Skip to comments.Home Depot building a 'le-gay-cy' for children
Posted on 07/29/2009 11:05:10 AM PDT by jimluke01
Home Depot is helping to introduce children to the homosexual lifestyle.
The Nashville Gay Pride website notes that Home Depot contributed more than $5,000 to help finance the 2009 festival. The retailer also participated by conducting children's craft workshops at a special booth set up for them. The company has sponsored similar children's venues at pro-homosexual events in Atlanta, Kansas City, Durham, Portland, and San Diego.
Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel tells OneNewsNow the home improvement store is facilitating the exposure of children to sinful behavior.
"Out of some kind of notion of political correctness and being tolerant, Home Depot is contributing to all of this," he notes. "They're contributing to the corruption of children, and they need to answer for that."
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When I lived in Miami, Home Depot was called “Homo Depot” as it (and its restrooms) were notorious cruising spots for gay men.
Guess I’ll be doing my home improvement shopping at Lowe’s from now on.
I never shop at HomoDepot and all that orange makes me want to puke.
Still want to know: What the hell are they so proud of?
ATTENTION JOE GIBBS; Owner of the Home Depot NASCAR race team. Read this report then decide ?????
That’s a shame. Some years ago, when our first Home Depot opened, I shopped there (as did many of my female friends)just to watch the contractors (men in tool belts!!)
Evidently, we’re not the only ones who were watching.....
me too. no more homo depot
Home Depot was called Homo Depot as it (and its restrooms) were notorious cruising spots for gay men.
Just great!....The fags infest everything like roaches.
Well, I’m off to Lowe’s.
Me too. Or ACE Hardware unless they have been overtaken with this “gay” junk.
> “Out of some kind of notion of political correctness and being tolerant, Home Depot is contributing to all of this,” he notes.
Nope, I doubt it. Home Depot merely chasing every last buck available, regardless of source. Homosexualists have money too, and they spend it on power tools and timber just like ordinary folk do.
> “They’re contributing to the corruption of children, and they need to answer for that.”
No, they don’t. Unless it’s the intention to boycott supermarkets and petrol stations and everywhere else that allows homosexualists to buy stuff. While homosexuality is filthy and disgusting it isn’t illegal.
It’s this type of “protest” that makes people look at Conservatives funny. There are better, more effective fish to fry than this.
Send Home Depot an email as I did.
Goes well with their, and Lowe’s, work pools for illegals.
Telecommunications corporations pretty much all profit from porn as do major hotels and now large businesses are subsidizing the gay movement. So much for corporate morality
I don't openly boycott stores and make a fuss about it, I just choose not to spend my money in stores that support this kind of perversion. I don't eat at a certain fast food restaurant for the same reason.
They need to re-theme their brand color from orange to lavender.
But not for the same purpose, eh?
There are moral and immoral ways to seek business profits. Homo Depot has, if the reports above are anywhere close to accurate, been dabbling in the immoral side.
What happened to the old fashioned idea of advertising a decent product at a fair price and let it sell itself without dipping into the issue politics du jour?
Now let’s not get naughty
Local chain home improvement stores are worth looking at. In my neck of the woods it’s Menards. Elsewhere there are places like 84 Lumber. Visit the yellow pages (physical or online) and look for home improvement stores. The selection is often considerable when hometown establishments are included.
Well who else will buy the pink spray paint?
I think I will just cut up my card and send it back, and tell them why.
> There are moral and immoral ways to seek business profits. Homo Depot has, if the reports above are anywhere close to accurate, been dabbling in the immoral side.
I think we run into real rocks and shoals when we try to define “morality” in money terms, or “money” in morality terms. Definitely there is a line that must never be crossed: when people do cross that line, then it is almost certain that a law has been broken.
A business spending $5,000-ish to sponsor a homosexual prance-fest isn’t breaking any laws. It can be argued that they are showing poor judgment, and that they risk alienating some of their clientele who disapprove of homosexual prance-fests. But surely that is a choice that they get to make in a free society?
And if Home Depot cater to children during the prance-fest, it’s probably better than having the children running around unsupervised, targets for any child molesterer that happens to be at the festivities.
I don’t approve of their prance-fest, and I definitely would not bring my kids to Home Depot on the day of their festivities. That would be about as far as I’d feel comfortable in showing my disapproval. What message are we trying to send to Home Depot? That homosexualists shouldn’t be allowed to by four-by-two’s? I can’t see any other practical messages being sent by “making Home Depot pay”.
> What happened to the old fashioned idea of advertising a decent product at a fair price and let it sell itself without dipping into the issue politics du jour?
Commerce and politics have long enjoyed(?) an inter-twined relationship, to the point where they are probably inseparable. I don’t see that as a particularly bad thing.
> But not for the same purpose, eh?
I shudder to think what purpose they might put their purchases to!
I agree. I will continue to shop where I get the best price and is closer to home. In this case, it’s Home Depot.
No rocks and shoals for those with a Pilot.
I don’t even have their card any more. I closed my accounts after a bunch of hokey stuff happened.
Nah. I think it is mostly queens with little interest in tools of the building kind, but just like to hang out in such a “butch” atmosphere. More than likely, they meet other queens with a similar fetish rather than actual roofers, builders, etc.
> No rocks and shoals for those with a Pilot.
Amen, particularly if we are also equipped with a finely-tuned Moral Compass.
Did you read the part where they are actively contributing thousands of dollars to "gay pride" events?
That's not just having open doors to gay people to buy their products, but openly promoting the lifestyle.
You know that this was written Charlie Butts, right?
“You know that this was written Charlie Butts, right?”
Doesn’t he have a brother named Seymour?
No ifs ands or buts as you would add.
Just because virtue isn’t blared in the headlines of every world newspaper, doesn’t mean it counts for nothing that, say, Lowes and Menards are not funding these gay things. There’s no fine moral calculus involved in withholding one’s hand from evil.
Lowes has been a major sponsor of HGTV for many years. HGTV programming regularly features many, many in-your-face gay designers and contractors.
We stopped shopping at Lowes years ago, and now we’ll avoid the depot as well. Ace and Truevalue from here on out...
> Did you read the part where they are actively contributing thousands of dollars to “gay pride” events?
Yup. I always try to read the entire article before responding.
> That’s not just having open doors to gay people to buy their products, but openly promoting the lifestyle.
I don’t think so. More likely it is their Public Relations people chipping in some money when asked by the prance-fest organizers. That’s what Public Relations people do: they “relate” to the company’s “public” as a part of the company’s marketing strategies.
Like it or not, homosexualists do comprise a large, legitimate market, and they do purchase power tools and building supplies just like ordinary people do.
If a group of homosexualists ask Home Depot for money so that they can have an event, Home Depot would be really silly not to give them some money. That is why Public Relations has a budget: a portion of the profits specifically designed to be given away to community events. And by supporting the event, they hope to be seen as good corporate citizens, have their logo shown, and ideally lure in some new customers from the homosexual community.
It’s a business decision, and a wise one.
The alternative would be a noisy and unnecessary boycott of their stores by their homosexual customers for discrimination. And possibly losing customers to such as Lowes, who need to nothing but keep their mouths shut and sell them power tools.
I doubt anyone at Home Depot has made an ideological decision that says “Home Depot will now advance the homosexual agenda”. It won’t be that at all: instead they will have taken the view that the prance-fest is a legitimate community event that deserves some support — just like Little League Baseball.
Yes, it is distasteful that this should be the case. However, homosexuality is no longer against the law. They have a right to hold events like their prance-fest, and Home Depot is exercising good business judgment in treating them like they would every other community organization.
Well said. In which case Lowes and Menards are likely to earn business from those who object to what Home Depot are doing.
Home and Gahhhhhhden TV? The things I miss by not watching the boob tube. If Home and Gahhhhhhhden carries pro-gay programming, that is bad on Lowes. Why do gays have to twist everything decent to ruin.
You know the reason. They see a market “segment” to sell stuff to.
They assume that they won't lose other business in doing so.
What does the fruitcakes and their allies going shopping have to do with exposing children to their perversion? How can it *not* be corrupting kids by exposing them to this filth? If this doesn’t warrant conservative protest then almost nothing does! If we don’t fight this evil,we’ll get what we are in effect asking for!
> What does the fruitcakes and their allies going shopping have to do with exposing children to their perversion?
Therefore, don’t bring your kids, and I promise not to bring mine. For those kids that are in attendance, would you prefer that they are supervised, or unsupervised? Home Depot will be giving them something to do in a supervised format. Unsupervised they will be free to “go with the flow” and maybe even encounter a Child Molesterer. Which is your preference?
> How can it *not* be corrupting kids by exposing them to this filth?
Our children are, like it or not, exposed to this filth daily. On television. At school. Luckily we have the choice of not attending this prance-fest, certainly not with our kids.
> If this doesnt warrant conservative protest then almost nothing does!
There are many more useful things for Conservatives to protest against. The lack of clarity surrounding your President’s credentials would be an excellent start. Or how about the decision not to prosecute the Black Panthers for intimidation and meddling with the election? Those are opponents worthy of our steel.
> If we dont fight this evil,well get what we are in effect asking for!
Newsflash: we’ve already got it. That geenie will not go back into the bottle any time soon, unfortunately.
That would be a logical natural consequence.
Everything that we do in this life carries with it natural consequences. Everything.