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Now on the Hallmark aisle: Gay marriage cards
Yahoo! News ^

Posted on 08/21/2008 6:18:10 AM PDT by wk4bush2004

PORTLAND, Ore. - Most states don't recognize gay marriage — but now Hallmark does. ADVERTISEMENT The nation's largest greeting card company is rolling out same-sex wedding cards — featuring two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers, with best wishes inside. "Two hearts. One promise," one says. Hallmark added the cards after California joined Massachusetts as the only U.S. states with legal gay marriage.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: barf; boycott; homosexualagenda; notadamandsteve; sodomy
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1 posted on 08/21/2008 6:18:10 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: wk4bush2004

No more Hallmark. If American Greetings starts this crap I’ll make my own.


2 posted on 08/21/2008 6:19:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (Ali Bama isn't going to make it!)
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To: wk4bush2004

disgusting

mroe companies trying to shove that perverted sick mental illness into our minds and trying to make us think it is normal

well Hallmark now is off the list, over priced cards anyway


3 posted on 08/21/2008 6:20:12 AM PDT by manc (i)
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To: wk4bush2004

Can hardly blame them. Why not separate the gays from their money.


4 posted on 08/21/2008 6:21:09 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: IbJensen

exactly what I am going to do.

besides making cards is more personal at times like Christmas, are we allowed to say that word, ARF.

Don;t care if I along with my family are the only ones in the world who find their lifestyle disgusting, sick , perverted etc.

I’ll never accept it and let them know it too


6 posted on 08/21/2008 6:22:23 AM PDT by manc (i)
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To: cripplecreek
ROFL~
"Two hearts. One promise," Blech!!! - How about Two pee pee's, NO vajayjay??

7 posted on 08/21/2008 6:26:43 AM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: manc

I won’t either! Homosexuality is immoral and I cannot and will never support it.

You know what’s interesting is that Hallmark is based in Kansas City, Missouri and in Missouri, there is a voter-approved constitutional ban on gay marriage.


8 posted on 08/21/2008 6:27:01 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: cripplecreek

hardihar, have you ever thought about being in the Greeting Card industry? I think you have a gift ....


9 posted on 08/21/2008 6:29:37 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: IbJensen

I’m with you on this...and I intend to let Hallmark know it.


10 posted on 08/21/2008 6:32:33 AM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash; cripplecreek

You guys are killing me! :) lol


11 posted on 08/21/2008 6:33:18 AM PDT by GoDuke
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To: manc

We had an ex-gay guy in our Bible study. He said that every day, EVERY gay guy knows in his heart that it is morally wrong.

I think that is why they are so aggressively pursuing being perceived as normal by the law. If the law says they are ‘normal,’ then it will prove to them that they are.

I will never accept sodomy as normal, nor will I guard my tongue and withold my opinion, if asked. It goes against my core beliefs. I will, however, be polite.


12 posted on 08/21/2008 6:33:31 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: SumProVita
I’m with you on this...and I intend to let Hallmark know it.

Interesting detail: after reading this, I bought a wedding card (I'm late, the wedding was last week) and the card happened to be from American Greetings. I'm sure Hallmark will assume that's a coincidence, but there's no point in explaining it to them.

13 posted on 08/21/2008 6:36:24 AM PDT by RogerD (Educaiton Profesionul)
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To: wk4bush2004
Why not tell the people at Hallmark what you tyhink about them helping tear down the nuclear family with their support for anti-family and totally confusing homosexual relationships that pretend to be marriage.

To e-mail Click Here

PHONE: 1-800-HALLMARK (1-800-425-5627)
MAIL:
Hallmark Customer Service
P.O. Box 419034
Mail Drop 216
Kansas City, Missouri 64141

14 posted on 08/21/2008 6:39:59 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: IbJensen

Hallmark is also anti-gun.


15 posted on 08/21/2008 6:43:27 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: bboop
I will never accept sodomy as normal, nor will I guard my tongue and withold my opinion, if asked. It goes against my core beliefs. I will, however, be polite.

I with you 100%, up until the polite part.

16 posted on 08/21/2008 6:45:58 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: wk4bush2004

My response to them...

Hallmark,

You have made a conscious decision to follow the pursuit of money and support a group of people whose sexual choice is contrary to society but now stands up and demands to be called morally and physically the same. You have sided with a vocal population that is less than 3-5% of society in America and does it best to undermine the nuclear family by demanding their new version of family and marriage be called equal when in all of human history it is clear that it is not and never will be.

Because of your choice our family will not buy nor be at all glad to receive any card made by your company. Nor will we ever again buy in your many stores or support your efforts in the greeting card and gift giving industry. You have sold your soul. Live with your decision.

Or,

You can show America that the family of Mother and father is important and that a sexual preference and behavioral choice is not equal to that of natural design. You do not have to pick sides either, but to support the lifestyle choice and give it legitimacy is destructive. Stop being fooled by emotion driven rhetoric and false studies that have zero basis in science and fall apart upon honest peer review.


17 posted on 08/21/2008 6:49:49 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: ICE-FLYER

Great response!


18 posted on 08/21/2008 6:52:01 AM PDT by wk4bush2004
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To: stevio

I hear you but I am polite until as usual they change their attitude to one of you are a bigot.

I had a sticker saying man woman equals marriage. a woman drives past shouting.
I catch up to her at the lights and me being me ask her what she said.
she tells me I am not tolerant and then she hears my English accent.
She then gets wound up as I don’t take their liberal shoutings to kindly
guess what she shouts

why don’t you go back to where you come from this is America

LOL
so who is the one who is not tolerant,mmmmmmmm

anyway here in FL we have the marriage question on the ballot and suddenly there seems to be an influx of homo’s who have just moved down here or bought just small plots of land.


19 posted on 08/21/2008 7:04:38 AM PDT by manc (i)
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To: stevio

hahah, the polite part is just a Christian overlay. To treat a person as God’s creature ...


20 posted on 08/21/2008 7:06:46 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: ICE-FLYER

who did you mail it too as it gives many choices who to send the mail to?


21 posted on 08/21/2008 7:07:14 AM PDT by manc (i)
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To: bboop

If i were you, CC, I would write that poem up and fax it to Corporate. Ask them for a job.


22 posted on 08/21/2008 7:08:40 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: ICE-FLYER

can’t get through even on the phone now, I pressed 2 then 2


23 posted on 08/21/2008 7:10:26 AM PDT by manc (i)
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To: manc

got through and the woman said straight away that they have had many calls thus far and that Hallmark realises this situation .


24 posted on 08/21/2008 7:14:42 AM PDT by manc (i)
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To: wk4bush2004

Hallmark’s Corporate phone number is: 816-274-5111


25 posted on 08/21/2008 7:21:02 AM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: manc

press 4 then 5


26 posted on 08/21/2008 7:32:32 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: manc

FYI, please keep in mind that the BSA, boy scouts of america has stood by their beliefs on gays and has had a heck of a lot of funding pulled from everywhere.

I work at the local boyscout office and our donations have fallen off dramatically.

Please guy, help out the Boy Scouts, one of the last institutions that have the spine to stand up for marriage and non gayness.


28 posted on 08/21/2008 7:46:58 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: television is just wrong

agreed and the boy scouts is a fine place for boys to go and learn

the tornado they had up north proved that.

I have donated to my local one but not for some time, so thank you for reminding me on this I will be donating again


29 posted on 08/21/2008 8:01:08 AM PDT by manc (i)
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To: IbJensen

For those who may not know, there are some good Christian card publishers out there, you just have to look a bit.


30 posted on 08/21/2008 8:32:18 AM PDT by TheBattman (Vote your conscience, or don't complain about RINOs!)
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To: wk4bush2004
I stopped buying Hallmark cards years ago (geez, I sound so old when I say that :D ). The reason is that that 99.9% of their cards are overpriced, idiotic crap. The lovey-dovey cards with their sickeningly saccharine poems and notes are the worst. Anybody who would swoon over one of those cards shouldn't be allowed to vote, IMHO.

American Greetings has much better cards. Target also has an excellent selection of cards from many different publishers in their stores.
31 posted on 08/21/2008 8:32:46 AM PDT by According2RecentPollsAirIsGood
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To: wk4bush2004
You know what’s interesting is that Hallmark is based in Kansas City, Missouri and in Missouri, there is a voter-approved constitutional ban on gay marriage.

And I don't expect that they'll sell many here. But what they're doing isn't illegal. They're just seeing a business need and filling it.

33 posted on 08/21/2008 8:41:36 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: bboop
To treat a person as God’s creature ...

Even if you don't really mean it?

34 posted on 08/21/2008 8:43:59 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: wk4bush2004

I wrote to Hallmark. If they are going to take the side of immorality in the culture war, then I will no longer do business with them. My son owns a local store and will be switching out his supply to another vendor. These types of companies need to know that our kids and our values are important to us. They cannot afford to play games like this.


35 posted on 08/21/2008 8:56:39 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: wk4bush2004

I stopped buying “Hallmark” (and other) cards a long time ago.

I just figure there are more effective ways of communicating than a $4 piece of cardboard.

Hallmark is symptomatic of the superficial consumerist humanoid ant farm, whose members have been conditioned to believe they need the collectivist/corporatist stamp approval on every idea and emotion.


36 posted on 08/21/2008 9:05:40 AM PDT by LomanBill (A bird flies because the right wing opposes the left.)
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To: stevio; bboop
I with you 100%, up until the polite part.

Reminds me of Ann Coulter's attitude toward liberals which she calls "tough love"; meaning, as with their "middle-class tax cuts", everything but the last word.

37 posted on 08/21/2008 9:08:03 AM PDT by thulldud (All your rumor are mong to us.)
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To: bboop
We had an ex-gay guy in our Bible study. He said that every day, EVERY gay guy knows in his heart that it is morally wrong.

I think that is actually part of the draw. It feels good to do something wrong. You get a rush.

The main problem with homosexual normalization and other things like radical feminism and leftist ideologues is that since we have thrown away truth and cultural norms, we have accepted psychoses as normal instead of helping those within it and the more susceptible to stay away.

38 posted on 08/21/2008 9:11:26 AM PDT by dan1123 (If you want to find a person's true religion, ask them what makes them a "good person".)
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To: wk4bush2004

Hallmark’s contact number: 816-274-5111.


39 posted on 08/21/2008 9:14:09 AM PDT by IbJensen (Ali Bama isn't going to make it!)
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To: wk4bush2004

It is sad that a KC based company has resorted to this. They are going to have a lot of peeved off people in this area and I am one of them.


40 posted on 08/21/2008 9:14:41 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: manc
mroe companies trying to shove that perverted sick mental illness into our minds and trying to make us think it is normal

Really? See, I don't think that's Hallmark's motive at all. I think Hallmark's motive is making money for Hallmark. I don't think they care about gay marriage one way or the other.

41 posted on 08/21/2008 9:37:48 AM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: ICE-FLYER

Thanks for posting the contact info, Ice. I called them and gave my input...they are getting a lot of calls on this.

Their website is pretty bulletproof (prevents you from contacting them by email) but I did find 2 emails after searching for a while....

transportation@hallmark.com

visitorscenter@hallmark.com

Their CEO is Donald J. Hall


42 posted on 08/21/2008 9:41:26 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Check out a great Blog....http://roanokeconservative.blogspot.com/)
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To: wk4bush2004

It’s just capitalism. If there is a market the goods will be provided. If not Hallmark then somebody else.

Hallmark provides cards for a number of occasions that don’t apply to me, but I don’t go hysterical over it. Some people around here need to get a life.


43 posted on 08/21/2008 9:46:26 AM PDT by tlb
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that is your view , fine but I do not want to go into a store with my kids and see pictures of two men holding hands or cards dedicated to homosexuals etc.

Homosexuality is disgusting and not normal nor natural doing nothing only gets the perverted and their supporters more of their own way

As for getting a life ,so because some do not agree with a company pandering /accepting homosexual marriage and they let that company know their views they need to get a life,

aye alright.

Remember that when you do not agree with something and feel your view should be aired

yes if it isn’t Hallmark then someone else, you are right but if enough make a noise other companies will not pander to homosexuals.


44 posted on 08/21/2008 9:56:24 AM PDT by manc (i)
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To: wk4bush2004

What will hallmark do when proposition 8 passes?

If this was a company which sponsored conservatives they would have been crucified for any protect marriage conduct.

Note, not one mention of FL passing a constitutional marriage amendment this upcomming november.

No mention of the California nixing homosexual based marriage.


45 posted on 08/21/2008 10:00:44 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tlb

It’s called freedom of expression. If you don’t like it you are free to go elsewhere.


46 posted on 08/21/2008 10:00:49 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: All

WOMEN LOVE IT WHEN A MAN MAKES THE CARD FOR HER!


47 posted on 08/21/2008 10:02:22 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: wk4bush2004

I can only imagine what they say....


48 posted on 08/21/2008 10:04:55 AM PDT by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents give their children are siblings.)
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To: wk4bush2004; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
Barf...

And every year I see fewer "nativity" / religious Christmas cards, and more "happy snowman"-type secular Christmas cards. What's happening to our society?

49 posted on 08/21/2008 10:07:31 AM PDT by nutmeg (Imagine Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama... appointing US Supreme Court justices)
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To: ICE-FLYER

Excellent response(s)!


50 posted on 08/21/2008 10:09:04 AM PDT by nutmeg (Imagine Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama... appointing US Supreme Court justices)
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