one in NYC and were getting a bum rap from the politicians forget my little voice who cares!


30 posted on 09/29/2006 9:53:50 AM PDT by restornu (Elevate Your Thoughts! Will I accept of an offering, saith the Lord, that is not made in my name?)
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To: BallyBill

"God hates Wal Mart & Fags"
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Brought to you by Westboro Baptist Church.


31 posted on 09/29/2006 9:53:57 AM PDT by dmz
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To: BallyBill
No, God does not hate homosexuals - He loves them and wants them to be free from the bondage of sin.
Now WalMart, on the other hand...... ; )
32 posted on 09/29/2006 9:54:16 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

Your non sequitur response is the epitome of Christian logic.


33 posted on 09/29/2006 9:54:50 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate. Understand?)
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To: BallyBill

Name calling is not good I only care about preserving Marriage between a man and a women.

Same-gender have an option of partner potection!


34 posted on 09/29/2006 9:57:15 AM PDT by restornu (Elevate Your Thoughts! Will I accept of an offering, saith the Lord, that is not made in my name?)
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To: BallyBill

LOL! I actually wish Phelps and his "church" WOULD start picketing WalMart over this. WalMart is big and smart and efficient, and they'd find a way to shut him down for once and for all.


35 posted on 09/29/2006 9:57:17 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GoBucks2002

I also agree that their stuff is garbage. At least some of it. While some of the people are nice, I've come across more incompetent employees. So, after I found I didn't like WM from experience, I learned more about it. Some things I like, others I don't. In general, I stay away. But sometimes I shop there because I can't find what I need anywhere else or without running around everywhere.


36 posted on 09/29/2006 9:57:19 AM PDT by twigs
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To: Lunatic Fringe
"Your non sequitur response..."

I'm sorry you didn't understand it - maybe you could have an adult explain it to you.

37 posted on 09/29/2006 9:58:35 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: defenderSD

Your counter-argument is lame.

Gay behavior doesn't affect you. Criminal behavior does.

As for "special" rights, heterosexual marriage is just that. A special right and protection for heterosexual couples.

That's not the point of this article. It is another bigoted attempt by the AFA to bully corporations to follow THEIR lifestyle and reject all others.

The American Taliban strikes again.


38 posted on 09/29/2006 9:58:38 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate. Understand?)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
"People's personal and/or religious activities are none of the government's business."

That is true until people's personal activities infringe on the rights of others and become a destructive force in society.

39 posted on 09/29/2006 10:00:54 AM PDT by defenderSD (CO2 is not a pollutant and I am not a polluter when I breathe....you hear that Algore?)
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To: restornu

I'll still shop there. But I think WalMart needs to be careful what it sponsors. In the case of gays, WalMart's silence would have been golden.


41 posted on 09/29/2006 10:02:46 AM PDT by LadyNavyVet
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To: Lunatic Fringe

I agree with you about this being an attack on Walmart from the other side. They're huge, so they are an easy target for attacks from all sides of the spectrum.


42 posted on 09/29/2006 10:03:32 AM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: defenderSD
You see, once you start legislating special rights for people involved in certain kinds of behavior, then where does it end?

Which is precisely why the government should get out of the marriage business entirely. If the government wasn't bestowing special status on monogamous heterosexual marriages (including Britney Spears' one day marriage, Cher's nine-day marriage, and Anna Nicole Smith's highly peculiar one-year marriage), then other groups wouldn't be clamoring to get their government-issued licenses too.

43 posted on 09/29/2006 10:03:48 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Psalm 73

Umm, that's not what non sequitur means. It means "it does not follow".

What does the Supreme Court and "Truth" have to do with me pointing out that the Annoying Christians planning to stand in front of Wal-Marts on Black Friday is another reason to avoid Wal-Mart?


44 posted on 09/29/2006 10:04:09 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (Fiscal Conservative, Social Moderate. Understand?)
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To: restornu

It is disappointing I guess they don't know who their shoppers are
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Hmmm, walmart. the most successful retail enterprise on the planet. pay many dollars to those who examine markets and where the potential is to tap new markets.

You know, I think I'll have to operate under the notion that Walmart knows who its customers are a whole heckuva lot better than you do.

They'll do what they think is best for the bottom line, and given their track record, it's pretty safe to assume they know what they're doing.

Boycott away!


45 posted on 09/29/2006 10:04:16 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Lunatic Fringe

My argument is completely correct. You didn't take enough time to think about this issue. Gay behavior does affect everyone else in society. If you can't see that, you're not very observant and not well informed. I never said criminal behavior doesn't affect me. I'm saying that it's a form of behavior like homosexuality and thus people can argue that it should not be discriminated against in hiring because a large percentage of people with criminal records have cleaned up their act and are not involved in crime and must be given an equal opportunity for all jobs.


46 posted on 09/29/2006 10:04:44 AM PDT by defenderSD (CO2 is not a pollutant and I am not a polluter when I breathe....you hear that Algore?)
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To: restornu

I don't shop at Wal-Mart because their products suck, their store layout is terrible, their prices are not worth the cost of gas to drive there. Target is closer, higher quality products and competitive prices.


47 posted on 09/29/2006 10:05:27 AM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 39-43)
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To: defenderSD

That's what the purveyors of Muslim theocracy say too. We "infidels" are a "destructive force in society", and therefore need to submit or be killed for the greater good.


48 posted on 09/29/2006 10:05:34 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: GovernmentShrinker

That's crazy. You're advocating a change in government policy that would lead to the end of the traditional American family and the end of our society as it is today. The rights of monagmous traditional marraige are embedded all though our legal statutes and if you start tearing those rights out of the statutes that would throw our legal system into chaos.


49 posted on 09/29/2006 10:08:02 AM PDT by defenderSD (CO2 is not a pollutant and I am not a polluter when I breathe....you hear that Algore?)
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To: restornu

Well, let's see: Liberals hate Walmart because they "exploit" their workers. Now the American Family Association hates Walmart because they gave some money to some gay organization.

I guess Walmart will be closing its doors any day now. Oh...wait...they're making record profits. Never mind.


50 posted on 09/29/2006 10:08:31 AM PDT by MineralMan (Non-evangelical Atheist)
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