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The Home Depot Doesn’t Care About The AFA’s Dumb Anti-Gay Petition

Another year, another American Family Association boycott against The Home Depot for their “corporate endorsement” of gay prides and such. This year, the AFA delivered a petition with over 470,000 signatures asking The Home Depot to quit supporting the gays. The Home Depot basically said, “Thanks for the free publicity” and then proceeded to ignore the everliving fuck out of their dumb petition.

Do you wanna hear what a spurned AFA director sounds like? Yes you do.

Randy Sharp, AFA’s director of special projects told OneNewsNow:

“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…”

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.”

There is only one appropriate reaction to this: Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa(cough)aaaaa!!!

Remember the AFA is headed by Bryan Fisher, a man who has publicly said that gays are Nazis, that Glee gives people AIDS, and that prospective Presidential candidates should hate gays more than they already do.

You can express your gratitude to The Home Depot and help lessen the AFA boycott by shopping there. But know this: they also support Republican candidates.

Caveat emptor!

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Jun 3, 2011
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  • 26 Comments
    • Seandee
      Seandee

      That’s great! At least there are still some companies out there that are more interested in being a business than being a political force. It is not so much that they support any one group but more that they don’t exclude anyone. Besides, without the gays and our renovations, who would keep the HD in business?

      Jun 3, 2011 at 11:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott
      Scott

      Funny that since the AFA started their boycott, Home Depot’s stock has jumped quite a bit.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Home Depot knows where it’s bread is buttered. Gays, who remodle and fix up houses…or inbred rednecks who use ducktape to keep the roof of their trailor from blowing off.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pitou
      Pitou

      Thats why we just spent $800 in air conditioning units last weekend at HD.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 12:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      logically speaking staying neutral would also entail not depicting nor marketing to mom and dad and their 2.5. so is that what the AFA are meaning here?
      …or could it be a cunning ruse *duh-duh-duuuuuh!*
      — probably not, because they’re good upstanding christians and they would never dissemble.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick
      Rick

      Thank God HD has more class than you. Your comments show you to be garbage.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick
      Rick

      My comments were meant for cam, who should take a spelling class.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      The AFA would have gotten closer to 666,000 signatures if only more of their supporters actually knew how to write their own names…..

      Yay for Home Depot for not caving into the pressure. They, & other big corporations are going to swing Republican when it comes 2 political contributïons, so it’s hard to single them out to criticize when they support business-friendly candidates. Still, we know that when it comes to dealing with outrageous demands from the radical right, they stand up & say “No Fixer-upping Way.”

      Jun 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Rick: said….”Thank God HD has more class than you. Your comments show you to be garbage.”
      ___________________________

      Yes, you are so right. How rude of me to cast aspersions on the people trying to alter this countries laws so that gays can be thrown in jail simply for being who they are. What a terrible person I am for not cheering for them and saying what neat people they are.

      Take your pathetic self hate somewhere else. If they were passing around a petition saying all women should be fired because women shouldn’t work outside the home would you be jumping up and down trying to defend them against insults?

      Jun 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ronbo
      ronbo

      http://news.change.org/stories/home-depots-pac-gives-liberally-to-anti-gay-politicos-dont-tell-the-afa

      Before we celebrate Home Depot too much, however, let’s consider their PAC’s campaign contributions: like Target and Best Buy before it, Home Depot’s politics are not as LGBT-friendly as the company lets on.

      Looking over the Home Depot PAC’s contributions, one would think social conservatives would cheer the tool-loving company. Though they’ve wisely given $30,000 to both the Democratic and Republican Senatorial campaign committees, the GOP’s House branch received an extra $30,000, while the Democrats’ counterpart received none.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      @Ronbo: Political contributions are a poor measure to compare for-profit businesses. When you get into Fortune200 company territory, you’d be hard-pressed to find any major differences in donations to PACS / Candidates. They’re going to swing Republican, and favor “pro-business” politicians.

      That’s why it’s important to home in on areas where those companies do differ more markedly: how they treat their employees, their involvement in communities where they operate, & their record on charitable works.

      I don’t have any connection to HomeDepot other than shopping there every few months & lusting after Scott K. who manages the ceramic tile section of the store.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      Trekking to Home Depot for new power tools is like what going to mass and receiving communion was to me as a little kid. Their kitchens are a bit off the rack and they need to stock more exotic veneers and timbers but for price and selection they beat Home Hardware which is Canadian. I have spent almost three hours in HD and only bought glue and sandpaper. I could live in a Home Depot.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MattGMD
      MattGMD

      @Ruhlmann: Too bad they closed the Home Depot EXPO stores. The HD EXPO stores, few that there were, did stock and display higher-end fixtures, appliances, etc., than the standard HD stores.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 5:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      It may just be the urban Home Depots where I’ve shopped, but the percent of L/G employees seems to be lots higher than the 6-8% population fig. that most studies seem to hover around.

      And M/M & F/F couples are all over the place too.

      Anyone else seeing the same thing?

      @Ruhlmann: I don’t know if they had them in Canada but HD’s spinoff EXPO had mostly higher end stuff, but they folded due to the recession a few years ago.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      Home Depot just opened a new store a couple years ago in Fort Lauderdale, just south of Wilton Mannors. We call it the “Homo Depot”. The Lowes store nearby seems to carry nicer stuff, but the Homo Depot seems to have nicer men.

      Jun 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @Jeffree:
      it’s not scott k, the lust, i mean; it’s those damn ceramic tiles (and pavlov’s dog). one glint of a shiny shiny white surface and your back working those restrooms again.

      bless the poor scott’s of this world they REALLY have to earn their money. ;-P

      Jun 3, 2011 at 8:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      I have not heard of Expo, I don’t think they made it here.I used to get exotic veneers from a place called Beaver Lumber that were everywhere in Canadian cities. They had a small selection of tools but their reputation was for their lumber. They had a pretty good selection of exotics which I use a lot and what they didn’t have they would source for me within two days. They were a top drawer professional company.

      I moved to New Zealand for two years and when I came back they were all gone and HD was everywhere. It really pissed me off and it was a year before I would step into one and when I did I was not impressed with their timbers. Oak, Maple, Ash and Walnut is all they carry in veneer form and construction related solids.

      I am a parochial consumer and like to buy Canadian. Home Depot seduced me with their big ailses of shiney sexy stuff, their selection of tool brands I like, their competitive pricing and their no questions asked return policy. I burned out three metal polishers in three weeks polishing a 1947 aluminum trailer and four Dremels, they replaced them without blinking.

      I work in kitchen and architectural cabinet shops and I advise people to get a custom kitchen because it isn’t all that much more money and the quality difference is significant. They use melamine on what is basicly K3 board for the boxes. An MDF core is sturdier. They are also two coat laquer and you need three to four coats for a real seal, especialy around the basin and dishwasher. Also a custom shop if it has a competent booth man can custom colour or match something you can bring in and leave. That’s what I do for my 45 hours.

      It’s Friday night and I’m lonesome or something and I tend to ramble so I will end this woodshop monologue by saying that the freindly attitude HD has towards LGBT is just another good reason to shop there.

      Jun 4, 2011 at 2:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      hmmm, i think home depot sounds the perfect place to find EXACTLY what i’m looking for… tools, wood, and plumber’s snake.

      @Ruhlmann: dude, i think i’m in love with you.
      to adapt my friend shannon1984’s phrase and reverse the gender: there’s nothing hotter than a man in a tool belt. FACT.

      my surfaces are at your disposal… lacquer away!

      Jun 4, 2011 at 6:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @divkid: ooops, that’s shannon198*1* . i was being kind age-wise…she’s WAAAAY old! lol.

      Jun 4, 2011 at 7:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      @divkid: Ha! Love on the internet…again. I spelled colour like the English and laqeur comme les Français. A child of official biligualism.

      Jun 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ruhlmann
      Ruhlmann

      @Ruhlmann: Laquer….merde!

      Jun 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      I say Two thumbs up to home depot, and to bryan Fischer… you my good sir have given me my luz for the day :3

      Jun 4, 2011 at 7:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      SHOP HOMO DEPOT ! ! ! ! BTW, I’m guessing all the contractors that are there every day, couldn’t give a shit about this boycott.

      Jun 4, 2011 at 9:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      Home Depot gave the right-wing rednecks a big F-YOU. I think its time to do some remodeling!

      Jun 5, 2011 at 2:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The crustybastard
      The crustybastard

      That’s why I’ll keep shopping at Home Depot.

      That, and it’s right next to Costco.

      Jun 7, 2011 at 10:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Akula
      Akula

      wow 470,000 signatures out of 300,000,000 people in the US and all they got was less then a half million people thats pretty pathetic.

      Sep 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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