AFA suspends boycott of The Home Depot

Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Updated 9/10/2013 ...

After three years, a high-profile pro-family organization is suspending its boycott of The Home Depot because of the retailer’s support of homosexual activist groups and events.

"We're glad to report that we are suspending the boycott of The Home Depot,” says Randy Sharp, director of special projects for American Family Association. “After monitoring the company for several months, we're satisfied that the company has withdrawn its major financial contributions to gay activist groups and to their activities."

In a message to supporters on Thursday, AFA president Tim Wildmon acknowledges knowing the boycott was a “huge task” to undertake, but “I knew we had a lot of friends who would stand with us.” AFA reports more than 750,000 people signed an online pledge that they would not shop at The Home Depot.

Sharp, Randy (AFA)

"We truly believe that this is a direct result of people's willingness to get involved in the culture war,” Sharp states. “[Those who signed the pledge] may be a small percentage of the American population, but it does represent a large majority of people who would or would not shop at The Home Depot."

The AFA spokesman expects the retailer to publicly deny having made changes. "We certainly do expect The Home Depot to deny that they have turned back their contributions to gay activist groups,” Sharp offers, “but AFA has monitored the company – and actions speak louder than words.”

See related article from Atlanta Business Chronicle (Sept. 10, 2013)

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