'Homo Depot'

by
Abby Zimet

The righteous folks at the American Family Association - whose
"families" clearly don't include gay people - say they've gotten 250,000
people to sign an online pledge to boycott Home
Depot, which "embraces the spread of homosexuality, including gay
marriage" through dastardly acts that include showing up at gay pride
festivals, providing full health insurance benefits to homosexual partners, and "sanctioning its very own homosexual employee group!" So
now you know where to go for your mulch and light bulbs.

Still, they're fighting a big battle. According to estimates, Gay America boasts about $743 billion in purchasing
power. And there are a bunch of other, highly profitable companies that
AFA doesn't like and is valiantly fighting. In August, they blasted
Sears for selling posters of "total nud**y" and "groups of people,
lesbians and others engaged in
***ual activities" on its website. They've also boycotted 7-Eleven,
Abercrombie & Fitch, American Airlines, American Girl, Blockbuster
Video, Burger King, Calvin Klein, Clorox, Comcast, Crest,
Ford, Hallmark Cards, Kmart, Kraft Foods, Microsoft, MTV, Mary Kay, NutriSystem, Old Navy, IKEA,
Pampers, Procter & Gamble, Target, Tide, Walt Disney Company, and
PepsiCo. We have no idea what crimes these disparate companies have committed, though Old Navy sure has good deals on cheap cotton clothes for kids.

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