Life Decisions International published a special report recently that described Rotary International’s
“dance with death” through its ties to pro-abortion and population control groups. RI founded a 25,000-member Rotarian Fellowship for Population and Development and has entered into an official “co-operative relationship” with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities.
Procter and Gamble staged a career info session recently to which “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered” students from Toronto’s Ryerson, York and U of T universities were specifically invited. The company is reported to have a “huge queer segment” and a “queer-positive” workplace environment. IBM and consulting firm McKinsey and Company have also held recent meet and greets in Toronto encouraging students to network with “out” (homosexual) executives.
The U.S. company LodgeNet, which provides a large number of pornographic videos for hotels, took a beating on the stock market recently and, while not taking credit for it, the CleanHotels.com organization said it is glad the company’s supply of lewd viewing material is increasingly coming to light.
The Miller Brewing Company came under intense fire for its sponsorship of the filthy Folsom Street Fair, a San Francisco spectacle that featured an obscene ad mocking the Last Supper – Christ and his disciples were portrayed as half-naked homosexuals, while the bread and wine were replaced by sado-masochistic sex toys. Under pressure, Miller eventually agreed to withdraw its support for the event, prompting the U.S. Catholic League to end a boycott.
Three of Europe’s top drugmakers have backed a new public-private scheme to use stem cells – including embryonic ones – for safety testing of experimental medicines. The firms are GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Roche.
The U.S. Ford Motor Company, which has been an enthusiastic supporter of the gay agenda in the last several years and has become a major boycott target because of it, suffered a 21 per cent drop in sales in September. The company has not seen a month of rising sales since October 2006.
Legendary media figure Pat Boone, in a WorldNetDaily.com column, reported that the U.S. Parents Television Council has credited several corporations for producing and sponsoring more responsible, family-friendly programming, including Procter and Gamble, Ford, McDonald’s, Johnson & Johnson, Coca Cola and General Mills. On the list of “worst sponsors” are Toyota, General Motors, Dunkin’ Brands, Payless Shoes, Volkswagen, Geico and Bayer.
Interim writer Samantha Singson reported that UNICEF participated in the “Women Deliver” conference in England last October, an event that featured 35 of 98 sessions focusing on abortion. Each of the three daily opening plenary sessions highlighted “reproductive rights” and featured talks by abortion advocates.
British regulators have banned Manhunt 2, produced by Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive Inc., on account of its violent graphics. The game’s original version reportedly had various execution-style scenes and one in which players took pliers to a victim’s genitals.
The Disney company is reported to have required Promenade Pictures to remove the words “chosen by God” from radio ads promoting the film The Ten Commandments. Critics point out Disney has not similarly censored the names of other “gods,” including mythical gods, Tiki gods, Navaho gods and animal gods.
A local newspaper reported the “human rights” watchdog group Amnesty International has been urging the government of the Dominican Republic to legalize abortion. An AI representative was quoted as saying “the penalties for abortion should be eliminated.”
A group supporting the Boy Scouts of America is calling for a boycott of the city of Philadelphia because of its decision to drastically raise the rent on the local Boy Scout council office out of alleged “discrimination” against homosexuals. A spokesperson for the Scouting Legal Defence Fund said prospective visitors should say, “We’re not going to support the city of Philadelphia until they reverse this awful decision.”
Internet portal Yahoo has been rapped for its role in the jailing of a Chinese journalist and then misleading U.S. lawmakers on what it knew about the case. Yahoo provided the journalist’s name to Chinese authorities in 2004 and he was subsequently jailed for 10 years for “divulging a state secret” – actually a government memo forbidding news coverage of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Children of God for Life reports the Merck pharmaceutical firm has halted development and clinical trials of an HIV/AIDS vaccine that uses an aborted fetal cell line. The cell line is still being used in other vaccines under development, however.
The Toronto Maple Leafs became the first major-league sports franchise ever to lend its logo to a gay-themed movie. Breakfast With Scot is about a homosexual ex-Leaf player and his “partner” who adopt a young boy. Ex-Leaf Darryl Sittler and current player Mats Sundin were reported to be “happy” the Leafs backed the movie.
A black conservative Christian pastor has vowed to take over computer giant Microsoft by packing it with shareholders who will vote against the company’s policy of championing gay “rights.” Rev. Ken Hutcherson, a former Dallas Cowboys football team linebacker, says Microsoft is just the first company that will be targeted in the culture wars.
Alaska Air and Horizon Air announced a new program that charged heterosexual customers 10 per cent more on their fares over the Christmas season. “They are giving preferences to male passengers who want to wear dresses on planes and giving them preference over married couples,” said a spokesperson for the Idaho Values Alliance.
A recent update to Life Decisions International’s boycott list of companies that support abortion-related causes has seen the addition of Carlson Companies (Country Inns & Suites, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Radisson and Regent), T.G.I. Fridays, Midas and Intercontinental Hotels (Candlewood, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Indigo, Staybridge). Remaining on the list are Nike, Time Warner, the Dallas Cowboys, Walt Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Chevron, Wells Fargo, Whole Foods Market and Nationwide insurance.
The list also pinpoints charitable groups that are associated with the abortion agenda. These include the YMCA, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Rotary Clubs, Human Rights Watch, Kiwanis Clubs, Doctors Without Borders, the March of Dimes, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Girl Scouts and Amnesty International.
Bioware Corp. in Alberta is producing the video game Mass Effect, which allows characters to engage in explicitly graphic sexual intercourse. Some game experts and pro-family analysts say the game is being marketed to minors and that those making and marketing the game should be prosecuted.
The president of Morality in Media says the Mormon-owned hotel chain Marriott is offering X-rated films in its rooms with such titles as Secret Inter-Racial Wife Orgy, Slutty Older Women and Eighteen and Corrupted. Appeals to chairman and CEO J.W. Marriott, Jr. have so far fallen on deaf ears.
In a wrap-up of corporate treatment of Christmas, in terms of companies’ using or censoring the word this past season, Focus on the Family identified “the good” (Amazon, Michaels, Mrs. Field’s Cookies, Sam’s Club, Sears, Wal-Mart), “the bad” (Best Buy, The Gap, Staples) and “the ugly” (Banana Republic, Disney, Ebay, Eddie Bauer, Old Navy, Sports Authority). Chairman and founder Dr. James Dobson says he believes the efforts to preserve Christmas are having an impact.