Skip to comments.Wal-Mart Not Too-Smart
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.
Our nation defends gay rights as well. Are you going to protest by moving to China?
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.
Well, it seems the Left will have to go easy on Wal-Mart from now on;)
"**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. *"
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).
That's nice - I mean, instead of a discussion on the points, just insult the poster - so much easier.
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.
"How about not shopping there because their stuff is garbage, the employees are incompetent, and management is rude? "
Because none of that is true?
Gays do have rights but NOT to same sex marriage!
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.
That's not nice.
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful!!! Another reason to avoid Wal-Mart on Black Friday.
Umm, what do you think you give them when you write a check???
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.
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!:)
Shame on you bringing logic into an illogical discussion :)
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.
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.
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.
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!
"God hates Wal Mart & Fags"
Brought to you by Westboro Baptist Church.
Your non sequitur response is the epitome of Christian logic.
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!
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.
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.
I'm sorry you didn't understand it - maybe you could have an adult explain it to you.
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.
That is true until people's personal activities infringe on the rights of others and become a destructive force in society.
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.
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.
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.
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?
It is disappointing I guess they don't know who their shoppers are
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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