The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lowe's sinks to new lows

Lowe's Home Improvement has succumbed to the pressures of right wing fringe groups and cancelled advertising on the TLC show "All American Muslim." The Florida Family Association (which obviously does not think much of Muslim families in their state) pressured the retail giant into pulling its ads and not re-instating them.

If you are not familiar with the show, here is a trailer.

The group said that the program was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

In other words, Lowe's fell victim to the same type of stereotyping and  hate mongering that the show is trying to dispel. California Senator Ted Lieu stated,

"We want to raise awareness so that consumers will know during this holiday shopping season that Lowe's is engaging in religious discrimination."

"Lowe's is engaging in religious discrimination." Think about this when you need a piece of plywood or a new light fixture for your front porch.

And I say that the Florida Family Association is engaging in spreading the type of hatred and intolerance that gets people killed. 

Lowe's is already on thin ice with progressives because of their lack of LGBT awareness. The Human Rights Campaign gives them a rating of 15 (on a scale of 0 to 100) compared to The Home Depot, which has an rating of 80. The rating is a measure of the level of support for LGBT persons in a company's policies.

I'll drive a little further to shop at Home Depot now, unless of course the toilet springs a leak and the bathroom is flooding and time is of the essence.

Here are some Home Depot employees from Sacramento at an event in Stockton, CA having some fun. Michael Jackson?

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