PepsiCo, which owns Pepsi, Frito Lay, Tropicana, Gatorade and Quaker, has been reported to have donated more than $1 million to homosexual groups, while refusing to give money to organizations opposing the homosexual agenda. It’s part of a long history of the company’s support for homosexual causes, which has attracted a boycott (www.boycottpepsico.com).
According to Children of God for Life (www.cogfor life.org), Pharmaceutical giant Merck has decided to produce measles, mumps and rubella vaccines that only use cells from aborted human beings. Pro-lifers are waiting on a vaccine from a Japanese firm that does not use cells from aborted human beings. However, the vaccine has yet to be approved for use in the U.S.
The Sienna Group (www.sienna-group.com), a U.S. pro-life mobile phone service, is continuing its program of offering a percentage of income to pro-life organizations such as LifeSite News.
A multi-millioniare tycoon stepped forward in England to help fund a legal challenge to the adoption of two young children by a homosexual couple.
A Holiday Inn in Columbus, Oh. hosted a “Winter Wickedness” sex festival said to include multiple partners and various acts of sadomasochistic perversion. There was some confusion over whether the hotel was owned by the Intercontinental Hotels Group or whether, as Intercontinental claimed, it was independently owned and managed.
And a Hilton hotel in Chicago came under criticism for its annual hosting of a “Mr. Leather” sadomasochistic conference.
Vatican Radio withdrew an invitation to serve as a commentator to the chief executive of Swiss drug company Novartis, which manufactures artificial contraceptives.
A CanWest News Service article described how brands including Calvin Klein Jeans, American Apparel, Doritos, Abercrombie & Fitch and Clinique have, through their explicit advertising, contributed to making pornography our “cultural wallpaper.”
The pro-abortion New York Times newspaper has handed over $5,000 to Planned Parenthood of New York City through a donation.
The Canadian Diabetes Association has endorsed the use of human embryos in stem cell-related research.
Amnesty International continues to jump into ideological frays, most recently demanding that Mexico force its doctors to commit abortions and calling on the California Supreme Court to overturn Proposition 8, the voter-passed amendment that enshrined in the state consitution marriage as being solely between a man and a woman.
Faced with a tight economy, cable and satellite providers are said to be pushing more pay-per-view pornography. Playboy Enterprises, meanwhile, reported a massive $145-million loss.
Advertisers on episodes of the Fox TV Family Guy television show that attacked Christianity and presented sexually charged material were being contacted in protest by Americans at the urging of the American Family Association. Sprint-Nextel, Unilever, KIA, Taco Bell, Volkswagen, Ford and Pepsi were some of the targets.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation has donated $105,000 over two years to the homosexual rights group Windsor Pride.
The eHarmony internet dating site has launched a homosexual service after caving in to a homosexual activist’s harassment lawsuit last year. Family advocates are assailing the service for what they see as its “corporate cowardice.”
NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno came under fire for being scheduled to host a fundraising event of the Feminist Majority Foundation, one of the U.S.’s most prominent pro-abortion organizations. The FMF has been so extreme as to even work to close pro-life crisis pregnancy centres.