Jesse Lee Peterson has come up with a “foolproof plan” to defeat that evil gay agenda, which is to boycott every company that supports equality. I wholeheartedly support this idea, which he got from Franklin Graham’s ill-fated withdraw from Wells Fargo and into the also-pro-gay-rights BB&T bank.
From the Forbes article, “Rev. Graham told Family Research Council last Monday that BB&T would receive his charities’ funds, only for media outlets to note that the bank sponsored a Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade fundraiser last year, an event where two men were married. … BB&T received a score of 80 on the LGBT group Human Rights Campaign’s “Corporate Equality Index.” Wells Fargo received a perfect 100 on the same index.”
Said Rev. Graham in response, “It is true that a local BB&T branch in the Miami area hosted a fundraiser for a program called Legacy Couples, which recognizes same-sex couples who have been in committed relationships for 10 years or more, but the bank did not promote this program through a national advertising campaign (or we would still be looking for another bank).”
It’s certainly possible that BB&T may only be marginally better than Wells Fargo on the moral meter. But if anything, that just shows how far major corporations have bent over to accommodate the homosexual lifestyle. Why do they do that?
In Wells Fargo’s case, note first that the company is headquartered in San Francisco. For a group that registers at less than two percent of the adult U.S. population (according to the CDC), homosexuals are sure loud and proud.
Uh, Jesse…what does that last sentence have to do with the one before it? You seem to be just ranting incoherently here. That won’t surprise anyone.
Wells and other companies that place high on the Human Rights Campaign’s index are being pressured by radical homosexuals, and see issues such as gay marriage continuing to gain traction.
Contrast that with the relatively meager influence of the “Moral Majority,” or more appropriately, the “Silent Majority.” Though the percentage of self-identified Christians has dropped almost seven percentage points between 2007 and 2014, seventy percent of Americans still identify themselves as Christians, according to the Pew Research Center. Yet the Christian “lion” no longer roars – it meows.
There’s a rather simple and obvious explanation for this: Not all Christians agree with you. In fact, a large percentage of them don’t. They’re fine with gay rights. Merely being a Christian does not require taking your position on The Gay.
Rev. Franklin Graham’s strategy can restore the roar! For all the media’s clamoring about his move “backfiring,” it’s actually impossible for this strategy to backfire, if it is deployed.
Why? Because investing your money in that which supports your values, and divesting your money away from that which does not support your values cannot fail. Note the left’s successful use of these strategies to divest funds and therefore support from South Africa in the ’80s, and now Israel.
Are the American people really powerless to stop the juggernaut of evil that has engulfed our land? Hardly – consider that, in addition to the tiny percentage of self-identified adult homosexuals:
Liberals – though growing somewhat – still make up a much smaller number than conservatives.
Publicly traded companies are known to bend to the demands of noisy minorities. Yet their real Achilles heel is their need to please their stockholders by making profits. Therefore, our boycotts can trump their boycotts!
Have you heard of the phrase, “Vote with your pocketbook”? Well, I believe this is the last, best chance traditional Americans have to “rock the vote.”…
Putting our money where our morals are, and pulling it from companies that don’t represent our values, is a foolproof way to win the culture war.
Except that only about 1/3 of Americans now oppose same-sex marriage. And when it comes to discrimination policies, only about 20% think businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people. You simply don’t have the numbers to intimidate on this issue anymore. You lost. So sad.
But by all means, I absolutely agree that you that you should stop doing business with every company that supports equality. You can figure out which companies to avoid by looking at the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. 781 companies rated well on LGBT equality, with over 300 of them receiving a perfect score of 100. A full 89% of the Fortune 500 have policies that forbid discrimination against gays and lesbians.
What this means is that if you refuse to do business with pro-gay companies, you’ll be able to do almost nothing. You’ll be hard pressed to find a car company, bank or investment company, or insurance or pharmaceutical company. You’re pretty much going to have to stop shopping in stores or buying most food at the grocery store. Even your beloved Walmart scores a 90% and recently forced the governor of Arkansas to refuse to sign the RFRA+ bill passed by the legislature.
You can’t buy a computer from pretty much anyone and you couldn’t use the internet if you did because the companies that make the routers through which your data travels are all pro-sodomy. Hell, even the email program that the internet runs on was written by a gay man. So yeah, I’m all for your boycott. I look forward to you going to live with the Amish and never being heard from again.