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Gay rights activists boycott (Orlando) Magic, Amway (for Support of Traditional Marriage)
Baynews9 ^ | August 9, 2012

Posted on 08/09/2012 1:22:21 PM PDT by NYer

The owners of the Orlando Magic are coming under fire for a 2009 donation they made on behalf of one of their executive's marriage beliefs.

The Douglas and Maria DeVos foundation, which is financially supported by Amway president Doug DeVos, donated $500,000 to NOM, the National Organization for Marriage.

The organization is among those leading the charge against same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.

Now, gay rights activists are calling for a ban of the Michigan-based Amway and all of its affiliates, including the Orlando Magic, which is also owned by the DeVos family.

Here's the official statement from Amway on the issue, courtesy of the Orlando Magic's media relations:

"As private citizens, the DeVos family supports causes and organizations that advocate for policies aligned to their personal beliefs. Both families believe one of the highest callings of any individual is to express their own personal beliefs as a participant in the democratic process.

In this instance, a private gift from the personal foundation of Amway's president -- The Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation -- was made to the National Organization for Marriage in 2009.

Amway, a global corporation with more than $10 billion in sales and operating in more than 80 countries and territories, supports policies that create favorable conditions for global businesses. Our employees and distributors come from all walks of life and represent an incredibly diverse set of backgrounds. The Amway opportunity is open to everyone."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News
KEYWORDS: amway; basketball; devos; homosexualagenda; magic; nba; orlando; orlandomagic

1 posted on 08/09/2012 1:22:33 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Ping!


2 posted on 08/09/2012 1:23:13 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

Wow...I may have a new favorite NBA team!


3 posted on 08/09/2012 1:24:34 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: NYer
Now, gay rights activists are calling for a ban of the Michigan-based Amway and all of its affiliates, including the Orlando Magic, which is also owned by the DeVos family.

A ban? Really? So the GLBT crowd is calling for government to prohibit the sale of products of a private company over its owners' beliefs? Talk about intolerant and hateful!

4 posted on 08/09/2012 1:27:12 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: NYer

What’s an Orlando Magic?


5 posted on 08/09/2012 1:27:44 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: NYer

Former GOP presidential candidate and gay rights advocate Fred Karger was behind this.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2914535/posts


6 posted on 08/09/2012 1:28:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: VRWCmember

This would be a big score because the brother in law of Dick DeVos is Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 1:30:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NYer

Homosexual bullies.


8 posted on 08/09/2012 1:34:11 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney, 2007)
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To: NYer

for crying out liud, these people just can’t stop this nonsense.

They simply cannot get it into their thick dumb immature heads that we do not make special rights based on their fecal or strap on sex.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 1:36:38 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: NYer

for crying out loud, these people just can’t stop this nonsense.

They simply cannot get it into their thick dumb immature heads that we do not make special rights based on their fecal or strap on sex.


10 posted on 08/09/2012 1:36:53 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: cripplecreek

Blackwater vs. sodomites? Get the popcorn.


11 posted on 08/09/2012 1:37:07 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NYer

Gay rights activists boycott (Orlando) Magic, Amway (for Support of Traditional Marriage)

So 1% boycotts your business? Sound like a win win for Magic and Amway.
Stand against the perverts and get business from 99% of the population........


12 posted on 08/09/2012 1:42:28 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: NYer

Amway and Homosexuality: the battle of two forces of destroying American families. Not sure who to root for in this one.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 1:45:20 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: NYer

From Wiki some of the other orgs the DeVos family supports.

Funding for other organizations

The foundation has funded organizations such as Michigan Family Forum, an affiliate of the national group Focus on the Family; the Institute for Marriage Policy; the National Day of Prayer Task Force; the Council for National Policy (of which DeVos is a member); and the Michigan-based Foundation for Traditional Values, among others.

Free-market economics

The foundation has also given money to organizations which promote free-market economics, such as the Grand Rapids-based Acton Institute; the Heritage Foundation; and the Hudson Institute. Also the DeVos family has contributed much to Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. This includes various donations of scholarships, buildings and uncountable financial donations.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 1:45:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NYer
More about those terrible Amway people.

After unexpected Amway lawsuit over his eBay sales, Grand Rapids man says company 'treated me with respect' in settlement
15 posted on 08/09/2012 1:50:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NYer

So let me get this right!

We are now forbidden from supporting the VAST majority of people who engage in a man/woman marriage AND are forbidden from negative thoughts about 2 SSADs who can only engage in oral or anal sex (in the case of MM SSADs) and cannot reproduce.

That sounds fair on some other universe of depravity.

Anyone who supports 1 man 1 woman marriage is a hater.

Boy how on earth did we get here?


16 posted on 08/09/2012 2:03:02 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: wolfman23601

Amway people are kinda freaky. I found them to be very fakey. Wouldn’t buy their products either. Orlando Magic I will go see a game since my Mom now lives in Orlando so I will support them, Chick-Fil-A and Dunkin Donuts. Come on...more establishments come out for traditional marriage. I need to eat more than CFA and DD.


17 posted on 08/09/2012 2:03:02 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: NYer

NOM is really having an effect that is why the gaystapo are targeting their donors.

If you haven’t checked out their site you should.

http://www.nationformarriage.org


18 posted on 08/09/2012 2:11:49 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Now lets return to our regular scheduled deprogramming.)
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To: napscoordinator

The faggies want special rights & recognition just because of their pestiferous sexual habit. It defines their entire being.

Don’t know about Amway salespeople but I remember the days of the office Tupperware rep & her `parties’. Yuk.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 2:12:47 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: NYer

Oh well. Now I have to go to the Amway center. Did anyone pick a day yet?


20 posted on 08/09/2012 2:13:08 PM PDT by Judge Kovitzky (Eat more chicken.)
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To: napscoordinator

The Amway distributors I have met have been good, upstanding people. The Amway cleaning products I have tried have been outstanding. (I am not an Amway distributor.)


21 posted on 08/09/2012 2:15:11 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: PGR88

A National Basketball Association team, based in Orlando, FL.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 2:42:43 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

I have personally met the DeVos family and they are awesome people. They think like us here on FR (wink), believe me.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 2:50:52 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: napscoordinator

My Aunt used to work do that Amway stuff, and the rest of us thought it was some Ponzi scheme, but she did make money. I guess, it all depends on the person if you believe in the company you work for.

Plus, we did meet the DeVos family and they are like “us”, believe me.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 2:54:24 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: max americana
The DeVos family does a lot of good things. I think Grand Rapids would die without them. They were the primary funding source of the world record Grand Rapids lip sync project a few years ago. I believe Dick DeVos appears at 4 minutes.

The Grand Rapids Lipsync world record (Great old tune too)
25 posted on 08/09/2012 3:05:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NYer
Okay, and?

Let's say that a 100 or more season ticket holders return their season tickets. How long do you think it will take the Magic to resell them?

And what will be to the Amway Corp? A grain of sand in the desert comes to mind.

But boy, it does make nice headlines and probably increases some ad revenues.

26 posted on 08/09/2012 3:44:33 PM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: max americana

Dick DeVos is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met in politics. During his gubernatorial run, I started out as someone voting for DeVos because he wasn’t Granholm. By the time I voted, I was voting for DeVos because he’s a good man who would have been a real good governor.


27 posted on 08/09/2012 8:07:45 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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