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American Family Association's Home Depot Boycott: Effective?

Picture 28The American Family Association has declared victory over Home Depot. The Association, which two years ago initiated a boycott against the home improvement superchain due to The Home Depot's conspicuous corporate presence at gay pride events, announced on Friday that Home Depot's ostentatious gay friendliness has been curbed. According to The Association:

  • In 2009 and 2010, Home Depot sponsored and marched in at least 16 separate gay pride events. After the boycott began, Home Depot's participation dropped to just four events in 2011.
  • Home Depot has ordered its employees to stop wearing its highly recognized orange aprons to any homosexual-themed events.
  • Home Depot's philanthropy arm, The Home Depot Foundation, now prohibits grants to "festivals" and denies requests for workshop kits and aprons. These had shown up at homosexual events on a regular basis.

But the Association is not mollified, beause it suspects that Home Depot hasn't really had a change of heart:

It could be that the homosexual groups have agreed with Home Depot to simply remain silent, continuing to get money from Home Depot but agreeing not to publicly acknowledge Home Depot's support.

... which is why the Association is urging the 600,000 pro-family folk who've joined the boycott to keep at it -- to "support the boycott even more" -- and spend their home improvement dollars elsewhere. (Not that they need much urging, since Lowe's is so much more their speed anyway.) Their reasoning: Other companies "are watching" to see if the wrath of censorious homophobes will affect Home Depot's bottom line, and the AFA wants to make sure it does. Forgiveness, apparently, is too good for Home Depot. 

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  1. The Home Depot near me is so busy that the only parking spots EVER open are by the street. I know that means nothing, really, but neither do the "facts" the AFA flings out to keep their gullible supporters sending in the cash.

    It's all about a bunch of really naive and FEARFUL people who let a snakeoil salesman convince them Teh Ghey is coming to snatch little Johnny out of his crib, destroy all marriages, and end Western Civilization, so they must FIGHT gays and if they can't FIGHT PERSONALLY then SEND MONEY to the con man, who will fight on their behalf. They just never stop digging up some imaginary boogeyman to scare people with so that they can keep getting donations. If these jerks didn't get to live a fat, lavish, elite lifestyle off the backs of their dumb-as-a-rock followers, they'd probably have to go out and GET A REAL JOB. Hopefully at Home Depot, who would make them wear orange aprons at the Podunk GLBTT Bake Sale.

    Posted by: Merlin | Jan 15, 2012 1:37:37 PM

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    Posted by: David M. | Jul 19, 2012 3:15:10 PM

  3. I still would rather shop at Lowes. They just have better merchandise. I could care less about the boycott.

    Posted by: Brent | Oct 16, 2012 2:51:45 PM

  4. Home Depot did not cease support of the LBGT community. AFA has been and will be all about deception, lies and cheating. What happened is the AFA boycott was a major fail. In order to save face, to keep getting contributions, AFA HAD to say what they did to call off the boycott. Truth is in February 2011 when AFA ordered the boycott, Depot's stock stood at 38.80. Friday, Sept 6, stock closed at 78.22. AFA Failed AGAIN.

    Posted by: Abbie Martin | Sep 7, 2013 10:47:41 PM

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