OneNews NowHome Depot displays deaf ear Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 6/3/2011 4:15:00 AM
The American Family Association's boycott of The Home Depot continues after corporate executives heard from those opposed to the company's strong support of the homosexual agenda.
It was a unique opportunity for the Mississippi-based pro-family group to deliver its message regarding The Home Depot's "corporate endorsement" of the homosexual agenda. AFA executive vice president Buddy Smith traveled to Atlanta to attend the annual shareholders meeting, where he addressed Home Depot chairman Frank Blake and other company executives for a three-minute period (listen to Smith's entire presentation).
Accompanying Smith was Randy Sharp, AFA's director of special projects. He summarizes what took place.
"We presented to the shareholders and to the chairman and the board of directors over 470,000 signature petitions asking them to remain neutral in the culture war, specifically when it addresses gay marriage and homosexual activist groups," Sharp tells OneNewsNow.
The reception was cool, adds the AFA spokesman. Blake thanked AFA for the petitions but again, as in the past, reiterated the company's support for "diversity," which includes same-gender "marriage."
Sharp adds: "We're disappointed that The Home Depot continues to close the door and not listen to the millions of customers who are offended that they are engaging in the culture war and taking a position in favor of gay marriage."
As a result, the American Family Association plans to continue its boycott and encourage others to sign the pledge to not do business with The Home Depot until the company agrees to be neutral on social issues.
According to the boycott website, the nationwide home improvement retailer sponsors and participates in numerous "gay pride" events, parades, and festivals across the U.S. where small children are exposed to "open displays of homosexual activism." The boycott was launched in July 2010.