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Home Depot employee says boycott 'is having an effect'
American Family Association ^ | Aug 23, 2012

Posted on 08/24/2012 9:58:03 AM PDT by kevcol

AFA was recently contacted by a Home Depot employee who says the boycott of Home Depot is being effective. "We have customers who come into our store and confront our store managers over the HD's support of Gay pride. The AFA is having an effect on HD."

She also shared that many employees disagree with the company's pro-gay-marriage stand. In June, a "Gay Pride Month" poster was put up in her breakroom. "HD is as committed as ever to the changing of laws in favor of same sex marriage.They had absolutely no empathy for those employees who voiced offense with the display. This was mandated by corporate directive. Therefore the display was torn down at least 2 times."


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: boycott; homedepot; homodepot; homosexualagenda
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GOOD...and just a courtesy FYI for any FReepers who are still unaware of Home Depot's enthusiastic support for the homosexual agenda: find somewhere else to shop for your hardware needs, and maybe pop in to HD only to tell the managers what you think of their corporate guidance.
1 posted on 08/24/2012 9:58:14 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

I was unaware of Homo Depot’s stance until some fellow Freepers made me aware a few months ago. Since then, I don’t go near the place. And from what I’ve seen of the parking lot, I’m not alone. Customers are staying away in droves.


2 posted on 08/24/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: kevcol

Well that nails it for me. I’ve been shopping at Lowes lately anyway, and I’m loving the quality of their products over HD’s. They have better quality lumber, better quality tools, and a MUCH more helpful staff than HD.


3 posted on 08/24/2012 10:00:36 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: kevcol

I haven’t stepped foot in Home Depot in years since they started putting work under the table paid in cash tax free illegal alien day labor stations at their new stores.

Not sure you can boycott a company twice


4 posted on 08/24/2012 10:01:32 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: henkster

Heh, the nearest HD is also in the same parking lot with Chick fil A!


5 posted on 08/24/2012 10:01:41 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: kevcol

GOOD.....


6 posted on 08/24/2012 10:05:11 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: kevcol

Yep. I go to Lowes for my everyday hardware needs. For all else, it’s Grainger’s or Big R.


7 posted on 08/24/2012 10:05:58 AM PDT by Noumenon (Obama 2012: Zimbabwe without the airfare)
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To: henkster

Wow, I wonder if HD Canada is affiliated. I am already boycotting Chiquita bananas for its stand against the oil sands. What is with companies these days taking political positions?


8 posted on 08/24/2012 10:07:31 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: kevcol

“This was mandated by corporate directive. Therefore the display was torn down at least 2 times.””

Great to see the HD employees taking such direct action against their employer.

The Boycott against Home Depot must continue and grow.

Please also keep in mind that Lowe’s provides Same Sex Sodomite Partner benefits to their Sodomite Employees and we must also Boycott Lowes.


9 posted on 08/24/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: kevcol
Bogus reporting from AFA.

99% of Americans don't even know about these "Boycott's and they don't care anyway if they did.

FACTS: Home Depot Sales beat WS estimates this year and is increasing every quarter.

Home Depot stock price is the HIGHEST IN 12 YEARS and it went up 26% this year alone.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/14/us-homedepot-results-idUSBRE87D0BF20120814

10 posted on 08/24/2012 10:08:34 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: kevcol

Thanks for the heads up. I guess I’ll save big money, save great big money, when I shop Menard’s!


11 posted on 08/24/2012 10:10:09 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: kevcol
Pro-homo agenda - pass it on.

We have a Lowes in the area as well.
Time to make this news about HD a little more local. I think our neighborhood should be alerted.

12 posted on 08/24/2012 10:11:09 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: kevcol

I was a loyal HD customer for YEARS before their gay stance (or should I say ‘bend’?). Cut my HD card and mailed it to them with a note, and haven’t been back in a year or so.

You’d have to be desparate for a tool to shop at Homo Depot!


13 posted on 08/24/2012 10:11:59 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: kevcol

Well their prices keep going up and the quality of what they sell keeps going down. Its one thing to sell cheap chinese made crap cheap, but when you sell the same cheap crap and then charge a premium for it, its not good.

They obviously arent the only company guilt of this, but I gave up shopping at HD for anything meaningful long ago.


14 posted on 08/24/2012 10:12:10 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Uncle Slayton
"Please also keep in mind that Lowe’s provides Same Sex Sodomite Partner benefits to their Sodomite Employees and we must also Boycott Lowes."

Hadn't heard anything like that. Source?

15 posted on 08/24/2012 10:14:17 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: kevcol

Lowes has better quality stuff, and Ace Hardware is more convenient with better service.


16 posted on 08/24/2012 10:15:32 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: kevcol

I don’t believe in boycotts, but I did learn in Business 101 that when you buy a product you are voting for it.

I refuse to “vote for” Home Depot.

Apparently I am not alone. ;-)


17 posted on 08/24/2012 10:15:42 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: trailhkr1
Bogus reporting from AFA.

The boycott (and Homo Depots support for the homosexual agenda) is having an effect on its employees.

I make it my job to inform everyone I know about Home Depot's enthusiastic support of depraved, mentally ill, sodomite perverts.

You'll note that sneaky Homo Depot does not advertise that support outside of its employees and the Homosexual celebration events itself. Homo Depot would not like to be recognized outside of those groups for that support.

They need to be outed in the biggest way, and AFA is helping towards that effort. As a FReeper you should be supportive of any organization putting forth that effort. What's up?
18 posted on 08/24/2012 10:16:53 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: rarestia

Trouble with Lowes is that their lumber selection sucks.

Homo Depot has a better selection of species of lumber like Douglas Fir and Fir Plywood.

Lowes only stocks Yellow Pine.


19 posted on 08/24/2012 10:19:28 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Mich Patriot

If you are a hetro employee at Staples you can NOT add your hetro life partner to your insurance coverage.

If you are a homosexual and have a homosexual “life partner” you CAN add them to your insurance


20 posted on 08/24/2012 10:19:42 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Ouderkirk

Wow... where in the country do you live? Down here in Florida, where pine reigns supreme, the quality of the Lowes lumber is much better than HD. Hands down.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 10:21:54 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: trailhkr1
Home Depot stock price is the HIGHEST IN 12 YEARS and it went up 26% this year alone.

I guess it's time to put an end to that, huh? Unless the American people start speaking out, this homo crap is only going to get worse. It's bad enough they're attacking our kids when ever they can get them alone. Soon, they'll be able to poke them legally if something isn't done now.

22 posted on 08/24/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: kevcol

Ditto to all of that.....


23 posted on 08/24/2012 10:25:13 AM PDT by Banjoguy (The U.S. population are now the slaves of all taxing bodies in the country.)
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To: Mamzelle

You live in Folsom?


24 posted on 08/24/2012 10:26:53 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

You betcha!


25 posted on 08/24/2012 10:29:13 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Einherjar

I’ve encountered that at several businesses, not just Staples. First time was in Idaho, in 2002, working for EDS (Ross Perot’s company).


26 posted on 08/24/2012 10:30:29 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Mich Patriot

http://careers.lowes.com/benefits_work.aspx


27 posted on 08/24/2012 10:36:44 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: kevcol

—”Therefore the display was torn down at least 2 times.”—

OK, THAT was funny!


28 posted on 08/24/2012 10:36:57 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: kevcol
The boycott (and Homo Depots support for the homosexual agenda) is having an effect on its employees.

Who said? One employee was interviewed and no name was given. See below..lot of credibility there

AFA was recently contacted by a Home Depot employee who says the boycott of Home Depot is being effective. "We have customers who come into our store and confront our store managers over the HD's support of Gay pride. The AFA is having an effect on HD."

You'll note that sneaky Homo Depot does not advertise that support outside of its employees and the Homosexual celebration events itself. Homo Depot would not like to be recognized outside of those groups for that support.

^ ^ ^ Nearly every large company today is supporting the gays.

As a FReeper you should be supportive of any organization putting forth that effort. What's up?

Many of these "special interest groups" from the left AND right push an agenda and and you have to take what they claimn with a grain of salt. I believe what AFA says as much as those left wing groups like the food nanny police groups or other left wing groups..they all have an agenda.

The fact is HD sales are nearing record high and their stock is the highest in 12 years and is up 26% this year alone...so much for AFA having an impact as they claim.

I would make a bet if you asked the regular person out on the street about these boycotts 99 out of 100 would have no idea what you are talking about...they are just trying to get through life..and again they don't give a hoot anyway.

29 posted on 08/24/2012 10:37:04 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: kevcol
Perhaps this is an anecdotal bit of evidence. Home Depot has reported earnings and they exceeded projections. I personally have not shopped at HD since I found out they supported gays and go to Lowes. Both offer 10% discounts to Vets and the prices are close enough to not make a difference. Looks as if we need a few more of us to switch from HD to Lowes and help get their earnings up.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2012/08/14/home-depot-profit-tops-street-view-sales-narrowly-miss/

As for Lowes, here are the earnings (2nd Qtr)

http://www.stockhouse.com/Breaking-Financial-News/2012/Aug/21/Lowe-s-Q2-results-disappoint

30 posted on 08/24/2012 10:43:01 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: kevcol

I am always surprised by retail companies that take any type of stand on social issues. Why support any social hot button cause? OK, maybe diabetes research. But Gay Pride parades?


31 posted on 08/24/2012 10:43:16 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: trailhkr1

It’s a mere anecdotal story.

I don’t shop there though. Can’t find anything in their store. Lowes works better for me and this stand they have just makes me more apt not to set foot in there.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 10:46:51 AM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. Never underestimate the power they have.)
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Bogus reporting from AFA. 99% of Americans don't even know about these "Boycott's and they don't care anyway if they did.

Ah, okay. I thought I had seen your name in a few threads. just checked that and sure enough you have a habit of chiming in to inform FR that the younger generation has accepted the homosexual lifestyle as normal and therefore everyone else needs to evolve just like the homosexual-in-chief. I guess you missed the Chick-Fil-A appreciation day? And also, since you are into facts, homosexual marriage has been voted down every single time when put to a state ballot. Americans, by and large, oppose homosexual marriage. Your point of view, that a society can only "evolve" to the left is informed by the media, inaccurate and not conservative, regardless of your personal convictions.
33 posted on 08/24/2012 10:47:22 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

Where I live there is a Homo Depot and a Lowe’s right down the street from each other. I have traditionally shopped mostly at Homo Depot during the past 15 years because it was there first. No more. Hello, Lowes.


34 posted on 08/24/2012 10:47:25 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: kevcol

GOOD! I haven’t been there since the boycott happened. Like the sodomites save them if they’re losing money.


35 posted on 08/24/2012 10:48:49 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: kevcol

Yes! Lowe’s needs to do a Chick-Fil-A, and come out for keeping marriage hetero. They would BURY Homo Depot. I would pay money to see that.


36 posted on 08/24/2012 10:49:32 AM PDT by America_Right (Remember, Republicans have a lot more in common with Democrats than they do with Tea Partiers.)
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To: kevcol
As a home owner, and a business owner, and a Scout leader, over the past 15 years I've spent an average of $10-$20K per year in various home improvement stores. I used to spend a good percent of that money at HD.

Since the news of the HD “advocacy” position came out I don't think I've spend $100 in a HD, in total, since. We have two of them within a 10-minute drive, and I haven't stepped in either of them for nearly 3 years. I won't spend a dime in an HD unless I have an emergency need and no other choice.

37 posted on 08/24/2012 10:49:43 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: trailhkr1
I would make a bet if you asked the regular person out on the street about these boycotts 99 out of 100 would have no idea what you are talking about...they are just trying to get through life..and again they don't give a hoot anyway.

Would you buy something at Home Depot?
38 posted on 08/24/2012 10:50:54 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

The concrete siding at Menard’s is almost 50% less expensive than at the Home Depot. My husband and I were shocked by that. So incredible I don’t see how they stay in business


39 posted on 08/24/2012 10:56:32 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: kevcol

Good pick-up. That poster implied to me a month or so ago that he/she/it takes it up the rear.
So, I think there’s something else going on with that poster.


40 posted on 08/24/2012 10:57:09 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Uncle Slayton

Thanks for the link. Indeed I do see some standard PC references like “diversity” and the like, but nothing really pushed. The section where I thought “life-partners” would be mentioned contained nothing at all.

I make a distinction between one company wording it’s policies carefully to avoid legal trouble, and another blatantly pushing and financially supporting gay events in the community.

In fairness, I’m at work and don’t have time to read everything at your link right now, so maybe I missed another section that is more blatant?


41 posted on 08/24/2012 10:59:08 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Ouderkirk

If you are into lumber, you might try to find a small, locally owned lumber yard. Many times their prices are very competitive or less than either Lowes or Hd. And, many time they have a more varied selection.


42 posted on 08/24/2012 11:00:39 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: kevcol
As a home owner, and a business owner, and a Scout leader, over the past 15 years I've spent an average of $10-$20K per year in various home improvement stores. I used to spend a good percent of that money at HD.

Since the news of the HD “advocacy” position came out I don't think I've spend $100 in a HD, in total, since. We have two of them within a 10-minute drive, and I haven't stepped in either of them for nearly 3 years. I won't spend a dime in an HD unless I have an emergency need and no other choice.

43 posted on 08/24/2012 11:04:52 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: beenaround

“I personally have not shopped at HD since I found out they supported gays and go to Lowes.”

Lowes also supports gays..


44 posted on 08/24/2012 11:08:23 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Lancey Howard

Someone who only pops into homosexualagenda threads on FR to argue that the perverted lifestyle is accepted by the country’s youth; therefore FReepers need to get with the program and at least acknowledge they are in the minority, certainly seems to have a tender nerve about something....


45 posted on 08/24/2012 11:11:02 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: rarestia

I do boat repairs and Lowes mostly stocks pine and only selected sizes of Hemlock Fir boards.

Homo Depot has Douglas Fir in a broad range of board lengths and widths as well as Fir Plywood.

Pine is acceptable in most construction, but marine stresses requires the stiffness of Fir dimensional lumber and plywood and Lowes does not carry that.

F.W.I.W. marine grade is not required in all places in a fiberglass boat. Just in the transom area and I get that from a specialty lumber guy locally.

For anything else, Homo Depot is indistinguishable from Lowes.


46 posted on 08/24/2012 11:11:52 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Lancey Howard
That poster implied to me a month or so ago that he/she/it takes it up the rear.

LOL. I never said that or implied it. The topic was anal sex I said anal sex is very common with young men/women today..which it is-75-80% do it today. Sorry no interest in men...full red blooded, horny male here and I have a GF.

47 posted on 08/24/2012 11:12:28 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: SaintDismas

The Ortho Brush and Poison Ivy killer had been nearly half the price at Lowes than HD or Ace but then they didn’t have it anymore. I had to get the last jug at Ace for $12 more. Ridiculous.


48 posted on 08/24/2012 11:16:02 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Uncle Slayton

Not in the same way.


49 posted on 08/24/2012 11:17:30 AM PDT by kingpins10
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To: rarestia
I go to Ace myself, but when I need something at a BIG BOX store, I go to Lowes.

One reason is that I don't buy products that are on Toyotas in NASCAR (Home Depot, Kingsford, Clorox, Little Debbie)

and Jimmy Johnson is one of my drivers.

50 posted on 08/24/2012 11:19:25 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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