The American Family Association has issued a “hall of shame” report on “Corporations in Opposition to Conservative American Values,” produced by the Research Institute for Corporate Accountability. It examines the worst U.S. offenders in terms of support for elements such as abortion, the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender agenda, pornography, anti-family media and more.
The report cites as the worst offenders: Microsoft, Anheuser-Busch, Comcast, Walt Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Viacom, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Merrill Lynch and Co. Inc., Nike, Ford Motor Company, Time Warner, Aetna and General Electric.
The pro-homosexual Human Rights Campaign’s 2008 Corporate Equality Index gave 195 Fortune 1,000 Corporations a perfect 100 per cent rating for their support of the homosexual agenda. Among them: Abercrombie & Fitch, Adobe, American Express, Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Bausch & Lomb, Best Buy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chrysler, Coca-Cola, Coors, Deloitte and Touche, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, Eli Lilly & Co., Ernst & Young, Estee Lauder, Ford Motor Company, Gap, General Mills, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Hyatt, Intel, IBM, Inuit, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Kraft, Levi Strauss, Liz Claiborne, Marriott, Mastercard, Merck, Microsoft, Motorola, Nike, Oracle, Pepsi, Pfizer, Sears, Sprint Nextel, Starbucks, Subaru, Sun Microsystems, Time Warner, Toyota, United Parcel Service, Viacom, Volkswagen, Walt Disney, Whirlpool, Xerox and Yahoo.
American Apparel last summer outraged passersby with a Canadian billboard campaign that pushed the limits of sexual advertising. One downtown Toronto billboard featured a woman with a bare, arched back and naked buttocks, posed with legs spread under thin films of nylon.
Hallmark generated consternation when it began producing gay “marriage” cards that use specific language and images appropriate for same-sex “wedding” ceremonies. It was reported that some Hallmark stores are refusing to carry such cards.
Amnesty International supported anti-Catholic bigotry during a 2008 “gay pride” event in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The organization’s Belfast director admitted AI used the parade to target a Catholic cardinal in Latvia who spoke out strongly against the homosexualist movement’s efforts in his country.
Dispelling the notion that homosexuals are somehow a an oppressed minority, Business Edge newsmagazine reports that a survey shows the average gay household has an annual income $25,200 above that of the general population. Almost one-third of homosexuals responding said their household investable assets were more than $100,000.
A boycott of MillerCoors resumed after the beer company again supported the sadomasochistic Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco last fall by placing a full-page centrefold advertisement in the event’s program.
Levi Strauss joined with Apple, Google and others – including Hollywood activists Brad Pitt and Steven Spielberg – in the effort to push homosexual “marriage” in California, specifically by opposing the Proposition 8 ballot initiative that banned such marriage in the state.
The American Family Association agreed to end a boycott of McDonald’s after the burger chain pledged it would remain neutral in the culture wars. Earlier, McDonald’s had joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, but after pressure, it then resigned its seat and did not renew its membership.
The website TrueChristmasCards.com, as the name suggests, offers cards with images that depict the real reason for the season – a beautiful image celebrating Christ’s birth, along with a family photo and personalized message. The company says its goal is “to get Christ back in Christmas … one True Christmas Card at a time.”
The Florida Family Association showed public pressure produces results when it combated a vulgar television show aired by the MTV channel. A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila placed a bisexual female under the same roof with 10 men and 10 lesbians who vied for her affections. Ninety-four sponsors were persuaded to pull their support of the program and it was taken off the air.
The Clarion Hotel in Cherry Hill, N.J. and the Quality Inn in Maple Shade were reported to be offering substantial discounts to women undergoing abortions at the nearby Cherry Hill Women’s Centre abortion site. The former charged $59 for a $109 room and the latter $75 for a $100 room.
YouTube was criticized for “not being a friend to pro-lifers” when it pulled footage of an undercover investigation produced by Students for Life America, claiming the material was “inappropriate.” The website had done the same with a previous SFLA video, as well as with four of those from another pro-life organization.
Levi’s this past fall initiated a raunchy ad campaign that was reported to be “one step beyond.” The “Unbutton Your Beast” effort featured a bulging crotch with a fly that then unbuttoned. Nine different sexual innuendoes followed, aimed at teenagers and young adults who were then encouraged to send the “beast” to anyone and everyone.
The internationally known fireworks company Grucci pulled out of an annual Christmas event in Long Island, N.Y. this year after the occasion was renamed a “Holiday Boat Parade.” The company’s vice-president is a vocal critic of the secularization of Christmas and accused the parade’s organizers of plagiarizing Christmas themes.