When the Canadian National March for Life held it’s candlelight vigil at the Canadian Tribute to Human Rights Monument in Ottawa in 2006, an individual named Jeremy Dias led a gaggle of demonstrators against the event and then played it up for the cameras when television news crews came on the scene. Since then, Dias has come to prominence with “Jer’s Vision” – which uses as its symbol the silhouette of a youth shaking his fist. It is calling itself “Canada’s Youth Diversity Initiative” and seeks to provide youth with tools and resources to “promote diversity and end discrimination of all kinds.” A key component of Dias’s program is gay rights.
He has gotten corporate support from entities including: the CBC, VIA Rail, TD Bank Financial Group, the University of Ottawa, the Metro newspaper and the Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Google in England came under fire after it turned down a pro-life ad that was to come up when users entered “abortion” as a search term. The web search giant claimed the link violated its policy against abortion and religious-related content. The Christian Institute says it plans to take Google to court over the issue.
Fortune 100 insurance company Aetna has a policy to pay for a woman’s abortion for any reason and at any time during her pregnancy. It is also one of only 11 U.S. companies to receive a 100 per cent approval rating by homosexual corporate watchdog groups.
Mississauga Transit in Ontario refused to sell ad space to a Christian group for religious messages, prompting the organization to question the municipality’s advertising policies. The transit firm claimed it does not want to field calls of complaint over such ads.
Air New Zealand delved into the homosexual market by offering a special themed flight that featured drag queens, pink cocktails and a cabaret performed by the flight crew. The flight departed San Francisco, Ca. for the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia this past February.
Another 57 U.S. corporations have been added to a list of gay-friendly major businesses, an increase of 41 per cent over the previous year. Among the newcomers are Allstate Insurance, Marriott International, Mastercard and Yahoo. Companies scoring a perfect 100 rating include United Parcel Service and General Motors.
Evangelical Press carried an article on “America’s corporate war against the family,” in which it was noted that 30 years ago, businesspeople involved in pornography or gambling may well have been on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Today, however, those same individuals are just as likely to end up on the Fortune 500 list. The problem, according to the Biblically Responsible Investing Institute (www.briinstitute.com), is that most of the “offences” are not obvious.
“It’s pretty clear that Playboy Enterprises sells pornography,” said a BRII spokesperson. “But it’s harder to determine that News Corporation, which owns the conservative Fox News Network … also sells pornography … It’s not the sort of thing they brag about in their annual reports.”
The Collaborators Project has been launched to identify material corporate supporters of the abortion industry, starting with the Weitz Co., which is building a large-scale abortion site in Denver, Colo. Measures to be taken may include picketing of business sites, as well as of residences of executives connected with collaborating companies.
Pro-family groups are lauding Wal-Mart for taking several positive steps recently, including using the word “Christmas” in seasonal advertising, supporting Salvation Army bell-ringers and withdrawing from the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The moves have come after thousands of Christians contacted the retailing giant to encourage it to return to the biblical and family-centred roots of its founder, Sam Walton.
The U.S. Ford Motor Company’s fortunes continue to tumble in the midst of its ongoing support for the homosexual agenda. Losses in the fourth quarter of 2007 were in the billions of dollars and in January, there was a buyout of 54,000 workers.
Investment adviser Thomas Strobhar of Dayton, Oh. is pointing out that a who’s who of Catholic religious groups are advertantly or inadvertantly investing in hardcore pornography. He cites the U.S. Catholic bishops’ lenient policy of allowing investment in companies that derive “insignificant” (possibly as much as 50 per cent) portions of their revenues from pornography.