Wal-Mart: No More Corporate Contributions to Support Or Oppose Controversial Issues
By Peter J. Smith
BENTONVILLE, Arkansas, November 22, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Retail giant Wal-Mart announced Tuesday afternoon that the company will no longer use corporate money to “support or oppose highly controversial issues” such as homosexual activism. Wal-Mart had outraged pro-family groups for its financial support to homosexual activists, and for the recent promotion for sale of a graphic sex-ed manual promoting teen lesbianism, recalled shortly after a LifeSiteNews.com exposé.
“Wal-Mart will not make corporate contributions to support or oppose highly controversial issues unless they directly relate to our ability to serve our customers” the announcement stated, adding that Wal-Mart intends to adhere to the words of its founder Sam Walton: “Each Wal-Mart store should reflect the values of its customers and support the vision they hold for their community.”
The American Family Association sent out an Action Alert saying it was “pleased with this announcement” and asked its supporters to “send Wal-Mart a ‘Thank You’ for its statement.”
Previously the AFA encouraged its members to boycott Wal-Mart for the lucrative shopping days following Thanksgiving on account of Wal-Mart’s increasing involvement with activist homosexual organizations, such as joining the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and a recent $60,000 donation to the activist group Out & Equal.
“We believe that Wal-Mart will remain neutral in cultural battles,” the AFA declared, stating that in response to Wal-Mart it has decided to “cancel its efforts of encouraging people to not shop at Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club this Friday and Saturday.”
See Buckwheat? Things can change if we Christians actually start to think they can and move in an organized and deliberate fashion. Victory, however, is only possible when you STOP busying yourself with stupid things in life and start working for the culture of life and getting serious about stopping evil.